My biggest tip for shopping on Cyber Monday? Only buy things you actually need. Now we have that sobering reminder out of the way, it’s also worth mentioning to always use an online shopping portal to maximize purchases whenever possible.
One of those portals is Rakuten, and they’re offering 15% cashback or 15x American Express Membership Rewards points at over 600+ retailers.
One of the companies participating is Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) and you can stack existing Cyber Monday offers to get an even better deal. IHG consists of hotel brands like the Intercontinental, Kimpton, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, etc.
The 15% Cashback (Or 15x Amex Points) Offer
Need to book a hotel soon? Instead of procrastinating, today might be the best day to do it.
Online shopping portals are an amazing way to get extra points, miles, or cashback for purchases that you’re already making anyway. Go to a shopping portal, click through to the retailer that you need to shop with, and then make a purchase as normal — and see the points, miles, or cashback roll in. Cha-ching.
There are a handful of online shopping portals. One of the most popular ones is Rakuten. One of the best things about Rakuten is that it allows you to either earn cashback or alternatively, American Express Membership Rewards points.
Today only, Rakuten is offering 15% cashback or 15x Membership Rewards points on over 600+ retailers. Many of these brands only offer 1% usually, so this could be a potentially huge increase.
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) is one of those qualifying retailers. 15% cashback on an IHG hotel (or 15x Amex points) is a great return as it is. Then, you can also add on their latest Cyber Monday promos to that too. Don’t forget you still earn points with whatever credit card you’re using AND earn IHG hotel points too.
Don’t Have A Rakuten Account Yet?
If you don’t have a Rakuten account, feel free to sign up with my link here and you’ll earn a $10 bonus after completing your first purchase. You can change your earnings preference to Amex points in your settings once you successfully register for an account.
IHG’s Cyber Monday Sale + (Up To) 4x Points With IHG Offer
It’s quick and easy to sign up for IHG’s loyalty program, IHG Rewards Club. The ongoing offer is for stays from now through January 31st, 2020. Basically, it works like this:
- Your first stay gets you 1,000 bonus IHG points
- Your second stay gets you 2x IHG points
- Your third stay gets you 3x IHG points
- Your fourth stay (and all stays after that) gets you 4x IHG points.
The offer is totally open to everyone, but you do have to register here.
Stack offers upon offers on IHG hotels and maximize your earnings today only. Not booking a hotel? It still makes sense to get some holiday shopping out of the way with 15% cashback (and even better, 15x Amex points) with Rakuten.
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