[Expired] 10x IHG, Car Rentals, HP, and more at Rakuten (Ebates) [8/5 only]

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Rakuten (formerly Ebates) is offering 10% back at 200+ stores today (8/5/19 only). Those earning Membership Rewards points can alternatively earn 10 Membership Rewards points per dollar, which is a fantastic rate of return on many of these merchants if you highly value Membership Rewards points.

The Deal

  • Get 10% or 10x Membership Rewards points on purchases at 200+ stores today at Rakuten (formerly Ebates), including:
    • IHG hotels
    • Car rentals via Travelocity
    • HP (note there is a stacking Amex Offer on some business cards)
    • Choice Hotels
    • Groupon
    • Lenovo
    • many more
  • If you are new to Ebates and want to earn Membership Rewards, you’ll want to sign up via this link: https://www.rakuten.com/american-express (not an affiliate link)
  • If you are new to Rakuten and prefer to earn cash back, you can sign up with our affiliate link with our thanks.

Key Details

  • Available Monday, August 5th only

Quick Thoughts

If you have any IHG or Choice hotel reservations to make, today would be a good day to do it — especially if you’re earning Membership Rewards points. You’re just clicking through a portal here but actually reserving directly on the hotel chain’s site, so you will still earn hotel points and elite credit and have access to any elite benefits. You do not need to book a prepaid rate in order to earn portal rewards. Booking a rate you pay at the hotel is fine — you just won’t earn your cash back or points until some time after checkout (typically 8-12 weeks after checkout with most portals).

Keep your eye out for stacking Amex Offers. For example, there is an offer for $50 back on $250 or more at HP that is available on some business cards. Stacking 10x Membership Rewards with $50 back on top of whatever back-to-school deal you may find could make for an excellent deal. Check our Current Amex Offers page for other stacking opportunities at your store of choice.

Also watch out for headliner offers that might have further details. For example, you’ll see that Travelocity is offering “up to 10% back”. However, only car rentals earn at that rate. That’s still potentially a great deal for a rental depending on prices and your value of Membership Rewards.

If you make any other great finds out there today, feel free to share them in the comments section.

Last updated on August 11th, 2019

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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I tried a different browser in anonymous mode, and a different email address, but it still seems to identify me as someone who already had an ebates account (and this wont let me link/sign up for MR). Has anyone else had this and is there a work around? Since I don’t think MR has a shopping portal like many of the other programs, would love to get this set up.

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If we use Rakuten to book ihg bookings for a 10% cashback will we be eligible for bonus points . I am eligible for 2 bonus offers. Accerelate and new member bonus. So do I get those also if I use Rakuten’s cashback ?