Rakuten offering extra cash back on “essentials”

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Rakuten is offering extra cash back in categories they are billing as “essentials” through the end of the month, though they tell us that this will possibly last even longer than that. They have split up increased offers into the following categories:

While not all inclusions are necessarily “essentials”, they do mostly fit into things in which you may be interested as you sit at home social distancing.

As always, check cashbackmonitor.com to be sure you’re getting the best rate. That said, since Rakuten gives you the option to instead earn the same rates in Membership Rewards points rather than cash back, you may value these payouts more. If you’re not yet earning Membership Rewards points through Rakuten, remember that it is possible to change your earning preferences. Also see our guide to the Rakuten Visa with Membership Rewards. Everything you need to know.

New to Rakuten?

  • Earn Membership Rewards
    • Sign up with this link: www.ebates.com/american-express
      Deal: Sign up with the above link and make $25 in qualifying purchases in 90 days to get 1500 bonus points.
  • Earn cash back
    • Sign up with our refer-a-friend link
      Deal: Sign up with a refer-a-friend link and make $25 in qualifying purchases in 90 days to get $10 bonus.

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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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How long does it usually take MR from Rakuten to post? I had earned some MR in Rakuten in Q4 but they’re still not in my AmEx account. I cannot find this info anywhere. They have guidelines on them sending cash to your account but nothing on MR