Monday, December 10th, 2012

Win It! $250 from Ebates!

We have an awesome prize for one lucky winner — a $250 in cash, courtesy of Ebates — to celebrate Cyber Monday 2, where over 500 stores are offering double cash back.

If you’re not familiar with Ebates, it’s a program that allows you to earn cash back on your online purchases whenever you shop through Ebates. For example, if you sign-up, click-through their Bobbi Brown link, then you would get 15% cash back on any purchase you make. Every three months, Ebates pays you (via check or PayPal) any cash back you’ve earned. To sign-up, head on over to Ebates.

Right now, Ebates is offering DOUBLE cash back on the following beauty retailers:

  • Shu Uemura – Now 10.0% Cash Back
  • Nordstrom – Now 5% Cash Back
  • The Body Shop – Now 10.0% Cash Back
  • – Now 12.0% Cash Back
  • Lancome – Now 10.0% Cash Back
  • J.Crew – Now 6.0% Cash Back
  • Saks 5th Ave – Now 6.0% Cash Back
  • Bobbi Brown Cosmetics – Now 15.0% Cash Back
  • Kate Spade – Now 7.0% Cash Back

a Rafflecopter giveaway

To enter & read official rules… 

The approximate value of the grand prize is $250.00. This prize is non-transferable. There are no cash or other substitutes of prizes by winner. Temptalia reserves the right to substitute similar prizes of equal or greater value in the event the above prize is unavailable for any reason. Individual, parent, or legal guardian of the winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes with respect to the grand prize. Prize will be mailed to the winner’s physical mailing address. Please allow six (6) to eight (8) weeks for delivery.

By entering or accepting the prize in this contest, winner agrees  to be bound by these Official Rules, Terms, and Conditions and to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. This contest runs from December 10th, 2012 through December 15th, 2012 at 12:00AM EST.


This contest is open to U.S. readers who have a valid Ebates account unless prohibited by their local state/country. Prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parent or legal guardian on their behalf. For reference, the age of majority is 18 years old in the United States, with the exception of Alabama (19), Delaware (19), Mississippi (21), and Nebraska (19). The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Eligible participants are allowed to enter up to one (1) time, as per the section below.

How to Win

One (1) winner will be selected through a random drawing from all eligible entries after contest closes to win. In the event that the original winner does not meet eligibility requirements or he/she forfeits the prize, the prize may be awarded to the next randomly drawn eligible participant. All entries must be received on or before December 15th, 2012 at 12:00AM EST. The winners will be notified via e-mail or message (as applicable). Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize after initial notification. If winner fails to claim within 48 hours, an alternative winner may be selected.

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407 thoughts on “Win It! $250 from Ebates!

  1. stephanie

    If I win, I would buy a few items for my home

  2. I would use the $250 and buy clothes for my daughter and some of my fave scent from Bath & body works to give as gifts for xmas.

  3. MJ

    I really want to buy myself a kiln. XD Or maybe some more copic markers~

  4. There are a bunch of things that have been on my wishlist for a while! I’d do a huge splurge at Sephora.

  5. Freyza

    I would probably use the money to buy some really nice gifts for my family. Winning this prize would truly help with the Christmas gifts. I would probably buy a nice hair dryer for me and then see what my family wants and get them what they want.

  6. Jessi

    I would finally treat myself to Urban Decay’s Vice palette.

  7. Christmas gifts, of course!

  8. Teresa

    I would use it to pay off some of my school loans!

  9. alexandra

    I would use this on buy my wishlist from nordstroms

  10. Lyndee

    I would use the $250 to buy a class card at my favorite dance studio.

  11. I’d probably go on the Nordstrom website to get some MAC and Smashbox if I do win.

  12. Caroline P.

    Yay! Thanks for sharing this with us :)

  13. susan

    I’d love to use it for gifts!

  14. Ha Nguyen

    I want to buy the La Mer eye cream for my mom and maybe Korres’ Natural Blush for me!

  15. Mikhaela

    The money is going to go to holiday gifts!

