It’s the first week of August and you know what that means… summer is almost over. Womp, womp!

On the bright side, this is the perfect time to put your detective hat on to hunt for savings ahead of the school year. Here are three simple ways to get your money’s worth while shopping this fall:

(Make sure to read this entire post because I have an extra special savings tip and Goodie for you at the end. One you’re not going to want to miss! *cough* cash giveaway *cough)


1. Take Advantage of State Tax Holidays

If you’re not familiar with tax holidays, it’s a weekend where some states give you a sales tax break on certain items usually clothes, shoes, or school supplies.

Not all states participate, but if you’re lucky enough to live in a state that does, stock up on items you need and enjoy major tax savings. Woot, woot! Click here for a full list of the 2016 tax free weekends.


2. Use a Student ID for Savings

A student ID could be your ticket to major savings this fall especially on pricey electronic items. 

Apple, Best Buy, Sony, and Microsoft all have student discounts on certain products! All you need to do is present your ID, prove that whoever buys the products is in fact a student, and follow discount procedure. 

Don’t forget to bring your ID while shopping at other stores too just in case there’s a discount. 

(If you have a military ID, don’t be shy with that card either. You know the drill!)


3. Sign Up for Ebates and Get the Ebates Button

Earning cash back for spending through Ebates is one of my favorite ways to save on all types of products y’all.

With Ebates, you can get FREE cash back (up to 40%) when you shop with participating merchants online like Kohls, Office Depot, and much much more.

I’ve used Ebates for travel and Amazon. It pays off, my friend.

Just take a look at my Ebates account balance!




I know you want in on this cash back opportunity, so here’s how it works.

Step 1: Sign-up for a free Ebates account here. Make sure to use this specific link to be eligible for the cash giveaway, Goodie below. : http://thebudgetnistablog.com/ebates.

Step 2: Click the green JOIN NOW button at the very top of the page. Next, you’ll see a sign-up screen that looks like this:


Step 3: Underneath the email and password fields, there’s a “Did someone refer you?” I did! Click on it and type in my email address TheBudgetnista@gmail.com (make sure to spell The Budgetnista right).

Step 4: After you’re all signed up, download the Ebates button for your browser. This is an important step.

Whenever you’re online, this button extension will show you every time a website you’re on offers cash back with Ebates.

Bottom line: This button is the business. 

Here’s how it works: The button pops up in the top, right corner of your screen (see pic below), when a website that you’re visiting is offering Ebates cash back. This way you NEVER miss an opportunity to earn. Woot Woot!

ebates button


To get it, go to www.ebates.com/button. Hit the big orange button to download and then follow the instructions to add the extension.




Activating this button means you’ll never miss out on an Ebates deal.

I just learned how to save AND earn money as I shop for back-to-school items. Click To Tweet

But, that’s not all…

Remember that surprise, I was telling you about? Here it is:


I’m partnering with Ebates for a CASH giveaway. Woot, woot!


We’re giving away three $100 gift cards this month on August 10th, 17th, and 24th. To enter the giveaway, you need to do three things:

  1. Have an Ebates account. (Follow the steps above if you don’t have one. Remember, you have to use our special link)
  2. Sign up for the weekly Dream Catcher Goodie email. This is where the winners will be announced. (You can do that here.)
  3. If you ALREADY have Ebates or just signed up, fill out the form below to fully enter to win!

The Budgetnista’s $300 Visa Gift Cards Giveaway

Don’t forget to tell your family, girlfriends, aunts, uncles, sistas, and cousins about the cash back at Ebates AND the chance to win cash money this month.

Woot Woot! I just entered to win $100. Thank you @Ebates & @TheBudgetnista! Click To Tweet


Good luck!




My Lisa Rule: I have 4 sisters and Lisa is the baby (we’ll she’s not a baby anymore). Of all of my sisters, I’m the most protective over her. Before I share any product or service with you, it must pass my Lisa Rule.

What’s the Lisa Rule? If I would not advise Lisa to use a product or service, I won’t advise you to. YOU are my Lisas. I feel protective over you and your financial journey.

Ebates passes my Lisa Rule. Yes, I am an affiliate of Ebates, and I earn a commission off of referrals, but I would not recommend a product or service that I didn’t believe was helpful and useful.


The Budgetnista’s $300 Visa Gift Cards Giveaway

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  • bigmountain1969

    Thank you for the excellent information!

  • quisha

    Have been using ebates and got $9 back from footlocker

  • Ciara Dawson

    This is awesome! Thank you, Budgetnista!

  • Alanna Davis

    I simply love using Ebates. Been using it for some time now.

  • I’m locked in! 🙂

  • Beatriz Stevens

    I was just complaining about how difficult it’s been going from website to website trying to find the best prices for all of the school supplies I have to purchase. My son’s elementary school partners with a supply company and I always order a school supply pack through them. I completely missed the deadline this year so I’m stuck buying everything separately!

  • Alesia Scott

    Always great tips from the Budgetnista! I don’t have any children but I will definitely share this new knowledge with family and friends.

  • Asha Nettles

    Great tips!! thanks for the advice and refocus :>

  • De’Nita Moss

    Thanks for all the tips and the opportunity to win.

  • Chaunell N. Freeney

    I’m so happy I was led to the Budgetnista! It’s truly a blessing and I cannot wait to learn more!

  • Kelly Gaines

    These are great tips as I have been stressing out over buying school supplies because they can be so expensive, especially for two elementary schooler. Thanks Tiffany!

  • Patsy “CocoaJacks” Patton

    Great tips! Thank you Budgetnista and Ebates ! I am about to save right now on Amazon lol.

  • Kelley Woods

    Office Depot has a few things for a penny, if they don’t have the product, take a sales paper. Take the sales paper to Walmart yo price match. This is for school supplies.

  • Angela Mosby

    This is great!

  • Carma Spence

    Great tips. I wish some of these were available when I was going to school. Love the cash back from Ebates I get. I’ve already saved $64 and change through them.

  • Chirre Barksdale

    Thanks for the tips!

