Who loves free money? I know I sure do!
Thanks to our friends at Rakuten, I have an opportunity for you to win free money.
Rakuten has partnered with Money Manifesto and wants to give away a $100 Visa gift card to one lucky reader that’s also a Rakuten member.
To make things even sweeter, Rakuten is currently offering up to 14% cash back at certain stores for Valentine’s Day.
How To Enter
If you’re not a Rakuten member, simply sign up for Rakuten here then enter in the giveaway below.
To make the deal even sweeter, Rakuten offers a $10 welcome bonus for signing up. All you have to do is make a qualifying $25 purchase and you’ll get $10 added to your account.
If you’re already a Rakuten member, all you have to do is sign up for the giveaway. This includes people who previously had an Ebates account. Just use your Ebates/Rakuten email when entering below.
You can earn extra entries by following us on our social media accounts. See the giveaway link below for more details.
What Happened To Ebates?
Ebates is now Rakuten. Technically, Rakuten bought the Ebates company a while back.
They’ve been using both the Ebates and Rakuten brands for a while now. However, they’ve decided to fully shift over to Rakuten and are phasing out the Ebates name.
Don’t worry, though. Everything is staying the same but the name on the website. You have the same login, password and great cash back deals you’ve already received from Ebates in the past.
Why You Should Use Rakuten And How It Works
If you ever buy anything online, I personally believe you should be using Rakuten to earn cash back on the purchases you’re going to make anyway. I do!
Rakuten is the largest cash back website and partners with over 2,500 brands, so chances are you’ll be able to earn cash back at most of the places you already shop online. Their partners include major brands like Walmart and Best Buy, too.
All you have to do to earn cash back through Rakuten is visit their website and click a link to visit the store you want to shop at before you start shopping.
This link lets the store know Rakuten sent you their way. Rakuten will then earn a commission for the sale and share that commission with you in the form of cash back.
If you’re lazy like I am, you can simply install the Rakuten browser extension. Then, whenever you visit a site that qualifies for Rakuten cash back, a button will pop up asking you to click the button to earn cash back when shopping at that retailer.
What’s even better is they’ll tell you the cash back percentage you’ll earn before you click. I find using the Rakuten browser extension is the easiest way to make sure I always earn the cash back I deserve.
Limited Time Offer – Double Cash Back
As part of Rakuten’s Black Friday in July promotion, you can earn up to double cash back at hundreds of retailers. These high cash back rates are pretty awesome and will last until July 17th.
Make sure to sign up for a Rakuten account to see where you can start earning double cash back on the purchases you were going to make anyway.
My Personal Experience With Rakuten
I’ve been a Rakuten member since June 2017. The company was called Ebates when I signed up, but it’s the same thing now.
I don’t do a ton of online shopping, but I do want to earn cash back for the little bit of shopping I do. I decided to install the Rakuten browser extension so I never forget to activate cash back prior to shopping and it has worked like a charm.
Over the almost 2 years I’ve been a Rakuten member, I’ve earned cash back on many of my typical online retail shopping trips at places like Walmart.com and Overstock.com. I’ve also earned cash back for hotel stays and auto insurance quotes, too.
I get a check each quarter for the cash back I’ve earned and we use the money toward our next vacation.
Don’t forget to sign up for the giveaway for your chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. All you have to do is sign up for Rakuten and use the form above to enter.