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*Expired* Free Entertainment Book

by Freebies4Mom on December 14, 2008 4:40 pm

I just bought a “free after rebate” Entertainment ’09 Book by purchasing it through Cashbaq, an online rebate website (similar to Ebates). I spent $15 today and I expect to get $15 by check from Cashbaq in March (updated, see below). If you can afford to wait to get that $15 rebate check in the mail, and you can use this coupon book for your city (or buy it as a gift), here is an easy way to get your Entertainment book for “free after rebate”. It’s really easy to do, but I know some readers would want to see the steps written out.Update: I’m learning about Cashbaq as I go, and unfortunately there is a 3 month wait instead of a 1 month wait on the cash back form the Entertainment Book. I can see that $10 cash back as pending in my account, but it will not be released until 3 months after my purchase. The reason is that the $10 comes from Entertainment Book and they want to allow time to accommodate returns before giving that cash back. It’s still a good deal, but I am sorry that I did not confirm what the waiting period was. It will be different with every store. The 3 month waiting period for the Entertainment Book cash back is one of the longest among all the stores.

Please note that the price of the Entertainment Book varies by City (for Houston it is $15.00, for other cities it may be more). If your city is priced at more than $15.00, it’s only a good deal if you know you can use enough coupons out of it!

1. Visit Cashbaq and sign-up as a new user and get $5 in your Cashbaq account instantly (this is my referral link, thanks for supporting Freebies 4 Mom by using it!)

2. Click on “Buy Now” in the top right-hand corner, you will see the “Deal of the Day” is the Entertainment Book

3. Enter your zipcode and click on the red “Preview” button.

4. Click on “Buy The Book”, your price is $15.00 (price varies by location) with free shipping (they already applied the $10 coupon with free shipping). Because you bought the book through the link at Cashbaq, you will get $10 back in your Cashbaq account (will show-up in a few days)

5. Click on “Proceed to Checkout” after reviewing the item in your cart, one book for $15.00

6. Enter Billing & Shipping info, standard shipping is free and takes 10 to 14 business days

7. Select options, I said “No” to getting email updates from Entertainment Book. I also said “No” to those 3 month free magazine trials (because you get billed at the end of the 3 month trial, I only recommend free samples of magazines where you never get billed)

8. Get your order number, but you should get a receipt emailed to you within a few minutes. You also should get a “Welcome” email from Cashbaq

I spent $15.00 today, and I’ll get $15.00 by check (in March). Be sure to go to “My Account” and “My Prefereneces” to tell Cashbaq whether you want your rebate by Paypal or by check in the mail. Also set-up your “Email Preferences” because you control what types of emails you get (if any). Cashbaq will mail you a check every month around the 20th if you have at least $10.00 in your account. If you have less than $10.00 of earned rebates in your account, then that money just carries over into the next month.

Cashbaqis another great way to get cash rebates on many online purchases. I use online rebate programs like Ebates and Cashbaq only on my normal and planned purchases, not as an incentive to shop more. The key is to remember that you must log-in and find the link to the store you are shopping at in order to get cash-back credit for your purchase. I’ve placed a button to both Cashbaq and Ebates in my right sidebar to help remind you to use these rebate programs.

I already have an Entertainment ’09 Book for Houston, but I can use another one because of these great coupons I found in mine (coupons vary by location):
Ace Hardware Save $5 off $25 purchase
Borders 25% off one item (in-store or online)
RadioShack Save $10 off $40 purchase
Walgreens Free Iceland Pure Water and B1G1 photo coupons
Plus tons of coupons for eateries like Sonic and Arby’s and many local restaurants

I file all offers that require a purchase under rebates.
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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one } January 14, 2009 at 4:45 pm

i signed up but could not fine the Entertainment book . not sure what i’m doing wrong.


Anonymous January 14, 2009 at 11:00 am

I am trying to order mine – Atlanta. It is 17.00 which is fine. but the shipping is a dollar. which is fine too. I am just trying to make sure I am on the right web site. I had to look up the book in the cachbaq site, the right hand corner has a different deal now. I have never used it before and am a bit nervous if I am doing it the right way. Please help.


DeAnn January 14, 2009 at 2:26 am

I love the Entertainment book! I usually order mine through my MY Points account that way I get points toward a gift certificate and a discount, too! I’ve found that if you can wait until December or January, the price of the book starts going down because they want to move them.The best thing about that book? The grocery coupons! My Albertson’s store will take all the other stores $5 off of $50 coupons for each $50 I spend (so if I spend $100, I can use 2 of them) and when I use this with other coupons, it can mean some great savings! ๐Ÿ™‚


Heather January 12, 2009 at 10:53 pm

Response to Comment #25 – Be persistent in following-up with Cashbaq about credits you expect to see in your account. I would expect that they would provide good customer service to their members.-HeatherFreebies 4 Mom


Anonymous January 2, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Well, at least yours is “pending.” Mine doesn’t show up at all, and Cashbaq claims that they’re asking Entertainment Book about it. Also nothing pending yet for the purchase made two days later. *sigh* I’m really freaked out about this now, b/c I wouldn’t have bought the book if I wasn’t getting the money back.


