/R E P E A T -- Interview opportunity: Get the best Boxing Day deals while shopping in your pyjamas/

TORONTO, Dec. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Each Boxing Day Canadians are faced with a choice: their sanity or an incredible deal on a new TV, tablet or coveted pair of boots.

Now they don't have to make that choice; they can avoid the chaos and crowds of the mall altogether and shop from the comfort of home, because the best deals are available online.  Online shopping expert, Adrienne Down Coulson, General Manager, Ebates Canada (Ebates.ca), is available for an interview about how Canadians can get the best Boxing Day deals without braving the store crowds.

Adrienne's tips include:

It is worth it to wait until Boxing Day: Although many retailers hold sales the week leading up to Christmas, waiting until Boxing Day to shop still has its advantages. Many retailers in Canada will offer even deeper discounts on Boxing Day and the sales can last all the way through to January 1st. The types of products where you may find great discounts include electronics (such as TVs, video game consoles), home appliances and apparel. Ebates.ca will be posting a preview of its Boxing Day sales on December 22.

Shop online: Why brave the lines and the chaos with 100,000 other people at a mall if you don't need to? Many retailers start their Boxing Day sales at midnight on December 25. Isn't it more civilized to be at home on your computer instead? As well, shopping online through Ebates.ca allows you to get cash back on your purchase. For big ticket items like electronics, a percentage of your purchase in cash back can really add up.

The benefits of cash back shopping: When you shop online on Boxing Day and during Boxing Week you will earn double cash back from many retail partners of Ebates.ca. You will receive your cash back cheque in the New Year. You may want to use this money as a reward for a gift for yourself, or you may want to pay off some debt from your holiday shopping.

About Ebates.ca:

Canadian site, Ebates.ca, gives you a percentage of your purchase back in cash when you shop at more than 500 of the most well-known brands online including Victoria's Secret, The Bay, Indigo.ca and Old Navy.  Plus Ebates.ca aggregates coupons, coupon codes and discounts for each retailer on its site, saving shoppers time and even more money.

Shopping through Ebates.ca is easy. You simply begin your online shopping at the Ebates.ca site, click through to one of the partner retail sites and then complete your purchase on that site. Ebates.ca then tracks your purchase and you receive a percentage of everything you buy back in cash. Ebates.ca records your cash back in your account balance and every quarter you receive a cheque.

SOURCE: Ebates.ca

For further information:

To book an interview, please contact:

Carolyn Abbass, Paradigm Public Relations, 416-605-3814, cabbass@paradigmpr.ca

Steve Presant, Paradigm Public Relations, 647-448-0232, spresant@paradigmpr.ca

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