Is it too soon to talk about shopping? I know many of us have had our fill of shopping with the holiday season so recently behind us, but some things we have to buy anyway, Christmas or not. Not to mention, there are lots of deals to be had this time of year. Check out Rakuten to earn rebates when you shop, it’s that easy.
What is Rakuten?
Rakuten is an awesome online shopping site that gives you cash back and rewards when you shop with them. Formerly known as Ebates, they were founded way back in 1998. There are currently over 750 stores to shop from, including Hudson’s Bay, Indigo.ca, Canadian Tire, Old Navy, and Sephora. Instead of shopping on individual retailer websites, you shop with Rakuten. It’s very simple.
Why Shop This Way?
You get paid to shop for things you’re already buying. Why not get a rebate back? Or, things you want that you could get for cheaper; bargains are much appreciated these days. Plus, get a $30 Cash Bonus when you join today!
Although Rakuten is an international shopping rewards program, I use the Canadian site. For fellow readers inclined to shop from Canadian stores to support our economy, do the same. Anyone else should check out which of the participating thirty countries or regions is most convenient to you.
No Membership or Sign-up Fees!
Joining Rakuten does not require sign-up or membership fees either.
Add Rakuten to Google Chrome
You can add a button in Google Chrome (click the link and follow the steps) so when you are shopping online, you will be notified if you are perusing the site of one of the stores Rakuten is affiliated with. That way you won’t forget to get your rewards. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy as my granddaughter would say.
How Do They get Paid?
It works by affiliate links. Don’t worry, you don’t need to know anything technical. Basically, the stores pay Rakuten for these links so you can experience one-stop shopping and get rewarded. Log onto their site, click on a participating store, and you will be notified what percentage of the cost you will be rewarded with. Yes, it’s that simple, I promise.
Rakuten gets paid, the stores get paid, and you get paid.
OMG, I sound like Oprah!
3 thoughts on “Rakuten: Get Cash Back When You Shop!”
I use Rakuten and have been using Great Canadian Rebates even longer. I check the percentages between the two of them as often there are weekend specials. SO easy to use.
haven’t tried GCR, will check them out