March 29, 2021 11:42pm CST
You know... I am always seeing these commercials about Rakuten. Their jingle is forever etched in my brain. LOL Basically when adding their link to your web browser, they will search to see if you can get a percentage and/or $$$ of what you spent back. They do all the calculating for you. Plus... Will keep adding whatever you have earned into your Rakuten account on a regular basis. Then once it hits the threshold limit of $10; then they will will either send you a check for that amount and/or anything over the threshold amount through the mail; or send it to your PayPal account. Since most of my shopping is now being done online, I decided to try them out. I just checked my account, and I already have $10 so far that will be deposited in my PayPal account on May 15th. Plus... I still have two pending charges that has not gone through... Using this company really does work! I don't know if I will ever go back to shopping at brick and mortar stores on a regular basis. I am having fun getting all these discounts. It is not a great deal of money. But a buck is a buck, and I will take it anyway they want to give it to me.
8 people like this
• United States
It's really worth it. I've been using it a lot lately; if you're already making the purchase, why not get a little bit of what you're spending back? Sometimes I switch to RetailMeNot because they have a higher percentage of cash back on certain transactions, but it doesn't happen too often. If you want to boost your savings a bit more, a lot of the time you can get discounted gift cards through Raise and then use them to pay for a transaction done through Rakuten, which will still give you the cash back on the purchase. I usually end up triple-dipping on those transactions because I use a rewards credit card that gives me 5% of what I spend back to buy the gift cards through Raise.
• Jacksonville, Florida
I use a rewards card too. I also use Capital One shopping. However, Rakuten will cancel theirs if they see I activated the Capital One link. So what I end up doing is going with the one who offers me the most with that transaction. I also will look into RetailMeNot. I had no idea they offered money back too.
• Jacksonville, Florida
It is not a place to shop. You just add a link to your browser and they search for discounts for you in places where you do shop. Then once you reached the threshold amount, they will send you the money. It is basically paying you to shop at your favorite places.