I am sure that you have probably seen some of the commercials for Rakuten (formerly Ebates) on television recently. I decided that I wanted to give it a try and see if it was worth my while. I signed up and started going through their site when I wanted to purchase something online. It was definitely worth a try, and I will continue to use this service.
I received a total of $64.11 cashback in just a couple of months. These were purchases that I would have made online regardless if I were participating in their program.
A good example of how it works is that I just recently purchased a pair of Sketchers Women’s GoWalk Sneakers from Macy’s online. I received 20% off the regular price and then since I had gone through Rakuten, I received an additional 15% cashback ($6.00) and free shipping, It was a total savings of $16.00 (plus what the shipping charges would have been). Rakuten will be sending me a check for my purchases during this quarter in November. The checks are mailed quarterly (February, May, August, and November).
The percentage that you receive in cashback changes regularly. When I made the purchase they were having a special of 15% cashback for Macy’s. The normal cashback amount for Macy’s is usually 3% but they do offer double cashback specials and they also have days where the percentage is more than double. I have downloaded the app on my laptop so when I go to the store’s site, Rakuten will give me a pop up asking if I want to activate the cashback and it lets me know what the cashback is at the time. This is extremely convenient.
You can take advantage of this cashback program when you shop online at Macy’s, Kohls, Amazon, Sephora, Walmart, and Ebay, just to name a few. They participate with over 2,500 stores. They also offer double cash back savings, in-store cashback, discounts on travel and vacations as well as incentives when your friends or family sign up and use the service.
You have to wonder how they can offer these savings. It is called affiliate marketing, the stores pay Rakuten for sending customers to their sites/stores and Rakuten rewards it’s customers for going through their site. I just appreciate saving money.
If you are interested in trying Rakuten and haven’t already, it’s FREE. Please click the link below and sign up. You will receive $10.00 just for signing up once you have made your first purchase. Anyone who refers another person will receive $25.00 for each referral. It is their “Give $10, Get $25” referral program. WIN-WIN