Softcard just launched two lucrative promotions where you can get free Amazon gift cards and free United miles!
Amazon Gift Card promo: Get a $10 Amazon gift card after using Softcard 5 times. You can get up to $30 in Amazon gift cards which means 15 transactions required. And the best part is you are able to take advantage of this promotion for up to 5 linked credit cards to your account. So ultimately you can earn $150 in Amazon gift cards per account! There is no minimum for each transaction, so go find a 50 cent items and tap away! Essentially the $30 Amazon.com gift card per linked credit card can cost you pennies! This offer expires December 31, 2014. You can learn more about this promotion here.
United Miles promo: You can get a bonus of 2,500 United miles just for linking a United credit card so Softcard. The one stipulation is that you must “tap” to pay with your Softcard at least once during the promotion time period. You can then continue to earn an additional 500 miles per month in December, January, and February by using it once per month. This will allow you to earn a total of 4,000 free United miles! This offer expires February 28, 2015. You can learn more about this promotion here.
What is Softcard? Softcard is the newly rebranded Isis Wallet which allows you to pay at certain merchants directly from your phone. This allows you to pay without the need of taking out your credit card. Unfortunately, it is NOT yet compatible with iPhones. Those with an iPhone must purchase a separate cover with the Softcard technology enabled – it is this Cashwrap case.
Compatible credit cards: You can add the following credit cards to your Softcard account:
- American Express: You can add your personal American Express Cards and OPEN Small Business Cards
- American Express Serve: Money from a Serve account can come from a debit card, credit card, or U.S. bank account (I’ll write more about Serve in another blog post soon to come)
- Chase: You can add your Chase Freedom, Chase Sapphire, Slate from Chase, JP Morgan Palladium, and United MileagePlus credit cards. You must be a primary card member for these cards.
- Wells Fargo: You can check out eligible cards here.
How do I know if a merchant accepts Softcard as a form of payment: You can use it anywhere Visa payWave contactless payments are accepted. You can check out participating locations here.
What is the advantage of Softcard? First off, you get many promotional offers such as this Amazon.com free gift card just for signing up and making one purchase! Also, there are various money saving offers at participating merchants if you use the app.
If you do not yet have a Softcard account you can start here. Also, Softcard is giving out $10 referral bonuses (in the form of an Amazon.com gift card), so if you already have a Softcard account and want to refer other blog readers, feel free to comment below. The referee will also receive $10 in Amazon.com money too! So it is a win-win situation.
sounds nice – but did 17 taps last month & only received amazon for 10 & never received the amazon for the referral – so tap away but I don’t think they are too great at tracking it so you might not get all of the amazon credits – but I am happy with the $200 I received last month
Will any of the NFC phones work if I do not have data while checking out?
I am planning to borrow a phone and linking the credit cards at home using wifi.
For the United card does it have to be a MileagePlus Explorer or can it be a Sapphire Preferred or a Chase Freedom if I don’t yet have the Mileage Plus card?
For the United points do we have to use the MileagePlus Explorer card? Or can we use a Chase Sapphire Card or a Chase Freedom card and still get those points?
Here is my referral. Thanks!