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wellnessmobile

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Easy referral bonus: Rakuten $40 for $40
« on: November 18, 2020, 02:35:00 PM »
Fellow Mustachians,

Rakuten has a ridiculously good referral bonus right now until Dec 25 2020. Rakuten used to be Ebates and is similar to CapitalOne Wikibuy in that it drives traffic to regular shopping sites with either cash back or discounts.

Current bonus:

1. Refer a friend
2. Join and spend $40 using Rakuten (buy something that you already wanted or needed)
3. I get $40 and YOU get $40 (so the item you just bought from (fill in the blank) for $40 is free! Plus if the store has a current cash back i.e. Merrell is 3.5% cash back then you just got paid to buy something.

**How to get paid**

They offer Paypal, snail mail check, or Amex reward points (could be others as well)

I got a pair of Merrell shoes the other day for $16 (MSRP $109) by hacking discounts. Easy peezy!

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From their site:

Refer-A-Friend Terms & Conditions

Referral Program Terms

*Subject to the Referral Program Terms, Rakuten will pay you a $40 Referral Bonus through your Rakuten account for each Qualified Referral during the period beginning on November 6, 2020 and ending on December 25, 2020 (“Offer Period”). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Referral Program Terms, this offer is valid only if the referral signs up and completes their qualifying purchase within 90 days. You and your referral must be located in the U.S. or Canada to qualify.

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****With all that being said, here is my referral code. Start with me if you like and then send your referral code to others.
The pay it forward mentality. ;)

https://www.rakuten.com/r/JIMWIL196?eeid=28187


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Message me if you have any questions.

-JW







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Re: Easy referral bonus: Rakuten $40 for $40
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2020, 07:24:33 AM »
I've really tried to find anything to buy with first eBates, then rakuten.  Things I actually buy are never offered even with the easiest places like Wal Mart or Amazon.  I'm pretty convinced that only overpriced or impossible to get rid of stuff is all they offer up. 

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Re: Easy referral bonus: Rakuten $40 for $40
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2020, 10:11:46 AM »
I enjoyed Rakuten when they offered 1% CB on VGCs through GiftCardMall. It nearly offset the activation fee for a $500 VGC. But since they put a cap on CB per order and GCM stopped selling $500 VGCs, I have found little use for Rakuten.

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Re: Easy referral bonus: Rakuten $40 for $40
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2020, 05:18:07 PM »
Interesting thoughts. Ebates is now Rakuten. They rebranded.
There are tons of stores with discounts and cash back through Rakuten. But more importantly if you are already buying something that is $40 it is a no brainer.

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Re: Easy referral bonus: Rakuten $40 for $40
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2020, 05:01:37 PM »
Guys, this Rakuten train is easy money. I am up to $190 in referrals.
So simple, spend $40 at any major store through Rakuten and get $40 back. Some stores are at 15% cash back right now so you will literally get paid to buy an item i.e $40 plus 15% cash back.


https://www.rakuten.com/r/JIMWIL196?eeid=28187

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Re: Easy referral bonus: Rakuten $40 for $40
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2020, 04:27:57 AM »
Guys, this Rakuten train is easy money. I am up to $190 in referrals.
So simple, spend $40 at any major store through Rakuten and get $40 back. Some stores are at 15% cash back right now so you will literally get paid to buy an item i.e $40 plus 15% cash back.


https://www.rakuten.com/r/JIMWIL196?eeid=28187
I already have a account, is there anything in it for me?

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Re: Easy referral bonus: Rakuten $40 for $40
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2020, 07:28:07 PM »
Guys, this Rakuten train is easy money. I am up to $190 in referrals.
So simple, spend $40 at any major store through Rakuten and get $40 back. Some stores are at 15% cash back right now so you will literally get paid to buy an item i.e $40 plus 15% cash back.


https://www.rakuten.com/r/JIMWIL196?eeid=28187
I already have a account, is there anything in it for me?

Doubtful,it's probably against the terms to create a duplicate account.  One should check all the cash back portals rather than just Rakuten.  The $40 incentive is much higher than it was in the past, though, so if someone doesn't have an account, they might as well use a referral link.

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Re: Easy referral bonus: Rakuten $40 for $40
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2020, 04:05:47 AM »
I've earned over $200 cash back over a couple years without consistently remembering to use the site, even had the browser plugin for a while, cash back pretty much always registers as advertised;

my ref link https://www.rakuten.com/r/JOEYSZ2?eeid=28187

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Re: Easy referral bonus: Rakuten $40 for $40
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2020, 08:14:20 AM »
Guys, this Rakuten train is easy money. I am up to $190 in referrals.
So simple, spend $40 at any major store through Rakuten and get $40 back. Some stores are at 15% cash back right now so you will literally get paid to buy an item i.e $40 plus 15% cash back.


https://www.rakuten.com/r/JIMWIL196?eeid=28187
I already have a account, is there anything in it for me?

The $40 is for new account holders on their first purchase. However, you should be sending your referral out to people you know because when they spend $40, you both get $40 back.

I have also used Rakuten when I stay in a hotel for period of time. The extra funds add up and take little to no time.

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Re: Easy referral bonus: Rakuten $40 for $40
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2020, 08:17:06 AM »
We all have the family members that love to shop and do not follow the mustachian ways.
At least when the sign up, they get $40 back for on their purchase.



https://www.rakuten.com/r/JIMWIL196?eeid=28187


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Re: Easy referral bonus: Rakuten $40 for $40
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2020, 05:51:39 PM »
We all have the family members that love to shop and do not follow the mustachian ways.
At least when the sign up, they get $40 back for on their purchase.



https://www.rakuten.com/r/JIMWIL196?eeid=28187

Do you really need to spam your link over and over?

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Re: Easy referral bonus: Rakuten $40 for $40
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2020, 07:14:10 PM »
We all have the family members that love to shop and do not follow the mustachian ways.
At least when the sign up, they get $40 back for on their purchase.



https://www.rakuten.com/r/JIMWIL196?eeid=28187

Do you really need to spam your link over and over?

That's how they're up to $190 in referrals?

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Re: Easy referral bonus: Rakuten $40 for $40
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2020, 08:10:59 AM »
We all have the family members that love to shop and do not follow the mustachian ways.
At least when the sign up, they get $40 back for on their purchase.



https://www.rakuten.com/r/JIMWIL196?eeid=28187

Do you really need to spam your link over and over?

That's how they're up to $190 in referrals?

It would seem.