Rakuten

Jacksonville, Florida
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.
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7 responses
@yukimori (9544)
• United States
30 Mar
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.
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@myklj999 (56951)
• Olney, Illinois
30 Mar
Pretty sure that is either illegal immoral or fattening
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@yukimori (9544)
• United States
30 Mar
@myklj999 definitely a bit fattening, at least for my wallet...
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• Jacksonville, Florida
30 Mar
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.
@kaylachan (18168)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
30 Mar
I can't blame you. Anyway you can earn is good. I personally still perfer in-person shopping. I don't shop online often.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
30 Mar
I never did either, until Covid-19. Now I have gotten so used to it, I don't want to stop. LOL
@sharon6345 (273911)
• United States
30 Mar
I have them and capital one and I have another but forget the name. I get my check in the mail.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
30 Mar
I have Capital One too.
@sophie09 (35149)
• Indonesia
30 Mar
i thought rakuten was a survey site
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• Jacksonville, Florida
30 Mar
No. They basically pay you to shop.
@jstory07 (104072)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Mar
Some money is always better than no money. I am glad you are making some money online.
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@Janet357 (72295)
30 Mar
I know Rakuten but I have not shopped there yet
• Jacksonville, Florida
30 Mar
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.
@lazydaizee (3486)
• United Kingdom
31 Mar
I have heard of Rakuten but I did not know what they did, before today that is.