What is Rakuten?
Who is this for?
How Does Rakuten Work?
How long does it take for the cash back to show up?
What if I forgot to use Rakuten before my purchase?
It happens to the best of us. Lala shares a helpful video of what to do when you forgot to activate Rakuten:
If you’re a desktop user, you can install the Rakuten browser extension. This helps remind you to use Rakuten while you’re shopping online.
How do they send the money?
Cash back is sent to you via PayPal or mailed to you directly – whichever you prefer.
Rakuten Payment Schedule
How do I join?
What stores are on Rakuten?
How does Rakuten work with Amazon?
I’ve gotten this question from several readers, so I figured I’d address it in this Rakuten review.
The Rakuten App
Rakuten Browser Extension
I like the browser extension because it scans the web for coupon codes and applies them to my orders:
Rakuten Credit Card
If you’re looking for extra ways to earn cash back, you can apply to get the Visa card.
The card has these features:
- Extra 3% cash back on qualifying purchases
- $10 first purchase bonus
- No annual fee
- 3% extra cash back on travel when you book hotels, flights, and car rentals through Rakuten with the card
- Fraud Protection
I’m not much of a credit card person, so I don’t use the Rakuten visa card.
If the credit card is something you’d like to get, I always recommend you to have enough money saved to pay off the bill each month.
(So you’re not stuck with interest)
How does Rakuten work in store?
When I first started using Rakuten in 2013, you couldn’t get cash back in the store.
Anything returned, canceled, or exchanged will void the cash back.
Here’s the policy directly from Rakuten Website:
Returned or canceled orders may void Cash Back and be deducted from your Cash Back Balance. Exchanged orders may void Cash Back and be deducted from your Cash Back Balance, depending on the store’s policy. If a store processes your exchange order as a cancellation and a new transaction is created, it will be treated as a canceled order.
To ensure you will receive Cash Back on exchanged orders, you can return the order and place an entirely new order at that store, starting a new Shopping Trip with Rakuten.
Does Rakuten sell your information?
I almost forgot to add this one, but then I remembered someone might have this question.
How can I maximize my earnings?
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