Friday Only: Save an Extra 13 Percent on Your Purchases

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It’s Friday the 13th, but that’s no reason to be scared away from shopping.

On the contrary, you can save an extra 13 percent on things you buy from dozens of retailers today. That’s because is offering 13 percent off your purchases from more than 100 retailers.

This discount is on top of any store discounts such as sale prices that you take advantage of. It’s even on top of what you earn by paying with a cash-back or rewards credit card. So, you stand to rack up significant savings today.

The many retailers that are participating in this Ebates promotion — meaning the stores where you can save 13 percent when you use that site today — include:

  • 1-800 Contacts
  • American Eagle
  • American Apparel
  • Barneys New York
  • eBags
  • Foot Locker
  • Guess
  • J.C. Penney
  • Kate Spade
  • Levi’s
  • Paula’s Choice Skincare
  • Reebok
  • Saks Off 5th
  • Sally Beauty Supply
  • Too Faced Cosmetics

To view the full list, visit Ebates’ home page.

How it works

Ebates is what’s known as a cash-back portal. That means that when you shop online by going through Ebates’ website, you earn cash rebates. This free money is commonly called “cash back.”

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

Cash-back portals receive a commission from retailers for referring online shoppers to those retailers’ websites. Then, the portals share that commission with shoppers. So, your cash back is your share of that commission.

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

Other cash-back portals that also are free include:

Even if you already have an Ebates account, you might want to check out other portals, as some portals are known to offer more cash back than others at a given retailer. I use both Ebates and TopCashback, as I explain in “3 Websites That Pay You for Shopping.”

Do you use cash-back portals? Let us know which ones and why — comment below or on our Facebook page.

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