Rakuten (formerly Ebates) is back with another 1 day special on rewarding you for starting your online shopping through them! If you have an American Express Membership Rewards earning card, this means earning 10 Amex points per dollar at a whole bunch of stores! For everyone else, 10% back isn’t that shabby either!
Earn 10 Amex Points Per Dollar or 10% Cash Back
How Rakuten Works
Rakuten (the old Ebates) is just another shopping portal website where they pay you to start your online shopping through your site. You will still see all the same prices and deals at your favorite online stores, it is just that you are benefitting from the nice online arrangement where the store is using Rakuten to get you to them. Hey, it’s cash back in your pocket for shopping you would do anyway!
Just remember that you are not able to use any coupons that are not either found on the retailer’s home page or on the Rakuten page to get the cash back! To get started (if you don’t have an Rakuten account), you can sign up through my referral link. I will get $25 and you will get $10 after you spend $25 through one of their store links – win-win for both of us!
While some of the 100+ stores may not be some to get overly excited about, there are some nice increases on other retailers that normally pay out in the low single digits. Those are the ones you are going to want to focus on. At the same time, make sure you take a quick gander over at CashBack Monitor to make sure you are getting the best deal for the store you shop at.
The real winner of the portal is the ability to earn American Express Membership Reward points instead of cash back. Most of us would value Membership Reward points at close to 2 cents per point in redemption value making it almost twice as good as earning the cash back!
Get Shopping and Saving!
To see the full list of retailers that this promotion is running with, click this link to see them and pick out your favorites! Remember, you need to click, shop, and check out today (January 13) to get that extra cash back.