Published on November 27th, 2015 | by Chuck33
Cartera Launches Cashback Portal ‘Splender’
Splender Shopping Portal
The Cartera shopping network is the backdrop behind many mileage and points portals that we use, such as Southwest, United, American, Delta, Plenti and many more. They’ve now released their own cashback shopping portal called Splender which will deal directly with consumers.
Interestingly, the Splender portal has been around already since June as per their press release, but it’s only popped up recently on Cashbackmonitor and that’s when we noticed it. (Possibly, the added attention is due to the more recent addition of a referral bonus, details below.)
The portal has a nice, clean layout and a very professional feel, even more than the other portals they run in my opinion.
The portal offers payment in the form of check or Paypal when a minimum of $10 has been accrued. And they’ll cover the payment fee for Paypal payments which leaves the full cashback amount to be paid out.
Payout are made once per month on the last business day of the calendar month.
As with all shopping portals, the cashback isn’t available immediately. The purchase will first be initially confirmed as Pending, usually within 3-5 business days, and the funds will be held until 45 days from the original transaction date.
Accounts can be dormant for up to 24-months with no adverse action. After that, they’ll deduct $2.50 per month until balance is depleted or member becomes active again.
Since the time we started noticing Splender, they’ve been showing the highest cashback rates for various merchants at various times.
Since they are an established shopping portal and they seem serious about offering competitive rates, I’m guessing that they’ll be a serious player going forward, along with the other major portals like Ebates, Topcashback, Befrugal, etc.
More recently, Splender announced a referral program which offers a bonus to both the new member and the referring member.
- New member gets $5 when signing up through a referral link and making a $50 purchase within ninety days after signing up. (This is in addition to the standard cashback which they will receive.)
- Referring member gets $10 after new member makes a $50 purchase.
Note that there is an exclusion stated that you can’t refer a member of your household and get a bonus.
I’m really excited about this new portal since I generaly prefer cashback over miles; it isn’t often that a new major player enters the game. In this case, there’s a big advantage of knowing the ins and outs of the portal (e.g. whether it will or won’t work on gift cards) since we have data points from the other portals which run through Cartera.
As always, be sure to compare the rates of all shopping portals and make sure you’re getting the best rate by using a site like Cashbackmonitor or Cashbackwatch. Happy shopping!