Thursday Only: Get 11% Cash Back at Hundreds of Retailers

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Whether you’re shopping for holiday gifts or buying basics for yourself, you stand to earn considerably more cash back today.

The cash-back website Rakuten is offering 11% cash back on purchases from some 200 retailers and other merchants on Thursday, Nov. 11.

Mind you, the cash back you earn via Rakuten is in addition to any cash back you might earn from paying with a rewards credit card — and any savings you snag from shopping Veterans Day or Singles’ Day sales. (Yes, both fall on Nov. 11.)

So, you stand to see some deep discounts overall on purchases from merchants that are participating in this promotion.

Just to name a few, those merchants include:

  • Ace Hardware
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Beautyrest
  • Bloomingdales
  • Carol’s Daughter
  • Casper
  • Clinique
  • Coach
  • Columbia
  • Crocs
  • Dermstore
  • Dyson
  • Groupon
  • Hanes
  • Hydro Flask
  • H&M
  • J.C. Penney
  • Keurig
  • Lands’ End
  • Lane Bryant
  • LensCrafters
  • MAC Cosmetics
  • Macy’s
  • Madewell
  • Michael’s
  • Nike
  • Olay
  • Omaha Steaks
  • Redbox
  • Shutterfly
  • Staples
  • Teva
  • Urban Decay
  • Vitacost
  • Vitamin Shoppe
  • Walgreens
  • Yankee Candle
  • Zales
  • Zappos

For a complete list of participating retailers, visit Rakuten's website.

How Rakuten works

Rakuten is a cash-back portal. By doing your online shopping through its website or app, or using its browser extension, you’ll earn cash back — during this promotion and in the future — on purchases from any of thousands of retailers and other merchants that partner with Rakuten.

How is that possible? It’s simple: Rakuten receives a commission from retailers for referring online shoppers to those retailers’ websites. Then, Rakuten shares that commission with shoppers.

It’s free to sign up for a Rakuten account, and it’s free to use the portal.

Rakuten is among the oldest and best-known cash-back portals, but it’s not the only one. Others include TopCashback and Ibotta.

Even if you already have a Rakuten account, you might want to check out other cash-back portals because different portals often offer different cash-back percentages for a given retailer.

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