How to Earn Double Cash Back on Gifts for Dad

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If you’ve been putting off buying a Father’s Day gift, you’re in luck. is offering twice as much cash back as it usually does — up to 40 percent — on purchases you make at certain retailers this week. Mind you, that’s in addition to any discounts from sales and any cash back you earn by using a rewards credit card.

As of Tuesday, dad-friendly and gift-selling retailers and other merchants participating in this Ebates promotion included:

  • 8 percent cash back
  • Dell: 6 percent
  • Eastbay: 7 percent
  • Finish Line: 6 percent
  • GoDaddy: 18 percent
  • Groupon: 6 percent
  • Hanes: 6 percent
  • Lenovo: 6 percent
  • Macy’s: 6 percent
  • 40 percent
  • Omaha Steaks: 7 percent
  • Perfumania (which sells cologne too): 14 percent
  • Shari’s Berries: 8 percent
  • Tervis Tumbler Co.: 8 percent
  • Under Armour: 6 percent

To view a complete list of retailers participating in this double-cash-back promotion, visit Ebates’ homepage and click on “See All Stores,” which is written in green next to where it says “Shop Father’s Day Gifts with Double Cash Back.”

For more Father’s Day gift ideas, check out “11 Indestructible Products Totally Worth the Price.”

About Ebates and similar sites

Ebates is a cash-back portal. That means when you do your online shopping through its website, you earn rebates in the form of cash — commonly called “cash back.”

To earn cash back, you only need to visit the Ebates site and select the retailer where you want to shop. From there, you are redirected to the retailer’s website. Alternatively, you can use Ebates’ browser extension or mobile app.

Like other cash-back portals, Ebates receives a commission from retailers for referring online shoppers to those retailers’ websites. Then, Ebates shares that commission with shoppers. So your cash back is your share of that commission.

I pocketed $101.56 in cash back through Ebates last year.

To get started with Ebates or any other cash-back portal, just sign up for an account. Signing up for and using portals is free.

Other cash-back portals include:

Even if you already have an Ebates account, you might want to check out other portals, as some portals sometimes offer more cash back than others at a given retailer. I now use both Ebates and TopCashback.

To learn more about how these cash-back portals differ, check out my side-by-side comparison in “4 Websites That Pay You to Go Shopping.”

Do you use cash-back portals? Let us know which is your favorite and why. Comment below or over on our Facebook page.

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