Get 15% / 15x back in-store today at many stores (8/10/19)


Update: While some of the rates below were valid 8/10-only, some are still at 15% as of the early morning of 8/11. It’s still worth linking up a card if you plan to use it in-store at included merchants.

Rakuten is offering increased cash back rates for in-store shopping today as high as 15% cash back. Those whose Rakuten accounts earn Membership Rewards points would alternatively get 15x at those stores offering the largest bonuses (and enjoyed increased bonuses on many others as well). If you’re out doing some shopping today, it’s worth linking your preferred card(s).

The Deal

Key Details

  • Available August 10, 2019 only
  • Must link offer to your card

Quick Thoughts

My better half is spending the day at the mall today with a friend. It wouldn’t be unprecedented for her to make an unplanned purchase at a place like Macy’s. Getting 15x on that purchase sure would be nice. Note that I believe you must link these offers to your card before using them — see this post at Running with Miles for instructions on how to do so.

Keep in mind that this can be a deal even for some stores which aren’t at 15x — Rakuten includes in-store offers for stores like Staples, Sephora, Bed, Bad & Beyond and more — though I’ll note that gift card purchases may be inadvisable. Some people reported not receiving the cash back / points on gift card purchases and others have reported getting their Rakuten accounts locked or shut down for excessive in-store gift card purchases. YMMV.

Overall, I’d say it’s worth linking up here to earn a little bit if you do plan on doing any shopping at physical stores today.

H/T: Running with Miles

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