  • LaNessa

    Great tips!! I actually utilized most of these this for school shopping!

  • Crystal Sanders

    Great tips as always!

  • L E

    Great information! Also, I reside in Florida. If you are under 50, and shop at a Bealls Outlet this Friday, and sign up for their FREE rewards card, you’ll get 15% off your entire purchase AND it’s on the tax free weekend! I just wanted to share that to help save money during this tax free weekend. If you have a Bealls Outlet or Burke’s Outlet near you (TX, FL, NC and other states) check for your savings! They have school uniforms- which is exactly what I need!

    • Teresa D Simmons

      Thank you for great tips

  • Char

    Awesome information!

  • Gabby

    I already do most of these. Yea me!!!

  • Keesha

    I signed up for Ebates years ago but really wasn’t into online shopping. I recently start using again since joining DC.

  • Meleka Jay

    I’m in it to win it

  • Angelique Jones

    Thanks for this!

  • Thank you! I really appreciate all that you share and the supportive community you’ve built.

  • kim kelly

    I absolutely love the information that is provided on this post!! Now Im ready to shop school supplies lol

  • Tiff Nicol

    This is awesome! Thanks for the great tips!

  • Dawn N

    Ever since I signed up for eBates it has been heaven sent!!

    Dawn N

  • Luquanda Jackson

    I need all the help I can with paying student loans.

  • Jameia

    Being that I’m alway trying ways to save a few coins following the budgernista has really helped me.

  • Paula Watkins Banks

    Great Tips! Thanks

  • Aisha DeBerry

    Love, love, love Ebates.

  • Danielle McRoberts-Holmes

    I can’t thank you enough my life changed for the better after seeing your video on Facebook

  • Dawn Kennedy

    Ebates is the best!

  • Angelica wright

    Great tips as always!!! I always forget ebates I won’t now!

  • Sascha

    Thank You, The Budgetnista

  • Dessie Cooper

    Thanks for thus information on Ebates
    I didn’t even know ow it exists until today. I feel like I just got a legal hook up😊

  • Just signed up for the browser feature! I actually had no idea it existed and this makes it so much easier to remember!

  • Anika Hughes

    I am fortunate that my oldest attends home public school so that I don’t have to buy school clothes and a lot of other supplies but I do like Ebates for other online shopping. Thanks for sharing!

  • Niki

    Great tips!

  • M.Jones

    Awesome, thanks for sharing. I had not heard of Ebates before! Now I know!!


    Firstly, love the Budgetnista!!!! I love ebates too!! I have been using it to look for ways to save money on everything!!!

  • Tanika Sullivan

    Thank you a bunch! I need all the help I can get with 4 kids!

  • T Samone

    Thanks for the info!

  • Mia H

    I have save money with using Ebates in the past this is a good opportunity to save even more!

  • Steph Leconte

    Ebates is great Thanks for the tip on the button

  • Allison Chung

    Thank you for sharing this knowledge!

  • Keisha

    This is some awesome information! I do BTS donations and last year dropped almost a grand. Hopefully I can bless some kids again on a discount.

  • Tonya Peace

    Thank you for sharing this information. I will make sure to pass it along to my friends who have children returning to store this year.

  • Simmone

    Will defintely be utilizing ebates now and will share the post for those parents going shopping

  • Shawnta Watson

    Great giveaway. Thanks for always looking out for your dreamcatchers Tiffany!

  • Tiffany Starks-Phillips

    I’ve been following these steps for saving on school supplies and other items as well. Especially Ebates: I’ve received a few “BIG FAT CHECKS”. Great Post Budgetnista!

  • Jennifer Milledge

    This is awesome information. Thank you for sharing!

  • Ebonee Mathis

    Thank you so much for the information about ebates. I’m shuttering at the thought of money I have missed when I’ve shopped onilne. Thank You again…looking forward to SAVINGS!!!!!

  • Tammy Butts Maldonado

    Ebates is awesome – thanks for the tips!

  • Shatoi King

    There is so much great stuff I can do to budget more. I’m excited to get started!!!

  • Tanisha P

    Show me the moneeeeyyyy! And savings of course! lol!

  • Tameka

    This is Wonderful, I can use this to finish my kids school Shopping. Thanks for sharing!

  • JW

    Ebates is my BFF. I love shopping online and the convenience of the coupons at my fingertips is great!

  • Shelly Henry

    Love Ebates!!

  • June McManus

    You’re awesome Tiffany! I actually just got an ebates check. Love the savings!

  • Tori Simmons

    Thank you soooooo much for all you do!!!! Im excited!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tiara Buford

    Great points. These are perfect for myself and to pass along to family.

  • I love ebates! I also like to shop off-season for school clothing. No more stress when it’s back to school time!

  • gizmosangel

    These are great money saving suggestions!

  • Felicia Barkley

    I love EBates. I have been with them for a while and have received over $200 to date.

  • Shamyra Harding

    Great tips, I love Dream Catchers!

  • Nneka Greene

    I am big on saving money. I use Ebates, Retailmenot, My target red card with printable coupons, and I ALWAYS inquire if a store gives military discounts.

  • Bre Y

    Thanks for the info!

  • Quoyah

    I love the Budgetnista!!! Ive learned so much since I 1st completed the LiveRicher Challenge !

  • Delisa

    I didn’t know a thing about Ebates! I am ready to save a lot of money now! Thank you

  • Devorah

    Thank for this giveaway!

  • I use a company called Honey too. They give me promo codes when I need it.

  • Nakia Haskins

    Insightful post i will be using these tips!

  • A BC

    Praying my state will be on the tax free weekend list so I can happy dance. Clearance is my boyfriend and Savings is his last name…whoop!

  • Jacque B

    Love the giveaways!

  • savvyhj

    Thanks for the tips!

  • Karen Perkins

    Pick me! I need to win! 🙂

  • Tamika Barrier

    Thanks for the savings

  • sharon020

    Love the tips..

  • Angie Sims


  • Antiffia McElrath

    Great Info!

  • anaturalgyal

    I just entered!#Excited

  • Veronica Patrick

    Thank you sooo much! #DC !!

