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Newbie
Nov 4, 2008
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Windsor

Amazon rebates

Will Amazon return to giving rebates that it stopped due to the pandemic? I am itching to shop at Amazon but I don't want be a fool and miss out on the rebates
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Sr. Member
Oct 26, 2009
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I didn't even know Amazon gave rebates. What kind of rebate are you talking about?
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Newbie
Nov 4, 2008
94 posts
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Windsor
I meant rebates that rebate websites like Rakutan give out
Deal Expert
Jan 7, 2002
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Waterloo, ON
obscure wrote: I meant rebates that rebate websites like Rakutan give out
Rakuten has greatly diminished its Amazon rebates. Now they pay 1% max only on selected products.

If you plan to make a large purchase consider getting a Brim WE MC for its 4% cash back. IIRC the first year free promo ends tomorrow (or 30Sep?) Or if you're a Prime member look at Amazon's CC.
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Oct 12, 2012
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bylo wrote: Rakuten has greatly diminished its Amazon rebates. Now they pay 1% max only on selected products.

If you plan to make a large purchase consider getting a Brim WE MC for its 4% cash back. IIRC the first year free promo ends tomorrow (or 30Sep?) Or if you're a Prime member look at Amazon's CC.
Cash back terms are set from the merchant, not Rakuten. Amazon likely realized the discount they were providing to customers (+paying Rakuten's commission) wasn't leading to enough of an incremental lift in sales vs not running their program site wide. People will buy on Amazon regardless if they're getting 1-8% CB.

Would take a major hit in top line revenue for them to bring the program back now imo.

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