Black Friday Hack
Holidays,  Tips

Our Favorite Hack For Saving Even More On Black Friday

We’re so excited to share the simple hack we have been using for years to save even more on all our Black Friday shopping! (You won’t believe how much we’ve saved!)

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With Black Friday just a few days away, you’re probably gearing up to do some serious holiday shopping! And if you’re like most people, you’re likely to do a lot of that shopping online this year. So what if we told you there’s a super simple way to earn cash back on nearly all of your online holiday shopping?

You’d want to know about it ASAP, right?

Well, you’re in luck, because that’s exactly what we’ll be sharing with you in today’s post! There are plenty of ways to earn cash back when you shop online, but we’ve simplified the process down into one quick and easy hack that will have you earning money on every purchase you make all season long!

So don’t click that “Checkout” button until you’ve read this post and followed the simple steps below. We promise both you and your wallet will be glad you did! 🙂

How Much Can I Earn With Cash Back?

With the trick we’re going to share with you today, you can earn 10% (or more!) back on almost every purchase you make online. And with all of the great deals that are already available on Black Friday, your overall savings could really add up!

No matter where you plan on doing your Black Friday shopping, there’s a very good chance you’ll be able to save even more on those purchases. Here’s a preview of 200+ stores offering 10% cash back right now:

You can view all the available cash back offers here.

Get Even More Cash Back

Did we forget to mention that you can also get cash back when you go out to eat, in stores and on gift cards? Well you can! Just click here to sign up for cash back on Rakuten now!

Bonus: Get $40!

  • Because you’re a Two Southern Sweeties reader, you can also earn $40 back after you make your first $40 purchase through Rakuten. (If you were planning to spend that $40 anyway, it’s basically free money!)
  • You don’t even have to do anything special to get that $40—just create your account using any of the links on this page!

How To Earn Cash Back On All Your Online Shopping

Step 1 – Getting Set Up

There are a lot of different routes you can take to earn cash back while shopping online, but my favorite is Rakuten is one of the biggest and most popular cash back sites out there, which means you’ll be able to earn cash back on almost any site you shop, which is why it’s the one we trust and recommend most!

The first thing you’ll need to do is create a Rakuten account.


(And like we mentioned before, you’ll get an extra $40 after your first $40 purchase when you use this link or the button above to create your account!)

Step 2 – Add The Rakuten Cash Back Button To Your Browser

This next step is the one that really makes getting cash back on every purchase easy. No extra thinking or planning required—just shop and save!

Once you’ve created a Rakuten account, you’ll add the Rakuten extension (AKA the “Rakuten Button”) to your internet browser. With the Rakuten Button, you’ll be able to easily activate cash back offers while you shop!

(What is an extension? An extension is a tool you can add to your browser that offers additional functionality, similar to downloading an app onto your phone.)

The Rakuten Button is available for Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Add it to your browser here.

With the Rakuten Button installed, you’ll see how much cash back is available on each site you’re visiting.

After you’ve added the button it will appear in your browser bar, and it will automatically let you know when a cash back offer is available!

Button Tips

  • Make sure you’ve created a Rakuten account using this link before you install the button.
  • Extensions like the Rakuten Button only work on desktop and laptop browsers, so you’ll need to do this on a non-mobile device in order for it to work.

Step 3 – Shop & Save!

When you go to a website that offers cash back, a Rakuten notification will alert you how much cash back is available. To activate an offer, just click “Activate” on the Rakuten button, and proceed with your online shopping as usual.

Rakuten makes it really easy to apply coupon codes too, which can save you even more! During the checkout process, Rakuten will automatically find available coupons for that site, and you can apply them with just one click!

Step 4 – Get Cash Back

Once you’ve made a purchase, you’ll receive an email from Rakuten confirming that your purchase has been tracked. You can also check your Rakuten account if you don’t see the email. After that, all you have to do is wait!

Rakuten will send your cash back earnings to you every 3 months, either deposited in your Paypal account or as a check in the mail. So while you won’t see the savings immediately with cash back shopping, you’ll be pleasantly surprised in just a few months when your earnings show up in your account!


We want to make sure this process is crystal clear, so here’s a summary of how to get started earning cash back on your holiday shopping!

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