Posted by William Charles on November 4, 2018
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Published on November 4th, 2018 | by William Charles

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Affinityy Shopping Portal Review

Affinityy (our referral link here and below) is a shopping portal that recently reached out to us because they thought our readers would be interested in the fact they offer cash back for credit card approvals. More on that later.

Sign Up Bonuses

  • New users will receive $20 after their first purchase
  • After signing up I received an additional $2 for completing a short survey (about 5 multiple choice questions) and a further $3 for adding the Affinityy button to my browser

Referral Program

Affinityy offers a referral program. When you refer a friend they will receive a $20 bonus after their first purchase. In addition you can earn up to $25. Break down is as follows:

  • Earn $5 when your friend earns $5 in cash back
  • Earn $5 when your friends makes their first premium purchase of $250+
  • Earn $15 when your friend signs up and gets approved for a credit card

If you’d like to support the site, consider using our referral link here. You can share your own referral links in this linked post here. Do not share your links in the comments of this current post.

Payout

You can either receive your earnings from Paypal (e-mail address must match the e-mail you used to sign up) or via check. There is a $50 minimum cash out.

Credit Card Cash Back

As of early December 2018 Affinityy unfortunately no longer offers cash back on credit card applications.

Affinityy is offering $30 when you apply and are approved for personal credit cards found on their site and $50 for business cards. They don’t have direct links to individual cards, instead they have links to different categories on creditcards.com (e.g best sign up bonuses). You won’t be able to find all of the card bonuses you want, but you should be able to find most of them. As always make sure you do research to ensure that using the links Affinityy is offering offers the best sign up bonuses.

My understanding has always been that this type of incentive is not allowed, but Affinityy has confirmed with creditcards.com that they are compliant and recently we’ve seen more sites doing something similar (e.g Slickdeals and Credit Karma). Affinityy has also been paying out regularly now, so it seems there is no issue here.

 

Regular Portal

Affinityy also operates a regular shopping portal similar to Topcashback. It looks like they offer increased cash back when your purchase is above $250. They don’t look super competitive compared to other portals, I’d always recommend comparing using a site such as cashbackmonitor to make sure you’re getting the best deal.

Final Thoughts

If things go well and Affinityy does work for $50 cash back on credit card applications then this is going to be an easy extra $50 for most people on most applications. It’s just important to make sure when applying you’re getting the best deal as these types of affiliate links don’t always display the best offers. One of the things I love about not having credit card affiliate links is the fact that I can present the best offers with no bias or perception of bias.

Has anybody used Affinityy before? Let us know your experiences in the comments below. In addition it might be helpful to discuss what card offers you find, where they were found and if they are the best offer or not.



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Frank
Frank

*gets ad for Affinity $50 sign up bonus while reading DoC article on Affinity $50 sign up bonus* hmm…

Will
Will

U sure you’re not talking about the picture of the deal Will put in the middle of the post? lmao

SG
SG

Thanks DoC I was planning to apply for Barclays A+. Let’s see whether I’ll be apprpved.

Mike
Mike

I love this. Many offers are for the same amount as the public offers, so an easy extra $50 per application. They also let you sort cards by issuers, which makes finding a particular card easy.

vipul
vipul

Will any card on creditcards.com work for $50 bonus?

Gibunono
Gibunono

“My understanding has always been that this type of incentive is not allowed,…”, why?

Josh
Josh

It’s like paying people to click on your ads. It’s paying people to use their affiliate links.

Explore
Explore

You mean like a cash back site?

MickeyMouse
MickeyMouse

Can anyone comment with what credit card offers it gives that would also be on DOC’s list of Best Credit offers, or just ones that are good offers in general?

It won’t show me what CC’s they have to get the extra bonus on without signing up…

Mike
Mike

Too many to list. Which card are you interested in?

MickeyMouse
MickeyMouse

Chase Cards and Capital One with higher than normal offers right now

TravelingTricks.com

Pretty much ANY offer that you can get to via the Affinity Link – That is the SAME as the Current ‘Best Offer’ – Will in essence be $50 Better through THEIR portal / click now. Great for the cards that have a static ‘average sign up’ like the Hyatt, Capital One Venture, Barclay, Chase Freedom ($150) , and perhaps some Bank of America biz cards.

