This week I have shared my love for making money back on most of the things that I am buying for the holidays – FOR FREE! But I don’t want to you miss out in case you missed it! Here is how I make money shopping for Christmas.
We are friends, right? Ok, good! Listen up.
I want to share with you, in a little more depth than a few seconds on my Instagram stories, just how easy it is to get cash back for shopping this holiday season! And who doesn’t want to get paid to shop?! I have been using it for years and I use it year round.
There is no catch, just money in your pocket for things you are already purchasing. Stores pay Rakuten a commission for sending you their way, and Rakuten shares the commission with you as Cash Back. Get paid every three months, plus earn a cash bonus when you join and shop! Right now if you use my code you get $40 (until 12/1) when you go through Rakuten to make your first holiday purchase. *I will also get a referral bonus ($40 until 12/1) and so do you ($40) so thank you!*
These matching jammies? Bought them for all of us, looked so cute on Christmas morning, and got money back!
I am not a person who likes to go to the stores on Black Friday. I usually am recovering from the craziness of the preparation of our Thanksgiving gathering so I like to sleep in and then hang with my family and decorate for Christmas.
But, I DO get excited to see what deals I can find on the web and snag them! Every year I want to take advantage of the Black Friday sales and the Cyber Monday deals right from the comfort of my sofa, sipping on my coffee, in my slippers. (Some of those deals are actually going on right now!)
While I am perusing the sales and my email (because I am bombarded with the crazy sales from all of my favorite stores), I make a list of the stores I want to shop at and sales I want to take advantage of. Then I head over to Rakuten by clicking below.
Rakuten is very simple to use. You go to the website by clicking the word “Rakuten” above and sign up for a free account (because they need to know where to send you your BIG FAT CHECK you earned from shopping through them). After that, you enter the name of the store you want to shop at in the search bar, it takes you directly to the store’s website and it opens a ticket for you to track the amount you spend so they can give you cash back.
Target, Walmart, Loft, Macy’s, Ulta…most of your favorites are on there.
There is no limit. Just keep shopping at store after store.
You can also add an extension to your search engine (I prefer CHROME) that will automatically search for any cash back offers or coupons to apply to a purchase on any website you are on instead of having to do it manually on Rakuten.com.
So far I have earned $683 cash back in my pocket! Just for purchasing items through Rakuten that I was already going to buy. And I do it ALL YEAR LONG! They send me a check every 3 months.
Different stores offer different percentages back to you. Actually so many stores are offering 10% cash back right now. You still get to take advantage of the sale prices on the website just as if you went directly to the site using your browser bar. Not EVERY store is on Rakuten, but most of the ones I shop at are. I am able to shop at Anthropologie, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Amazon, Alex & Ani, Northface, Banana Republic, Baublebar, Lowe’s, Target, Sam’s Club, Overstock and so many more….. Ordering Holiday Cards? TinyPrints and Shutterfly are on there!
I just got an email letting me know that one of my favorite stores is offering DOUBLE CASH BACK today. So, I will head over and check it out!
One Christmas season I made $120.00 back. Just for buying the items I was buying anyway! And I didn’t even have to find a parking space or fight any crowds. If you DO like to go brave the craziness of Black Friday, just download the app to your phone and link the offer to the credit card that you will be using to your account in Rakuten. Then when you shop in the brick and mortar store, you can still earn cash back just because you have signed up! No catch!
Because we’re friends, and I love sharing with you, I wanted to let you know about this and make sure you all are taking advantage of Rakuten. So many of my friends have never heard of it and they want to know where this has been all their lives!
Now, go to Rakuten and make some money!