I was a tiny bit skeptical about how it would work, but figured that it couldn't hurt to try. And so far my experience has been pretty great. I spent the $10 gift card to Target that I got for signing up yesterday (on more shelves to assemble and organize of course) and have a balance of around $75 (a large part of that was the 50% back I got one day when I subscribed to Magnificat, which is not an inexpensive magazine, and which I'd wanted to receive for quite a while!). So I'm pretty thrilled with the site. And I'd been meaning to write a post about the "big purchase" that I bought through Ebates.
I'd been planning on getting Sadie a bed for over a year now. But there was always a reason to wait. First we moved in June 2010. Then came the next move on New Years 2011. And we knew we were moving to either Rome or one of like fifty other law schools (that's only a slight exaggeration), so it was easy to find excuses to put off the purchase.
After that we knew that we were moving to Florida and so I finally set a date for the big purchase: August 2011.
As Paul drove across the country with all of our belongings I compared prices on the bed that seemed like the best fit for the girls embarrassing toy/clothes collection and our ever limited storage space. I liked that it reminded me of the bed I'd had growing up (which also had three drawers across the bottom).
I was slightly annoyed when, after waiting a weekend to order the bed (so that it wouldn't be delivered to our apartment before Paul arrived), I found that the price on two of the websites I'd been looking at, mysteriously doubled from $150 to right around $300. In a panic I finally found the bed for the original price on Walmart and ordered it.
Grumpa assembled the bed during their visit and Sadie was thrilled when she realized that she had her very own big girl bed. I have had to remind her to leave room for herself when she "organizes" her stuffed animals and toys on it, but the drawers have been great. We did order a second big girl bed when we ordered Sadie's bed (in anticipation of Mae's eventual graduation from the crib, although that is still a ways off). Mae loves to sit next to the beds and open the drawers and select a toy and so far, despite her interest in the drawers we've (amazingly) had no pinched fingers.
Now if only all of the furniture for the master bedroom was assembled. But I guess for that to happen I have to stop buying shelving to hold the ridiculous number of books that somehow made their way onto the Uhaul...