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    Today Only – Ebates 12% Cash Back at 500+ Stores

    Ebates, one of my favorite cash back shopping portals, is running a “12 Days Till Christmas” Sale. Today only, get 12% cashback at over 500 top stores when you click through their portal. Here’s a small sample of featured 12% cash back merchants. If you’re not familiar with shopping portals, you can read my full primer here. In short, shopping portals are websites that provide links to various retailers’ websites. In return for directing customers to their site, those retailers pay a commission to the portal for each customer that makes a qualifying purchase. The portal then allots a portion of that commission–in the form of points or cash–to the original customer. If you’re…

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    Today Only – Ebates 12% Cash Back at 300+ Stores

    Ebates, one of my favorite cash back shopping portals, is running an Member Appreciation Sale. Today only, get 12% cashback at over 300 top stores when you click through their portal. Here’s a small sample of featured 12% cash back merchants. If you’re not familiar with shopping portals, you can read my full primer here. In short, shopping portals are websites that provide links to various retailers’ websites. In return for directing customers to their site, those retailers pay a commission to the portal for each customer that makes a qualifying purchase. The portal then allots a portion of that commission–in the form of points or cash–to the original customer. If you’re not already an Ebates…

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    Still not sure if my Amazon account was hacked

    Like many of you, I do a fair amount of shopping on Amazon. I’m an Amazon Prime subscriber, the prices are good (not as good as they used to be, but still good), and the shipping is fast and convenient. However, this morning, I awoke to find the following unnerving email from them in my inbox: I had not requested any sign in verification code, in fact, I was fast asleep at the time. Needless to say, I was a bit concerned. I was still able to login to my account–my password was unchanged. There were no orders placed. I had a brief exchange with Amazon’s Twitter help team… @AmazonHelp…