There are a number of different Capital One shopping portal options. We’ve mentioned them before, and just wanted to put out a dedicated post so we can easily link to for future references:
- (Our Review | Direct link) Capital One Shopping online portal which is a traditional shopping portal, similar to Rakuten and Topcashback
- Capital One Shopping app is the app version of the online portal and shares the same account and password with the online portal. There are sometimes elevated offers on the app which don’t show on the regular portal website. A reader tells us of getting the increased cashback in the app after actually using the app, so that’s something to try if you aren’t getting good offers.
- Capital One browser extension Again, this is all part of the regular Capital One shopping portal, but with the Chrome extension there are occasionally higher offers and promo codes that pop-up. Frequentmiler has noted that the extension will notice which products interest you and send you targeted email offers for increased rewards on that product or that online retailer; click through the link in the email to get the increased cashback rate. I’ve also had times when within the browser extension there’s a targeted offer, higher than the publicly shown portal rate. Keep an eye out.
- (Our Review) Capital One Offers are offers found on Capital One cards within your bank/card login, similar to Chase Offers and Bank Amerideals. These have the advantage of earning actual cashback (versus the Capital One portal which needs to be redeemed as a gift card). There is a max $1,000 cashback per 3 billing cycles which can be earned with the login Offers (versus the portal which has no limit). The official terms say to pay with a Capital One credit card, but it usually tracks fine even if you don’t do so. The main thing required is the click-through like a shopping portal. You do need to have a Capital One card or account login to get access to these offers.
- (Our Review | Direct link) Capital One Spring are special offers for businesses. Anyone can sign up.
Does CapitalOne shopping has any referral bonus?
Bad experience with Capital One Shopping. Earned $81 from $2000 of Giftcards.com purchased at 6% or 8% Cashback Rate (It was at that time when they were offering the higher rate). Tried to redeem that $81 via eGiftcards. They kept canceling my redemption orders and refunding back the $81 as available rewards. Finally, they blocked my account and I am not able to login anymore. Customer Service is also not replying anymore. I don’t think I have done anything that is outside the rules. Strictly followed their rules but still, they stole my rewards. I am thinking about complaining to BBB, FTC and my state consumer watchdog. Probably my situation will not be remedied but at least a complaint will be on the books against them. Another learning for me…avoid any product that has the capital one name on it. They will not approve you for CCs and they will steal your rewards.
used C1 app only, did Ollie $60 offer and 2 HomeDepot regular shoppings, only 1 HD tracked…
50 days later I contacted CS about Ollie offer, CS manually credited $60, then I tried to cash out ($62 WM gift card), app said “successfully redeemed”, but I didn’t receive my gc after 5 days…
so I followed up with CS using the same email thread they credited my $60, no response
yesterday, found out I couldn’t log in any more…
today, received an account termination email without any explanation…
did I do something wrong?
They did this to me too.
Same thing happened to me. So I believe they are shutting down some accounts. Not sure why. I didn’t do anything out of the ordinary. Lost $81 of credited rewards.
So what does the $2,000 cap on Capital One OFFERS portal exactly refer to? Per transaction cap, monthly cap, three month cap, yearly cap, or lifetime cap?
Cross posted x4.
Does anyone know if Capital One offers (the one from the card/bank login) works with just a Capital One savings account and no credit card? And what happens for someone who has more than one Capital One card – which card gets the statement credit?
Chuck I can answer the second question — the card used for the purchase gets the credit.
But I don’t think you need to make the purchase on a Capital One credit card?
Chuck Yes, I realize that people have skirted that requirement, but I don’t have a DP for that situation. We have always paid with a C1 card when using C1 Offers on the theory that if there is a tracking issue, not using a C1 card gives the portal an easy way not to pay you.
I have a Capital one 360 checking account. But I dont see a shopping portal. Is that for credit card holders only?
Are you able to essentially double dip Capital One offers and the shopping portal? For example, click through the Capital One offer and then activate the Capital One Shopping chrome extension at checkout?
AFAIK only one will track – these are both portals
Am I right that there is not (and historically hasn’t been) any sign-up or referral bonus for Capital One Shopping (the portal, not any of the financial products)? So there’s no reason not to just go ahead and signup?
Great post …at the very least people can be pointed to this post when the same questions get asked repeatedly.
I have noticed of late that when the browser extension is enabled and you browser to buy something and at a later time you get an email with a personalized cashback offer for that product ether from the same store or a different store. I got one such offer (21%) for buying VGC at Quill when I was browsing giftcards.com. The click thru tracked but the CB has yet to track. Most of the time those emails go to Junk mail though. So just make sure to remove C1Shopping from your junk mail list if you want to get these offers which as in the above case are very lucrative.
Same here. I scored 29% cashback at Lowe’s and 35% cashback at Belk and Macy’s. I shop, activate the extension, and just abandon cart. The higher percent offers show up within 30-45 minutes in my email.
Very nice strategy. Ill give that I try.
Are the redemption options the same for all of them? (ie, limited selection of gift cards)
Capital One Offers are offers received in your online account for Capital One credit card holders. These are redeemable as a statement credit.
Could be a good deal, IF it tracks and pays out. Good luck to all.