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*Expired* My Free Victoria’s Secret Sweater

by Freebies4Mom on November 17, 2008 4:10 pm

First, this is not a deal for you to try because I used a special “one-time-use, for-me-only” coupon code. This is an example of how I am using Ebates and coupon codes to make purchases online at deep discounts. I will share exactly what I bought and what coupon codes I used, but you may not be able to replicate this exact deal. My purpose is to teach you how to use Ebates and coupon codes to get the best discounts on your online purchases.

I wanted to add a new sweater to my winter wardrobe. I had previously taken advantage of this deal that The Bargain Shopper Lady told me about and I’m loving my two new sweaters and wanted another one. I just bought a sweater at Victoria’s Secret that will cost me nothing after I receive my cash rebate from Ebates. Here’s how I did it:

1. Signed-in to Ebates. If you are new to signing-up, please tell them that I referred you!

New members (and some existing members) get a $10 cash back bonus on any $10 purchase they make through Ebates. I’m an existing member who qualifies to make a $10 purchase to get $10 back. (Please note that not all existing members get the $10 cash back, Check your account by looking under “Promotions” for the “$10 Holiday Bonus”. Again, this deal is a special one for me that I’m using as an example.)

2. Went to VictoriasSecret.com. I got to it by finding the store on the Ebates website and clicking on it.

3. Selected a Cotton Rib V-Neck Sweater on sale for $19 to place in my shopping bag.

4. Entered three coupon codes in this order. I got 2 codes from RetailMeNot.com. The other code was emailed to me from Victoria’s Secret and was for my use only.

GET30 – gives me 30% off any one item
GET10 – a unique one-time offer I got by email because of a previous purchase I made*
SCENT08 – a free fragrance gift set with any sweater purchase

* There is another code you could use to get $10 off but it is only if you are using your Angel card to make the purchase FA810189 (expires 11/30)

5. I was charged $10.88 (includes shipping and tax).

6. I’m getting $10 + 4% back from EBates.

I just bought a free sweater and fragrance gift set after I get my rebate check from Ebates. Now is when I remind you that I don’t encourage you to use a credit card to make any online purchases unless you already have the cash for the purchase in your hands and you have the room in your budget for the purchase. Obviously I’ll have to wait awhile to get my cash back for this purchase since Ebates only mails those rebate checks four times a year. But I do have $10 in my budget right now for a sweater purchase. Now I’m set for winter and I’ll be cozy and warm in my new sweater!

I hope you learned something and I’ll try to share more of my own shopping deals with you as examples of how I’m saving money and you can save money too.

I file all offers that require a purchase under rebates.
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Stephanie November 17, 2008 at 4:44 pm

I’m confused how you get $10 back on ebates even if you have already registered with them. When I click on the link there is nothing there that indicates that previous members will also receive $10 back.

Heather November 17, 2008 at 4:50 pm

Stephanie – Thanks for the comment. I just checked and it says the $10 back for existing members is only for “select Ebates referrers” so it may not be available to all members. I’ll correct my post right now – thanks so much for pointing that out to me. But by all means you should try to get a referral because maybe that would qualify you for the $10 back offer?-HeatherFreebies 4 Mom

Deane November 17, 2008 at 4:53 pm

I have gotten 2 referrals, one last week and one this week, and I don’t see the $10 rebate either. I guess you were just one of the lucky ones. Then again, I’ve only been with rebates for about a month, but I am already expecting a decent check thanks to all of my friends signing up under me to get the vs bra deal.

Melanie November 17, 2008 at 6:37 pm

Thanks for posting this! My husband got the $10 I only got $5 so I used his account. Plus, I had the $10 gift certificate from VS plus they sent me a code for a free scarf with a sweater purchase. SO, I got a sweater and scarf for 10.83. I love these kind of deals!!!

Tonya November 17, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Thanks for sharing your deal, Heather! I still love reading about deals even if I don’t have the codes/coupons because it lets me know what to look out for in the future and gives me ideas for other deals.

The Bargain Shopper Lady November 17, 2008 at 6:53 pm

Very cool, excited for your free sweater and fragrance gift!~The Bargain Shopper Lady

Emily November 17, 2008 at 7:43 pm

I signed up for ebates and listed you as my referral! I hope you get something for it! Thanks for all of the offers and good deals.www.livelarge4less.blogspot.com

Melissa November 17, 2008 at 8:13 pm

Thanks for posting! I used this to get my mom a sweater & the fragrance set for Christmas. I only spent $20 and then will get the $10 back!

Sienna November 18, 2008 at 8:34 am

Thanks Heather! I was wondering what I could do to get the $10 ebates reward. I do have to note that the FA810189 code is only for November birthdays, so I wasn’t comfortable using that code with my VS card. I don’t want to get flagged.

Rebekah November 18, 2008 at 10:59 am

I already placed my order using the FA810189 code! I had no idea it was only for November birthdays. It came off my order, but I wonder if it will not be honored since I’m not a November birthday??? Any ideas??Also, when I checked out, my total was only 9.87. I’m wondering if the shipping or tax was less in my area. You might want to make a note to check your totals before checking out. Ebates will only give you that $10 bonus on orders of $10 or more!!!

Andrea @ Mommy Snacks.net November 18, 2008 at 8:19 pm

Heather, just a word of caution with Ebates. Unless the code was listed on their site, they don’t necessarily allow for cash back. So, if you got those codes on retailmenot and if they aren’t showing up on Ebates under that company and you use them anyway, Ebates can technically deny your cash back (even if they are personal codes emailed to you too.) This has unfortunately happened to me and a few other people I know.I just wanted to throw that out there 🙂

Heather November 19, 2008 at 5:46 am

Andrea – Thanks for the warning! I just checked and I got my 4% cash back from my Victoria’s Secret Purchase (4% of $13.03 which was my merchandise subtotal and not my final total after my $10 coupon). I will be watching my orders, but looks like my use of 3 coupon codes for my VS purchase still allowed me to get the cash back in this case.-HeatherFreebies 4 Mom

NanciLea November 21, 2008 at 11:20 am

Thank-you so much! I have signed onto Ebates and have $10.00 in their account. I ordered a beautiful sweater for $19.00 plus a free scarf. I used my Angel card to receive the $10.00 off; all told, I am only out 93 cents! This is great, thanks again for posting this information.

victoria November 22, 2008 at 6:03 am

can somebody give me the recent code for victorias secret

loops like April 16, 2012 at 3:15 pm

There are many reusable code in ebates. When any people get any one time use coupon code he/she will definitely use it. So use of one time use coupon is really a bad idea. For this everyone should share their coupon in open space of the web. Everyone should get access in everywhere.
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