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Where to find the best deals on all of your back to school shopping
Between backpacks, stationery, technology and clothing, you might be stuck on how to tackle your shopping list. One of our top tips for saving extra money during back-to-school season is using Rakuten.ca (formerly Ebates), which offers up to 30% cashback when shopping at over 750 stores! Not only do you get a $5 cash bonus when signing up, but you also get to avoid congested malls and stores by shopping online.
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The back-to-school shopping guide to make this year a breeze
Lifestyle Expert Iva Grbesic, with the help of Rakuten.CA, walks you through the supplies you'll want to buy to make this school year the best one yet.
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This Canadian Website Will Pay You For Shopping At Your Favourite Stores
As much as it pains us to say it, summer is on its way out and back to school is just around the corner. Classes, homework, and late-night study sessions are only a week away for most students. But if the thought of the looming school season makes you want to cry, don't worry. There's one thing that makes it a bit more bearable: shopping. 
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The Duchess of Sussex Effect
Royal watchers are keeping their eye on the Duchess of Sussex even more than normal as she prepares to give birth to her and Prince Harry’s baby.
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Young Canadians Have A 26% Chance Of Being Broken Up With Around Valentine's Day, Study Shows
Ebates reveals that 26% of Canadians under the age of 35 have been broken up with around Valentine's Day.
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6 Tips for the Savvy Shopper
With an abundance of online retail options available, it can be difficult for the savvy shopper to ensure they’re getting the best deal on their purchase. Staying within a budget during the busiest shopping season of the year is a feat of its own. Ebates.ca, a Rakuten Company, helps shoppers...
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How Canadian cash-back websites help consumers save money
There’s a fine art to saving money while you spend it. And whether you’re clipping coupons, shopping at thrift stores, or lining up at Costco to save on gas, the mark of a smart shopper is someone who is willing to go the extra mile to save a buck or two.
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10 tips to save money while shopping online
Shopping online has never been so fun with these 10 tips that will save you money ... and sometimes win...
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SHOP TIL YOU DROP: Finding something unique for mom
Mother's Day is coming up! Are you ready? As a country, we sure are. According to Ebates.ca, Canadians spend $62 on average for Mother's Day gifts...
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Five non-travel apps four your next trip
As a cheapskate, I am disappointed in myself for not discovering this website earlier. The premise is simple: Link to retail sites through the Ebates portal and earn a certain percentage of money back on your purchases…
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Putting the 'sparkle' in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding
It’s only April, but I, for one, am super excited about the upcoming royal nuptials between Prince Harry and actor Meghan Markle. I’m seriously considering planning a fancy breakfast with my friends, donning a pretty hat and watching it live on TV. Just what does one purchase for a wedding...
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Sweet deals for Spring!
Spring's certainly in the air! Holidays are comung up so fast, so time to dust off your favourite white shoes.
And if you thought Christmas and birthdays were the perfect occasions to gift giving, research by Rakuten.ca...
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Rakuten.ca gift giving poll reveals nearly half of Canadians say a charity donation is the best gift for Prince Harry's wedding.
Canadians love a royal wedding, and while most won't be attending personally, nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) will be following the news on the upcoming nuptials between Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle. But if they did happen to make the guest list for a famous or well-to-do couple, 45...
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Ebates Canada Builds Trust and Loyalty By Respecting What Distinguishes Canadian consumers from their US counterparts.
Since its inception in 1998, Ebates has built a successful business around the proposition that customers could shop their favorite brands and reclaim a percentage of their purchase price as cash back. That value proposition is so popular, Ebates Inc.’s websites...
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Press Releases

Involving kids, early deal-hunting can help make back-to-school a breeze: Ebates.ca poll
The end of summer and lead up to back-to-school can be stressful and anxiety-inducing for families, but the majority (85 per cent) of Canadian parents say that if they get the shopping done early, they actually enjoy the back-to-school season. In fact, 91 per cent of Canadian parents agree that this makes for a much more relaxed back-to-school season, according to a recent Ebates.ca poll.
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Canadians reportedly spend most on wedding gifts: Ebates.ca poll
With wedding season in full swing, Canadians are reportedly spending more on luxury wedding gifts than any other gift-giving occasions. According to a recent poll by Ebates.ca, which looked at Canadians' gift-giving habits for various occasions, Canadians spend an average of $145 for wedding gifts, compared to other holidays such as birthdays, where the average spend was only $95.
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Ebates.ca Welcomes Walmart as Premier Affiliate Partner
Just as Canadians are gearing up for Summer, Ebates.ca announces that they are joining forces with Walmart.ca to offer over 5 million Ebates.ca members Cash Back on their online purchases. Today marks Walmart.ca's return to the affiliate space with a premiere partnership with Ebates.ca.
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Canadians are spending more on dad this Father's Day: Ebates.ca Poll
Considering everything dads do for us throughout our lives, they certainly deserve a little extra-special appreciation on Father's Day. And Canadians are showing the love by stepping up their spend on gifts for dad, dropping an average of $63 for Father's Day this year, up from $57 in 2018.
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Canadians Lavishing Moms with More Expensive Mother's Day Gifts: Ebates.ca Poll
With the arrival of Baby Sussex expected any day now, Meghan Markle will be celebrating her first Mother's Day as both a daughter and a mother. And though most moms may not be royalty in the literal sense of the word, they should be celebrated for their reigning role in the family on this special occasion. And Canadians are showing the love by stepping up their spend on gifts for Mother's Day, with an average of $77 this year, compared to $62 last year, according to a recent poll by Ebates.ca, which looked at Canadians' gift giving habits across different occasions. This is even more than the $58 spent on average for Mother's Day in 2017.
