Rakuten: Get Cash Back When You Shop!

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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 the individual retailer’s 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? Plus, get a $30 Cash Bonus when you join today! There are no sign-up or membership fees to pay either.

How Do They get Paid?

It works by affiliate links. Don’t worry, you don’t need to know anything technological. Basically, the stores pay Rakuten for these links so you can experience one-stop shopping and get rewarded.

Rakuten gets paid, the stores get paid, and you get paid.

OMG, I sound like Oprah!

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Ebates for Online Shopping

Ebates for online shopping

Have you tried Ebates yet for online shopping?  It is a free website that actually pays you cash to shop.  Instead of points, you get a specific percentage of cashback with each purchase.  Different stores offer different percentages of cashback.   Unlike many other online shopping sites, Ebates included stores ship to Canada as well as to the USA. 

Participating stores include Old Navy, Amazon, Forever 21, Microsoft, Dyson, Lululemon, and many more. Over 750 stores to choose from, with many of your favourites included.

Ebates for online shopping
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What are you waiting for?  Try Ebates today, to finish (or start) your Christmas shopping.  Membership is free and easy to set up.


Ebates is now called Rakuten. The premise is the same as are the rewards. Basically, you get money back for buying things you may or may not need. Online shopping has become so convenient, especially with longstanding pandemic restrictions. It certainly doesn’t hurt when you are rewarded to shop with money back with every purchase.

Try it today to discover how easy it is to both spend and earn money. It seems counterintuitive, but if you limit your shopping to things you were planning to buy anyway, it makes sense to do so using a reward program like Rakuten.

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