Ebates Giveaway

ebates giveaway

I recently wrote a review of the cashback site Ebates. It’s one of my favorite cashback sites along with Shop Discover and Mr. Rebates. I use all three of these sites at various times, depending on which one has the highest cashback rate for a given merchant.

Today I’m writing about a cool giveaway from Ebates. If you refer at least two friends and they make a purchase using the site of at least $25, you will receive $50 and be entered for a chance to win a Hawaiian vacation. This latter part sounds amazing to me as I’ve been sweltering in the Texas Summer for a couple months now.



  • Each referral you make counts as one entry for a maximum of up to five entries
  • The approximate retail value of the vacation is $25,000
  • In exchange for the vacation, participants might be eligible for a lump sum payment of $20,000
  • Selected winner is required to respond within 15 days
  • An alternative method of entry is to mail up to five 3×5 postcards
  • The contest ends on September 30th, 2014
  • The vacation is for 6 nights and 7 days

You can read the full terms here.

It is worth noting that Ebates is having their double cashback promo period for back to school.

double cashback for back to school


My main point in writing this article is hoping that you might signup through my link and increase my odds of winning the Hawaiian vacation. I assure you I need it and would enjoy it thoroughly.  I even sunk to a new low by soliciting my co-workers to signup with my referral link. Here is what I wrote to them.

Will one of you use my link to signup for Ebates and make a purchase of at least $25?




It’s a good deal. They give you a gift card worth $5 or $10 when you signup. The site works in general by splitting the affiliate commission with you. I’m trying to earn a $50 bonus by referring two people. I will also be entered for a chance to win a dream vacation to Hawaii valued at approximately $25,000. Jeff already said he would signup, so I just need one of you…please


Ebates is currently having a double cashback period for back to school. You can earn twice the cashback from sites like Target and Best Buy.

I only feel moderately sad for having written this plea lol

Yeti Cooler Giveaway From Spirit Mag

Spiritmag.com, the magazine for Southwest Airlines, is giving away a Deep Eddy Vodka branded Yeti Cooler.


yeti cooler giveaway


This giveaway is particularly cool to me since both Yeti and Deep Eddy are companies based here in the Austin area. Yeti coolers are regarded as the best in the industry and priced as such. The value of this prize is estimated at $400. You can see a the full lineup of Yeti coolers on Amazon here.


Deep Eddy Vodka

Deep Eddy Vodka was introduced in 2011. Traditional, ruby red, cranberry and sweet tea flavors of vodka are available. The company is named after Deep Eddy Pool. I have a soft spot for the name because I briefly worked at this pool after college when I was desperate for work. It’s a cool place billed as the oldest man made pool in Texas. The water is spring fed and cold, but I digress.


Yeti Coolers

Yeti is also based in Austin. They are obviously named after the abominable snowman. Isn’t that cute! The phone and address are:

3411 Hidalgo St, Austin, TX 78702

(512) 394-9384



Enter To Win A Canadian Polar Bear Vacation From GoLite

GoLite, a manufacture of outdoor equipment, is offering a once in a lifetime giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a trip for two on a 7 day polar bear adventure in Churchill, Canada. In addition to this amazing trip, the winner will also receive a one thousand dollar GoLite shopping spree.

golite polar bear giveaway

I am such a nature junky, this giveaway would be a dream come true. It’s also one of those experiences that global warming will soon render impossible. The only downside of this giveaway is the fact that you have to enter with your Facebook page. I assume this won’t matter to 90%+ of all potential entrants.  I am still a little reluctant to share such details for just a chance to win. Come on, they could give me at least a $20 off coupon to sell out my Facebook friends. I’m cheap, but I still have some semblance of standards.



If you have a rule oriented mindset concerning giveaways, check out this page for full details. The appearance is very reminiscent of 1995. Maybe that is an indication of how many people actually read the rules during these giveaways.


About GoLite

GoLite is a seller of outdoor sporting goods equipment. The store was founded in 1994 by Kim and Demetri Coupounas. The Coupounas are avid explorers in their own right, having traversed all fifty states and a wide variety of countries to boot. These experiences helped them recognize the need for ultimate utility at the lightest weight possible. This need was to become the foundation and driving force of the GoLite store.

Over the years, GoLite has expanded to have more than 17 brick and mortar locations spread across the Western United States. They’ve also built a thriving web presence in recent years with a stock of hundreds of products frequently priced 40% or more under the nearest competitor. The selection isn’t as abundant as you might find from some of their competitors. This is indicative of GoLite’s founding desire to only sell the highest quality products intended to withstand the elements at the lightest weight possible.