  • Tamirah Keel

    Great blog. I sooo love ebates

  • Tryphena Wade

    These are great tips! I’m especially excited about Tax Free weekend!!

  • Shernice Mundell


  • Shirleta McKann

    Thank you so much for this information!!

  • Nisheena Smith West

    I’ve always heard about eBates but I’m glad I joined (with incentive)! 🙂

  • Iamsrussell

    Great tips!!

  • Lynn

    Awesome! Love your tips!

  • Renise Dene’ Vance Thurmond

    I’m doing it now…and kicking myself because I just got stuff from Amazon and didn’t do it thru ebates. I need that button NOW!!

  • Shiquita Dotson

    Thanks so much!!

  • Jennifer Franklin

    Thank you so much for all the help and advice you give! It’s greatly appreciated

  • queen

    Awesome tips. I have ebates but normally forget to shop with them.

  • Cat23

    I had NO idea there was an E-Bates button!! Makes life so much easier. 😀

  • Shannon Thomas

    Thanks for all you do keeping us informed. I have every app you’ve ever mentioned lol. You rock!!

  • Louise Sunshine Simone

    I will whip that student ID out every time! lol

  • Jamie Tindal

    I love using ebates!!!

  • Yolanda

    Great information. I just signed up for Ebates. Thanks for sharing Tiffany.

  • Kiljuana Crawford

    Thank you for all of these goodies!!! Looking forward to saving big and getting amazing deals.

  • latoya Lewis

    Thanks a lot

  • Natalie Simms

    I just received my first “BIG FAT CHECK” from ebates. Makes me like online shopping even more.

  • Shanette Taylor Connor

    I was actually able to use my big fat check to purchase new uniforms!

  • Atheena B.

    Thank you so much for this advice!!

  • cherrita robbins

    This is awesome!!!

  • MsChar

    Great information!!! I will definitely pass this info along ~~~ Thanks!

  • Tecia L. Jackson

    Thank you for sharing! In addition to the savings listed , I also utilize my military discount where applicable.

  • Tamika P.

    Thanks for the advise. Enrolling now.

  • Dannie Angie

    Great tips <3

  • Michelle Stegall

    Thanks for the tips!

  • Diana King

    Awesome read! I shared the blog with Facebook friends and family.

  • Tiana Odum

    I almost forgot about my Ebates account. I will now start utilizing it more often!

  • Ursula W

    The amount of information that you provide is awesome! I’m on my way to financial freedom!

  • Edwina Bernita Robinson

    Thank you for all these useful tips!!

  • Judith America Salinas

    Yayy! I’m so excited sign up. What a great resource!

  • mel

    Great tips. I love Ebates!

  • Shon H.

    This is awesome. Thank you

  • Rosalind Ross

    This is great information to know. I’ve seen how shopping for items I need through ebates really does give me a boost of savings.

  • JoAnn

    Love all the tips you give!! Thanks so much!!

  • Rayona L. Young

    Thanks for the tip, and this offer!

  • Ebony Smith

    Loved this! Looking forward to using these for my son.

  • Monique Jenkins

    Awesome thanks!

  • Tanell

    I look forward to all of your emails with new ways to kick my savings into gear!! Thank you Tiffany!

  • Jenny German

    You are awesome! Keep the knowledge coming!

  • Michelle Porter

    Great tips and I have to get used to using Ebates as I always forget :-). Thank you TIffany!

  • danielle mitchell

    Thanks for these tips!!

  • S Snipes

    My kids are grown but I still shop these sales for savings, thank you for sharing 🙂

  • Kazondra Williams

    I love Ebates!!! And tax free weekend starts this weekend for me! Thanks a lot!!

  • Nicole

    Great tips!! As a teacher and a parent, I am hoping to rack up double the savings!! Thanks!

  • shalie30

    Hey, Hey, Hey!
    Where can I pick up my $100 Visa? 😊😊😊

  • April Schoolfield

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Sweet Sam

    Thanks for the tips

  • Devora Brown

    I’m always looking for more ways to save, thanks!

  • Stevette

    I love your blog posts and weekly emails! Thanks for the tips!

  • thumb

    Great tips Tiff! Thank you

  • Kimmie Green

    You are awesome

  • Lynn

    Thanks for sharing all of the wonderful information.

  • Morwill

    Thanks for sharing!!! I love Ebates!

  • Sukari Lawson

    Thanks! Will take advantage of this!!

  • ValB

    Great information! Savings for back to school and beyond.

  • Marquitta M

    Great tips!!

  • Robin Marion

    Thanks For The Opportunity ~ Now Let’s Get This $$!!

  • Nchanel

    Also helps to shop at The Children’s Place in the off season. Pennies on the dollar type of deals.

  • Keyanna Yates

    Thanks for all the wonderful tips!!!

  • LaTeshia Howard

    Thanks for the info. I’ve been using Ebates for a couple of years and I love it!!!

  • kweilin reed

    Money money money money! Always trying to save money!

  • Tameeka L Gilchrist

    I can save and win! Can’t beat a goodie like this!

  • Ms.Donna

    I’m definitely going to do this, I have saved this year so I’m ready!

  • Kay

    Great Tips, excited to save

  • NL Winston

    Glad I’m not the only one stressed about B2S!! Thanks Tiffany & Ebates!

  • Ellie

    Love it!!!

  • Felicia Simley Jean

    Good info. I’ve been making huge strides in getting debt free. Thanks a lot.

  • Rhonda

    Thank you as always Tiffany. Dream Catcher/Builder forever grateful

  • Pauline Thomas

    This is very helpful information! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

  • Jatosha Sanders

    Thank you for everything you do Tiffany

  • Tashandra Stewart

    Sweet! Thanks for the tips

  • Mary Cornish

    You’re the best Tiffany.

  • candiceselby

    Loving all of these tips! Thank you!

  • Deaundra Cash

    I’ve always wondered if ebates works. This post was right on time!

  • Benilda Glen

    Thank you so much, Tiffany!!

