Posted by William Charles on April 14, 2019
Manufactured Spending

Published on April 14th, 2019 | by William Charles

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Yelp Cashback Program – Earn 3% At Sam’s Club & 7% At Office Depot

Update 4/15/19: Office Depot isn’t showing up in all locations anymore, but still available in some.

Update 4/14/19: Yelp cashback is now 7% back at Office Depot again. Stack with the Visa gift card deal for $15 back when you purchase $300+. Hat tip to reader Matthew

Update 4/14/19: Yelp cashback is offering $10 off $50+ at Office Depot.

Update 4/11/19: Looks like the Office Depot cash back has been pulled. Sam’s Club is now at 3%

Update 4/6/19: You can currently get 7% back at Office Depot as well, $250 maximum.

Update 3/21/19: Back again

Update 3/8/19: Back again at 2%. Hat tip NoPainsAllGains

[History: Update 3/4/19: Deal dead again. Update 3/2/19: Deal had disappeared for a few days, back again still at 2%. Update 2/19/19: Deal is back but now only 2%. Update 2/2/19: Deal is still available (disappeared for a day) there is no end date listed now. Update 1/22/19: Looks like Yelp is now offering 3% back, up to a $250 maximum. Offer valid until 02/01/2019. Hat tip to reader Steve.]

In 2016 Yelp launched Yelp Cashback, this is a card linked program that lets you earn up to 10% cash back at select merchants. You need to sign up for a Yelp account if you don’t already have one and then link any debit/credit cards you want. Yelp runs on the Empyr network same as Swagbucks and other programs. The reason we are posting is because reader Jeff noticed that when he checked into Sam’s Club at Yelp he was offered 5% cash back. Reader Jeff also linked their Chase Freedom card and it earned 5% cashback (Wholesale Clubs are a rotating 5% category this quarter).

Keep in mind a card can only be linked to one Empyr program, so if your card is linked to another Empyr program it won’t work. Another good tip is to add a debit card as your primary card, that way your cash back will be paid into that account rather than receiving a refund on your credit card causing you to forfeit points earned.



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anthonyjh21
anthonyjh21

Unless I’m missing something you can triple dip Yelp + Dosh + Freedom/Discover for 5%+5%+5% to get 15% total. I’ll test it myself in a couple days but I’m guessing someone will beat me to it.

Edi
Edi

Dosh is on Empyr

Chris
Chris

Dosh doesn’t accept the Discover card.

Gadget

Correct – Yelp doesn’t either. Visa, MC, Amex only for Empyr.

Jay
Jay

Dosh stacking is very unlikely to work because it also runs on Empyr.

anthonyjh21
anthonyjh21

You’re right, I just googled it. I had only keyword searched Dosh for information but found nothing. I see a DoC article from 2017 confirming what you’ve noted. Bummer. Oh well, can’t complain about 10% back (5% dosh/Yelp + freedom card).

Chris
Chris

Yelp doesn’t take Discover.

Electroman
Electroman

True – but it takes Chase Freedom, and that’s what he proposed using.

Albert
Albert

when i did sephora, it trigger both sides though.

Mike
Mike

Dosh doesnt take discover

Mike
Mike

Dosh won’t work with similar programs such as Yelp.

Kaung
Kaung

DoC, from my experience with Yelp, it’s best to add a debit card on there and set it as primary card. That way, your cashback will actually go to your bank account. Otthewise, it processes as a refund and your points get clawed back.

Jeff H

IMO ..This is vital to successful use of the Yelp program. It should be a Fine Point in this article.

Ron
Ron

thanks for this key point. however if I set a debit card as primary and pay using a different card (presumably Chase Freedom this quarter) how will it be able to identify purchases made @ Sams ?

PJM
PJM

From Yelp. “Pro Tip: Add as many cards as you can to make sure you always get your cash back, no matter what card you pay with.”

J
J

Yelp doesn’t let you add cards if the same card is linked to other program such as spent.com, etc, it shows an error.

Celia
Celia

Whenever I get cashback from Groupon+ on my CSR, I earn 3x UR but the refunded part only takes away 1x UR. Same if I return something that I charged on my Chase card that earned 5%, it only deducts 1%.

Hari
Hari

So if this goes into your bank account, would it be taxable? Treated similar to Bank account bonuses?

Electroman
Electroman

It’s savings, not income – so, no.

H
H

No cap on the 5% in Sam’s?

Sam
Sam

It says.. “Maximum Individual Reward 250 dollars”… Assuming that a cap of $250 per account ($5k spend).. not a bad deal !

NinjaX
NinjaX

i would never assume the higher. most likely its 250 spend max.

feelingice
feelingice

Where did you find the terms about the cap?

slut
slut

I checked several different geographic areas and Dosh seems to have all of the places that Yelp has, plus more with generally a higher pay out rate. I see no reason to use Yelp

Bman3020
Bman3020

Thanks Slut.

