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Making more money is a goal that many people set out to do back in January. Even making an extra $100 a month could help you pay off bills or debt faster, save money faster, and even allow you to be able to invest money. That’s why I love Rakuten formerly known as Ebates.Rakuten is an app that allows you to make money while shopping for the things you were already going to buy and the app is free. There are over 2,500 stores that are connected with Ebates so chances are your favorite stores that you shop at all the time are already there.
Once you create an account anytime you need to buy something online check Ebates to see if that store is listed and if so how much cash back you could receive. Then when you go to purchase your order make sure that cash back is activated and viola money will be waiting for you in your Rakuten account and a check will be mailed to you once a quarter.
Rakuten has over 2500 stores which it’s connected to so there are plenty of chances for you to make money on items you were already buying. But you just have to remember to actually use ebates. One way to not forget about it is to install the Rakuten button in your Firefox browser so now when you’re on a website that uses Rakuten it will light up.
Let me share an example
I wanted to get my first ever Brazilian wax. (I know this may be tmi, but it’s the truth lol ) Anyway, I was going to go with my friend Deborah who also wanted to get one done and had a great recommendation to a woman she went to in the past.
We checked Google and saw that there was Groupon for the spa. Once I went to Groupon my Ebates button lite up telling me that I could get 6% cash back on my purchase. (I know it may not seem like a lot, but if you do a lot of shopping online this money adds up )
I activated Ebates and continued with making my online purchase. Once I was done I received $2.34 in cash back. I then told my friend Deborah to sign up for Ebates so she too could get cashback. When Deborah signed up using my link I received $25.00 + my $2.34 and she received $10 for just signing up.
This is also known as being an affiliate. If you’re signed up for a program that is paying you an incentive to share with your friends and family this is known as an affiliate link. I only share affiliate links with products that I know, love and trust. I will be sharing a full detailed video on Ebates soon, but in the meantime, if you’re interested you can try Rakuten today with my link here. Once you join and actually make a purchase you will receive $10.00.
In may I attended a wedding and used bohoo.com which is where I get a lot of my dresses and they are also connected with Ebates so I was able to get cash back when shopping there as well. Anyway, I love Ebates and If ‘s what I plan to use for my Christmas purchases this year. I’ve even shared it with my mom who has already received her Rakuten check.