Great Deal: $30 Bonus For New Rakuten Members

Great Deal: $30 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. Rakuten is currently offering a great bonus for new members, which I wanted to recap.

Rakuten offering $30 bonus for new members

Rakuten is offering a new refer-a-friend bonus exclusively through June 30, 2021. If you refer a friend to Rakuten and they spend $30, then both the person referring and the person being referred receive $30.

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.

This is a very good deal:

  • Rakuten is giving out $60 total for a $30 purchase
  • For the person being referred, they’re essentially getting a $30 credit on a $30 purchase — that’s like $30 of “free” spending!
  • 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
  • You can really easily make a purchase, including triggering this bonus with a simple $30 gift card purchase; see this post for the easiest ways to maximize this bonus

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%.

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.

Bottom line

Rakuten is my favorite online shopping portal, and right now the company is offering a $30 referral bonus to both the person referring and the person being referred.

Since only a $30 purchase is required, that’s like getting $30 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. Raj

    Hi OMAAT Readers,

    Please subscribe using my link. You will get $40back, I will also get it.
    https://www.rakuten.com/r/HAIAMI?eeid=28187

  2. William Church

    This is such a great opportunity. Thanks in advance for using my link. Spend $40, get 40 cashback / 4000 Amex points! https://www.rakuten.com/r/STRAUS541

  3. S Fox

    If you are new to Rakuten their AMEX relationship is great. I've earned 10s of thousands of points through their portal. Please use my link and help me keep shoes on my kid! It would be greatly appreciated.

    https://www.rakuten.com/r/SFOX433?eeid=28187

  4. K

    $40 is huge!
    Feel free to use my link :)
    https://www.rakuten.com/r/KOFNNC?eeid=37137

  5. Thomas

    Thanks Lucky! Been meaning to join for a while...

    The obligatory referral https://www.rakuten.com/r/THOMAS44685?eeid=28187 - could use the points for my post-lockdown birthday celebration!

  6. Denver

    Thanks for letting us post our links!

    I'd be super jazzed if someone used my link. Thanks so much in advance!

    https://www.rakuten.com/r/COLLI92?eeid=28187

  7. Allen

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  8. Ting

    $40 bonus again.

    Thank you

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  9. Robby

    Get $40 free and help me get to the Galapagos Thank you.

    https://www.rakuten.com/r/PETZ112?eeid=28187

  10. Dan

    https://www.rakuten.com/r/DC9163

    Use mine whoever likes

    $40 free

  11. Joy

    I would greatly appreciate it if someone can please use my referral link below!

    https://www.rakuten.com/r/JOYJOY524

    Thank you so much!

  12. Greg

    Has anyone else had trouble receiving the bonus? I got referred by your website's link (same offer in December) and also referred another person. I haven't seen anything in my account. I just pulled a support ticket with Rakuten, but this should be automatic. You guys at OMAAT should check your records to see if they are doing the same to you.

  13. William

    Free $40 for signing up for Rakuten!! Link below!

    https://www.rakuten.com/r/WILLIA26121?eeid=44971

  14. Bin

    This is such a great opportunity. Spend $40, get 40 cashback / 4000 Amex points!

    I would greatly appreciate it if you could please use my referral link below.

    https://www.rakuten.com/r/1992PE?eeid=28187

    Thank you very much!

  15. Bin

    This is such a great opportunity. Now 40 cashback / 4000 Amex points!

    If you join Rakuten by May 17 and spend at least $40 within 90 days, you’ll take home a one-time bonus of $40.

    I would greatly appreciate it if you could please use my referral link below.

    https://www.rakuten.com/r/1992PE

    Thank you very much!

  16. Speck

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    https://www.rakuten.com/r/SAMGYU3?eeid=44971

  17. Melanie

    Help out a broke student, would be really grateful if you can use my link! :)

    https://www.rakuten.com/r/SHAIKE59?eeid=28187

  18. tae

    Thanks for using my referral link!
    https://www.rakuten.com/r/TAEHEE81?eeid=28187

  19. Patrick

    Have you signed up with Rakuten yet? It’s the best site for earning Cash Back. Get a $40 bonus when you sign up with my invite link and spend $40. It’s free! https://www.rakuten.com/r/HALFMA61?eeid=44971

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Patrick

Have you signed up with Rakuten yet? It’s the best site for earning Cash Back. Get a $40 bonus when you sign up with my invite link and spend $40. It’s free! https://www.rakuten.com/r/HALFMA61?eeid=44971

tae

Thanks for using my referral link! https://www.rakuten.com/r/TAEHEE81?eeid=28187

Melanie

Help out a broke student, would be really grateful if you can use my link! :) https://www.rakuten.com/r/SHAIKE59?eeid=28187

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