Rakuten is now offering a $30 referral bonus, and $30 new member bonus. This is a great deal for 2 player teams trying to maximize reward points. With a new signup and successful referal, a 2 player team can earn 9,000 Amex points on top of the cashback you would already earn. This is a great deal and a an awesome to get started with Rakuten if you haven’t already. If you are working towards a trip with a partner or friend, make sure to work together to earn this bonus.
Tip: There are currently many stores with increased cashback on Rakuten.
For those who are frequent online shoppers, Rakuten provides users with cashback for qualifying purchases. Recently Rakuten and American Express partnered up to allow users to earn Amex points rather than cashback at the same rates. The even better news, is that Rakuten occasionally rolls out special deals allowing members to earn upwards of 10% cashback or over 10 Amex points per dollar. I have been able to earn over 100,00 Amex points in the last six month using Rakuten.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the American Rewards Program, it is a point based system where you can transfer your hard earned points for amazing travel redemption such as premium cabin flights. With a complex network or airline partners, the value of these points can quickly add up.
At the moment only those with an American Express Credit card are eligible for this offer. I don’t think this will change anytime soon.
If you would like to create a Rakuten Amex account please see here
If you would like to create a normal Rakuten account please see here