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I got an email today that the Ebates shopping portal is offering double cashback (up to 15%) at select merchants to celebrate Black Friday

If you don’t know how Ebates (or shopping portals) work, basically you go to Ebates, and they have a cashback amount for every merchant.  As long as you click through to the merchant from Ebates, you should get the applicable percentage in cashback into your Ebates account (after a couple of weeks).  So let’s say you were going to buy a new basketball at Dick’s Sporting Goods (at 3% cash back).  It cost $43.21 after tax – you’d earn $1.30 into your Ebates account after a few weeks.

Although it’s advertised as “up to 15% off” it looks like most of the deals are just double cashback.  Some of the better deals are Walmart at 2% (usually 1%) and Amazon at 6% (though only certain categories are 6% – others are 3% or no bonus at all).  Also Kohl’s, Old Navy and Office Depot at 6%

(READ MORE: Earning Miles Through Shopping Portals)

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Typically (but not always) gift cards are excluded – check the fine print.  Remember that there are also 5 holiday shopping portal bonuses going on that might make better deals – use a comparison site to check around

Combine with $25 Ebates referral promo?

Currently Ebates is offering a promotion of $25 if you refer a friend (the new friend gets a $10 bonus).  So if you haven’t signed up, or know a friend or family member who hasn’t, now would be a good time!  Thanks in advance if you use my Ebates referral link, and you can share your links on our dedicated post at the PWaC miles and points Facebook group

Check out the Ebates 15% Black Friday deals stores and post here if there are any screaming deals!

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