  16. Probably some Body Shop stuff and a few Bobbi Brown things off my wish list

  17. Kimberly

    I’d put some of the money in savings, boring I know. Then I’d use the rest to pay for any schoolbooks my scholarship doesn’t pay for next semester. Oh, the life of a college student.

  18. Nicole

    It’s tough to decide what I’d spend the money on! I’d probably buy something practical (I need a new pair of gym shoes) as well as something fun (e.g. makeup). The Burberry eyeshadow quads have been on my wish list.

  19. Christen

    I’m saving for a new laptop so the $250 would go toward that!

  20. Jen

    I’ll spend $250 on a new phone.

  21. Anjali

    I would use it to help buy a new computer for school!

  22. Alicia

    new nail polish!

  23. Nenda

    I want to use the money to buy cosmetics and personal care. Also bags for my mom.

  24. Malia

    that’s a lot of money for me to spend it on makeup- I’d pay my son’s daycare :)

  25. Missiemania

    I would love to donate it to the ASPCA because the furry babies need as much love and support as they can.

  26. Sara

    I’d buy myself a nice 21st birthday present. :)

  27. Natalie H.

    I’ve been eyeing the Shu Uemura Mint & Vanilla palette for a while now…that’d be my first purchase!

  28. Shana

    I’d buy Vinnie Day earrings or Kate Somerville eye cream!

  29. Tiffany

    I would update my makeup stash with the money.

  30. Krystal Boone

    I would probably go on a shopping spree at sephora lol

  31. Lars

    I could totally use that money to finish my Christmas gift shopping this year. :)

  32. Stacey

    I would use the $250 to purchase some more Christmas gifts for friends and family.

  33. AMANDA

    15% back on Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is pretty fabulous! I would definitely take advantage of that and get myself some of her famous Shimmer Bricks. I have yet to try them out :)

  34. Melisa

    I’d probably use this on some new makeup!

  35. Morgan

    I would use the $250 to finally get the inglot rainbow shadows I’ve been lusting after. Then use the rest to build up my nail polish collection :)

  36. Nancy J

    I’d use the prize on Christmas presents!

  37. Mary Happymommy

    I would use the $250 for a weekend getaway.

  38. Lindsey

    Christmas gifts for my new husband!

  39. i would use it on a shopping spree to all of my favorite stores!

  40. Claudia

    I would buy spoil myself with LORAC’s Christmas gift set, clothes from Banana Republic and shoes from Carlos Santana 😀

  41. katie

    I would probably have to go shopping at nordstroms!

  42. Krista

    I would use it to buy my family gifts for the holiday.

  43. reehana

    I’ve got a family wedding coming up, so probably a nice gift for the bride.

  44. Jaspreet

    I would use the $250 to buy MORE makeup!

  45. Dala Luz

    I would defintely buy some of my Bobbi Brown favorites!

  46. Anne

    I’d like to say I’d spend it on makeup, but what I really need right now is an external hard drive on which to “image” my computer.

  47. This is too easy…Christmas presents for my mom and sisters! x

  48. Jennifer Pham

    My two weaknesses!! Makeup and electronics . . . well, specifically videogames :)

  49. Melody

    I would you it to shop at sephora! :)

  50. Angie M.

    Makeup wise, I would get the LORAC Pro Palette, Naked Palette, and maybe a YSL rouge lipstick and lipgloss. I really need a makeup storage cabinet though, so if I was lucky enough to win I would probably go that route. Thank you!

  51. Lindsay C

    i’d definitely head over to sephora or ulta!!

  52. Cynthia

    Definitely a shoe haul!

  53. Maria W

    I’m saving up money to go to the Inauguration in January, so I’d use it on that!

  54. Rachel

    This is boring but it would help pay off Christmas gifts on my credit card bill!

  55. Nina

    I want to get a new purse and or wallet for myself. If not, I’ll use the money to purchase a gift for a family member. :)

  56. Saira

    If its beauty related then I would buy a clarisonic & kat Von d’s lock it tattoo foundation otherwise it would be spent on my Xmas Disney vacation :-)

  57. Amy

    …towards my badly needed new computer

  58. Trinh

    i would use the money to buy a pair of boots and more makeup!

