Make a purchase today instead of Tuesday or the next day, and chances are good that you’ll save an extra 10%.
That means you can earn 10% cash back on online purchases from more than 200 retailers and other merchants if you shop through the Rakuten site today. And that’s on top of any savings you rack up from other forms of hunting for bargains — such as shopping sales or paying with a cash-back credit card.
The 200 retailers and other merchants where you can earn 10% cash back on purchases today include names like:
- 1-800 Contacts
- Bass Pro Shops
- Big Lots
- Cost Plus World Market
- Forever 21
- IT Cosmetics
- J.C. Penney
- Men’s Wearhouse
- Michael Kors
- Milani Cosmetics
- New Balance
- Old Navy
- Ralph Lauren
- Sally Beauty
- Saks Off 5th
- The Container Store
- The North Face
- Under Armour
- Vitamin Shoppe
To view the complete list of retailers that are participating, visit Rakuten’s Member Appreciation Day webpage.
How it works
Rakuten, formerly known as Ebates, is a cash-back portal. By doing your online shopping through its website or app, you’ll earn cash back — during this promotion and in the future — on purchases from any of more than 2,000 retailers that partner with Rakuten.
How is that possible? It’s simple: Rakuten receives a commission from retailers for referring online shoppers to those retailers’ websites. Then, Rakuten shares that commission with shoppers.
It’s free to sign up for a Rakuten account, and it’s free to use the portal.
Rakuten is among the oldest and best-known cash-back portals, but it’s not the only one. Others include Drop, TopCashback and Swagbucks Shop. Additionally, the free app Ibotta enables you to earn cash back on both online and in-store purchases.
Even if you already have a Rakuten account, you might want to check out other cash-back portals because different portals often offer different cash-back percentages for a given retailer.
Check out “3 Websites That Pay You for Shopping” to learn more about cash-back portals in general and how the different ones compare.
Do you use cash-back portals? Let us know which ones and why by commenting below or on the Money Talks News Facebook page.
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