Klad
Klad

Thanks DoC, I joined using your referral link.. on Friday applied for Hyatt and was approved same day.. Today received a cash back of only $14.25 for approved app, $50 would have been great but still better than nothing given that the offer was same as public offer..

Dave
Dave

I’m curious as to how many peeps will get that low-end rebate
instead of the $50 🙂

Edward
Edward

“There is a $50 minimum cash out.”
I don’t want to use those cashback sites with $20 minimum requirement. this one asks for $50…

Jack
Jack

I got only 17 for signing up for the Hilton Ascend..

Kasey
Kasey

17.40 for spg biz

Rachel
Rachel

Got $31.5 for wells fargo propel card. thanks.

BC
BC

$49.50 for the Ink Prefered. Very happy with that – thanks doc (used your referral link also)!

Brian
Brian

I also got $49.50 for the Chase Ink Preferred. Nice bonus! It showed up in my Affinityy account about 5 days after I was approved.

Gadget
Gadget

Not having good luck with Affinitty so far. I haven’t tried the CC apps, but tried to get my “first purchase bonus”. I did a purchase using the Chrome extension, and made a purchase on Groupon. My clicks thru I think tracked a couple days later in “My Clicks”, but I did not get credit for the purchase. After a week I e-mailed Affinityy. No response, besides the automated precanned response that appears immediately. Three weeks has gone by, so trying e-mail again.

Affinityy

Gadget, thank you for your feedback. Coupon sites like Groupon can take longer to credit sales that we refer to them. If you activated your cash back via the extension and made an eligible purchase then your cash back will show up in your account. We will notify you via email once your cash back has been posted. You can also reach out to us directly at info@affinityy.com if you have any further questions. Thanks you again for your feedback.

Affinityy Member Services

JenJen
JenJen

Same thing happened to me. Purchase made on 11/23. It doesn’t show up as pending. I reached out many times over the last month. Got the canned “We will respond within 48 hours”, then *NOTHING*.

Gadget
Gadget

I had e-mailed receipt@inf… Instead of info@inf. Because that was the site said to do. After the 2nd or 3rd email I did get a response, almost identical to the above comment. Either way, I never got credit for the purchase.

Alex
Alex

I received $17.40 for Citi ThankYou Premier.

The first purchase bonus shows as pending. Not sure if CC application is considered valid activity for the first purchase bonus. Any idea?

Alex
Alex

DoC mentioned that but be aware:

“Sorry! You must have a minimum of $50 in order to redeem for Cash.”

Affinityy

Hi Alex
Yes. We do require a minimum of $50 to cash out, however for new member we also offer a $20 bonus when you make you first purchase within 60 days. We also offer other ways to earn cash that can quickly get you to the $50 threshold such as holiday shopping with Affinityy, getting approved for credit cards, or referring friends. I would encourage you to download our browser extension ($3 bonus) so you can easily activate your cash back on your online purchases. We will be curating the best deals and discounts for the holiday shopping season to save you money and earn you cash back. Thanks again for your feedback and look we look forward to having you as a member.

Affinityy Member Services

Mimi
Mimi

DP: I will stay away from this portal since they rejected my cashback for an amazon purchase because I clicked the portal 24 hrs after making the purchase!? There is a pop up to click whenever I go to amazon since I joined them so this BS is unacceptable. First they told me to submit/fwd email of receipt and they will respond in 48 hrs which they NEVER did. When I followed up a week later, they replied cashback was rejected due to clicking the portal 24 hrs after purchase. Fooled once, shame on them.

Affinityy

Hi Mimi,
To earn cash back you would need to click on a store link before you shop so we can track your purchases and provide you with cash back. Please don’t hesitate to email us at info@affinityy.com if you have any further questions. We are happy to guide you through the steps. Thank you for your feedback – we appreciate it.

Affinityy Member Services

Mimi
Mimi

I forwarded the invoice/receipt from amazon following your instructions that’s why I was so disappointed to find out your reason for rejecting was that I clicked on the store link a lot later which is false because of the pop up when I log in to amazon reminding me to use your portal. If clicking the pop up of your portal isn’t enough to track my purchase, I don’t know what is. Contrary to what you posted, you don’t respond to emails and I’m standing by my experience.

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