Rakuten (previously known as Ebates) is one of the absolute best shopping portals out there – an easy way to earn extra cashback (or valuable Amex Membership Rewards points!) on your online shopping. And for the next few hours, it’s even better.
Rakuten is offering a $30 referral bonus to any new members who sign up and make their first purchase of $30 or more. And from there, you can refer friends and earn another $30 bonus for each referral that spends $30, too! This bonus runs through May 11, so you’ve got a few more days to sign up. No need to rush to make your first purchase, though – you’ve got 90 days to do that and still earn the bonus.
Hundreds of online stores and services are available through Rakuten. And Rakuten is constantly offering special bonuses on select retailers, making it easier to earn even more than $30 cashback on your first purchase. For example, you can currently earn double cashback rates at dozens of stores like 15% back on eBags, 10% cashback on Shoes.com, 8% cashback at Aveda, and more.
Let’s say you want to get ready for when it’s time to travel again and buy some new luggage, settling on a $150 Samsonite carry-on bag on sale for $69.99. Sign up for Rakuten to make sure you’re eligible for that $30 bonus. Then just click through to eBags to earn 15% cashback on your purchase as well – another $10.50.
Boom. You earned $40 cashback, effectively buying a new $150 carry-on bag for less than $30.
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 receive an extra $30 reward after your first purchase of $30 or more through Rakuten by signing up through our link by May 11. Full disclosure: We also get a bonus, so we appreciate it if you use 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 hundreds of stores. You’ll get paid every three months, through either a paper check or a PayPal transfer.
Or you can even set it up to earn American Express points rather than cashback.
This is a tremendous bonus at a time when we’re all shopping online more than ever. Sign up for Rakuten and start earning something back on your online shopping today before this bonus ends!