Early Black Friday sales are underway, and so are extra-cash-back promotions from Ebates.
As of Monday, about 50 retailers are
offering double cash back through Ebates.com. Some of the top deals include:
Top retailers offer cash back on top of Black Friday sales
8 percent Finish Line:
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: 9 percent Groupon
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7 percent Kay Jewelers:
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9 percent Nike:
8 percent Old Navy:
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10 percent Toms Shoes:
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7 percent Ugg:
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Ebates is what's known as a cash-back portal. By doing your online shopping through Ebates, you'll earn cash back — during this promotion and in the future — on purchases from any of more than 2,000 retailers.
There is no "catch." Ebates receives a commission from retailers for referring online shoppers to those retailers' websites. Then Ebates shares that commission with shoppers to encourage them to continue using Ebates.
It's free to
sign up for an Ebates account, and it's free to use the portal.
You will receive your cash back from Ebates quarterly, as long as you've accumulated at least $5.01 in cash back. So far this year, I've received three checks totaling $41.11. Better yet, my next check will be for well over $20, partly because I've already started taking advantage of early holiday sales.
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Ebates is among the oldest and best known cash-back portals, but it's not the only one.
Swagbucks.com — a site that helps you earn various types of financial rewards for activities you already do online — also has a cash-back portal.
Other examples include
MrRebates.com and TopCashBack.com.
Even if you already have an Ebates account, you might want to check out other cash-back portals because different portals often offer different cash-back percentages for a given retailer.
What sales have you taken advantage of, or which ones do you plan to shop, this week? Let us know below or on
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Complete list of store openings on Thanksgiving and Black Friday
Open 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving to 1 a.m. on Black Friday. Will reopen 6 a.m. on Black Friday.
Open 7 a.m. to midnight on Thanksgiving. Will reopen 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Black Friday. Big Lots:
Open 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Black Friday.
Open 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Black Friday. GameStop:
Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Black Friday. hhgregg:
Open 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving to 10 p.m. on Black Friday. JCPenney:
Open 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving to 10 p.m. on Black Friday. Kmart:
Open 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving to 2 a.m. on Black Friday. Will reopen 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Black Friday. Macy's:
Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Black Friday. Marshalls:
Open 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving to 12 a.m. on Black Friday. Will reopen 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Black Friday. Michaels:
Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Black Friday Nordstrom:
Open 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving to 12 a.m. on Saturday. Old Navy:
Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Black Friday. PetSmart:
Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Black Friday. Sam's Club:
Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Black Friday. Staples:
Open 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving to 11 p.m. on Black Friday. Target:
Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Black Friday. T.J. Maxx:
Open 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving to 11 p.m. on Black Friday. Toys R Us: