If you’re like me and you live far away from your mom (which totally sucks), you’re probably planning to have flowers delivered this Mother’s Day.
Even a modest-sized bouquet can cost upwards of $70. Plus, you don’t want to skimp when it come to moms—they deserve the very best.
Well, here’s one super easy way to save money when you have flowers delivered this Mother’s Day. When you order your flowers online through sites such as ProFlowers, 1-800 Flowers and Teleflora, you can actually get a sizeable amount of cash back through sites like Ebates.
How Does It Work?
You’ll need to sign up for an Ebates account, which is totally free and takes just a few seconds.
Once you’ve created an account, you can poke around on the Ebates website to see which retailers are offering the highest percentage of cash back.
When I searched for “flowers” today, I saw that some retailers are offering up to 30 percent cash back on flowers. One retailer, SendFlowers.com, was offering 20 percent cash back AND a 15 percent off coupon.
If you’re searching on the Ebates sites, all you have to do is click the red “Shop Now” button, which will take you directly to the retailers website. This tells Ebates that you’ve opened a new shopping trip.
Once you make a purchase, your Ebates account will automatically be populated with the amount of cash back you earned—you don’t have to lift a finger.
How Much Can I Save?
You can actually save a pretty decent amount of change this way.
Let’s say you buy this bouquet of pastel Peruvian lilies in a clear vase for $44.99. On that purchase, you’ll automatically earn $13.50 in cash back. Ebates doesn’t give you cash back for shipping, taxes and other charges, so keep that in mind when you’re calculating how much you’ll save.
How Do I Get My Money?
With Ebates, you can get your money in the form of a check every three months. If you earn less than $5.01, they’ll carry your balance forward to the next period. They’ll also deposit the money into your PayPal account if you prefer, or send it to your favorite charity, family member or some other organization for free.
Ebates has paid out $325 million in cash since 1998. How? They’ve formed partnerships with retailers and get a cut of the sale every time you shop.
If you’re planning on sending mom flowers the expensive way, this is absolutely the best way to do it this Mother’s Day!