Gear: eBags for Travel Stuff (and Combo Discounts)

Just about every travel blogger shills for eBags at one time or another, so I guess this is my turn. The thing is, we actually buy a lot of stuff from this site. Basically, eBags is an internet shopping portal to buy luggage and other travel related items. They have their own eBags-branded luggage and travel accessories line, as well as a good selection of other brands like Tumi, Kelsey, Samsonite, American Tourister, Travelpro, Kenneth Cole, etc.

But what makes this such a compelling site is the ability to COMBO DISCOUNTS! Now, I’m skipping a post or two that would discuss shopping portals and the everyday earning points/miles/cash hustle, but let me share some real examples of what I’m talking about:

Tumi Voyageur Daniella Small Backpack. Image Credit: courtesy of Tumi and eBags.

T wanted this bag, the Tumi Voyageur Daniella Small Backpack. It retails for $275. I had previously earned $24.48 in eBags Rewards which was applied to this purchase. Then, I used an Amex Offer for $10 credit off a $50 purchase (and earned 1% in Amex Membership Rewards Points for the purchase). I also took advantage of a shopping portal, Top Cash Back, to get 20% cash back. And earned 20% in eBags Rewards for a future purchase. So, $24.48 (eBags Rewards applied) + $10.00 (Amex Offer credit) + $50.10 (Top Cash Back cash back) + $2.50 (Amex Membership Points earned) = $87.08 in discounts + $50.10 in future eBags Rewards. Which dropped the Tumi backpack to $187.92, or 68% of the retail price (with no shipping charge or tax).

eBags Professional Weekender Backpack. Image Credit: courtesy of eBags.

I then got this bag above (after waiting for the eBags Rewards to credit). This is an eBags-branded backpack, the Professional Weekender, and it’s a nice, quality bag. Lots of smartly placed pockets and good padding. The only complaint I’d have is the zippers can be a little loud when you bounce the bag around. In any event, it retails for $134.99 and was on sale for 25% off, or $33.75. The eBags Rewards were $55.10. I used another Amex Offer for $10 credit off a $50 purchase (and earned 1% in Amex Membership Rewards Points). Then I used a different shopping portal, Ebates, for 12% back, or $12.15. And earned 5% in eBags Rewards for a future purchase. So, $33.75 (25% sale discount) + $50.10 (eBags Rewards applied) + $10.00 (Amex Offer credit) + $12.15 (Ebates cash back) + $0.51 (Amex Membership Points earned) = $106.51 in discounts + $5.06 in future eBags Rewards. Which dropped the eBags backpack to $28.48, or 21% of the retail price (with no shipping charge or tax).

So, that’s my (triple) endorsement and shill. Because how are you going to travel if you spent all your money on backpacks?

Use this link to eBags for an extra 20% off and free shipping.

Use this link to Top Cash Back for cash back shopping (and no additional bonus).

Use this link to Ebates for cash back shopping and a $10 sign-up bonus.

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