  • Trevelyn Britton

    Thanks for the great tips!! I’ll be present for SC tax free weekend.

  • Olivia Rose

    You’re an inspiration! 🙂 I wish you had an internship I could apply to.

  • Latasha Thomas

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Tangelia Miller

    I will certainly be on the lookout for tax free shopping, so much easier than driving to DE!!

  • Stacy Fredericks

    Thanks so much for all you do.

  • Whitney McCants

    I love Ebates! I did all my school shopping here!

  • Coretta Stone

    This is great, thanks!

  • Barbara Evans

    I LOVE a great sale and savings opportunity.

  • Natalie Ijelu

    Ebates is a great way to save money! It’s my go to app to save money at stores I frequent. Thanks for valuable information.

  • Lisa Blount

    I joined Ebates two weeks ago and I have earned $21.58 since I had to do school shopping and back to work/school shopping for myself as a teacher!!! Thank you!!

  • Blynne Roberts

    Great information!! Looking forward to earning rewards through Ebates

  • Kristie Dunn

    This is awesome, I definitely have heard about Ebates but now I will be using this!

  • tamika

    Thank you for sharing these great tips!!

  • Juanita Smith

    Been using Ebates since forever I love them. Great info.

  • Nakeia Daniels

    As a veteran, married to an active duty service member, mother of three children and a public servant, I always appreciate a good tip on saving money! Thanks Budgetnista!

  • Starla Brunson

    Joined for the first time, ready for more savings! Thank you!

  • marcella jamerson

    I have used Ebates and I really like it.

  • Alexis G.

    Thank you for these great ways to save!

  • Jennifer Smith Miller

    I love ebates!!

  • Msbyonnka

    Awesome thanks!!!

  • Dana

    I have never used ebates but glad it was posted on here.

  • Candiss Pinckney

    I signed up with Ebates a long time ago but never used it. I will now use it seeing how I can save even more money!! Thanks so much for the information and motivation!!!!

  • Andrea McEwen

    I’m currently a member of Ebates and I love it!

  • Kimberly Beasley

    I already have Ebates and absolutely love it. Especially when buying birthday and Christmas gifts.

  • Brown LaKrista

    Thanks for the info. I’ll be using my ebates account that I never use.

  • NikkiClink218

    I signed up a long time ago, but never remember to use it…I’m going to start…especially since most of my shopping is online!

  • Isha FS

    Thank you for all of the great information you provide! You are awesome!

  • Capri barksdale

    Thanks for the info!

  • Mignon Bacon

    Thank you for the info. You rock!

  • shena howard

    Thanks budgetnista I love your website

  • GiGi

    You totally rock!!!

  • Tamara Smith

    Love, love, love this!

  • Romona Gray

    Yes…I love Ebates! Being saving and receiving cash back checks for years now.

  • Jeanah

    Excellent Advice! Thank you Tiff!

  • Romona Gray

    Yes. I love using Ebates.

  • Cassandra Tavaras

    This is a great, comprehensive list! I will definitely be sharing this!

  • Clarice Drumgoole

    Ebates is awesome, have used for some time. However I never thought or new about the student ID, I’ve had my friend use his military ID if he was with us but never thought to ask about a student, so thanks. My college girls are going to love this info as well.

  • Tonya Green

    Excellent advise

  • Kristie Puckett

    I will be using these tips.

  • Lauren

    Ebates is great! Thanks for the tips!

  • Nichole Hamrick

    I received my first check from ebates last week!!! I was shocked when it came… I’m in heaven now!!! Shopping guilt free!!

  • Michelle Belle-Villa

    This is great! Ebates is awesome. I will also have to be more savvy with my student ID usage. Thanks!

  • Qiana Dreher

    I love, love, LOVE Ebates! Can’t wait to get my big fat check on the 15th!

  • Renee

    I love Ebates!!

  • Quianna Dockery

    I have learned how to save money. This group is amazing.

  • Shameika Harrell

    I’ve been an ebates member for years but only started using it this year because of The Budgetnista! Love it and her!

  • Siobhan Boykins

    I have fallen in love with Ebates!! They’re awesome, I never knew that you can save so much money just by buying things that you need or even just wanted. I have even recommended others to join ebates and for all the skeptical people, I add what you have to lose to just try it? Nothing.

  • April Taylor-Dockery

    No tax fee weekends in Michigan, unfortunately, but thanks for the other tips!

  • Erin W.

    I love Ebates!! Especially during back to school and holiday seasons! Budgetnista, you are on it girl!

  • Tiffany

    Great Tips, I love Ebates!

  • Tomika McFadden

    I love Ebates and I will pass this information along

  • Tara

    Thank you for the back to school tips. They will come in handy!

  • Demetria Gordon

    Oh Wow… I didn’t realize there was an “Ebates button”. Definitely downloading. Too many times have I made purchases online and forgot to check Ebates. Now I won’t miss out on any savings. Thanks Budgetnista!!!

  • Christal Harry

    Love Ebates and this group is absolutely amazing!!!

  • Staci W

    I love Ebates! I didn’t know there was a button! Thanks for the tips!

  • Mogoole

    Great tips.

  • Nubia

    I 💛 The Budgetnista!! I share everything with my friends and family and showed my first BIG FAT CHECK from eBates ($1.20) to show how real your influence is. We’ve known about eBates since forever but never joined until someone we trusted (although we’ve never met–think Oprah) recommended it. I appreciate you!

  • KendrA SilveR

    Did i win yet?! Lol this has been the most beneficial group I’ve ever been a part of! Let’s go shopping

  • Airionne Givens

    Excited for savings!

  • China Washington

    Thank you for the advice, any way I can save I want to know alllllll about it!!!! I never knew some states did the tax break that’s awesome!!!

  • Kristy McGrue

    I have lost almost all of my motivation since I joined this group 6 months ago. Sure hope I can get it back so that I can get back on track. So many goals to achieve.

  • Kenya V

    Crossing my fingers. Thanks for all of this support!

