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Today, Rakuten is advertising 10% back at many stores both online and in-store (which can alternatively be 10 Membership Rewards points per dollar spent), some of which could make for very good deals. There are quite a few interesting retails including Saks (for those of us that haven’t used our $50 Amex Platinum credits yet), Belk, Walmart, Vrbo and Expedia. There are also a ton of retailers, including Nike, Adidas and Wine.com (which you can stack with your $10 monthly credit from the Amex Gold card).
- Rakuten is offering increased cash back rates at many retailers today only (including 10% / 10x Membership Rewards points at many popular retailers)
- Direct link to this promotion
If you’re new to Rakuten
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- Be sure to read terms for individual retailers for full exclusions
Vrbo is an interesting addition to this 10x day as it seems to apply to all vacations rentals on the site. The nice thing about booking through a shopping portal is that you’re taken directly to the retailer’s website to complete your booking, so you can use your favorite rewards credit card to earn points as you would ordinarily would on a direct travel booking. Note that you do not need to make a prepaid booking. You can book a flexible rate paid later and you should receive your 10x or 10% back within a few weeks after completing your stay.
Unfortunately, there is no way to apply this to a previous booking; you would need to cancel your existing booking and re-book by first clicking through the shopping portal today (though you’ll of course want to check to make sure rates haven’t increased).
As for other retailers, just be sure that you’re comparing payouts against other portals. For example, Rakuten is offering 10% back at Macy’s, but Topcashback and RebatesMe are both offering 12% back today. Cashbackmontior.com is a great tool for finding the best rates.
If you’re shopping in-store, don’t forget to link your credit card to Rakuten and look for opportunities to stack with other card-linked offers like Amex Offers or Chase Offers or maybe even other card-linked programs (see Stephen’s post about which may stack).