Posted by Chuck on June 26, 2019
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Published on June 26th, 2019 | by Chuck

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Capital One Spark up to $300 Bonus for Referring a Business

Update 6/26/19: More people getting this email offer today.

Update: Readers have clarified that the amount of the bonus varies with some being $300, some $200, and some $100.

The Offer

  • Capital One is sending out an email to some Spark cardholders with the ability to refer another business to either version of the Spark card (Miles or Cash) and get a $200 bonus for each approval.

The new member gets the standard public bonus of $500/50,000 for $4,500 in spend.

The Fine Print

  • Max 9 referrals at $200 each = $1,800

Our Verdict

We’ve seen offers variously for $750/$7500 and $1k/$10k and $2k/$50k recently, so this isn’t the best offer of recent times, but this $500/$4,500 offer does match the standard public signup offer. For those in 2-player mode who can get the $500 + $200 referral bonus for just $4,500 spend it’s actually a pretty nice offer. We aren’t sure if Capital One sends out 1099s for credit card referrals.

Please do not leave referrals in the comments. 

Hat tip to reader cowsareverywhere



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JT
JT

Anyone able to get it to work? Tried when I got the email and again when this was posted but it doesn’t work both times.

cowsareverywhere
cowsareverywhere

Getting what to work? I was able to get the referral link by clicking through the link in the email.

Heidi
Heidi

It isn’t working for me either. I get an error message. I spent a long time on the phone with them today and after speaking with 4 people, 2 were IT, and then getting transferred to a 5th person, I gave up. I did find out that there is supposed to be a “refer another business” option when you log into your Sparks account online under “rewards and benefits.” I don’t have that menu option and IT couldn’t figure out why other than I wasn’t targeted. So, why did I get the email?

Greg
Greg

I received an e-mail for $200, when I click the link in the e-mail and sign in, I get an error saying ‘We’ve hit a snag’. No go across multiple browsers and operating systems.

I’m not sure if any of us share a commonality, but I’ve had my card number replaced twice due to fraud – just brainstorming.

I won’t bother calling given your experience. Thanks for your comment

Brian
Brian

This card would count against 5/24.

Abey

My email reads $300 bonus

Matt
Matt

Interesting. I received this offer but it is only offering me $100 per new account referral.

Jay
Jay

The bonus amount for the referrer is targeted and may vary.

My account got targeted for $300 per referral, up to $1800:
https://i.imgur.com/dVEw1FH.png

At the same time, my SO only got targeted for $100 per referral:
https://i.imgur.com/Gkm3GmR.png

Sparky
Sparky

Mine is $200.

Sparky
Sparky

My email says $200, but when I follow the link it says $300. The same link worked for both my account and P2’s account. i.e. I click and then login with either account and I get a unique referral link.

Vic
Vic

Thanks Sparky, this is very helpful. I’ll try mine when P2 gets approved.

dizzy
dizzy

Haven’t gotten this- I have actively used my spark card over the last 1.5 yrs (was trying to get under 5/24 again so almost all spend was on this). Originally signed up during 11/2018 $1k offer. Got fees waived again this year.

Lily
Lily

They waved the fee for me last year but refused to do so this year.
They offered to convert to the fee-free spark that earns 1.5% so i did.

Vic
Vic

Others have said it, but beware of what the link generation page says.
My e-mail says $200, and the link page only says $100.
I went ahead and try, and indeed it gave me $100 only.

I decided to try generating again, now the link page says $200…

Cap1’s system isn’t very robust.

CM

They’re probably learning from AmEx here.

Geo

Cap One does send 1099s for referrals. I received one for tax year 2017 when they released Venture/Quicksilver referrals. I believe the total amount was $600.

MN
MN

Any idea if we can get the 500+1500 offer along with the referral…?

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