Ebates is NOW Rakuten! Same great product, just a new name!
This is my honest review. All links to Rakuten are to my referral link. When you join, you will also get a referral link to share with your friends to earn additional cash back.
If you do any shopping online, whether it’s at a department store, discount store, travel, or vacations, you are leaving money on the table if you’re not shopping through an online portal, such as Rakuten.
What is Rakuten?
This online reward program that offers its members a percentage of their purchases back in cash when they shop online through their Rakuten account.
I use it on almost every online purchase. Recently, I earned cash back on airline tickets, a hotel stay, and online purchases at Walmart, Target, and Kohl’s–and that was on top of all of the crazy coupons and Kohl’s cash that Kohl’s offers.
That’s just a smidge of the over 2500 big name retailers included. You’ll find other stores such as, Under Armor, Dicks, Macy’s, JC Penney, Old Navy, and so many more.
During the holiday season, some stores will double their cash back. For example, during Black Friday weekend, Kohl’s offered 6% cash back instead of their normal 3%. And they were not alone in doubling their percentage. I did most of my holiday shopping that weekend to take advantage of the extra cash back.
How to Earn Cash Back with Rakuten:
The first step to start earning cash back is to join. It’s FREE!
After joining, there are two ways you can access the cash back rebates:
1) Before you shop online, connect to the store’s website through your Rakuten account.
2) OR activate the Rakuten Cash Back Button on Google Chrome. This is my preferred method, because you’ll see a small Rakuten pop-up in the top right corner when you enter an online store that has active Rakuten. (See red circle in top right corner in pic below.)
I love the button feature, because in the past, I’ve forgotten to check the Rakuten website before I made a purchase and missed out on some cash.
This button eliminates that as it pops up automatically and I don’t have to worry about missing out on the cash back. Also, Rakuten will alert you with another small popup button of available coupons to apply.
Rakuten also alerts on you Google searches. Seriously, the app has your money-saving back!
Show me the money!
Every 3 months, a check or Paypal payment is sent when Cash Back rebates earned is in excess of $5.00. It’s that easy!
(Pretend this check below is from Rakuten. I don’t have a photo yet of a check from Rakuten.)
Shop on your phone? Good News!!
If you shop on your phone or iPad, you can now download the Rakuten mobile app.
Join today with my referral link and start earning cash back!!