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 5/14/21: 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).

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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Ninja Update: Referral bonus back to $20 for both parties.

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.

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

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

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


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