Best-Ever $40 Bonus For New Rakuten Members

Best-Ever $40 Bonus For New Rakuten Members

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Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points or cash back in addition to the rewards you’d earn for credit card spending.

Rakuten is my favorite online shopping portal, given that you can earn Amex Membership Rewards points with it at a favorable rate. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how for a limited time, Rakuten is offering a best-ever bonus for new members. If you haven’t yet signed up, this is a reminder to do so ASAP, as this offer is scheduled to be pulled in a couple of days. Taking advantage of this really should be a no-brainer.

Rakuten offering $40 bonus for new members

Rakuten is offering an improved refer-a-friend bonus exclusively through Tuesday, December 7, 2021. If you refer a friend to Rakuten and they spend $40, then both the person referring and the person being referred receive $40.

Rakuten is offering a $40 refer-a-friend bonus

It’s possible that not all refer-a-friend links show this offer, so you’ll want to double check your account before referring others. Furthermore, this offer is better than the standard new member bonus when you’re not referred by someone else, which only offers $10.

This is a very good deal:

  • Rakuten is giving out $80 total for a $40 purchase
  • For the person being referred, they’re essentially getting a $40 credit on a $40 purchase — that’s like $40 of “free” spending!
  • There are easy ways to unlock the $40 bonus, including simply purchasing a $40 gift card (this is so easy — you can pick up a $40 gift card with a variety of retailers, and then you’ll receive $40 in cash)
  • You can then refer friends and family members, and earn an unlimited number of referral bonuses (OMAAT readers are welcome to leave their referral links in the comments section below)
  • Long term you can potentially get even more value with Rakuten, as rewards can be converted into Amex points

Convert Rakuten cash back into Amex points

The reason that Rakuten is my favorite shopping portal is because Rakuten rewards can be converted into Amex Membership Rewards points.

This can be done at the rate of one cent per point. Personally I value Membership Rewards points at 1.7 cents each. To me that increases the value of the rewards by 70%. For those wondering why I value Amex points so much more, it’s because of all the ways there are to redeem the points for first & business class international travel, while getting outsized value.

Earn Amex Membership Rewards points with Rakuten

The ability to earn Amex points with Rakuten is a game changer for me when it comes to online shopping portals. See this post for everything you need to know about earning Amex points with Rakuten, as you just need to adjust one easy setting in your account.

Redeem Amex points for Emirates first class

Bottom line

Rakuten is my favorite online shopping portal, and through Tuesday, December 7, 2021, the company is offering a $40 referral bonus to both the person referring and the person being referred. This is the best bonus we’ve ever seen from Rakuten, and it’s exclusively available if you’re referred by another member.

Since only a $40 purchase is required, that’s like getting $40 worth of stuff more or less for free. Then long term you can even earn Amex Membership Rewards points in place of cash back, which I value significantly more.

If you don’t yet have a Rakuten account, this is the time to sign up. This is an awesome deal.

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  1. Robin F Guest

    It's a great deal! Please use my link!! It does work!! https://www.rakuten.com/r/ROBINF1306?eeid=28187

  2. Alan Gold

    Feel free to use my link
    https://www.rakuten.com/r/MARCLU62

  3. Tim Guest

    Love you long time for using my referral link... :) https://www.rakuten.com/r/SULLY766?eeid=28187

  4. Mario Guest

    Thanks for signing up with my link. https://www.rakuten.com/r/MARIOL1256?eeid=28187

  5. James Lane Jr Guest

    Referral Link - Thanks
    https://www.rakuten.com/r/JAMESL4843?eeid=28187

  6. Ting Guest

    Thank you to use my referral link
    https://www.rakuten.com/r/THFANG2?eeid=44749

  7. Michael Guest

    Thanks for signing up with my link. Happy holidays to everyone!
    https://www.rakuten.com/r/MICHAE112013?eeid=28187

  8. Chris Guest

    It’s like a free money glitch! Get $40 back with you spend $40+ online after signing up with Rakuten. It really works, I got a check in the mail this month.

    https://www.rakuten.com/r/SKYWIN77?eeid=28187

  9. Tracy Guest

    https://www.rakuten.com/r/TRACYB3377?eeid=37137
    Happy bargain hunting

  10. Robin F Guest

    Please use my link!! https://www.rakuten.com/r/ROBINF1306
    Blessings to you and yours! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  11. Luis Guest

    Great deal! Here's my link for anyone who wants to use it:

    https://www.rakuten.com/r/LUISTH54?eeid=28187

    Thanks!

  12. Raj Guest

    https://www.rakuten.com/r/DRRAJK2?eeid=28187

  13. Hanoi Guest

    Please use below link to earn $40 on your first purchase!

    https://www.rakuten.com/r/MARTIN35904?eeid=28187

  14. Raj Guest

    Hi OMAAT members,

    Please do use this link, if possible
    https://www.rakuten.com/r/HAIAMI?eeid=28187

    Thanks

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Robin F Guest

It's a great deal! Please use my link!! It does work!! https://www.rakuten.com/r/ROBINF1306?eeid=28187

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Alan Gold

Feel free to use my link https://www.rakuten.com/r/MARCLU62

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Tim Guest

Love you long time for using my referral link... :) https://www.rakuten.com/r/SULLY766?eeid=28187

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