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. Donna R.

    I’d use it for Sephora and Underarmour… Want to be pretty and stay in shape! LOL :)

  2. Melissa

    I would use the money to continue my seatch for the perfect foundation. As well as some retro sponge curlers, vintage silk scarves and hair spray. I’m wanting to do a lot more w fun retro hair styles ( think victory rolls).

  3. I would spend it on some spring collections and other things that have been on my wish list for a while

  4. C.rim

    I would use $250 on Sephora,Neiman marcus!
    Lot of beige color blush,hot pink lipstick,sparkly eyeshadow.
    Maybe there are Illamasqua,Tom ford,MUFE,Laura Mercier,Givenchy etc.
    I feel so EXCITED XD!

  5. Jennifer Ryder

    I love Ebates! I’d spend it at Nordstrom. Thanks!

  6. tania montano

    i think i would use it to buy presents for me and my family

  7. I’d hit up all the after Christmas sales and or get some of the cosmetic holiday collections I’ve been holding off on!

  8. Dana E.

    Makeup, of course! I would be shocked and dismayed if even 5% of the comments aren’t makeup or skincare related!

  9. What an awesome offer to have an unexpected chunk of cash! As tempting as it is to spend it on beauty items, I would have to use it for clothes and shoes for the family. It seems like our wardrobes are turning to rags!

  10. regina

    as much as i hate to admit it, probably makeup!

  11. Amanda J.

    I have a vet bill to pay off from my pup’s broken leg!

  12. Angela

    I would love to get an OPI set from Sephora.

  13. Christa

    A new LBD…perfect for New Year’s Eve!

  14. Emily

    I want a Clarisonic and some of the great Burberry lipsticks and eyeshadows you’ve reviewed.

  15. Brooke H.

    I’d put the money toward a Christmas gift for my husband.

  16. Winnie W.

    I would use it on gifts for this holiday.

  17. Lily

    Hmmm definitely some clothes and a trip to Sephora!

  18. Sadia

    I run a small scale business, would definitely invest in it. Guess the business is retail of makeup so yeah it would help me alot.:)

  19. I think we’re supposed to say makeup stuff, but honestly, my wardrobe needs more an upgrade than my makeup collection. Sadly I’d probably only be able to buy 5 pieces with that much ):

  20. Tricia

    Hmmmm…I think I would buy some boots and some sweaters!

  21. Jenni

    I’d spend it on a Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac bag!

  22. Mandy C

    I’d probably put the $250 towards an Inhabit cashmere sweater.

  23. Marissa B

    I think I’d finally splurge on the Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill shadows and maybe a goodie or two for my little girls.

  24. Tasha S

    I would use the money towards a new camera or iPad;)

  25. Sydney

    While I would be tempted to spend it on makeup at Ulta or MAC or a new iPod….I would say that I would pay bills or tuition!

  26. Tatyana G

    I would use it to get an e-reader. it has been on my wishlist for years.

  27. Whitney

    I would spend the money on possibly some new OCC Lip Tars or possibly a new concealer!

  28. Ann

    New makeup and skincare!

  29. Stephanie Kim

    I would put it towards buying a red YSL clutch.

  30. Stephanie S

    A Kate Spade wallet!

  31. Charitie Hale

    I think its nice i could really use it the holidays are here i can’t even do for my kids cause i live off of a check that comes once a month

  32. My husband and a little on myself.

  33. It’s December, darling. What *couldn’t* we use it on?

  34. hanh nguyen

    I will get to spend it on my family and I gift for Christmas

  35. Mini Sephora shopping spree!

  36. Amanda

    It’d put it in my “buy myself a pair of Lubu heels someday” fund!

  37. Vanessa

    I would use the $250 on clothes and makeup!

  38. Lisa C

    I would probably get alot of the things that have been on my wish list from Sephora!

  39. Alex

    I’d buy more sugarpill makeup!!

  40. Jmevong

    Buying Christmas gifts for my friends who don’t live in USA!!!

  41. Sally

    I’d use the cash to get SKII products I’ve been interested in.

  42. Jessica Peng

    Kate Spade

  43. Lilly

    Some high end skincare products + makeup!

  44. Amanda G.

    I would invest in some Burberry makeup. I don’t own anything from that brand yet.

  45. Deanna G.

    I’d use it for groceries.

  46. stephanie

    I would definitely use at least part of the $250 to buy more OCC stuff now that Sephora stocks more of the line. I’d also probably buy a new pair of jeans or too since, like makeup, you can never have too many pairs of jeans.

