By installing the extension you agree to the Cash Back Button Terms & Conditions
The official Rakuten (formerly Ebates) Cash Back Button is the must-have browser extension that saves you money.
EARN CASH BACK
Head straight to the site you want to shop, and we’ll let you know if you can get Cash Back on your purchase. It’s just one click to earn Cash Back!
NEVER MISS OUT ON A DEAL
Our Coupon Magic feature finds and automatically applies the best coupons for you. All you need to do is shop like normal.
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
When you shop, our Price Magic feature searches for the lowest price. We’ll tell you if we find one! And if the store you’re shopping doesn’t offer Cash Back, we’ll let you know if there’s another store that does.
SEE CASH BACK OFFERS WHILE YOU SEARCH
Compare Cash Back rates right on the search results pages of Google, Yahoo and Bing.
Never miss Cash Back or coupons again with the Rakuten Button.
- We added enhancements to Price Magic for a smoother and more informative experience.
- We streamlined the member update process so you see special deals and promotions faster.
- We optimized our integration with our partners for a more seamless shopping experience.
- We fixed some misc bugs and issues.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Pretty reasonable selection of stores, plus i've successfully gotten cashback
I'm usually a very pro-privacy/anti data-brokerage type of person, but Rakuten has a pretty competitive set of stores and cashback offers. I joined because Rakuten partnered with American Express to offer miles instead of a check/paypal transaction and American Express' shopping points are otherwise pretty ordinary. I've successfully gotten 15% cashback on some black friday sales.
The extension is nice because it works better with Safari's build in ad blocking and with my third party adblocker. It still properly associates the sale with Rakuten account and gives me confirmation that the transaction completed.
I like the cashback notes in Chrome results too.
Once the Holiday season ends, I'll give Rakuten a deeper privacy audit as they can collect your web traffic with this extension and didn't make any attempts to demonstrate they take privacy of web traffic outside of shopping trips seriously. I wish there was an easier way to turn it on/off for my shopping sessions, but I wouldn't detract anything from their rating for this as my privacy concerns are more of an individual preference.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your kind words and for your feedback! We take our Member's security very seriously. Our Cash Back Button works to notify Members of merchants who partner with Rakuten and the chance to get some deals and earn Cash Back for orders placed through those merchants. If you ever feel that our extension may be the best for you, you may always access our services by going to Rakuten.com directly.
You won't get your cash-back
On numerous online-shopping ocasions I have seen the Rakuten extension pop up and claim that I can get a certain % cash back by clicking on the activate button. So I did. But I waited and waited past the due date and the cash back never came. It's very difficult to contact customer support other than robots who don't understand how conversations go. Some times the transaction will even completely disappear from my account history. I have started to take screen shots of the Rakuten x% cash back activated tab as proof that they promised me cash back and are not holding their end of the bargain. Their robots just assume it's my browser's fault but my browser is working just fine. In my experience, you'll have to literally fight like a lawyer for every online purchase you make using their extension. Claiming to customers that they will get 5% back by a certain due date and then not delivering on that claim, is a broken promise and a lie. It's either that or it's simply disorganized
Developer Response ,
It sounds like you may have some ad-blocking extensions or software running on your computer that may be limiting our services from functioning properly. We also see this if our Members are connected through a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
Our team would love to help troubleshoot any issues you are having or look into any potentially missing Cash Back. Please reach out to us at email@example.com. We are here to help!
Much worse than Rakuten Chrome extension
I love Rakuten but why the extension on Safari is so user-unfriendly? Why it has to come with an app? Could you let it only be an extension on Safari rather than try to install an app on my Mac? Also, the Rakuten extension on Chrome can easily see your account information when you point to its button without clicking on it while the button on Safari looks so dumb. I installed this on my Safari because currently only Safari support Apple Pay. Hope the extension could improve soon and give the experience just like on the Chrome.
Developer Response ,
Apple has changed the requirements for the development of Safari Extensions. As a result, the Rakuten Cash Back Button (and other popular extensions) needed to redeveloped to meet Apple's new requirements. This means that a sister app will be installed as well as the extension within Safari.
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