Ebates Birthday Live – But with a twist!

Its the best time of the year here for resellers and online shoppers alike. Ebates 20th Birthday was announced, and is now live! But, Ebates Birthday is a bit difference than I think we all expected.

What we expected for Ebates Birthday

In honor of Ebates 20th Birthday, Ebates was hyping up their 20% cashback on many, many stores – exciting, right?!?

Ebates 20th Birthday, Ebates Birthday

However, we’re seeing things pan out a little bit differently. 

What’s really happening for Ebates Birthday

When logging in to 2 different accounts, I’m seeing different promotions, and I think many are, as Doctor of Credit highlighted yesterday

First they tease you with: 

Ebates Birthday 20%

But then they show you:

Ebates Birthday 15%

Ebates Birthday 20% 15%

That said, there are still a bunch of stores showing at 15% and 20% But I find one thing particularly interesting.

When logging into 2 different accounts, the primary differentiation between the accounts is – one is cashback and one is linked to American Express.

For Macy’s, for example, the cashback one shows 20%, and the AMEX Linked account shows 15%.

Ebates Birthday

Now don’t get me wrong, I’ll go for 15x American Express Membership Rewards all day long! But, its interesting to see this distinction.

Stores at are 15% / 20% Ending Today

Now for some actionable info. The following stores show as ending today:

  • Macy’s
  • JCPenney
  • Saks 5th Avenue
  • Bloomingdales
  • Shoes.com
  • Barneys New York
  • Coach
  • Mytheresa (never heard of this one!)
  • Madewell (ditto)
  • Lane Bryant
  • Kate Spade
  • 1-800 Flowers
  • Shutterfly
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Finish Line
  • Columbia
  • Lands End
  • GNC

Also of note for those that enjoy discounted travel the following Online Travel Agencies (OTA)s are at 20% unless otherwise noted)

  • Orbitz 
  • Expedia (only 10%)
  • Travelocity

Note, there’s a bunch of other stores that are at 15% / 20% but are not day limited.

If you have both a cashback and an AMEX Linked account, which one will you buy via?

2 thoughts on “Ebates Birthday Live – But with a twist!

  1. Pingback: Ebates: Up to 20% off. 20% off at Dell, 7.5% off Car Rentals, 15% eBags, more... | MilesTalk - Frequent Flyer Miles and Credit Card Points

  2. I did a quick check on OTA’s, and the big cash back (MR points for me) was on car rentals. The rest were much lower. I had held off to book a pretty expensive hotel room, so it felt kinda like a bait and switch.

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