  • tlashaun

    Thanks for the tips! I signed up for Ebates a few months ago after a recommendation from you. Love getting cash back…

  • Melody

    Great information!! Thanks for sharing 😃

  • Not D.W…

    Thanks for sharing, as always, this was beneficial!

  • Michele

    Amazon and Walmart have great deals on school supplies.

  • Rachel Joy Baker

    Thanks for the info!

  • keisha h

    this is great info

  • Terrica

    Thanks for the tip about using the student I didn’t even think about that one. Yes!

  • Kim

    Great information. Thanks for sharing!!!

  • LaNita Wilson-Barnes

    Thank you for sharing! I will be using this advice and saving more money!

  • Chaveria Rivers

    Thank you so much for this!

  • Andrea Long

    Thank you for all your hard work

  • Sammi Baby

    I start my last fall semester in college at end of this month! This is very helpful for my going back to school shopping. Thank You So Much !

  • Candy Jones

    😊I love goodies

  • Ashley Mount

    Love ebates! I don’t have kids but will definitely pass this on.. Thanks Tiffany!

  • Brandy N. Davis

    Thanks for the tips and the giveaway

  • Jasmine Porter

    This is great information since I’m starting my MSW in two weeks! Thank you

  • Toya

    Appreciate the information!

  • Robin Lawrence

    Thanks for the tips and advise, I will pass it on to friends and family.

  • Mindy Lucyette Mayes

    Great info! No kids here but I’ll share with others!

  • Ravoni Rondeno

    Thank you for the great back to school tips and I’m looking forward to saving with Ebates!

  • Alicia DJ

    Ebates also has a shop in-store option too. You just have to link the credit/debit card you used and you receive cash back that way as well!

  • Sherika King

    This group saved my future!

  • HM Chukes

    I’ve been an eBates member for a while but I keep forgetting about using it to my advantage. I have to do better!!!

  • Kim Grisby

    This group has helped my see the light

  • Latania Graham

    Love the Budgetnista

  • Tenysha

    I joined ebates a while ago and am excited to use it for back to school.

  • Tomonica

    Love this group! 😆

  • Jaleesa Smith

    I’ve been using ebates for years…Love it!

  • Nordy

    I’m so excited

  • Katina Dorsey

    Awesome tips!! I love Ebates!!

  • Keisha

    I love Ebates and this group!

  • Izzy

    awesomeness!! woo woo

  • mzzlu

    I love everything abt Budgetnista!!

  • Danyalle Jones

    So encouraging!

  • Sharon L

    Tiffany The Bugetnista just changed the game. Get sum$$ I used Ebates once for a car rental. #winning. Now I can use a discount to purchase my school books.

  • LevonJohn TANNY

    I am always using Ebates and I am so excited that you get cash back in stores now. Looking forward to this school shopping this year! I already started, but thanks for Tax Free Week reminder. I can hold off and only shop online until that week.

  • Angela C

    I’m loving this group and all the information

  • Lakisha Griffin

    Thank you Tiffany and shoutout to Ebates!

  • Monica Eley

    I’m loving this group, 100% motivated

  • Candice Jackson

    More ways to live richer

  • Dionne Lockett

    I use ebates to shop for my 4 boys. Living Richer And Saving Better for a Single Mother of 4 children. Continued blessings on you all

  • TaRhonda Harper

    Thank you for sharing such powerful information with the women of this group. You’re such an inspiration

  • Dawn Lewis

    Thank you!!

  • cfish

    woot woot great read

  • Ajones

    Great information. Thanks for sharing.

  • TechLadyL

    Won’t shop without going to Ebates first!!!!

  • Laresha Warnell

    I love Ebates! Thanks for the goodie!

  • Monique Coleman

    Right on time. Amazing the info we now have added to the arsenal!!!

  • Gladys Burgos

    Thanks for all the great info!!!

  • Sheryl Dowling

    Awesome info, thank you .

  • Victoria Hardman

    This is an awesome blog post!

  • Sade McMillian

    Thank you for all that you do!

  • Shonda Green

    Awesome job Tiffany! I love this group!!

  • Uyquanda Brown

    Thank you so much!!!!

  • Krystal

    My life seriously has changed in the months that I’ve been a dreamcatcher. Thank you so much for your valuable information and for creating such a knowledgeable and supportive group

  • Jasgriff

    Signed up!

  • Benita Gordon

    This is great! I am learning so much to help myself, my family and friends. Paying bills on time and now attacking savings!

  • Marcella

    Thanks for the school tips!

  • Kellen S Moore

    This is good !!

  • Simone Jackson

    Thank you so much for all of the financial advice you provide

  • Silvia L.

    What a great giveaway… thank you for the chance to win!

  • Mother D

    Thank you for all you do to help with financial fitness!

  • Bianca

    Im excited for this giveaway. Shout outs to Tiffany and ebates for making this possible!!!!!!!!

  • Dalesha Smith

    I see savings differently since I started following you. make saving fun.

  • Noemi Ucuk

    As always, you rock!

  • Lynda Edwards

    I signed up with Ebates awhile ago and I love it; thanks to the Budgetnista!! I recently received a $35.00 check in the mail…and it was so simple!! Thank you Tiffany for the great advice on how to earn extra money!

  • Shavell P

    Tiffany you are amazing..Thank you, and your affiliates for all the deals and life changing advice.

  • Linda Fegins

    Thank you for the great ways to save for back to school shopping . You are awesome Budgetnista!

  • Danielle Thompson-Allgood

    Thank you so much for always giving sound advice. I signed up for Ebates awhile ago but never really used it. Now I definitely will use them every chance I get and for the first time a few days ago I purchased some items through them! YAY!!

  • Karen Levett

    Thanks for the information Tiffany.

  • Tonya Givens

    Thank you Tiffany and Ebates for all the great savingd tips. Can wait to continue my journey to financial freedom!!!

  • Melanie Robinson

    Ebates is so awesome. I use it for work sometimes and I get the cash back so I love that! I don’t usually do BTS shopping but when I do I get excited when I get the one cent sales…I am always down to use coupons and buy in bulk!

