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It’s back! Get 95x at Lifelock via Rakuten ( or 95% off ) – effectively buying Amex points for 1.05c per piece

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Mega Bonus on Lifelock via Rakuten – earn 95x/95%off

It’s back baby! Not only does Rakuten have a 10x promo going, but Lifelock is currently offering 95x or 95% back. We have seen 100x before, but 95x is pretty darn good.

At the end of 2019, Rakuten created an alliance with American Express which enabled members to earn Membership Rewards in lieu of cashback. For each 1% you see as a cashback you could opt to earn 1x American Express Membership Rewards. As a result, Rakuten has been one of my favorite ways to earn additional American Express Membership Rewards .

The latest deal has to do with cyber security and is featuring LifeLock and it’s very, very good – get 95% off your order or 95x points. Effectively, you’re buying points for about 1.05c a piece. How? Let’s get into it.

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How to earn Amex points via Rakuten

If you’re unfamiliar…read this article which lays out how to configure your account.

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The main reason I advocate choosing Amex points over cashback is how I value Amex Points. At the very minimum I’d peg a 1.5c valuation on every point. This means you’re getting another 50% bonus on each points you earn, and since I typically redeem my Amex points via transfer partners to fly in business or first class, I regularly get in excess of 3 to 5 cents per point.

That means the points earned on a deal like this one for Lifelock, where you earn between 22k and 44k points, you’re actually getting close $330 to $660 worth of value on the low side. Not a bad deal for $240 and that doesn’t include the value of a year of lifelock coverage…we’re just talking about the points you earn from it.

If you aren’t a Rakuten member…you can get $30 back after spending $30 by using our Referral Link.

The best ever is $40, but this is very strong historically.

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 If you want to max out the deal…buy the Lifelock Ultimate Plus For Family annual subscription and family plan

This will bill your credit card that full $395. You’ll earn  95x = 37,525 Membership Rewards or 1.05 cents per point. If you alternatively choose monthly billing you’ll only earn the 95x on the first month’s charge which means you lose out on a major opportunity. Each subsequent month would then earn whatever your cc earns. It looks as though Lifelock has changed the ability to add family members until after you’ve paid your first year. In theory, as long as you populated the site again via Rakuten you should earn on adding family members as well, but worst case, you can earn 37k points with the individual.

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The individual nets out at $395 = 37,525 Amex Points.

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Some trouble shooting advice…

A Trick to help with getting an Annual Pricing to populate with 95x if yours won’t work

I’m using the deal I got, which was 90%…so this is why the graphics and earn rate will be different.

When I initially populated the Lifelock deal via Rakuten, it wouldn’t let me go beyond the screen where I filled in my name, address, etc. I tried it 10 times at least. I even tried to go to Norton and populate there, but it would only show monthly subscriptions. It seems like that isn’t a problem anymore, but this is how I circumvented it.

I had the idea to see if I could apply the 90% after I got to the annual billing screen. How do you do that?

The Rakuten plugin for Chrome. I use it on and off, but it’s particularly beneficial in situations like this… It gives you a pop up anytime you visit a site that you could earn cashback/Membershipr Rewards. Or, if you dont’ have it always on, you just click the R and it’ll give you the cashback on the site. It stays populated the entire time you’re on the site until you either select activate or hit activate later. It’s that little “R” icon and the pop up looks like this:

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In order to get the 90% to work on the full year subscription I filled out every single piece of information until I got to the screen with billing options. At this point I hit Activate 90% cash back and voila…it did. I got a notification that it had credited as well. Note…this is the rate I got when I did it a few years ago, not the current rate.

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What’s the best ever Lifelock offer via Rakuten?

Apparently in 2019 it hit 120x for a day, and every now and then we see 100x.

Usually the earn rate is around 30 to 40x, but I took advantage of this deal in 2020 at the 90%/90x level and the points populated my Rakuten account within a day. I earned a quick 26k Membership rewards – 1.1c per point. I was also able to easily cancel the membership later in the year.

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Don’t forget to cancel your LifeLock account when you’re done.

I was able to do this on the site pretty easily without a phonecall.

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Recap + thank you for using our referral links. You keep us flying and staying in style!

This deal comes and goes, and if you’re wanting extra Amex points, it’s a quick way to get them cheaply. If you aren’t in need of them…don’t waste your time, and you’ll more than likely have a similar deal later in the year.

 

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34 Comments

  • Jordan June 22, 2024

    Rakuten: http://www.rakuten.com/r/JORDAN48587?eeid=28187
    $30 after your first qualifying purchase in the first 90 days. Take advantage of the extra cash back or American Express points.

  • Jordan April 22, 2024

    Rakuten: http://www.rakuten.com/r/JORDAN48587?eeid=44971
    $30 after your first qualifying purchase in the first 90 days. Take advantage of the extra cash back or American Express points.

  • Paul April 22, 2024

    wont they claw back the rakuten points if you cancel right away?

