I Just Got a Surprise $100 from Rakuten

I’ll admit, now that Amazon Prime has totally taken over internet shopping I haven’t been doing much online shopping on other sites. However, I did book some travel through Expedia and I remembered to activate the cash back option through Rakuten. I totally forgot about this and to my delight I had $109 show up in my PayPal account today. 🙂

Now I know, this isn’t going to get me a new house or anything. But a free $100 isn’t a bad deal, especially when you aren’t expecting it!

Here’s how it works:

Sign up with Rakuten. (If you used Ebates back in the day, this is the same company, they just changed their name.)

Activate the plug-in so that whenever you’re on a site that has a cash back option, it will remind you to “activate” the deal.

Just shop like you normally would.

Wait a month or two and get free money into your PayPal (or whatever cash app you’ve signed up with).

That’s it. Easy peasy money with no strings.

Want more details? Here you go:

  1. Create an Account
  • Go to www.rakuten.com and click on the “Join” button at the top right corner.
  • Enter your email address and create a password.
  • Provide additional information like your name, address, and phone number.
  • Agree to the terms and conditions, and complete the registration process.
  1. Browse and Search for Products
  • Use the search bar at the top of the page to look for specific products or categories.
  • Alternatively, you can browse through different departments like electronics, fashion, home & kitchen, etc.
  • Filter your search results by price, brand, rating, and other criteria.
  1. Add Items to Your Cart
  • Click on the product you’re interested in to view its details, prices, and seller information.
  • Select the desired options (size, color, etc.) and quantity.
  • Click the “Add to Cart” button to add the item to your shopping cart.
  1. Checkout Process
  • Once you’ve added all the desired items to your cart, click the “Cart” icon at the top right corner.
  • Review your order summary and make any necessary changes.
  • Click the “Checkout” button to proceed to the payment process.
  • If you’re a new customer, you’ll need to enter your shipping and billing information.
  • Select your preferred shipping method and enter any applicable promo codes.
  • Choose your payment method (credit/debit card, PayPal, etc.) and enter your payment details.
  • Review your order one last time and click “Place Your Order” to complete the purchase.
  1. Track Your Order
  • After placing your order, you’ll receive an order confirmation email with tracking information.
  • Log in to your Rakuten account and go to the “Orders” section to view the status of your order.
  • You can track the shipping progress and get an estimated delivery date.
  1. Earn Cash Back and Rakuten Points
  • Rakuten offers cash back on many purchases from their partner stores.
  • You can also earn Rakuten Points for every dollar spent, which can be redeemed for future purchases or gift cards.
  • Check the cash back rates and point earning opportunities before making a purchase.
  1. Manage Your Account
  • Update your account information, including your password, address, and payment methods.
  • View your order history and track any open orders.
  • Manage your cash back and Rakuten Points balance.
  • Access additional features like wish lists, product reviews, and subscription services.

Remember, Rakuten is an online marketplace with various third-party sellers, so the specific details (shipping times, return policies, etc.) may vary depending on the seller you purchase from. Always read the seller’s information carefully before making a purchase.

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