  • Tiffany Danielle Pineda

    I’m so thankful for this opportunity. This would be my biggest haul from Ebates!

  • Cecile Wright

    Awesome opportunity! Thank you!

  • Christina B.

    I never thought to use eBates for back to school supplies! Thank You Tiffany!😊

  • Titi

    Thank you for the post! I didn’t even know there was such things as state tax holidays. Good call on eBates – I never make a purchase online without it!

  • Kim

    Awesome!! Thank you for sharing this information with us!!

  • Ashley LeBlanc

    Great tips! This is awesome!

  • Pearl Adassa Bethune

    Ebates is my favorite app!! Before I buy anything I check and see if it is connected with ebates!!!!!

  • Glenda IwillblesstheLordatallt

    This article did help me and I will share it with my daughter.

  • Jerica O

    Love this! Can’t wait to do all my back to school shopping with ebates & I’ve shared it with all my friends

  • Sabrina

    Thank you for the great tips. I am already a member with ebates and will now utilize only have once before.

  • Yvonne Peters


  • Alexis Cleaves

    Thanks for the great tip, just signed up for Ebates, looking forward to the savings Journey

  • Jamillah Murdock

    I’m learning so much. I wish this had been around when I was younger. My life would have been so different!

  • Brigette Major

    I LOVE EBATES! Thanks for the back to school tips!

  • Adoremarie

    Thanks so much for telling me about this! I definitely signed up for Ebates and can’t wait to use it.

  • Natasha

    Ebates is always the win! Great place to also book flights and get cash back 🙂

  • Yolena

    This was a very informative article

  • KiKi DeLoach

    Love being a Dream Catcher

  • Ashley Jones

    Wow, thanks for the tax free reference. Ebates seems to be a hit, I had never heard of it until today but, I am looking forward to happy shopping.

  • Chaundra L. Whitehead

    I have been using Ebates for a while, great website!

  • LaDonna Couch Brown

    Awesome information! Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

  • Lynnette Carroll

    Thanks for the great info! Looking forward to benefits of Ebates.

  • Regina Roby

    Thanks for all the great information. I have shared these things with family and friends and we all agree that we def need this!!!

  • Shaina Dorsey

    Waiting on tax free week! My birthday week! Thank you budgetnista for the info!

  • Toacca Taylor

    Yay! I’m excited about these savings

  • Sheila

    Thank you for sharing!

  • Cherrelle Scott

    Just recently started using Ebates and looking forward to getting the most out of it!

  • April Griffin

    Thanks for sharing! I love the wealth of knowledge that share with us on a daily basis!

  • Chasette

    Thanks for sharing these great saving tips.

  • MsMeka

    I love Ebates. Thanks for the information

  • Adria Briscoe

    I love using Ebates– it’s an online shopper’s best friend! You da real MVP!

  • Jeanette

    Great information. Cant wait to utilize this information for back to school savings. I love my Ebates.

  • Brittany Simms

    With your help I’ve made progress with monthly savings and managing my finances. Thanks for sharing the contest! Love Ebates! #savewithebates

  • Nicole Amor Phillips

    I love how empowered I am with my finances now..thank you Tiffany.

  • Tiffoney Pitts

    Every way to save helps get closer to overall goal of debt free…

  • Tara W.

    Thanks for the tip about Ebates. Every little bit saved gets me closer to my goals!

  • Bobbie Harris

    You have changed my financial thinking!!

  • Tish Vinson

    I’m so grateful to have found you. Even at this late stage in my journey.
    Thank you


    Loving EBates

  • Lisa Antley

    Thanks for the info! I’m on it! 😉

  • Shawn Robinson

    This is great! I can’t wait to gain more financial freedom! Thank you!

  • Megan Grissett

    I’ve used ebates for years! Every little bit helps:)

  • Tashana Schmidt

    I was a little unsure when I first heard of Ebates, but I’m so glad I’m doing it now…..I love it!!

  • tamika dunner

    thanks! i love ebates & your mission! god bless.

  • Kayla

    I love the advise, many people don’t realize that you don’t need to spend hundreds and hundreds in school supplies and school for the kids to go back to school. I will definitely be using ebates! Thank you

  • Nakia

    Why am I so late learning about Ebates lol. I love it. Thanks Budgetnista, Tiffany!

  • Shermika Dunner

    This is a great post. I love EBATES and use it religiously.

  • Renata McClendon

    This group has helped me tremendously! I love everything about it and Ebates is one of my favorites.

  • Ashley Elmore

    This post is great! I downloaded ebates on my phone and get emails, but rarely use it. Will definitely use it now!

  • Letitia Nichols

    Thanks for the tips!

  • Christina Stocks

    Awesome ideas, thanks for the info.

  • Safa

    You’re always giving us the goodies…I’m in my twenties and I cling to every word you type. I want to be the start of a better generation, starting with my financials. TY!

  • Tiana Millen

    Love this and love ebates. It’s so easy to use.

  • Ariane Smith

    I have Ebates although I have not used it yet. I can see this coming in handy during Christmas! No tax free days in my state though.

  • K’Nira A. Wallace

    This is great. I forgot I had an ebates account. I will definitely use it!

  • Taneshia Dunbar

    I forgot all about ebates but will look into using it again

  • Stasii

    This is a great! I love Ebates. I learned about it from The Budgetnista!

  • Janielle I’m-Bless Barnett

    I cant wait.

  • Daria Fennell


  • Christyn Sandusky

    Thank you for sharing!!

  • Jacqueline Suzette White

    This is awesome information. Do-able and easy money saving!

  • Amaris Moss

    I am loving every bit of knowledge you are sharing! Thank you so much! I became disabled from getting hurt on my job a few years ago, so anyway I can learn to stretch my money farther and just do better financially is wonderful for me!

  • Indya

    I got 3% cash back shopping through ebates for children’s place! Amazing savings for uniforms and winter items before the season starts:-)

  • Tiffany Freeman

    I use ebates all the time just finished shopping of school close and got 12.50 back it may not seem like a lot at first but everything adds up. Why not get a little money back than nothing at all.