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Canadians Spend More Than They Planned For Parents-To-Be, Average of $71: Ebates.ca Poll
When it comes to the Royals, Canadians remain fascinated with the pending arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby. With an expected due date in April, half (52 per cent) will be following the news according to a recent poll by Ebates.ca (a Rakuten Company) though not surprisingly, women are much more likely to be keeping tabs than men (63 per cent vs 42 per cent). And while they are evenly split on on whether the newest royal will be a boy or girl, the majority of Canadians (73 per cent) agree that Prince Harry and Meghan can well afford their own baby gifts.
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Ebates.ca's Jennifer La Forge to Speak at DX3 Conference 2019
As part of an industry panel of experts at this year's DX3 conference, Jennifer La Forge, online retail expert and GM of Ebates.ca (a Rakuten Company) will join retail leaders from eBay, Lululemon and Ernst & Young for an interactive panel discussion titled "How Brands are using Marketplaces to Expand". The panel will take place Thursday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
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Canadians Reveal Feelings About Valentine's Day Proposals and Breakups: Ebates.ca
Every year Canadians scramble to pick out the perfect gifts for their beloved on what has undoubtedly become one of the biggest consumer occasions of the year. For most, this romanticized day is filled with greeting cards, flowers and candy, but according to a recent poll by Ebates.ca (a Rakuten Company), Valentine's Day isn't always a bed of roses. Seventeen per cent of Canadians say they have suffered a relationship break-up right around Valentine's Day and this number rises as high as 26 per cent for those under the age of 35.
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Annual Shopping Poll: Canadians Shop Smart this Holiday Season
The holiday shopping season is in full swing and gifts aren't the only holiday expense, according to a recent poll by Ebates.ca. Canadians are also spending money on holiday entertaining (92 per cent), purchasing holiday décor (71 per cent), buying new clothes and accessories for holiday events (69 per cent), and travel to see family and friends (58 per cent). These secondary holiday expenses can add an additional $528 ...
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Canadians Staying Happy this Holiday Season by Shopping Early
Canadians are not planning on spending less when it comes to shopping for the holidays this season. In fact, about eight in ten (84 per cent) say they will spend as much or even more on their holiday gift shopping this year...
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Canadians Prefer Shopping Online for Clothing and Accessories
Whether your favourite season is winter, spring, summer or fall, stocking your wardrobe to keep up with Canada's ever-changing weather conditions can be a costly feat. According to a recent Ebates.ca poll, 50 per cent of Canadians cite...
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Canadians Increasingly Turning to Online Shopping for Back-to-School Deals
Summer break is coming to an end and many Canadian parents are turning to online shopping methods as an alternative to the brick and mortar experience for the back-to-school season. Consistent with last year, a full two-thirds of Canadian parents are planning to do at least some of their back-to-school shopping online this year (67 per cent), allotting roughly 31 per cent of their budget to online spending, according to a recent poll by Ebates.ca.
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Canadians Shopping Early to Reduce Stress of Back to School Shopping
While kids enjoy the summer break, many Canadian parents are employing a range of strategies to help reduce the stress of the back-to-school season on both themselves and their kids...
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Canadians can now get paid to shop in stores with the launch of Ebates.ca's In-Store Cash Back program
Shopping – and saving money – just got even more convenient for Canadians. Ebates.ca has launched its In-Store Cash Back program, which gives members the ability to earn Cash Back when shopping at participating stores nationally including GAP, Old Navy, Bed Bath and Beyond, American Eagle and Buy Buy Baby...
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Canadian Shoppers Are Generous…and Romantics At Heart according to recent Ebates.ca Poll on Gift-Giving
Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Wherever your sentiments fall, it turns out that the majority (68 per cent) of Canadians are romantics at heart, with as many men as women agreeing that Valentine's Day is more than just a "silly holiday"...
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Ebates.ca gift giving poll reveals nearly half of Canadians say a charity donation is the best gift for Prince Harry's wedding
Canadians love a royal wedding, and while most won't be attending personally, nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) will be following the news on the upcoming nuptials between Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle. But if they did happen to make the guest list for a famous or well-to-do couple...
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Annual Shopping Poll: Canadians Have no Plans to Cut Holiday Spending
Love or hate holiday shopping, Canadians are showing little sign of cutting back on spending this holiday season. The vast majority of Canadians (86 per cent) plan to be as generous, or more, this year versus last year, with an anticipated average holiday spend of $570...
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Ebates Canada Launches New Gift Card Shop
Shopping – and saving – at Ebates.ca just got even better with the launch of the Ebates.ca Gift Card Shop, where savvy shoppers can earn as much as 10 per cent Cash Back when buying gift cards from a curated selection of more than 70 retailers, including Petro-Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart...
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Canadians Continue to Spend More for Back to School Shopping
Many Canadians may feel a little more stressed than usual as they shell out money for kids heading back to school this season. In fact, expenses and a hectic schedule are the two biggest stressors (29 per cent each) for Canadian parents when it comes to the back-to-school season, according to...
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Proudly Canadian: Survey reveals what we love about Canada and why
Seventeen years after it became a popular beer commercial slogan for its nationalist sentiment, "I am Canadian" carries more pride than ever, it seems. According to a recent Ebates.ca poll, 94 per cent of Canadians agree strongly (59%) or somewhat (35%) that Canada is the best country in the world in which to live...
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Ebates.ca Now Expanded to French Speaking Canadians
Francophone shoppers in Canada may soon be singing, "We're in the Money", as Ebates.ca, the pioneer and leader of online Cash Back shopping, expands with the launch of its French version of the website in June...
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