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Ebates Survey: Half of American Men Think Mom Wants Roses or Jewelry This Mother's Day and They are Wrong!

SAN FRANCISCO - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Ebates.com, the pioneer and leader in online cash back shopping, today announced results from its annual Mother's Day shopping survey that discovered more than half of American men (55 percent) think the mom in their life wants to receive roses, while the #1 item women actually want is a gift card to their favorite store.

The national survey conducted online by TNS Global on behalf of Ebates.com in April 2013 among 1,000 adults learned that mom would also like to receive a spa day, a homemade gift and jewelry. The ranking differs from last year's 2012 Ebates.com Mother's Day survey that previously found women ranked a spa day as their #1 gift of choice.

Half of American men (49 percent) also ranked jewelry as a top gift they believe mom wants for Mother's Day- a gift item that only 1 out of 5 (22 percent) women would actually want to receive.

Top Gifts Moms Want This
Mother's Day

Percent of Moms
Who Said This

Top Gifts Men Think
Moms Want This Mother's

Percent of Men
Who Said This

1. Gift card to favorite store 36 percent 1. Roses 55 percent
2. Homemade gift 24 percent 2. Jewelry 49 percent
3. Spa day 24 percent 3. Gift card to favorite store 44 percent
4. Jewelry 22 percent 4. Spa day 34 percent
5. Roses 21 percent 5. Perfume 34 percent

The survey also found almost 1 out of 3 (28 percent) men will spend between $20 and $50 on a gift for mom.

"Buying the right gift for mom can be a challenge and we want to help make finding that perfect present easy and affordable for everybody," says Ebates CEO, Kevin H. Johnson. "We offer cash back on the gifts mom wants-whether it's a gift card from her favorite store, spa treatment, jewelry, or flowers."

Now through May 12, Mother's Day shoppers can receive up to 40% cash back on select retailers via Ebates. For more details on specific retailers participating in the special Mother's Day offer, visit Ebates.com.

About Ebates

Over 1,500 online stores have joined the roster of retailers that offer cash back, special deals including free shipping, and over 5000 coupons to members of Ebates.com. The free membership allows consumers to shop online at their favorite retailers while earning a percentage of every purchase they make; paid quarterly in the form of a "Big Fat Check" or through PayPal. From niceties to necessities, members of Ebates benefit from incentives at top-name merchants for everything from furniture to fashion and appliances to airfare. Because shopping with Ebates is hassle-free: no rebate forms to fill out and no points or miles to redeem, the site supports a strong community of savvy shoppers across the country and around the world.

Survey Methodology

This survey was conducted online within the United States by TNS Global via its omnibus product on behalf of Ebates from April 18-21, among 1,000 adults ages 18 and older. For complete survey methodology, including raw data and weighting variables, please contact Jessica Cooper at Grayling.

for Ebates.com
Jessica Cooper, 415-442-4036

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