An Easy Way to Earn Cash Back — Plus a Chance to Win $500

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Our partner Rakuten offers a great way to save money on many of the purchases you make online. Now, signing up for Rakuten is potentially even more lucrative: We’re giving away a $500 Visa gift card to one lucky winner.

Here’s how you can enter:

  1. If you’re not already a member, sign up for Rakuten here. (If you already are signed up for Rakuten, just proceed to Step 2.)
  2. Enter your email address into the form below. When doing so, make sure to use the same email you use for Rakuten. This Money Talks News giveaway ends on Monday, May 17.

If you are new to Rakuten, as a bonus for joining between now and May 17, 2021, you’ll earn $30 when you sign up using our link and then spend at least $30 shopping online through Rakuten within the first 90 days.

How Rakuten works

Rakuten is one of the most popular cash-back portals. These services allow you to get cash back whenever you shop online at thousands of retailers. Signing up takes just seconds. Then, whenever you shop, you either begin at the Rakuten site or shop through their simple-to-use app or browser extension.

Not only will you get up to 40% cash back on purchases, but for a limited time, you’ll also get a free $30 cash sign-up bonus if you create a new account using this link before May 17 and spend $30 or more shopping through Rakuten within 90 days.

That’s it: free cash back! It’s the simplest way to save on every purchase.

Want to learn more? Check out “3 Websites That Pay You for Shopping.” Then, sign up and start saving. And don’t forget to enter the contest!

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