Rakuten/Ebates $40 Referral Bonus

Rakuten $40 referral bonus link

The Rakuten shopping portal (you might know it by its former name of Ebates) is offering a $40 referral bonus. If you sign up as a new member to Rakuten and spend $40 you will receive a $40 bonus and I’ll get a $40 bonus too. It is a win-win.

This is the best referral bonus I’ve seen them offer. Usually the best bonus offer is $30. Thanks to whomever used my referral link back in September. This blog doesn’t make much ad income any more so little bonuses like these are helpful.

Rakuten is a decent cash back shopping portal. Their rates usually aren’t the highest but they have occasional special deals where they offer the best rates. Over the years I have received over $500 cash back from them. It has definitely been worth my time signing up and using their portal.

Sign up using this Rakuten $40 referral bonus link to get your $40 bonus after you qualify.

Dough App Free Stock Sign Up Bonus

When you sign up for the Dough app through my referral link you can receive a free stock as a sign up bonus. Dough is a stock trading app that allows you to buy and sell stocks without paying a commission. It is similar to the Webull and Robinhood stock trading apps.

Here is how you can get your free stock from Dough as explained on their terms and conditions page.

How do I get free stock?

If You’re a New Customer: 

  1. Receive and click on a referral link from an existing dough customer or download the app.
  2. Download the dough app from the referral link and complete the application for a brokerage account.
  3. Obtain approval to open a brokerage account.
  4. Receive a share of free stock within seven business days.
  5. Electronically link an approved external financial account and deposit $25.00 USD into your dough account before withdrawing any proceeds from the sale of your free stock.

Another referral link in case you missed the first one. Friends who trade together – get paid together. Click my link to download the dough app and we’ll both get a free share of stock! https://dough.com/referrals?referral=DH6DG8F3G7&referredby=David

If you haven’t yet signed up for the Robinhood app they also have a free stock for signing up for their app. Robinhood free stock referral link.

Rakuten Ebates $30 Refer a Friend Bonus

The shopping portal Rakuten, formerly known as eBates, currently has a promotion offering a $30 refer a friend bonus. New members sign up through my referral link will receive a $30 bonus and I’ll get a $30 bonus too. To qualify for the $30 sign up bonus the new member needs to spend $30 through Rakuten. The promotional period is from August 12, 2020 to December 31, 2020 (“Offer Period”). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Referral Program Terms, this offer is valid only if the referral signs up and completes their qualifying purchase within 90 days.

I’ve had pretty good luck with Rakuten properly tracking my shopping purchases. If you look at the little image at the beginning of this post you can see they’ve paid me over $400 in cash back. Rakuten usually doesn’t have the highest cash back rates, but several times a year they run promotions making them the highest-paying portal for some merchants. This is quite a bit higher than their usual sign up bonus and should be easy money for most people who haven’t previously signed up for Rakuten. Here again is my Rakuten referral link.

SoFi Invest $100 Bonus

When you open a new SoFi Invest account with at least $5000 through my referral link they will give you a $100 Stock Bit for free as a bonus. Stocks Bits are what SoFi calls fractional shares. You can use the account to invest in full shares of stock as well if you want.

I signed up for the Invest account a couple of months ago and my bonus was paid just a few days after meeting the requirements. I didn’t really need another investment account, but since the referral bonus provided a great return on my investment and there were no fees I decided it was worth the minimal effort to open another account. It should only take you a few minutes to open the account. Sign up using this referral link and you will get a $100 Stock Bit bonus when you meet the promotional requirements and I’ll get $100 for referring you. That’s a great deal for both of us.

They also have a $75 bonus for opening a SoFi Money account and making two direct deposits of at least $500 each. Once you have one SoFi account open it is easy to open another one. You can open both a SoFi Money and SoFi Invest account and receive both bonuses. I’ve already done that. The SoFi Money account is worth keeping open after you have received the bonus since they pay a competitive interest rate, have no account fees, and provide ATM fee reimbursements up to a monthly limit. If you open a SoFi Money account through my referral link and meet the terms of the promotion you will get a $75 bonus and I’ll get a $25 bonus for referring you. Do both bonuses and you could make $175 of easy money.

Amazon Kindle Unlimited Promo – 99 Cents for 2 Months

Amazon is running a promotion for their Kindle Unlimited membership discounting the price down to 99 cents for two months. Kindle Unlimited is a service that allows you to read as much as you want, choosing from over 1 million titles and thousands of audiobooks. Freely explore new authors, books, and genres from mysteries and romance to sci-fi and more. You can read on any device. The links to Amazon are affiliate links.

The membership usually costs $9.99 per month. They have frequent promotions offering it at a lower price and there is usually a 30 day free trial for new members as well. I’ve joined Kindle Unlimited three different times during different promotions. I’ve already joined through the current 99 cent promotion. I only need to read one book that I would have otherwise purchased to get my money out of the membership. I will read several books during the two months of my membership.

The offer must be redeemed before 11:59 p.m. (PST), June 30, 2019.  Current Kindle Unlimited members are not eligible. The subscription will continue for $9.99 a month after the two month promo has ended. You can easily cancel your membership anytime by  visiting www.amazon.com/kucentral and adjusting your settings. I’ve never had any trouble canceling my membership.

An added perk of the Kindle Unlimited membership is that some of the books are also available as audio books. When I return to my document review job next month I plan to listen to a lot of audio books while my membership lasts. I will get way more than 99 cents value out of the membership.

If you’re interested in joining click through to Kindle Unlimited and browse the titles. If you see even one that you are interested in reading and would otherwise purchase it is worth signing up for a membership. Make sure that the 99 cents for two months promo is listed when you sign up. If it doesn’t automatically show you the 99 cents for two months promo you may need to do a web search for the promo and then click on the search results link.