Thrifty Thursday!!

A couple of posts ago, I told you that I was gonna add a little more of my personality to this blog because my running is still minimal these days. One of my passions, which my hubby is happy about, is the desire to find a deal. The desire to get the absolute lowest price possible on everything I buy. This girl always has a coupon, even my dad makes fun of me!!
I've been known to go to the grocery store and they pay me to take a product out of the store. Yes, I am the lady in front of you with the pile of coupons, taking forever, but I have to tell you that I save an average of $100 a week at the grocery store and I usually get my groceries 40-60% off!!

Now, although I save a ton of money at the grocery store, I do a lot of my shopping online.....

I am getting very good at finding deals my, for those other savvy shoppers out there, or for those of you who want to impress your friends and family with your deal saving skills in this bad economy, I have decided to bring you Thrifty Thursdays!! I will give you a website, product or deal every Thursday... I will try to keep them somewhat exercise, food, running here goes, let me know what you think!!!

My very first thrifty find for you is..................................
Ebates is an online shopping hub of sorts. It allows you to access all of the stores that you would normally shop at online, at one site. Better yet, it gives you cash back just for choosing your store through their site. It's as simple as that.
Become a member of Ebates HERE.

Joining Ebates is always free - you'll never pay them anything. And four times a year or more, they will mail you a "Big Fat Check", or transfer the money to your PayPal account if you'd prefer. They can even send the money to your favorite charity. All 100% free.

If you are ever shopping for new running shoes, workout gear, etc , here are a list of stores (just to name a few because there are 1200 that participate including the biggies like Target, Old Navy, and Walmart) and the % cash back you would get if you just clicked to the store from the Ebates site.

Adidas - 6%
Athleta - 2%
Champs Sports - 4%
Dick's Sporting Goods - 3%
Finish Line - 5%
Foot Action - 4%
Foot Locker - 4%
Holabird Sports - 4%
New Balance - 2.5%
Nike - 6%
Puma - 6%
Reebok - 5%
Road Runner Sports - 5%
Shoe Buy - 10%
Under Armour - 3%

These are great deals, but guess what? There is more. They will give you all of the current coupon codes for each store so that you can get an even better deal!!!  I have earned almost $90 just in cash back checks in a year, not to mention all the money I have saved using coupon codes for things I would have bought anyway going directly to their site. Try it out, even if you only use it a couple times of year, add it to your favorites and remember to check for your store every time you shop online (even Old Navy is giving 10% back right now!!)

I am in no way affiliated with Ebates, except being a loyal free member, they have not paid me to promote them. These are my opinions and only my opinions......

I just want my bloggy friends to save money!!

Remember to click HERE to sign up free and start saving and earning money back for shopping! I will get $5 for each person who signs up.....then you can tell your friends and family,  and you will get $5 for each person you send!!! Yay!!!

Please let me know what you think of my Thrifty Thursday idea..........and stay tuned ...Foodie Friday will be tomorrow and I have a great recipe (not so healthy) but really yummy to share!!

Happy Running,


  1. very cool, thanks for sharing!

  2. Very cool--that is something I had never heard of. Thank you!

  3. I've heard of this but never really knew how it worked exactly. Thanks for explaining it. It definitely sounds like something I'd be interested in...I love saving money (who doesn't) and I'm a coupon girl too!

  4. This is pretty cool. Never heard of it before, I'm going to go check it out. :) Have a great weekend girl!

  5. Love this - the post and the site! Thanks for sharing, friend!


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