The Tool That Shaves 5 to 15 Percent Off Memorial Day Shopping Costs

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There are some great sales going on this holiday weekend — but that’s still no reason to settle for a sale price.

Even if you find something on sale for 50 percent off, you can often easily save another 5 to 15 percent. In other words, you could end up paying 5 to 15 percent less than the sale price.

Cash-back websites like Ebates make this possible. And now through Monday, Ebates is offering shoppers twice as much cash back as usual on purchases from certain online retailers — in the neighborhood of 5 to 15 percent cash back.

Retailers that are participating in this Memorial Day weekend double-cash-back promotion include:

  • Allswell (mattresses and bedding): Earn 12 percent cash back on online purchases through Monday
  • BareMinerals (cosmetics): 8 percent
  • CVS: 4 percent
  • Groupon: 6 percent
  • Hanes: 8 percent
  • JCPenney: 6 percent
  • Jos. A. Bank Clothiers (men’s clothing): 8 percent
  • Kohl’s: 6 percent
  • Lands’ End: 6 percent
  • Lenovo: 10 percent
  • Macy’s: 6 percent
  • New Balance (athletic shoes and clothing): 15 percent
  • New York & Co. (women’s clothing): 10 percent
  • Overstock: 8 percent
  • Pier 1 Imports: 4 percent
  • Sephora: 8 percent

To view the full list of participating retailers, visit Ebates’ home page and click on “Double Cash Back Stores” in the bar near the top of the page.

How to win a $100 Visa gift card

Money Talks News has partnered with Ebates to give away $100 Visa gift cards to five readers who have signed up for Ebates. You are eligible to enter the contest if you signed up for Ebates in the past, or if you go sign up right now.

The contest runs through Monday, May 28. Once you have signed up for Ebates, you can enter via the box below:

How to use cash-back portals

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

To earn cash back, go to 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 the 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 detail in “3 Websites That Pay You for Shopping.”

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

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