Do You Shop Online? This Week, You Can Get 15% Cash Back on Purchases

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If you do any of your shopping online, this is the week to do it. You can get 15% cash back on your online purchases.

We’re not kidding. Fifteen percent.

A free browser extension called Rakuten has the hookup with just about every website you shop on, which means it gives you a kickback every time you buy.

From May 9-16, it’s running a promotion called Big Give Week, where it’s offering 15% rebates from hundreds of stores, brands and services. This eight-day shopping bonanza covers a wide range of purchases including fashion and apparel, health and beauty, travel, electronics, home goods, subscription services, dining and more.

Another eye-opening offer: a whopping $30 referral bonus. If you refer a friend to Rakuten during Big Give Week, and they join and spend at least $30 on a qualifying purchase, both you and your friend receive a $30 reward. So between the two of you, you’d spend $30 to earn $60.

Once you download the browser extension (it’s safe and secure), it automatically does three cool things:

  1. It gets you cash back on your online purchases from more than 2,500 stores, including Target, Walmart, eBay, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Petco, Sam’s Club, Best Buy and Lowe’s.

  2. It automatically applies coupon codes at checkout. Ta-da!

  3. It alerts you when a product you’re about to buy is available at a lower price somewhere else. Because really, why overpay?

Then you get your cash back via PayPal or check.

Finally, Rakuten is an official partner of the NBA, so here’s one more thing about Big Give Week: If you make a qualifying purchase of at least $25 at select stores, you’re eligible to receive a free Fanatics-brand player T-shirt and a New Era 9Forty team hat from top NBA teams.

It takes less than 60 seconds to download the free browser extension, create a free Rakuten account and start shopping. All you need is an email address, then you can immediately start shopping at your go-to stores through the site.

Mike Brassfield ([email protected]) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. He’s a giver.