Cyber Monday is here and Rakuten will truly put some nice cash back back into your pocket. Last week they were offering 15% cash back at many popular stores, but for today only, many of you will actually receive 20% cash back on many of your online shopping purchases. Rakuten is sending out exclusive emails, so make sure to check your email to see if you are eligible for the 20% cash back offer.
Now, even if you are not targeted, you’ll still want to take the extra minute to go through the site first as many stores are still offering 15% cash back. And, if you are not yet a member, you’ll want to sign up now as you can earn an extra $40 bonus simply with your online shopping purchases.
Some of the popular 20% cash back stores include: Neiman Marcus, Shoes.com, Hunter, Art.com and more. And for those of you at the 15% mark, you can still find this increased cash back at Bloomingdales, H&M, Gamstop, Nike, Intermix, Adidas, Coach, Madewell, Dell, Carter’s and much more.
As mentioned previously, if you are new to Rakuten, you can earn a whopping $40 simply by using the site within the first 90 days of signing up. All you have to do is make cumulative purchases of $40 or more to trigger the bonus. This is the highest bonus offer you’ll ever seen from this site, which makes using this site for your first purchase — at the bare minimum — well worth it.
Once you are a member, you can then continue to share the site with friends and family and you’ll receive a referral bonus. Learn more about the sign up offer here.
What is an online shopping portal?
Now, for those of you who have no idea what an online shopping portal is, here is my quick explanation:
It is an online website that you go to first when you are looking to purchase an item online. From the shopping portal, you’ll search for the desired store you are looking to make the purchase at (i.e., Gap, Macy’s, REI, 1-800-FLOWERS, etc.) and you will then be taken directly to the merchants website.
You’ll then continue to shop at that merchant the same exact way as if you went to the site first. Your purchase is tracked in the background and you’ll then earn points, miles or cash back (depending on the site used) for your purchase. There is absolutely no reason not to earn these extra points/miles or free money! It literally takes an extra minute of your time.
So if you shopping online at all today, make sure to go through an online shopping portal. While Rakuten, is offering a nice payout at many online merchants, make sure to compare the cash back you’ll receive against some other cash back sites, such as TopCashBack, RebatesMe and Mr. Rebates. You can even use the cash back aggregator cashbackmonitor.com and evrewards.com to compare the cash back — or points and miles, if you prefer — between all of the sites.