Anonymous December 21, 2008 at 8:30 pm

Thanks! I just ordered the Atlanta book. I have been wanting to buy it, but didn’t want to spend $25. Free is good!


A December 18, 2008 at 8:02 am

When the $10 for the book posts to your cashbaq account, could you let us know in a new post? (Even just as an aside.)


Swap Savers December 16, 2008 at 1:04 pm

I actually figured out this deal. It can be confusing so if you want to see questions and answers you can go here


Anonymous December 15, 2008 at 7:13 pm

Hm.. none of the printable coupons are useful to me ๐Ÿ™ I hope the book is better. Though I guess it’s (in theory..) free, so not a huge deal if it isn’t. I’m pleasantly surprised though that I can print the coupons at all. I was afraid they’d use the same spyware that many websites use (like and coolsavings, etc).


Anonymous December 15, 2008 at 7:05 pm

I really hope this works.. I’m a little nervous. Also, I tried to buy it with a Visa giftcard at first, but it failed, so at the moment I’m actually out $30, until that transaction expires :/


Krysti December 15, 2008 at 11:36 am

Rock on! You just got another referral! I love the book, but hate paying for it! ๐Ÿ™‚


Davina Perret December 15, 2008 at 10:15 am

Thanks for the info! I just got my free book and am going to tell all my blog readers about it too! Awesome!


Nissa December 15, 2008 at 9:06 am

Thanks! I used your referral link, too. ๐Ÿ™‚


Anonymous December 15, 2008 at 7:52 am

I printed my coupon for my free lipstick at Bath and Body. I purchased a nail file for $1.50 and received a free $7.50 lipstick. YEAH


Ct Girl In Ks December 14, 2008 at 11:12 pm

This was better than the Wags deal last week. I’ll share the book w/ my girlfriends next year. We do the same w/ the local restaurant cards we purchase. A group effort to save save save!


Tonya December 14, 2008 at 9:58 pm

I am so glad that you shared this deal! I was able to get mine free, and I got a couple of more for gifts!


JA Huber December 14, 2008 at 9:08 pm

I just ordered one, $25 for me but know I’ll get my money’s worth out of it. As usual, thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚


Riannon December 14, 2008 at 8:38 pm

They are $5 after the money back and all in St. Louis.


Jennifer December 14, 2008 at 8:35 pm

Mine worked. Yeah. Thank you so much. I’ve been wanting one of these, but Hubbie didn’t want me to buy for fear I would feel pressure to spend more since I bought the coupons. So, I’m happy. Mine was free……..thanks for the wonderful site and tips….I also got my free batteries today at Target. Shared the coupons with family and they thought it was fun to get something for free. Just in time for all the new Christmas toys. Blog on sister…….


Heather December 14, 2008 at 8:17 pm

Melanie – Your $10 “cash back” will appear in your account in a few days. Nothing more for you to do, it just takes some time for it to register that you bought it through the Cashbaq link. Your $5 credit for signing-up as a new user of Cashbaq should already be showing-up in your


Jen @ JenuineJen December 14, 2008 at 7:36 pm

Worked awesome for me in Atlanta. Thanks for the heads up from twitter.


Melanie December 14, 2008 at 7:29 pm

I ordered mine because I live Houston also. Why can’t I see my $10 credit anywhere?????


Anonymous December 14, 2008 at 6:30 pm

My book was also more to start, but still a great deal, considering that the book will practically pay for itself the first time we use it… and we used our last one a lot!!! thanks so much for the info!


Anonymous December 14, 2008 at 6:16 pm

Mine was listed as $20. ๐Ÿ™ $5 is a great price, but not free!


Vicky December 14, 2008 at 6:07 pm

The Sacramento book is listed as $35. Better than $45, I guess.


Beth December 14, 2008 at 6:05 pm

Mine was $25 ๐Ÿ™ Major bummer. Still not a bad price. But I like FREE better! LOL.


Anonymous December 14, 2008 at 6:02 pm

darn this didn’t work for me because my book’s price was $30, not $15 because of where I live… bummer!!!


Miss Balloon Heart December 14, 2008 at 5:59 pm

Thank you soooo much! I’ve been debating purchasing an Entertainment Book and you found a way for me to get one easily. Thanks for sharing!


A Helping Hand December 14, 2008 at 5:16 pm

I love Ebates so I’m going to give Cashbaq a try. I just ordered my first Entertainment book… ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the information!!


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