  • If you want to check out their product, you can click here.
  • The link to enter the ultimate polar bear vacation getaway and $1000 shopping spree is here.


Purex Laundry Detergent and Cash Giveaway

Like most human beings, I can be a stinky bastard. My gym clothes bear the brunt of much of my worst funk. Thank god man invented detergent to turn nose curling piles of laundry into clean and comfy cloth ready to once again cover our unmentionables.

I make my living by working in marketing. A strange consequence of my chosen life path is that I am impervious to most base level marketing gimmicks. I usually buy the cheapest products that work. Purex laundry detergent fits this criteria beautiful. It costs a fraction of what Tide, Gain, All and Seventh Generation cost. It’s also great detergent capable of turning the brownest undies white again.


Purex Laundry Detergent and Cash Giveaway

Anyway, that’s enough about the quality of Purex. Let’s get to the good stuff…free shit. The name of this giveaway is, The Rules Have Changed. The title is honor of the new brand of “no sort” Purex laundry detergent. This detergent has new, advanced technology formulated to keep dyes from transferring from one item of clothing to the next.

purex laundry detergent giveaway


Giveaway Terms


You can find a full list of the giveaway terms and conditions here. They are the standard fair that boil down to not being shady.

  • Grand Prize – 1 winner will receive $1,000 in cash and a one year’s supply of Purex laundry detergent.
  • Consolation Prizes – 100 winners will receive a coupon for a free bottle of Purex no sort laundry detergent for colors.

When you enter this giveaway, be sure to subscribe to the Purex newsletter to receive a variety of samples, coupons and notices about future giveaway opportunities.

Enter to win here! 



Living Direct Giveaways

I currently work for Living Direct, Inc. in Austin, Texas. Living Direct runs a network of sites including Compact Appliance, WineCoolerDirect, Kegerator.com and AllergyandAir.com. They also manufacture the EdgeStar, Koldfront and Avallon line of appliances. The company specializes on appliances geared towards living life on a smaller, greener footprint. The tiny house set is a particularly good fit for much of the product line. Some fun appliances like wine refrigerators and kegerators are also sprinkled into the mix.

Now that the mundane introduction is out of the way, let’s get to the fun part, giveaways! Monthly giveaways typically take place on 2-4 of the network of sites. Compact Appliance typically has an Avanti microwave up for grabs. WineCoolerDirect usually has a thermoelectric wine cooler in the 16-24 bottle capacity. Kegerator often has a TBC50S mini kegerator, but sometimes even has full sized kegerators. Allergy and Air commonly has an air purification unit. This month there are three giveaways.

WineCoolerDirect Giveaway

The July giveaway is a for a Koldfront TWR282S 28 bottle thermoelectric wine refrigerator. This unit currently costs $199.99 on the site. TWR282S has a 3.5 star rating on Amazon with 26 reviews. A common theme pervades the negative reviews. Consumers don’t understand the limited cooling capacity of a thermoelectric wine fridge versus one with a compressor. A thermoelectric wine fridge is only capable of lowering the ambient temperature about 25 degrees at most, and it doesn’t lower the temperature as quickly as a compressor cooled unit. A major benefit of thermoelectric cooling is quiet operation.

winecoolerdirect giveaway


Allergy and Air Giveaway

The AllergyandAir July giveaway is a Vornado AC500 true HEPA air purifier. This unit currently costs $249.99 on the site. AC500 Vornado air purifiers come with a 5 year limited warranty. Reviews on Amazon are stellar with a 4 star rating from 28 reviews written. This really is a great giveaway for anyone who has allergy problems or simply wants cleaner air.

allergyandair april giveaway


Compact Appliance Giveaway

It doesn’t look like this giveaway has been renewed for July.

The Compact Appliance giveaway this June is for a .7 cubic foot Avanti microwave. I scratched my head the first time that I heard this was the most popular giveaway product. When I thought about it more, it makes sense. Everyone I know has a microwave, while relatively few people have air purifiers or kegerators. Realistically, any free item of value is a good item in my book. What the hell, I’ll give it away or sell it if I don’t like it.

compact appliance april giveaway


Kegerator.com Givewaway

Giveaways on Kegerator.com aren’t on a monthly basis like with the other Living Direct websites. They do tend to have a Father’s Day giveaway every where where they giveaway a mini kegerator.

fathers day giveaway kegerator.com

These TBC50S mini kegerators can be a great deal if you like the taste of draft beer but don’t want the annoyance of having a full sized kegerator in your house. If you are like most men, it is probably more accurate to say if your wife doesn’t want the annoyance of a full sized kegerator in your house.

Hopefully you find the prizes up for grabs interesting. Good luck!