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Remember my recent post about the big fat check I got from Ebates? Now’s your chance to start earning a big fat check of your own!

There’s a fabulous deal on Entertainment Books through Ebates today only:

  • 30% off (making it $24.50 for the STL book)
  • free shipping
  • 35% cash back…resulting in a total cost of just under $16 for the book!

Plus, if you’re new to Ebates you will get $5 credited to your account when you sign up. Sweet!

St. Louis Entertainment Books are loaded with fabulous deals, including six “$5 off $50” coupons for Shop-n-Save that can be stacked with their $10/$50 Thursday deals. I love it!

Here’s how you do it:

  • Sign up or log in to Ebates
  • Search for “entertainment book” or “”
  • Click through to the site and order your book
  • Your Ebates account should be credited for 35% of what you spent within about a month

With thanks to MoneySavingMom.


A couple days ago I received a “Big Fat Check” from Ebates in my mailbox. Free money!

While it was “only” six dollars and some change, that’s fine with me, because it is cash back from money I was spending anyway. All I did to earn it was click through the Ebates site to do my online shopping. When it came time for them to cut checks (quarterly, I think), they sent one to me for the appropriate amount. Even better is the fact that you get $5 automatically credited to your account when you sign up! (And I’d get a bonus too…you could put a smile on my face!)

In just a couple of weeks I should get another check from ShopAtHome for over $25! Yay! ShopAtHome gives the highest cashback for Entertainment Books (35%), so if you’re in the market for a 2011 Entertainment Book, I recommend you sign up for ShopAtHome and buy it by clicking through their site. You also get a $5 bonus to your account when you sign up! (I also get a bonus if you sign up through the links on this page; I’d sure appreciate it and it wouldn’t cost you a dime!)

Another cashback site I use is Cashbaq. I’ve gotten checks from them totaling almost $50 in the past! Plus, you get a $5 bonus to your account just for signing up!

All of the sites have a minimum earnings requirement for at least the first check you receive. This means they will cut your first check when your balance reaches the required amount, usually $15-20.

What I do is check all three sites when making an online purchase to find the one offering the highest percentage of cashback for my desired store. Usually I will go with this cashback site to make my purchase. On rare occasions I have had to go back and request that the cashback be credited to my account because it is not done so automatically. This is the exception, however, and they have procedures to make this fairly easy.


Yesterday when I was at Shop-n-Save for “$10 day”, I picked up the hot-off-the-presses 2011 edition of the St. Louis area Entertainment Book. For $30, here’s a sampling of what you get:

  • Bonus cards worth $5 each with no minimum purchase (may not be used with other coupons) to Culpeppers, Cecil Whittakers Pizza, Casa Gallardo, Chevy’s, TGIFridays, AMF Bowling
  • Six $5 of $50 coupons for Shop-n-Save. These may be stacked with the $10 off $50 Thursday deals Shop-n-Save runs some weeks, and can make for some pretty sweet deals!
  • Coupons for many free items, with no purchase required: small McCafe drink, Steak-n-Shake Sweet Tea, A&W Root Beer or small ice cream cone, Dominoes Chocolate Lava Cake, El Pollo Loco Chicken Taco El Carbon, Figaro’s breadsticks, Fox’s Pizza breadsticks, Hardees small fries, Pizza Hut bread or cinnamon sticks, Rally’s small fries, Sonic ice cream cone, Wetzel’s Pretzels dip
  • $5 off $15 purchase at Casa Gallardo, TGI Fridays, and others
  • $5 off $20 purchase at Old Spaghetti Factory, El Pollo Loco, Fox’s Pizza, and others
  • $5 off $25 purchase at Chevy’s and others
  • Tons of half-off and buy-one-get-one coupons

So you can see it’s really easy to recoup the $30 cost of the book! What I typically do is buy the book early on like this, then wait until it goes on special to buy at least one more. I pull out the coupons I really want, such as the Shop-n-Save ones, and then pass the book on to someone else. It works out great!

If you want to save even more, buy your book online through Shop-at-Home* and get 30% ($9!) credited to your Shop-at-Home account. If you are new to Shop-at-Home, you’ll get $5 credited to your account just for signing up! This will reduce the cost of your Entertainment Book to $16, with free shipping being offered right now.

*Shop-at-Home is an online cash-back shopping service. When you click through to their site and log in, you can search their online stores to find what you are looking for. Then you click through the Shop-at-Home site to the store you desire and the appropriate percentage of your purchase credited to your Shop-at-Home account. After your Shop-at-Home account balance reaches $20, you will receive a check for your cash back. Each person who signs up for an account receives a $5 starting balance. In addition, for each person who signs up for Shop-at-Home through the links on this post my account will be credited $5.

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