Am sure all of you reading this have heard of Rakuten before! If you’re looking for all kinds of products under “one site” that offers the best discounts kind of shopping site then Rakuten is one of the best in Singapore hehe :) I’ve personally shopped on Rakuten a number of times and even bought Kayla’s Aprica stroller from Rakuten Japan (so much cheaper on the japan site since it’s made in japan hehh)!
So anyway, today I’m going to be sharing some shopping hacks on Rakuten so you can get the most out of your shopping experience :)
So currently, the star promotion on Rakuten is this Super Point-Back Programme where members (free sign-up) can enjoy a 5% rebate in the form of Rakuten Super Points for their purchases!
What is Rakuten Super Points (RSP)?
Super Points are points that you can accumulate by shopping on Rakuten and then exchange and use as cash for your next purchase. Previously, $1 will earn you 1point and every 100points earned will give you $1 off your next purchase. But now, members can earn 5x that amount by default, so $1 = 5points now!
Ongoing Shizuoka deals! Check out their constant Japanese snacks promotion on this page :)
To sweeten the deal, Rakuten also offers a lot of other timed or seasonal promotions all over their site, so it’s up to you to “find” the best deal hehe
I came across these coupons for Rakuten stores based in Shizuoka Japan! If you didn’t know, 30% of the merchants on the Rakuten site are actually authentic Japanese stores based in Japan! If you are particular about whether a product is really from Japan when you shop at other sites, then shopping at Rakuten is definitely a safe bet.
More Ways To Save?
1. Sign up for Rakuten’s mailer or subscribe to stores
One of the best ways to be in the know for various promotions or new product listings is to be in Rakuten’s mailing list or to subscribe to your favorite stores! You will receive first hand information of any ongoing deals via email :)
2. Big Points Day
Now and then, Rakuten will offer additional Rakuten Super Points when you make multiple orders from different shops in a day! It can be up to 40x Rakuten Super Points which mean that you get 40% rebate in the form of points and this can be offset in the next purchase. So it’s really worth checking in regularly and looking out for Big Points Day!
3. Payments Discounts Days
Rakuten has partnered with various credit card companies to bring you even better discounts when you pay using your credit card! So do check out which credit cards gets you better deals on which day, for example “Mastercard Tuesdays”. If you are interested in checking this out click here !
4. Free Shipping / Buy 1 Get 1 Deals
Rakuten also has a dedicated “Deals” page where you can slowly scroll through what’s on offer! But beware; this page is really long and highly addictive lol. Link here !
5. Shop From Ebates
Sites like Ebates.sg are a gem because they help you gain cash back from your purchases! So basically you just have to go to Ebates and shop from Rakuten through their site and you’ll automatically gain 5% cash back from all your purchases (how awesome is that?!).
I really like that Rakuten carries a lot of household big name brands like 3M and Kenwood haha, because I always need to buy something from them and the prices offered on Rakuten are honestly hard to beat (and the fact that it will be safely delivered to my house is another plus point!).
Excited to start shopping on Rakuten yet? Well Valentine’s Day is round the corner so now you have one more reason to shop! Rakuten has lovingly created a gift ideas deals page with lots of great choices, am sure you’ll be able to find something for your loved one :) Link here.
Before you begin shopping, please sign up as a Rakuten member via this link !
By clicking on this link and signing up for your free account, you will stand a chance to win 2000 Rakuten Super Points ($20 worth) to be used on Rakuten !
(Do note that only the first 25 valid entries qualify)
*Contest runs 25/01/16 – 29/02/16*
Thank you for reading this and have fun shopping!