If you are doing any Cyber Monday online shopping today, you are absolutely going to want to go through an online shopping portal. This will be one of the best ways to maximize the cash back, points and miles earned on all your purchases. To celebrate this heavy online shopping day, Rakuten (formerly known as Ebates) is offering 20% cash back at about a dozen stores. Some popular stores include Shoes.com, eBags and Lands End.
Also, if you are new to this shopping portal, you’ll receive an additional $10 cash back if you spend $25 or more within the first 90 days of signing up.
In addition to those exclusive 20% cash back stores, Rakuten is offering 15% cash back at over 600+ additional merchants. You can essentially think about this as an extra 15% off your already discounted Cyber Monday sale price. This includes Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, The Container Store, Backountry.com and hundreds of others.
Earning your Cash Back at Rakuten on Cyber Monday
I first want to preface it that going through an online shopping portal to earn cash back will take you an extra minute, if that. Ultimately, you go to the shopping portal first, but complete your online shopping through the merchants site directly. In the background, the purchase is tracked and you’ll get credit by going through the portal.
- First, you go to Rakuten.com. To receive the $10 sign up bonus, you must sign up through a referral link (thank you in advance for using mine, but feel free to post yours in the comments section!)
- Search for the store you are looking to make a purchase at and click the green “Search” button. You can also access all the Cyber Monday bonus cash back stores here
- Click the “Shop Now” button. Right above it you’ll see the current cash back listed.
- Rakuten will then take you directly to the merchants site. For the example above, you will be taken directly to Shoes.com as if you typed that in your web browser to begin with. There is absolutely no difference, but you are now getting 20% cash back on your entire purchase, which is amazing!
This is a really good opportunity for cash back at participating merchants! For example, Shoes.com is currently offering 30% off your purchase (use coupon code CYBER19). That means on top of the 30% savings you’ll also receive 20% cash back on the final price paid. So a $100 purchase, for example, will cost you $70 and then you’ll receive $14 back from Rakuten! This is giving you 46% off your purchase.
Enjoy the extra savings!