  • Love Ebates. Love online shopping. I stay focused. Don’t go off course with frivolous spending. Ebate check goes in the bank when I receive.

  • Yasmin

    I have saved so much with Ebates.

  • Tamieka Jones

    Love to shop with Ebates


    Thanks Tiffany! Im ready to start shopping!

  • Breanna

    I hate that I always forget to use ebates when I order things online! I could be saving so much more money.

  • G. Robles

    Learning a lot

  • Lilibeth R

    I use a chrome extension to alert me whenever I can use ebates so I never forget =)

  • DramaFreeDre

    My best savings tip for back to school shopping has to be: Make sure
    that you compare prices and sign up to receive emails/coupons from your
    favorite stores. I found that most stores will price match plus honor
    coupons if you can pull up the ad on your smart phone. ‪#‎SaveWithEbates

  • maya hayes

    I love ebates, especially the 2x cash back!

  • LaTasha H.

    I love Ebates…have earned a little over $100 just this year!

  • Adeshola

    love ebates!

  • Pamela Hayes

    I did it (signed up for Ebates) .. whose next?

  • Kenya R Mitchell

    excellent information, thank you

  • Regina

    I have been using Ebates for a while. I advised my children this year we will be school shopping online for more savings. I have already had them go to each website with there budgeted amount and selected items they want so that I can shop through ebates with ease!!!!! Please free shipping on more sites this time of year!!!

  • Whitney Verrett

    I saved a lot by following these steps!!

  • GoldenLadyP

    great tips! Here’s to savings 💲

  • Crystal Senter-Brown

    I love ebates!

  • Tasheika Fulmore

    This will be my first time using EBATES. I wish I knew about this before because I would have been racking up on my daughter’s school clothes and Christmas gifts. I wonder if there is anything special goin on during black Friday. Because all the savings count.

  • Kallisa E

    These tips are awesome!

  • Teresa

    I love ebates…. Great savings

  • LaLa Ladybug

    I love ebates! I love to shop online why not save money doing it🤗🤗🤗

  • Kimberly Streeter

    Thanks for the tips.

  • Thank you!! Ebates savings have been great with Back to School Shopping.

  • Nakeia

    Already saving!

  • Jeena Salazar

    Awesome!!! Can’t wait to start saving!

  • Nae Street

    I have saved so much with Ebates already! Thank you so much for yet another amazing resource!

  • CeciLiz FortitudinousOne Gaine

    Thank you so very much for all of your many advice jewels!

  • Charlene Anderson

    I’m already saving with Ebates, but thanks for the extra tip

  • Angie Sims

    Since joining this group I have learned to take $500 out each month of my paycheck and divide it up into envelopes named groceries, gas, etc. This has been working out for me for the past two months as I have not dipped into my account for extra funds.

  • Diniece Peters

    I’ve saved over $30 on EBATES over the past few months. It gives you additional discounts on the top of what you would pay during your online shopping. A great bargain.

  • Angee Moore

    I’ve been a member of ebates for a couple of years. It’s a great way to save money

  • Zaire

    Thanks for this post!

  • Lucinda

    Thanks for all you do and share with us 🙂

  • Sharae Rasheed

    Dreamcatcher, checking in!! 🙂

  • Mmarmie Martial

    Thanks for all you do!!! it is so appreciated!!

  • Miriam Arvinger

    Don’t forget adult students. You can use your student Ids too. Great tips

  • Mignon Bacon

    Thanks again

  • Sharron Clear

    Just made $10.50 on Ebates. Logon every single time you order something online. And watch the money add up. #SavewithEbates

  • Rosella Rivers

    Thanks for the information. You are so resourceful!

  • Kelley Saxon

    Great info I love tax free holidays! I just had 6.54 tranferred to my paypal from ebates from a purchase #savewithebates #bigfatcheck

  • Devany Slaughter

    California doesn’t have tax free weekends. I go to staples and load up on school supplies and give them to random kids

  • Dallas Freeman

    I always ask about student discounts! even if its just $3

  • LaKarol Gaines

    Thanks Budgetnista for all you do. Back to School Shopping blog is so resourceful. I’m so enjoying Ebates as well.

  • Someeka Washington

    I love it. Great idea to start my son school shopping for September.

  • melissa sanders

    Appreciate all that you do for us! You’re a life saver!

  • naona nichole

    I’ve signed up with Ebates and never used it. Now I’ve got a million and one reasons to! This is awesome

  • Regina Brewton-Gray

    Thanks, Budgetnista! I am glad to be a part of the “Live Richer” community!

  • incog305

    Thanks for always provinding useful information & teips on how to save & maximize my saving

  • Anissa

    Thanks! Always looking out for us!!

  • Veronica

    Thanks for the option to win $100! My wheels are turningoing thinking how I would spend the card and add that $100 to up my emergency fund.

    I recently downloaded the “ibotta” app to help save on things I purchase. As a first timer, once you unlock and redeem a rebate you get $10! #winning #livedebtfree

  • Shatonia

    I am a firm Ebates user! I also have the Ebates plugin through Chrome. I just received $50 cash back from Ebates!

  • Shanelle Ford

    I am a faithful Ebates user including the plugin! I love getting emails that I earned cash back!

  • Kaprice

    Ebates is awesome! I totally did not use it correctly the first time. I was excited to make my first purchase…not realizing the one item I went to buy was not eligible for a rebate. I was looking for my funds and nothing… I wrote them very politely and they gave me the rebate anyway! Go Ebates!!

  • Tammy Moore

    I’m new to Ebates but the deals are SWEEEEEEET

  • Cindy Moore

    There is little I love more than the sharing of great information. Each one, teach one. Thanks so much for all the wonderful tips!

  • I’ve earned more than $600 cash back using EBates, and their sister site FatWallet! I recommend them to ALL my friends; it’s worth it!! 🙂

  • Susy Laursen

    Just read the glamour article and am already obsessed with tiffany’s tips!!

  • Evelyn HC

    I like ebates.

  • Victoria Smith

    It’s so nice to have this information! Saving is a way of life. The more info you get the better.

