Posted by William Charles on December 11, 2018
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Published on December 11th, 2018 | by William Charles

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Affinityy No Longer Offering Cashback On Credit Card Approvals

Shopping portal Affinityy has unfortunately had to stop offering cash back on credit card approvals. Users that have applied for cards before the credit card links were removed will still receive their cash back as promised. This was obviously a nice additional bonus while it lasted and the site owner has done everything possible to keep the relationship going but unfortunately this was not possible. Keep in mind that Affinityy will continue to operate as a shopping portal, the only thing that is changing is that the credit card links have been removed.



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Dang. Thanks for checking in for us Doc

CF Panda
CF Panda

Whoa, I guess i hit the sweet spot. Went for 2 apps and just got the 2nd $30 credited to my account yesterday. Thanks Doc.

Andrew Donshik
Andrew Donshik

And I, unfortunately, no longer am offering clicks to affinityy.

Frank

This. If they are willing to pull out that fast then how can you trust them not to cut corners elsewhere?

Emporio
Emporio

I agree that Affinity seems like a shoddy operation. What other cash back site requires you to manually forward any purchase confirmation email from a click through to Amazon? Every other cashback site only requests these confirmation emails if there’s an issue tracking cashback. Either their business plan was half- baked or they never executed on it. I’m not surprised they are abruptly terminating a major feature of their website by ending cashback on credit card applications.

Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith

Delta news…

Delta changes the way fliers board planes

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/11/business/delta-new-boarding-process/index.html

Can anyone say Minority Report (movie)…

US airport opens first fully biometric terminal
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/atlanta-airport-first-us-biometric-terminal-facial-recognition/index.html

Dan
Dan

its a shame, i really liked the idea of having a method for sharing credit card commissions (assuming they were taking a cut of the referrals too). in a dream world, doctor of credit would have a system in place so that readers could support the site by clicking through to credit card apps and DOC would share some of that commission back (ie. mutual benefit). i know DOC is opposed to commissions, but for some of the cards (ie. wells fargo propel, arrival+ etc) it would be the best option available to readers and could help the site as well. but i know that would be a lot of work to implement and outside the scope of the site.

M
M

I was under the impression that most credit card affiliate programs forbade the use of incentives (such as sharing a portion of the commission). I wonder how Affinityy was able to do that? Maybe that’s why they had to shut it down?

Of course, in a truly free market, that would be allowed (e.g. a real estate agent can choose to receive a smaller commission, thereby effectively sharing the standard commission with their client as an incentive), but the credit card affiliate space is f’ed up with questionable rules (in my opinion).

vipul
vipul

I wonder what happened. Seemed like a something which would benefit everybody.

Beefer
Beefer

They better lower that $50 withdrawal limit if they want to stay in business at all.

Gadget
Gadget

+1. Pretty sure it’s a sinking ship. Their cashback stats aren’t competitive. Plus, they aren’t listed on Cashback Monitor last time I checked, so nobody knows about them other than DoC followers.

I am still ticked I never got credited with my Groupon purchase as my “first purchase”. Irrelevant now I suppose.

Chuck

I used them within the final day or two of when they had the links up, and my $30 cashback is pending correctly.

M
M

Does anyone know why they had to shut it down?

I was under the impression that most credit card affiliate programs forbade the use of incentives (such as sharing a portion of the commission). I wonder how Affinityy was able to do that? Maybe that’s why they had to shut it down?

Truthsayer
Truthsayer

Hey Doc, do you have a way of contacting them? My $50 from the Southwest Business card never credited and I should also be getting a $30 from my Barclays Arrival card once it’s approved. I emailed them at info@affinityy.com but haven’t heard back.

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