Rakuten (formerly known as eBates) is one of our favorite ways to save money when you shop online. And it's easy: Just click through Rakuten first on your way to thousands of different online retailers and you'll earn cashback (or American Express Membership Rewards points) for your purchase. The best part? It's completely free to use.
And now Rakuten is out with a new offer to sweeten the deal for new members. New members who sign up for Rakuten using this link will receive 3,000 American Express Membership Rewards points after spending $25 or more within 90 days of opening an account.
You must have a credit card open that earns American Express Membership Rewards points to take advantage of this offer. That means cards like the Platinum Card from American Express or the American Express Gold Card – a co-branded Delta or Hilton Amex card won't cut it.
If you'd rather earn cash than American Express Membership Rewards points, you can sign up using our referral link and earn $10 after you spend $25 in the first 90 days. Full disclosure: We also get a bonus, so we appreciate it if you use our link!
How Rakuten Works
Getting in on these cashback bonuses is easy. First, sign up for Rakuten if you haven’t already. As a bonus, you’ll also receive either 3,000 American Express Membership Rewards points after your first purchase of $25 or more through Rakuten. Alternatively, you could earn a $10 bonus by signing up through our link.
Whether you’re shopping at Amazon and Target or buying a Blue Apron subscription, you’ll get a percentage of your purchase price back from thousands of stores. You’ll get paid out every three months, through either a paper check, a PayPal transfer, or a deposit into your American Express Membership Rewards account.
Rakuten is one of the easiest shopping portals to use to earn points or cashback on your online shopping. And this new promotion to earn 3,000 Membership Rewards points just for signing up is just another example.