I can’t tell you how excited I am about this plan! Have you ever heard of Ebates.com? It’s a shopping website where you register, and then when you shop through their website at all the stores where you would normally shop (with all their regular deals and current discounts), you get cash back! Seriously.
I did it last year and received two $20 checks by the time all my Christmas shopping was done. You might be thinking, “Yeah, but the store selection is probably no good. . . . “. Oh no, my friend, the selection (and cash back!) Is fantastic. Let me give you a sampling:
Cooking.com 5% back, The Body Shop 10% back, Piperlime 10% back, Snapfish 20% back, J.Crew 8% back, Best Buy up to 3.6% back, Lands End 6% back, Lego 3% back, Restaurant.com 15% back, Harry and David 5% back, Drugstore.com 6% –
And some that I don’t have the percentages for, but I know they are there: Wal-Mart, Target, JCPenney, Overstock.com, Kohls, Nordstrom, Barnes&Noble, Walgreens, Toys R Us, Bed Bath and Beyond, QVC, Bloomingdales, Dell, One Step Ahead, Apple, LL Bean, and HUNDREDS MORE!
So I know this sounds like a shameless plug, and it sort of is – but not how you think. THE BEST PART ( I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve!) is that I have registered Home is Where The Cookies Are with Ebates, so that when you click on the Ebates button on the right sidebar of my home page, and become an Ebates customer (making a $25+ purchase within 90 days of registering), Home Is Where The Cookies Are will receive a $5 compensation for the referral, and this is going to be donated, 100%, to The Children’s Shelter of Cebu.
I first learned about this shelter when I came across Pinch of Yum and learned why Lindsey blogs – to be able to contribute to the shelter where her three adopted siblings stayed before they came to the US. Since 1979 The Children’s Shelter of Cebu has provided a home for children in the Philippines who have been orphaned, abandoned, and surrendered. Lindsay told me a little bit more about the kids and the shelter:
“The people at the shelter [rescue] them from a life on the streets, where their parents [have] died or abandoned them. At the shelter, they [are] able to have three square meals, a place to sleep, learn English, go to school, and have people love and care about them. It’s a small organization, but obviously one that’s near and dear to my heart!!”
Friends, it would be SO EASY to donate to them this Christmas! We don’t have to spend any money! We can actually save money shopping through Ebates, and the registration compensation Ebates gives to Home is Where the Cookies Are will go to the shelter. From now until December 25, all proceeds from my link will go to The Children’s Shelter of Cebu – let’s see what we can do! Click on the Ebates button in the right sidebar, and get started! And don’t forget to tell your friends!!
Thank you for your support!
How many more exclamation points can I use to tell you how excited I am?!!!!!
P.S. Just a quick clarification: The money that will go to The Children’s Shelter of Cebu is the money that Home is Where the Cookies Are is credited for referring new, purchasing customers to the Ebates site. The customers, (YOU), will receive all the cash back that you accumulate while shopping.