    • Miles April 22, 2024

      you wouldn’t want to cancel righty, but you would want to cancel before it autorenews if you don’t want to pay for another year

  • Jordan March 28, 2024

    Rakuten: http://www.rakuten.com/r/JORDAN48587?eeid=44971

    $30 after your first qualifying purchase in the first 90 days. Take advantage of the extra cash back or American Express points.

  • RS March 27, 2024

    Is this deal over, I’m only seeing 20% through the extension?

    • Miles March 28, 2024

      Hey RS – Looks like it…these are often only for the day, or two of posting or after

  • Michael S March 26, 2024

    Appreciate anybody who uses my link! I’m using Rakuten to get Cash Back at my favorite stores. Hate for you to miss out, so join now with my invite and get $30 after you spend $30. http://www.rakuten.com/r/MHERMZ?eeid=44971

  • JackHenry March 26, 2024

    Do you cancel at the end of the subscription year?

  • Jordan February 29, 2024

    Rakuten: http://www.rakuten.com/r/JORDAN48587?eeid=44971

    $30 after your first qualifying purchase in the first 90 days. I did this purchase last year and received around 35,000 points. That’s almost enough to get to Europe in business class.

  • ecr12 February 28, 2024
  • Jordan February 28, 2024

    Rakuten: http://www.rakuten.com/r/JORDAN48587?eeid=44971

    $30 after your first qualifying purchase in the first 90 days.

  • Jordan February 25, 2024
  • mpt February 12, 2024

    How long does it take for the points to at least show up in Rakuten (instead of say actually posting). i placed the order but nothing is showing in Rakuten activity. i would like to cancel the order if its not going to show up

    • Miles February 13, 2024

      They usually populate for me within a day or two…

  • tim November 26, 2021

    I just did this earlier this afternoon, and it has been nothing short of a disaster. When I got to the purchase screen the Rakuten 90% dropped to 80%. Not a huge deal, but then when you sign in to the link to activate the software you have to download a lot of Norton software, which instantly caused my computer to grind to a halt. Then I went into my Rakuten account to make sure I was getting credit for this, and neither the 80% or 90% ever tracked. After playing around with the Norton portal I gave up trying to make this work, but when you go to their chat service to cancel you get asked a lot of questions about why you want to cancel, followed up by a message that in order to cancel to have to call the phone number on the website because the chat agent doesn’t have access to customer accounts. But there isn’t a phone number posted listed on the Lifelock website. After three hours spent on trying to make this work I’ve realized that I have truly received what I’ve paid for – NOTHING. And I’ve made a not in my phone for next year’s Black Friday to remember to stay away from Lifelock

    • Miles November 26, 2021

      Ugh I’m so sorry to hear this… this isn’t anything like what I experience, I didn’t need to download anything, etc. You do have 60 days to cancel for a full refund if you want…

  • Carl November 26, 2021

    I purchased the annual but it hasnt posted to my rakuten yet. It has a check mark next to the shopping trip in rakuten but says $0 on the cash back part. Did I mess up?

    • Miles November 26, 2021

      If it doesn’t populate, I would request a refund, you have up to 60 days

  • gavinmac November 26, 2021

    My popup shows as 90% when I go to lifelock.com but when I get to the annual fee billing page and click the desktop Chrome extension it shows 80% activated.

  • Nate November 12, 2020

    Are you able to use it more than once for the same SSN? Or do you need to use it for different SSNs?

    • ktc November 26, 2020

      my question as well, about to run out of house members.

  • Rick March 19, 2020

    Ugh. I tried both the app and your work around, nothing works. On the work around, I was at the annual billing portion, but as soon as I activated the offer through the Rakuten Chrome extension, it took me to the monthly billing option.

  • Deeksha Sharama March 19, 2020

    This blog is very useful and good writting

  • Christian March 18, 2020

    Is this something you have to get rid of a year after purchasing or is it a one time thing?

    • Allen November 12, 2020

      You can get this deal yearly-

    • ND November 26, 2020

      I already have a LifeLock account. Will this work if I cancel the existing subscription and re-subscribe using this deal? Anyone tried this approach?

  • Marc March 18, 2020

    “Best ever” is simply not true. Last year there was a 120% offer for a day or so (.dropping to 89% which reappears frequently).

    • Miles March 18, 2020

      Ahhhh didn’t realize – will update

  • Roops March 2, 2020

    Worked for me by just going through the Rakuten mobile app. My Rakuten account is already reflecting the points earned from the purchase. Great deal! Thanks!

  • Matty Tailwinds March 2, 2020

    has locklife since removed the annual billing option?

    • Miles March 2, 2020

      I’m not sure…it worked for me after using the tip I provided at the end of the article. Good luck!

  • Edward March 2, 2020

    Fingers crossed! Hope it works!

    • Edward March 2, 2020

      Looks like it did post already. Thanks!

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