Sari Friedman
Sari Friedman is the Marketing Director of Ebates Canada and resident shopping expert. is Canada’s largest Cash Back shopping site. As a fashion enthusiast and new mom, Sari has an eye for finding and sharing amazing deals on the hottest trends and must-have styles.

Follow Ebates Canada on Twitter for the best Canadian deals, Cash Back offers and online shopping tips @EbatesCanada”

Entries by Sari Friedman

How You Can Reduce The Financial Stress Of Attending A Wedding

(1) Comments | Posted April 28, 2017 | 1:32 PM

If you open a wedding invitation with a sense of dread, it turns out you're not alone. A recent survey found that 30 per cent of Canadians stress about the expense of attending a wedding. Let's face it, even if you love the people getting married, it's hard not...

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Spring Style Without Burning A Hole In Your Wallet

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2017 | 1:15 PM

It's hard to resist the siren song of spring fashion. Suddenly clothes are bright and light again after a long, drab winter. But with all the new styles to choose from, how do you know which trend is best, and how can you afford what you want?

The designs...

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5 Ways To Make Your Home Decor Spring To Life On A Budget

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2017 | 2:31 PM

Spring is the perfect time to open the windows and freshen up your home -- as well as your decor. From deciding on what colour to paint your bedroom to finding the best deals on your favourite art pieces, decorating a home can be an exciting process for many homeowners...

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4 Tips For Tackling Your Home Renovation

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2017 | 12:50 PM

Talk to any homeowner and they'll have a story about a home renovation they've done, or will be tackling. And if they're not planning one, they're likely watching others go through it, either down the street or on television. Whether prepping their home for sale or simply making some overdue...

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The Travel Essentials Survival Guide

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2017 | 10:03 AM

With March break around the corner, many Canadians are in the process of preparing for a travel getaway, be it an exotic vacation, a trip down south or even a staycation somewhere right here at home. Getting organized for any trip can be a daunting task, especially after a long...

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Top Beauty Tips for Looking Radiant This Winter

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2017 | 2:03 PM

It's wintertime, and the livin' ain't easy. Dry skin, chapped lips and static-ridden strands. Sound familiar? As the temperature drops and the thermostats are cranked on high, your skin and hair long for a little extra TLC.

Don't let winter's harsh weather wreak havoc on your natural glow. Learn how...

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Boxing Day Hacks: Ready, Set, Go!

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2016 | 1:09 PM

We are in the final stretch of 2016, and while the new year holds hope of a fresh start and making resolutions -- whether for yourself or your budget -- there are a few tips and tricks that we can practice for the remainder of the holiday season to get...

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Top Tips And Gifts For Every Kind Of Holiday Shopper

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2016 | 10:29 AM

As it turns out, not all holiday shoppers are cut from the same cloth. Some savour the bricks and mortar experience while others cringe at the thought of stepping foot into a shopping mall. In fact, fifty-nine per cent of Canadians cite shopping for gifts at the mall as their...

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Try These Shopping Hacks For Black Friday And Cyber Monday

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2016 | 3:00 AM

This post originally appeared on Financial Independence Hub.

Get the coffee brewing and put your game face on! Thanks to our American neighbours, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are about to kick off the busiest shopping season of the year, with deep discounts and exclusive online offers....

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Make Halloween A Howling Good Time For Your Pet

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2016 | 12:39 PM

Who says Halloween is just for kids? Pets are just as much a part of the family and, in fact, for many of us, pets are like our kids! Whether trotting them around a local park for a social Halloween walk, or merely creating social media selfie moments, dressing up...

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5 Travel Hacks For Every Kind Of Traveller

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2016 | 5:32 PM

High travel season is just around the corner and there's nothing quite like a pre-planned vacation to help get you through the colder weather months. What's even better is maximizing your savings so you can enjoy your next trip to the fullest.

Travelling within and outside Canada is expensive,...

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Update Your Wardrobe With These Budget-Friendly Fall Fashion Must-Haves

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2016 | 2:12 PM

Whether you're ready for it or not, retailers have already started rolling out their fall fashion collections. But what are the season's best trends, which ones should you jump on and how can you get the looks for less?

Here are a few style tips and shopping hacks for...

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7 Hacks For Making Birthday Gifting Easier And Extra Special

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2016 | 12:22 PM

Pretty much everyone loves being celebrated on their birthday, whether they admit it or not, and we're no exception. Ebates is turning four years old this week and in the spirit of things, we've put together a list of seven tips that will help make birthday gifting easier -- and...

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Top Hacks For Back To School Savings

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2016 | 7:55 AM

Love it or hate it, the kids are heading back to school in less than a month, and while over 50 per cent of Canadians are looking forward to getting back to a routine, more than one-third cite expenses as the number one stressor when it comes to back-to-school shopping,...

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6 Ways The Whole Family Can Celebrate The Rio 2016 Olympics

(1) Comments | Posted August 2, 2016 | 4:13 PM

Every Olympics brings with it a spirit of excitement and national pride -- not to mention some friendly competition. The 2016 Rio Olympic games will be no exception. You'll find people bonding with friends, family and even strangers to cheer on their country and their favourite athletes.

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A Great Host Makes Their Cottage Guests Feel Welcome

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2016 | 4:34 PM

Cottages and vacation homes are great spots to host relaxing get-togethers with friends and family. While relaxing is key when it comes to getting away for a few days, there is a little more work involved when it comes to getting prepped and ready for your guests' arrival.

When it...

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Fit Trumps Trend: Shopping Advice From Cityline's Tracy Moore

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2016 | 3:17 PM


In our new blog series "Shopping Cart Confessions", we invite style icons and local celebrities to give us the scoop on all things shopping. Get the "who, what, and where" behind some of our favourite celebrity fashion, beauty and lifestyle choices.

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Wedding Gift Ideas For The Couple That Has Everything

(0) Comments | Posted July 4, 2016 | 4:59 PM

Guests plan on spending an average of $146 on wedding gifts this year, according to a recent survey by While this budget leaves room for great gifts, many would agree that the struggle is real when it comes to figuring out what to get the couple that...

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The Do's And Don'ts For End-Of-Year Teacher Gifts

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2016 | 11:56 AM

With the end of the school year upon us, you might be stuck on what to get for your child's teacher. The fact is, gifts are symbolic and convey meaning and the right gift goes a long way. Here are some of the dos and don'ts of teacher gifting to...

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8 Of The Coolest Gifts For New Or Soon-To-Be Dads

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2016 | 5:36 PM

Newborns come packaged with a certain amount of chaos; spit up, diaper disasters, stress and sleepless nights are the dark side of every new parent's reality. Dads may not go through labour, but more than ever today's generation are taking an increasingly proactive role in caring for their offspring, proudly...

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