  59. I’d probably buy a bunch of clothes & makeup online!

  60. KaylaP

    Quite honestly I would spend my $250 on workout attire and skincare! I don’t need anymore makeup and since I’m trying to lose weight I can’t really buy nice clothes since I’ll probably be dropping some inches off here soon. At least I hope so lol!

  61. Simone Gamboa

    i would buy christmas gifts for my boys!

  62. Rima

    I’d buy more makeup! And use the rest of the money to pay for bills, gas, etc…

  63. Andrea

    I’d use the money for last-minute Christmas gifts. With a new baby at home, this month is speeding by!

  64. Lora

    I’d use the $250 to pay a bill….so much shopping being done lately so that money would be a welcome help.

  65. Definitely on a variety of presents for Christmas!

  66. Tera

    I would use the $250 on Burberry makeup from Nordstrom!

  67. Laura

    I’d use the cash to take my hubby out on a date!

  68. Brooke S.

    I would use the money to finish Christmas shopping and pay some bills.

  69. Alisa

    I’d buy stuff from Sephora, of course!

  70. Patty

    I would use the $250 on MAKEUP! I am dying for some OCC Lip Tars and I haven’t bought anything MAC in months! I love ebates! I shop for alot of makeup online and between coupons an free shipping and cash back? I don’t know how people don’t use this site!

  71. GUSnail

    I would use it to refresh my wardrobe-a couple pants and shirts for work.

  72. divinem (Melissa)

    I will use the $250 to buy the bijules ring I’ve had my eye on.

  73. Laura H

    I would spend the money on christmas presents for me ! Maybe something from the Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura collection !

  74. mandy kirk

    Definatly on makeup of course!!

  75. Liz

    Ugg boots for my kids and a TF lipstick or CdP highlighter for myself

  76. pixie

    Splurge on shopping spree at macys

  77. Melissa

    I would use the $250 for some new clothes for my recent promotion!

  78. silvia

    Definitely on sephora and macys!

  79. Daniela

    thank you

  80. Nicole

    I would use it to buy winter clothes, all mine gave out at the end of last winter!

  81. Samantha F.

    I would use the $250 on Christmas gifts.

  82. Lindsay

    I’d probably start with a haul from Sephora!

  83. Danielle

    If I won the money I would use it to but my books for next semester!

  84. Oooh! I would use the $250 at some of my fave stores including Sally Beauty, Sephora, Bath and Body Works, and Victoria’s Secret!!

  85. Amanda

    I’d spend the money on lots of things I really don’t need! lol
    like some more makeup!

  86. Kafka

    I’d definitely use it on perfume. Shocking, I know! 😉

  87. romina

    I would use it to buy a new makeup storage and would save the rest for my vacation

  88. Regina Reed

    A tablet!!!

  89. Jennifer Lee

    It’s a boring answer, but I’d spend my money on tuition for next semester!

  90. Bri

    I’d use the money on a Sephora order :) There’s some things on my “shopping list” I’ve been waiting to get for a while!

  91. Jessica K.

    I would buy some J. Crew sweaters and maybe a Longchamp bag!

  92. Rosie

    The Ebates prize would go towards a pair of warm, winter boots or a Le Metier Kaleidoscope!

  93. Melinda

    It’s not really fun, but I would use that money to replace the money I’m spending on gifts. I know that’s lame, but times are tight, and I’m not going to just not get people gifts — that’s no fun!

  94. BB

    I would use the $250 on Sephora stuff!

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  96. Hannah Baartmans

    I’d splurge at Sephora… Probably spend most of it on NARS!

  97. Ellen

    ….makeup. what else?!!

  98. Aida

    Burberry makeup!

  99. Lisa

    I think I’d save it until after the new year and then spurge after the New Year at Sephora! I’m hoping for some exciting spring releases! And it’d be a good chunk of my VIB renewal.

    But there are some pretties from Smashbox I’ve been eyeing… Hmmm.