Global e-commerce sales are expected to hit $5.5 trillion in 2022. Around 76% of U.S. adults shop online. Chances are, you are included in that number. It’s common for people to order online, especially in the business environment.

We usually talk about event ideas in our blogs. In this article, we will share one of our secret ways to make money on our everyday purchases or events. Rakuten is where you can get Cash Back for shopping at over 3,500 stores. Becoming a member is free! Stores pay Rakuten a commission for sending you their way, and Rakuten shares the commission with you as Cash Back.

That’s correct! You can earn cashback on your online orders. We will share with you some of the perks of using this platform.

We often have to order supplies through online platforms for resident events. It hit me that you may have to do the same thing. Why not use the secret to earn cash back for what you’re already spending money on! Their desktop extension makes it even easier to save.

Sign up for a Rakuten account and get discounts on event planning supplies

The sign-up is super easy to create a free account. Plus, you will receive a $20 credit on your first big fat check. You will find the platform has all major retailers and smaller retailers in its program.

The best part is the platform is free to use! That’s correct. It’s not a paid subscription or app. 

Some of our favorite retailers are Michaels, Party City, Target, and Oriental trading. The platform will let you know which pages have special discounts when you download the chrome extension. You don’t pay anything extra by using Rakuten. They pay you for buying through their links.

Get free shipping on orders over $50

Another perk is some retailers give you free shipping. Not only are you saving money through some of the discounts. You are also saving money on your shipping.

Take advantage of exclusive deals and coupons

We love that the platform randomly has special deals and promotions throughout the month. One of my favorite specials is when they increase the payout on specific merchants. For example, CVS usually pays out 5% commissions. Right now, they have a promotion for 10% commissions. 

Using the chrome extension or the mobile app, you will learn more about the offers. They run special promotions and offers throughout the month. You will find more offers are available during certain times. 

Shop at Rakuten’s trusted merchants for the best products and prices

I love that they choose some of the best merchants on their platform. There are some other competitors out there that use merchants that don’t have the best reputations. 

It’s not one of those platforms that you cannot ever use. Rakuten helps you earn Cash at over 3,500 stores online. Find everything you need, like clothing, accessories, home goods, and more. You’ll find yourself using it often for business and personal use. We’ve been using the platform for over six years now.

Use Rakuten to pay for your community needs and services

We recommend you use this platform for all of your online purchasing. Every three months, you will receive your big fat check, including all your rebates commissions. We have gotten checks back for $20 to over 100+ dollars. It just comes down to how often you use the platform.

If your community orders online often, you will have a more extensive check. You can use that to help support some events or buy more office supplies. You do get Cash as your check. It’s not store credit. The freedom to use the money however you choose is there.

 Share your Rakuten referral code with friends and family to earn rewards

 We want to encourage you to try out this platform. It can be an excellent resource for ordering resident event supplies, office supplies, resident gifts, and so much more. The possibilities are endless with using Rakuten.  You can refer friends who earn $30 and then save $30.  

 If you are new to this platform, please let us know. We love to share tips on resident events and how to find inspiration. We hope our insider secret helps you save money and make money for your community.  Follow us on Instagram for more tips and insider secrets.

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