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These awesome Black Friday deals can actually earn you money

The holiday season is one of the busiest and most expensive, times of the year. Between family get-togethers and Secret Santa gift exchanges with friends, you might feel overwhelmed at the thought of making all your needed purchases.

One of our top tips for saving extra money during the holiday season is to use Rakuten (formerly Ebates), which offers up to 30% cashback when shopping at over 750 stores! Not only do you get a $5 cash bonus for signing up, but you also get to avoid crowded parking lots and malls by shopping online. And if you were already a loyal Ebates user, nothing changed but the name you still get money back for shopping at all of your favourite stores!

To help you save a little extra and score the best deals this winter, we've put together some of the hottest holiday gifts that offer cashback. These must-have items will make any recipient happy, and you'll even score some savings with Rakuten! You can also browse through their weekly "hot deals" for additional savings. 

FOR THE BEAUTY LOVER

You can never go wrong with skincare gift sets for a beauty-lover and shopping the must-have Sephora products through Rakuten will give you up to 5% cashback! The Laniege Essentials To Go Kit includes a Multi Cleanser, Water Bank Essence and Moisture Cream which work together to help you achieve your best skin. The Multi Cleanser, infused with skin-nourishing papaya, helps remove dead surface skin while also removing impurities. The Water Bank Essence and Moisture cream retain and lock in long-lasting moisture.

Another great pick is the Laneige Mini Pore Heating & Clean Duo, which is an effective solution for oiliness, dullness and uneven texture!

SHOP: LANEIGE Essentials To Go Kit, $17  |  LANEIGE Mini Pore Heating & Clean Duo, $30

FOR THE LITTLE ONES

There is nothing cuter than gifting a cozy two-piece sleep set to the little ones in your life. Graphic pajama sets are the perfect option for a holiday present! We love the adorable sets at Old Navy for their fun patterns and prints. Best of all, you can get up to 6% cashback when purchasing this Pajama set through Rakuten. 

SHOP: Graphic Pajama Set, $36.99

FOR THE FASHION GAL

With the teddy coat trend in full force, we're head over heels for Banana Republic's Sherpa Cocoon Coat. The luxe, vegan-friendly faux fur coat has a beautiful cocoon cut that feels as warm and cozy as it looks. The toasted marshmallow colour complements perfectly with almost any wardrobe staples. When you shop it through Rakuten, you can get up to 8% off! 

SHOP: Sherpa Cocoon Coat, $280

FOR THE TECH-LOVER

From school assignments to passion projects, having a fast and high-performance device is a necessity these days! The Surface Laptop 3 checks all our must-have criteria when it comes to style and function. From the slim finish to its incredible battery life, it's easy to toss into your bag and work from without limitations. With such a big purchase, any deal makes a difference. When using Rakuten you can get up to 7% cashback on Microsoft products!

SHOP: Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, $2,689

FOR THE NEW HOME-OWNER

It's no secret that Dyson has made a name for itself through their powerful and innovative vacuums.Whether you're shopping for a new home-owner or for yourself, investing in a Dyson vacuum is something you won't regret, especially when you get 10% cashback thanks to Rakuten.ca! 

SHOP: Dyson Ball Animal 2, $599

To earn Cash Back, simply go to Rakuten.ca and click through to one of the partner retail sites, like Walmart, Amazon, or Canadian Tire, and then complete your purchase on that retailer’s site. Rakuten.ca then tracks your purchase and you receive a percentage of everything you buy back in cash!

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