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Rakuten: Refer A Friend & You Both Get A $40 Bonus

For a limited time, Rakuten (formerly called eBates) is offering $40 to both you and your friend when you refer them to become a member.

Ninja Update 11/29/21: The $40 refer-a-friend referral offer is back! It’s been half a year since we’ve seen this so take advantage before it ends (promo expiration is unknown). Perfect opportunity to earn back money during Cyber Monday.

About Rakuten

Rakuten is one of my favorite cash back sites that gives you a portion of your money back when you shop at your favorite online stores.

For instance, Rakuten is offering 7% cash back when you shop at Nike. If you buy a $100 pair of sneakers, you’ll get $7 back for your purchase. This is on top of any coupons or discount codes you use!

Rakuten 7% cash back at Nike

It’s free to join and costs absolutely nothing. If you want to learn more about cash back sites and how they can do this, I give more details in this post.

With most of us shopping from the comfort of our home, there shouldn’t be a reason why you’re not using sites like this to save more money.


Rakuten Refer-A-Friend Offer

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For a limited time, when you refer a friend, you both will get $40 each. The referral sign-up bonus will post once they become a member and spend $30 at any store.

Rakuten $40 referral bonus promotion

The Bottom Line

Great referral bonus for the referral and the referee! The best referral bonus in the past was a $30 one in the spring of 2020.

Normally, the bonus is $25 for the person who refers their family or friend and $10 for the referred person.

If you’re new to Rakuten, this is an excellent opportunity to join and essentially get paid for doing so.

11 thoughts on “Rakuten: Refer A Friend & You Both Get A $40 Bonus”

  1. Rakuten pays out insanely fast. Got referred 11/19. Bought from on 11/21, and they sent a check with my referral bonus + CB on 11/25. Thanks TMN!!!

  2. This is a fantastic tip. Thank you! Feel free to use my brand new referral link as well!

  3. 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.

    Thank you very much!

  4. $40 joining bonus for you when you register first time using link below on or before May 17th

  5. I referred 4 people. 3 of the people live in the same household as me (Grandmother, daughter, and husband). All 4 people received their bonus and I did too initially, The next day all the bonuses were removed, including the bonuses in my account. None of us can get a straight answer from Rakuten.

    • Don’t login your other account from the same device. They’ll deactivate your account. It looks suspicious to their fraud detection system.


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