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Get 10% Cash-Back at Dell and Saks Fifth Avenue With Rakuten

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Chris Hassan

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Chris holds a B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management and managed social media for all Marriott properties in South America, making him a perfect fit for UP and its social media channels. He has a ...
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For a limited time, Rakuten is offering 10% cash-back on purchases at Dell and Saks as well as travel purchases with Best Western, Expedia, IHG, Orbitz, Travelocity, and Tripadvisor.

Earning 10% cash-back is a great deal. However, Rakuten also offers the option to earn your rewards through American Express Membership Rewards points, which often represent a better value.

Let’s dig into the details!

Rakuten 10% Cash-Back Deals

Rakuten is currently promoting up to 10% cash back (or 10x Amex points) at many retailers. This promotion won’t last long, so you’ll want to move quickly!

There are a lot of increased earnings, but the travel-specific ones that caught our eye include:

  • Best Western Hotels & Resorts: 10% (was 2%)
  • Expedia: 10% (was 3%)
  • IHG Hotels & Resorts: 10% (was 3%)
  • Orbitz: 10% (was 3%)
  • Travelocity: 10% (was 3%)
  • Tripadvisor: 10% (was 4%)
  • Viator: 12% (was 2%)
  • Vrbo: $20 (was $10)

The increased 10% cash-back earnings at Dell represent a great opportunity for cardholders of The Business Platinum Card® from American Express to maximize their Dell credit (upon enrollment) of up to $200 for the second half of the year. Make sure to check your Amex Offers to see if you have an opportunity to stack additional savings.

Cardholders of The Platinum Card® from American Express can also make the most of their semi-annual Saks Fifth Avenue credit of up to $50 (upon enrollment) and earn 10% cash-back on their purchase when clicking through Rakuten!

You can see all participating stores by visiting the Rakuten promotion page.

Cash-Back vs. Amex Membership Rewards Points

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As mentioned above, Rakuten users can choose between earning cash-back or Amex Membership Rewards points on purchases.

Which is the right choice for you? That’s a personal decision, of course, but many of us in the points-and-miles community love the opportunity to earn extra Amex points at a relatively low “cost.”

For example, with Dell’s promotion of 10% cash-back, a $1,000 laptop would earn $100 in cash-back — a pretty good return.

Alternatively, that same $1,000 laptop could earn 10,000 American Express Membership Rewards points, which we value at $220.

Hot Tip:

Refer a friend to Rakuten, and you’ll both earn $10 or 1,000 points!

Final Thoughts

If you were already planning on making a travel purchase with one of the retailers above, this is a great opportunity to earn some extra cash-back or American Express Membership Rewards points.

Just be sure to take advantage of this great bonus before the promotion expires!

For rates and fees of The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, click here.
For rates and fees of The Platinum Card® from American Express, click here.

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About Chris Hassan

Chris holds a B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management and managed social media for all Marriott properties in South America, making him a perfect fit for UP and its social media channels. He has a passion for making content catered toward family travelers.

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