Triple cash back: It’s not an offer that comes around often, but you can cash in on it right now.
Rakuten is offering triple cash back through Thursday, Aug. 22, at dozens of retailers.
You stand to earn as much as 15%, if not more. And that’s on top of any other type of savings you rack up, such as from shopping sales or paying with a cash-back credit card.
As of Wednesday morning, the retailers and other merchants where you can earn triple cash back on purchases right now include:
- 1-800 Contacts: 12%
- Container Store: 12%
- eBags: 15%
- ELF Cosmetics: 10.5%
- Elizabeth Arden: 15%
- J.C. Penney: 9%
- Macy’s: 9%
- Moosejaw: 13.5%
- Paula’s Choice Skincare: 10.5%
- Pier 1 Imports: 6%
- Samsung: 9%
- SkinStore.com: 12%
- Snapfish: 12%
- Staples: 6%
- The Body Shop: 12%
- Toms: 12%
- Tory Burch: 7.5%
- Walgreens: 9%
To view the complete list of retailers that are participating, visit Rakuten’s Triple Cash Back webpage.
How it works
Rakuten, formerly known as Ebates, is a cash-back portal. By doing your online shopping through its website or app, you’ll earn cash back — during this promotion and in the future — on purchases from any of more than 2,000 retailers 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 Drop, TopCashback and Swagbucks Shop. Additionally, the free app Ibotta enables you to earn cash back on both online and in-store purchases.
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.
Check out “3 Websites That Pay You for Shopping” to learn more about cash-back portals in general and how the different ones compare.
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