Rakuten Announcements, Travel
Earn Cash Back on Your Next Trip With Rakuten
Millions of Rakuten members are earning Cash Back online and in-store, from groceries to department stores. But did you know Rakuten also offers Cash Back on your travel purchases? We’ve partnered with more than 450 online travel merchants like Booking.com, Expedia, Hilton, Hotels.com, Priceline and Travelocity. Book flights, hotels, rental cars, vacation packages, activities and even cruises, all with Cash Back. Check out how it works and plan to earn Cash Back on your next trip with Rakuten!
How do I book travel with Rakuten?
Step 2: Choose a partner site you want to book with.
Utilize our search widget to fill in your trip information and search directly from our featured partners. You can also explore our partner list to compare and find out the best deal for your trip.
Step 3: Shop like normal.
Once you start your search, shop and book your trips online as you normally would. Or visit a travel merchant page and click “Shop Now” to get started on your booking.
Step 4: You earned it!
All the Cash Back you got from your booking will be automatically posted to your account after your trip, which may take up to 90 days.
If you haven’t yet, download the Rakuten Cash Back Button to earn Cash Back directly on your favorite travel website. If Cash Back is available with that merchant, simply click to activate the Button before you book.
What does it mean to get “Up to” a certain amount of Cash Back?
Some merchants have tiered Cash Back percentages across different travel categories such as hotels, cars, flights and more. You can verify the exact Cash Back rate of your desired travel category on the merchant’s page on Rakuten before you book.
Am I still eligible for other reward programs if I book my travel with Rakuten?
Absolutely! Earning Cash Back with Rakuten doesn’t stop you from racking up credit card points, hotel rewards, airline miles or any other loyalty rewards. Stack Cash Back with all your rewards programs to get the most out of your travel purchases.
Keep an eye out for exclusive offers!
Rakuten works hard with merchants to reward our members. Keep an eye on our Travel & Vacations page for exclusive offers like 10% Cash Back on hotels or 40% off selected rental cars!
From the latest tech to the hottest fashions and everything in between, the editors at The Smart Shopper are in the know and ready share their expertise. Check out our posts on shopping secrets and product trends for those who live for a little retail therapy.
Join The Conversation