It’s easy! Once you have the Cash Back Button installed to your browser, just head to the site you want to shop. The Button will automatically notify you if Cash Back is available. Select Activate Cash Back and that’s it!
You can also activate Cash Back by selecting the Cash Back Button icon in your browser’s toolbar. Whatever way you choose, we’ll confirm that Cash Back has been activated so you know everything is working.
The color of the Button icon in your browser’s toolbar tells you if Cash Back is available or activated:
- Purple - The site doesn’t offer Cash Back.
- Red - Cash Back is available. Select the icon, then select Activate Cash Back.
- Blue - You’ve activated Cash Back.
In addition to finding and activating Cash Back, the Button will also search for the lowest price on a specific product and let you know if we find one. And if the store you’re shopping doesn’t offer Cash Back, we’ll let you know if there’s a similar store that does.
Select the icon in your browser’s toolbar to see coupons and deals for the site you’re visiting, or to get a snapshot of your account, including how much Cash Back you’ve earned.
Cash Back Activated confirmations
When you activate Cash Back through the Button, you’ll see a confirmation that a Rakuten Shopping Trip has started. If you don’t see a confirmation, Cash Back wasn’t activated. This might be because some stores don’t allow notifications on their site, or they don’t offer Cash Back through the Button.
If this happens, try these fixes:
- If the Button icon in your browser’s toolbar is flashing red, select the icon, then select Activate Cash Back. When the icon turns blue, you’ve activated Cash Back and you’re ready to shop!
- Go to rakuten.com and search for the site you’re shopping to start a Rakuten Shopping Trip.
Activate at every visit
Be sure to activate the Cash Back Button every time you visit a site. If you make two separate purchases on the same site, you’ll need to activate Cash Back through the Button both times to get Cash Back. Why? Rakuten works by getting a commission from stores for sending you their way, then sharing it with you as Cash Back. Activating Cash Back through the Button lets a store know you’re shopping through Rakuten.