Rakuten: $30 Referral Bonus Promo

If you like to take advantage of the occasional free/easy money promotion (who doesn’t?), here’s an easy $30 promo from the Rakuten shopping portal for you. Update: this Rakuten welcome referral bonus was recently active, as of March, 2024, but now Rakuten referral bonuses offer a cash back boost up to $50.

Rakuten (formerly “Ebates”), is offering a $30 referral welcome bonus to new users who join via referral and then make $30+ in purchases by using the Rakuten site/app/extension to initiate a purchase at any of the thousands of retailers Rakuten partners with (e.g. eBay, Target, Walmart, Macy’s, Lowe’s, Sams Club, Kohl’s, giftcards.com, Expedia, etc.). This is one of the highest welcome bonuses I’ve seen from Rakuten.

To get the $30 referral welcome bonus, simply:

  1. Become a new member (for free) using this Rakuten referral link.
  2. Start at Rakuten and find the retailer(s) you want to purchase from (purchases must total $30+ within 90 days of becoming a member), and click the referral links at Rakuten to go to the retailer’s site to make a purchase.

After making the $30+ in purchases, you’ll get the referral welcome bonus deposited into your account. You can then withdraw/transfer the bonus (I opted for the mailed check option, but you can also opt for payment via PayPal or Amex Membership rewards points).

Extra bonus right now: the referral bonus is stacked on top of any other promotions you find through the site. A number of retailers come with significant cash back rewards right now, such as 5%, 10% or more, in addition to other discount/promo codes. So, you can get your bonus, and then get an additional cash back bonus for a purchase you were planning to make anyways.

How can Rakuten afford to do this? They have advertising agreements with these retailers and they get a small commission from the retailer for any purchases that were referred from Rakuten, and they are looking for new members.

Be generous and share the offer with your friends! ;-)

Disclosure: I don’t have any advertising or sponsorship relationship with Rakuten, I’m simply a Rakuten user who wanted to pass along this promo to my readers! If you take advantage of the offer, I may be eligible for a member referral bonus. Enjoy the bonus!

Rakuten welcome bonus promo

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