Head over to Rakuten where new members can sign up (free to join). Note, this offer is only valid for new Rakuten members who sign up now through 12/31/2020.

Upon joining, search for any retailer of your choosing, spend $30 (before shipping fees/taxes) and get $30 cash back to your Rakuten account.

NOTE: the purchase MUST be made through Rakuten for it to track properly, or you won’t get your credit.

Rakuten (formerly eBates) has been around forever. They give you cash back on purchases you’re already making through select retailers. With over 2,500 stores online, you’re sure to save some money! 


How to Earn Cash Back?

At Rakuten, we don’t ask you to fill out forms or earn points. Earning Cash Back with us is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Start at Rakuten: On the Rakuten website or in the Rakuten App, click the store where you want to shop.
  2. Shop Like Always: Place an order and we’ll automatically add Cash Back to your account.
  3. Choose How to Get Paid: We’ll send your Cash Back via PayPal or check.

That’s all you have to do.

Once the store lets us know that you’ve made a purchase, we add your Cash Back to your account and notify you. It usually takes a little time for the store to confirm that your purchase was completed. Depending on the store, this can take from a few hours to several days.

Every three months, we send you the Cash Back you’ve earned, either in a Big Fat Check or via PayPal. If Cash Back for an order is still pending approval, it will carry over to your next payment.


Getting Your Rakuten Cash Back Payments

Follow these steps to make sure you get your Cash Back payment:

  • Add an address to your account. A mailing address is required for accurate and timely payments of all types, including PayPal. You can add or update your current address in your Account Settings. (In the App, go to “Choose How to Get Paid.”)
  • Earn Cash Back that adds up to more than $5.00* before the next Cash Back payment period (see timetable below). If your approved Cash Back is $5.00 or less, it will carry over to the following period. Visit My Account to check the status of Cash Back for any order.

*To be included in your next payment, Cash Back must be approved by the store you purchased from.

The Rakuten Payment Schedule

Cash Back payments are sent every three months, based on the schedule below.



Jan 1 – Mar 31

May 15

Apr 1 – June 30

Aug 15

July 1 – Sept 30

Nov 15

Oct 1 – Dec 31

Feb 15