Any aspiring or seasoned traveler knows that the holiday shopping season is a great way to pile up extra cashback (or points) on any online shopping. And Rakuten (formerly known as Ebates) is making it easy to do just that.
The online shopping portal is offering 15% cashback rates at more than 600 stores for Cyber Monday. That’s a massive return, and one of the biggest promotions Rakuten has run all year. A small subset of stores is offering a whopping 20% cashback!
Better yet, any Rakuten user can earn Amex points – at a rate of 15x per dollar in place of 15% cashback. That’s a simple way to boost your Amex Membership Rewards points balance for the holiday – and these credit card points can go far.
The full list of stores offering 15% is enormous, so make sure to check it out for yourself. Here are some highlights, including some travel companies
- Caesar’s Entertainment
- Columbia Sportwear
- Eagle Creek
- Intercontinental Hotels Group
- J. Crew Factory
- Keen Footwear
- OYO Hotels
- Radisson Blu
- Saks 5th Avenue
- Saks Off 5th
- The North Face
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 an extra $10 reward after your first purchase of $25 or more through Rakuten by signing up through our link. 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 out 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. Those points will deposit quarterly, too.
Rakuten is one of the easiest shopping portals to use to earn points or cashback on your Cyber Monday shopping. And this 15%/15x point promotion is just another example.
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