Earning Cash Back at Restaurants with Rakuten Dining

Rakuten Dining lets you earn Cash Back at more than 10,000 restaurants nationwide. Available in the Rakuten App, Rakuten Dining offers a seamless way to earn Cash Back for eating out at your favorite restaurants.

How does Rakuten Dining work?

  1. Link a credit card to your account.
  2. In the Rakuten App, go to In-Store and filter by Dining.
  3. Tap Add and we’ll automatically add all available Dining offers.

Be sure to use your linked card to pay at participating restaurants. Cash Back will automatically be added to your Rakuten account after the restaurant confirms your dining.

I linked a card to Rakuten Dining offers, but I’m not earning Cash Back.

If you don’t see Cash Back in your account, use the Missing Cash Back form to let us know. You can also contact us with any questions.

Can I earn American Express Membership Rewards® points in the Rakuten Dining program?

Yes, as long as you selected American Express Membership Rewards® points as your payment method instead of Cash Back. See American Express Membership Rewards® Points at Rakuten Terms.

How do I find participating restaurants near me?

In the Rakuten App, tap In-Store and filter by Dining. From there, you can see nearby participating restaurants.

When will Cash Back be added to my account after dining at a restaurant?

Cash Back will be added to your account after the restaurant confirms your purchase. The time it takes for Cash Back to be confirmed depends on several factors, including the restaurant, restaurant policy, and reporting schedule.

How often are new restaurants added?

Restaurants are added monthly, so check back regularly for updates!

Can I use the Rakuten App to order online from the restaurant?

No. You won’t be able to order food from the Rakuten App, but we do offer Cash Back at many popular food delivery services. Look in the App to see our food delivery partners.

Will I earn Cash Back on the full bill, including tip and tax?

Yes, Cash Back is based on your total bill which includes tip and tax.

Is there a limit to how much Cash Back I can earn for a meal?

Most restaurants don’t cap the Cash Back amount. You can check the restaurant’s terms by tapping on the restaurant name in the Rakuten App.

Can I use the same credit card to earn Cash Back with Rakuten and rewards/cash back from other dining-related programs?

To ensure that you earn Cash Back with Rakuten, Dining Cash Back should be the only rewards program linked to your credit card. If there’s another dining rewards program you’d like to participate in, we recommend that you use a separate credit card. This will prevent another rewards program from overriding Cash Back you earn with us. Please refer to your credit card’s terms and conditions as details may vary.

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