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Today Only! Get Up to 20X Amex Points / 20% Cash Back at Hundreds of Retailers!

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Written by Charlie

See if you are eligible to get this great 20% cash back deal or 20X Amex points with this special Rakuten sale! You will get at least 15%!

This week, shopping portal giant Rakuten is offering 15% cash back (or 15X Amex points if you have linked your Amex Membership Reward earning cards to Rakuten and selected Amex points) at hundreds of stores. But, they are also running what they call a “VIP Access” deal for 20% back – today only!

Special “VIP Access” Rakuten Deal Today!

Link: Rakuten VIP Access Deal

I am not sure if this is open to all members or just select members so that is why I listed it as up to 20%. I know that this morning I saw that I have 100+ retailers offering 20% cash back (or, for me since I selected this, 20X Amex points).

As I said, hundreds of stores are offering 15% back this week but this special 20% back is only for today (May 8). You can see them all here (if you are eligible for the VIP access). Here are some of my top picks:

  • Adidas
  • Bombas
  • Famous Footwear
  • Finish Line
  • Gamestop
  • LEGO (up to 20%)
  • Oakley
  • Rosetta Stone
  • ShoeMall
  • Sixt Rent a Car
  • Skechers
  • Zappos

For the 15% deal, there are even more retailers! And everyone is eligible for that! If you do not currently have a Rakuten account, it is free to sign up for – in fact, you will get $40 back yourself after you make a qualifying purchase of $40 at any retailers through Rakuten (and I will get $40 as well – thanks!).


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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.