Rakuten’s cashback program allows users to earn a percentage of their purchase amount back in the form of cashback when they make purchases through Rakuten’s affiliate links. Here’s a general overview of how the Rakuten cashback program typically works:

  1. Account Creation: Users need to create a Rakuten account to participate in the cashback program. The account is usually free to sign up.

  2. Browse and Shop Through Rakuten: Once the account is set up, users can browse the Rakuten website or use the Rakuten browser extension to find affiliated retailers. These retailers have partnered with Rakuten to offer cashback on purchases made through Rakuten’s referral links.

  3. Clicking Through Rakuten Links: To earn cashback, users need to click on the Rakuten referral link for a specific retailer before making a purchase. This link ensures that Rakuten can track the transaction and credit the cashback accordingly.

  4. Making a Purchase: Users continue with their online shopping as usual, adding items to their cart and completing the purchase on the retailer’s website.

  5. Cashback Processing: After the purchase is made, Rakuten processes the transaction information and credits the user’s Rakuten account with the promised cashback amount. Cashback is usually a percentage of the total purchase amount.

  6. Cashback Payouts: Rakuten typically pays out cashback to users on a quarterly basis. Users can choose to receive their cashback through methods like PayPal or a physical check.