While everyone is at home, the focus should certainly be in the racking up of points in preparation to use them when the time comes (as opposed to being sad about not traveling!). The new Rakuten bonus for new customers is a quick and easy way to do just that with either 3,000 Amex points or $30 for signing up and starting your spending!
Get a Free 3,000 Amex Points or $30 – Just for Being a New Rakuten Customer and Shopping
How Does it Work?
To start, Rakuten (formerly Ebates) is a large online shopping portal. Just start your regular online shopping through them to earn valuable points or cash back. You will pay the same prices as going directly but you will earn points along the way!
To earn the 3,000 point / $30 bonus, all you need to do is to sign-up (I will earn points as well) for this free program and spend $30 at some online retailer. Done!
Points or Cash?
The great thing with Rakuten is that you can choose to use super valuable American Express Membership Reward points at the same 1:1 as you would earn with cash. All you need is an Amex card that earns Membership Reward points to do this.
After that, you can convert those points to airlines that give you some great bang for your spending buck!
But, if you don’t have an Amex card that earns MR points or you prefer cash, you can always earn the $30 instead. So, when you spend a minimum of $30 with this offer (can be at any retailer through Rakuten), you will end up getting $30 back later – perfect!
Getting to earn some extra cash or points while home is fantastic. If you have not already signed up for Rakuten, definitely do it before May 1 to take advantage of this extra bonus! Plus, it will let you start earning on every online purchase you make through Rakuten!