  • Christina Clark

    Woohoo!! I plan to take advantage of MD tax free week!

  • Ashley

    I have family in Ga and La. My mom loves a good deal. I will have to past this along for next year.

  • Shana Sanders

    This is awesome and I am thankful for Tiffany!

  • Jiovani Fambro

    I love ebates

  • Timoya Sanders

    I love ebates, us it quite fequently!!

  • Rochell Lighted Path Williams

    I have become addicted to saving money

  • Ariel Jones

    Love having the ebates chrome extension button. Never miss a rebate!

  • Jenaye

    Thank you so much for sharing your talents and wisdom to other woman like you. I cant express how thankful I am that I came across your documentary. I know Im in the right path and I cant wait to learn so much more.

  • Miss Jovial

    I don’t have any children but will tell others that do!!!

  • Liltshay Alves

    Thank you Tiffany. I shared this with a few of my parents. I hope this helps with their back to school shopping. 🙂

  • Sharita Clark

    I’m truly a fan of Ebates because you truly enjoy the experience of shopping at your favorite stores with a cash back purpose. I love it 🙂

  • Stephanie

    anytime I have cash on hand I divide it. I keep some, save some and give some.

  • Joynell Demosthene

    The Ebates button. Is a lifesaver I never miss cash back and when I do it hurts so much #savewithebates

  • Stacy Fredericks

    I have not used it yet but because of this group I have so much knowledge. Thanks so much 🙂

  • Pamoja Foster Duncan

    I was drowning in debt and God lead me to The Budgetnista to help clean up my debt and improve my score.

  • La’Tivia

    I’m so excited to be able to save money while spending money… thank you for the awesome tips concerning #Ebates @TheBudgetnista!

  • Shalon N Chester

    I love getting Goodie Wednesday emails….let’s me know I’m on the right track to saving for me and my family. #Ebates @Budgetnista

  • Willie Mae DeBose

    I needed was a new prespective on how to save and websites that could help me. What I found was so much more than that. I found Dream Catcherer’s who’s founder is none other thanTiffany the budgetnista. I did’nt know that somthing like this could exsist. All I can do is Thank God for you. My view about saving and developong a positve view on money is on a whole ithet level now. Again Thank you so so much.

  • OndieM

    Thank you so much for sharing. Every coin saved is wealth growing. 🙂

  • MsTee613

    Thank you again Tiffany for all you do! You’re so inspiring and giving to others! You’ve definitely helped to change my life and financial outlook! Keep doing what you do!

  • Lakeisha B. Fields

    I really appreciate all of the suggestions you give to help us develop wealth!!

  • Crystal Brook

    Crystal Brook
    It’s the simple things that go a long way. I was shopping online anyway…who knew I could get cash back for it. #budgetnistaforlife

  • Aziza Kibibi

    Thank you for caring enough to share; I appreciate you enough to listen.

  • Taryn Poole

    This blog post was extremely helpful. I have been only using iBOTTA to earn money on items that I buy and I am pretty excited to add EBATES to my ways in earning money! Thank you so much for all that you do and the information you provide! It is all motivation for building my financial foundation for the future!

  • Meekah Meek

    I was turned on to you by Patrice Washington. Your story has inspired me. I like the concept of effortless savings, and i have been very successful with Digit. I get hyped when I see that it has pulled money from my account to save. You have been a blessing to many! May God continue to bless you!

  • K. Will

    Tiffany “The Budgetnista” You are such a beautiful soul, thanks for all you do!! Oh and I just joined Ebates and I’m excited to save even more money!

  • Gina Little

    After signing up with EBATES I have received so many different ways to save at some of my favorite stores…THANKSSSSS

  • Nikisha McBee

    I shop onine often and I have an Ebates account. I’m ashamed that I have not been taking advantage of it.

  • Foga Chirinos

    Thank you for the chance to win a cool prize! I just started using my ebates account again recently and already earned cash back.

  • Kescy

    This is awesome! I need to add it to my browser and didn’t know you could to do this I’ve missed out on saving so much money because I don’t remember to use Ebates with my purchases!

  • Meka

    Thank you for sharing the knowledge and information to help build our confidence and savings!

  • Ta Pick

    Sometimes if you pool your money together and buy in bulk then you save more money.

  • Anna Watson

    Interesting post! I am looking at ways to save money.

  • Elizabeth Thompson Beavers

    So excited to learn and do!

  • Paula S. P. Porter

    Always down for saving money

  • Severine Bryan

    There’s nothing like saving money. I love cost avoidance too. #SaveWithEbates

  • Aliya

    Looking forward to using this site. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Theresa MzSparkle Collins

    I love Ebates! Already received my 1st check from them last week. Thanks for partnering up with them 😊

  • Lorraine Moody-Morris

    Finally saw how to enter when already an Ebates member! One last shot to win! Yay!

  • Nicole Taylor

    I love Ebates! I started using them a few years ago when my car broke down and i couldnt get around as much so i had to shop online. Great way to save!!

  • Shara

    Ebates is a great way to get money back especially if you already plan on buying stuff

  • Gail

    Love, love, love this tip! Can’t wait to use it!

  • Tina

    Absolutely love this information!

  • Duh

    Great tips!!! I love saving.

  • Alina Mcknight

    what great resources, am definitely spreading the word. thanks.

  • Monica W

    Yes! Definitely have the Ebates app on my phone!

  • Breanna Pollard

    I love to save money in all kinds of ways.

  • Stanisha Stroman

    I used ebates, but sometimes they don’t have the button available for small business like in storeenvy. I wish they would make that available.

  • Tynia T.

    I Made My 1st Purchase w/ Ebates On Saturday & Its Great Getting Cash Back Shopping At My Favorite Stores !

  • Rochelle Upshur

    I have already received my first cash deposit into my account with Ebates! I didn’t even realize the deposit went through and where the money came from. I had to think really hard where the extra coins came from! I’m so glad Tiffany introduced me to this awesome app. Why not save money when you are shopping online! #SaveWithEbates!