5 Tips for Online Holiday Shopping #ebates

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I’ve already seen Christmas lights popping up around the neighborhood, and the stores are covered in holiday decorations. My kids have started writing their Christmas wish-lists….but I haven’t done ANY shopping yet. I’m hoping to avoid stores as much as possible and do the majority of my holiday shopping online.

Several years ago, I wouldn’t have dreamed that I’d love online shopping as much as I do, but the idea that I could avoid crowds, shop at any time of the day, and still find amazing deals makes shopping from my computer a no-brainer.

5 tips for online holiday shopping

Online holiday shopping tips for the savvy shopper

  • Make a list and check it twice– Before starting any holiday shopping, just like a trip to the grocery store, it pays to make a list of all of the people you are shopping for, along with your budget and some suggested gifts to buy. I’ve found that no matter what kind of shopping I am doing, when I don’t have a list, I do more impulse buying.
  • Research– shop around! Find out where your favorite holiday gifts will be sold online and determine where you can find the best price – and when.
  • Wait for free shipping– online stores will often offer deals for free shipping when you spend a certain amount. It’s smart to browse the store for other gifts you could buy at the same time to save on shipping costs.
  • Shop early– My husband loves to save his holiday gift shopping for the very last minute. Not so online-shopping-friendly. Make sure you plan ahead so that your packages have enough time to arrive before the holidays.
  • Remember to earn Ebates while you shop– What’s better than finding the perfect holiday gift? Buying that gift and earning cash back, of course!

How does Ebates work?

Ebates customers receive 1%-50% Cash Back on their purchases at thousands of different stores. As you shop, Cash Back accumulates in your account, and then every few months, Ebates will send you a Big Fat Check (or transfer funds via Paypal).  Joining Ebates is free and new members receive a $10 bonus gift card after they make their first $25 purchase.

Take advantage of the November Holiday Sale: Ebates is offering double cash back between 11/17 and 11/30 (perfect for your Cyber Monday shopping)

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ebates. The opinions and text are all mine.

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About Lolli

Lolli has written 3172 posts on this blog.

I became a mom in 1996, and in 2005 I had my fifth. Yes, 5 kids. In 2007, this blog was born (my 6th baby that will never grow up) and I've been sharing recipes, photography tricks, parenting tips, and everything in between.

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