Last Updated on June 23, 2022 by Canadian Reviews
Rakuten is a cash back website that rewards you for shopping online when you use your favorite websites. Formerly they were known as Ebates. Rakuten purchased them back in 2014.
In Japanese, Rakuten stands for “optimism”. This is part of their core brand.
Rakuten has two websites, a US or Canadian website. Depending on where you are purchasing from you should use the appropriate website. Canadians can use the US website, as long as the store you are purchasing from ships to Canada (or you can use a border delivery / pickup service)
How do I use Rakuten?
- Log in to the Rakuten website (See below for our Rakuten referral code that will get you a nice sign up bonus)
- Search the Rakuten webpage for the website or store you want to purchase from. It will also show you the cash back percent and any other deals that they have.
- Click the Rakuten link for the website or store you want to shop from. This will let the store know where you came from. They will then pay Rakuten when you make your purchase, and then they will then pay you!
Rakuten Referral Program
Depending on what website you are using. Rakuten has two different referral programs and bonuses
Rakuten Canada – $30 CAD Bonus (Was previously $5… now $30!)
Rakuten United States – $30 USD Bonus
Payment can be made by cheque or by PayPal. We recommend PayPal. It is fast and easy. Just link your account on the website.