Here’s a quick way to get some free cash well you’re home during the pandemic. Rakuten, which used to be eBates, is an online shopping portal which offers cash backs when you shop through their portal.
They are offering new members $40 free, after signing up and making a purchase of $40 or more, meaning you’re essentially getting a free $40 item or gift card.
There’s 100’s of online stores where you can shop through including Best Buy, lululemon, Macy’s, Nike, Gap as well as my favorite which is GiftCards.com.
- If you’re interested in getting your free sign-up bonus of $30, head over to their site and sign up for a new account, all you need is a valid email.
- Once you’ve signed up, you’ll then want to select the store of your choice and you can purchase any item/items you’d like as long as you’ve reached $40. (Pro Tip: Choose GiftCards.com and order a GrubHub, DoorDash, Netflix, Uber, Safeway etc. gift card)
- You’ll then receive a $40 credit back to your newly created Rakuten account, essentially making your $40 item free!
Once you’ve signed up, you can also start referring your friends and family and you’ll be able to earn the same $40 referral bonus for each new person who signs up. This exciting deal is going on now through May 17, 2021.
Rakuten has recently partnered with American Express, so you can absolutely take the $40 in cash either in a paper check or through PayPal, however you can opt to earn Membership Rewards points instead.
Have you signed up for Rakuten and earned your $40 welcome bonus? Feel free to share your feedback in the comments below.