  47. Aisha

    I would use the $250 to buy some gifts for friends and family! And if I have some leftover a little something for myself :)

  48. Heather H.

    I would do some Christmas shopping for my son! :)

  49. Oh this would really come in handly to finish my Christmas shopping. I have some baskets on hold waiting for pay day :)

  50. A J Crew sweater in the 2013 Pantone color of the year: Emerald!

  51. jasmine c

    I would buy chanel’s mystery glossimer and a boatload of Burberry makeup including an item for my mom as a gift.

  52. Meredith Burford

    I’d use this money to help buy Christmas gifts for my family!

  53. Raquel

    I would buy make-up!!

  54. Shannon M

    I would spend the money on new clothing! I shrank after having kids!

  55. Erica

    I would spend it on my beauty needs at sephora!! :)

  56. Kaila

    Travel money to visit my husband!

  57. Nell

    Sephora spree!!

  58. While the $250 should really go to bills, I think I’d like to use it to buy something nice for my husband. He is wonderful and never spends anything on himself – he deserves something great! <3

  59. Stephanie

    Sephora and clothes!

  60. Rachel

    Nail Polish from Ulta!

  61. Jill

    Sephora goodies!!!!!

  62. Lauren Lazerus

    I am an avid ebates user and have proudly racked up a nice cash back with all of my Christmas shopping :). It just so happens that all of the places Id want to use this are already partners with ebates!

    First, I would head right for Nordstrom and pick up the Le Métier de Beaute lip cremes, lip stains and shadows that I’ve been “eyeing but not buying” because of something my husband tells me is called a budget 😉

    Then I’d pick up the Armani Eyes to Kill mascara from Armani’s website. With the remainder, I would buy something for my wonderful husband.

  63. summerblue

    There are a bunch of things on my Sephora & Amazon wishlists, so, rest-assured, I’d put $250 to go use. 😉

  64. Olga

    I would spend it on Bobbi Brown cosmetics

  65. i could use the $250 for gifts =)

  66. Krystal Best-Pickup

    I would probably spend it at Sephora. I don’t think I would be able to stop myself

  67. AmorePacific skin care!

  68. Stefanie

    MAKEUP! Lol and clothes. oh and um food. :)

  69. Leona

    I would use it to buy a new couch because our’s is not good at all…and that’s not exaggeration at all.

  70. Erica

    Clothes and Makeup

  71. zenika R.

    i want MAKEUPPPPPP!!!!!

  72. Joanna S.

    sephora~~ i make almost all of my makeup purchase there

  73. Kathryn H.

    New makeup brushes!

  74. Amalee

    Save for now 😉 Maybe when a deal comes up for a Clarisonic, I’ll use it..

  75. Christine O

    I would get myself some high end makeup items that I have been eyeballing and just haven’t been able to.


    I’d use the $ for holiday shopping!

  77. Zulma

    i would spend the $250 on a gift to myself! i’ll splurge on something nice i know i deserve it! haha

  78. Jennifer W

    I’d put it toward an iPad!

  79. alisha

    Makeup makeup makeup makeup…lol. Sephora, Nordstrom &

  80. dan

    gifts and after christmas shopping

  81. Danielle Shepard

    I’d love to buy more makeup, but I don’t really NEED it. I think I’ll pay myself back for the gifts I bought for my Salvation Army angels! Everyone wins!

  82. Stephanie B

    I would buy a few gifts, then spend the rest on myself.

  83. monica

    Id use it to give my parents the present they truly deserve :)

  84. Julie

    I’d use the $250 on makeup and beauty products, of course!

  85. Kira

    I’d buy a new pair of booties and one of the Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro stains. Oh, and I’d get some highlights!

  86. Kellie

    Sephora splurges and Bath & Body Works!!!

  87. Nelle

    I would use it for sephora or Steve Madden!!

  88. Nan

    Makeup and Skincare

  89. Ivy

    I’d go on a shopping spree at Sephora!

  90. I intend to go on a Sephora spree! ^_^

  91. Sephora and Nordstrom! There are some Butter Londons and Deborah Lippmanns I want from Nordies and then there’s the new Urban Decay matte palette and the Disney Cinderella palette that I want from Sephora!

  92. Stephanie

    I would use the $250 to help fund my trip to Germany next year!

  93. Jac, they have essentials beyond make-up. :)

  94. Cathy

    I’m not sure, probably on some Christmas shopping! :)

  95. blkrox

    I’d use it for Christmas gifts!!

  96. Emalyn

    I’d use it to buy my mom the gelshine system from Sephora because she loves gel nails but it’s too expensive to do it every 2 weeks.