H
H

U can use Yelp. With different cards than ones linked to Dosh coz Dosh has $20 cap per day.

Mike
Mike

You can’t stack with Dosh since it runs on empyr, but you might be able to stack with uber visa local if you have the Sam’s offer there. Also stackable with Freedom 5x of course.

Celia
Celia

Sam’s has Amex $500, any issues about getting those for organic spend?

Joe
Joe

What do you mean?

John
John

Anyway to delete cards linked on directly on Empyr? Suspended at do$h so can’t delete the cards there.

Burton
Burton

What did you do to be suspended?

Stranger
Stranger

I think they fixed it. No longer showed up 5% cash back.

Stranger
Stranger

It’s 2% now, $250 max.

M
M

Hey Stranger. I’m really curious about this $250 max. I tried to find a mention of it somewhere in the Yelp app, but couldn’t find it. Do you know if it’s a $250 max cash back per transaction, per day, per account lifetime, per something else?

Thanks in advance.

feelingice
feelingice

Where did you find $250 max terms?

Stranger
Stranger
M
M

Thanks Stranger. It seems like they mean the max you can get is $250 cash back per transaction when they say “Maximum individual reward 250 dollars”.

James B.

Yep, that was fast. Yesterday, it took a good 8 hours for the 5% cashback. Did your cashback register instantly in Yelp?

Dan
Dan

How does adding a CC that earns 5% at sams to this program affect the points earning on it? If 5% is refunded to the card won’t that negate all the points earned from the CC?

James B.

It could, that is why you should add a debit card as the primary card so the credit goes on the debit card.

Celia
Celia

I bought something at Kohl’s on 10/4, got 5x UR for department store, returned it on 10/6, only 1x UR points were deducted.

H
H

Yelp is down to 2% at Sam’s
But I used a card that is by coincidence was linked to Uber to buy master vanilla one cards $510 and got also $20 credit in Uber!

I wonder if the $20 max of 5% at Sam’s in Uber is per day or per purchase? Can I get several times per day?

Frugal_Squirrel
Frugal_Squirrel

Did you find an answer to this? Wondering the same thing.

H
H

Per day but Sam’s already cracked down on selling GC on CC . They even removed those $20-$250 cards from shelves.

Frugal_Squirrel
Frugal_Squirrel

Thanks.

James B.

Did all your Uber Visa Local Offer transactions track ok? Some bloggers (not all mine tracked also) have reported that Uber does not always track.

feelingice
feelingice

My yelp cashback didn’t track for Sams gc today. Dead?

James B.

Same here. Will try again tomorrow to see if it tracks.

Frank
Frank

same here few days ago! are they taking it away?!

Paul
Paul

You need to make sure to claim the offer each day now. Go click the button in the app for Sams. Only then can you go.

Nicole
Nicole

I have constant issues with Yelp cashback saying I earned, and then removing it after a few days. I’ve reached out and they’re telling me I earned credit from another account type (ie – Ebates cash back, United, etc) yet they can’t tell me which and I don’t believe they’re right. It’s been super frustrating.

Joseph Badaro
Joseph Badaro

Is anyone getting their yelp clawed back?? I’ve besn DD on dosh/yelp for over a month with no issues. Would love any DPs

Dan
Dan

dd is double dipping? so you have the same card linked to both and are getting cashback on both apps? even though both use the empyr network?

john
john

i got my double dip clawed back. they noth tracked and then yelp sent an email saying it loooks like i used another cashback network so they clawed back theirs.

Joseph Badaro
Joseph Badaro

Yes both are tracking with no issues. I’ve had yelp claw back before but I haven’t received any notifications this time. My deposit is set to happen in s couple days, I will report back.

Dan
Dan

did you get cashback from both?

Dan
Dan

both paid out for me for activity in january. they must have to catch it by manual review or something

James B.

Both dosh/yelp were tracking until recently. Yelp stopped tracking around Jan 25th for me and I am not sure exactly why. Maybe dosh/yelp updated their system?

Burton
Burton

If I already have the desired card linked to Dosh am I SOL or could I remove it then add to Yelp? That being said I’m not sure it’s worth it to open up a new account and have another program to track to chase down 1% unless I have a big spend coming up. Double dipping on the other hand…

Information Booth
Information Booth

DOSH and Spent both run on Empyr. I’ve added the same cards on both apps. My experience is that I receive the cash back on both. They then claw back the $ from the app of their choice. I’ve been checking to see which has the better deal then un-linking the card from the other app. Just my experience… John 3:16

Jeff H

I have had a card not link in Yelp until I deleted it in Spent.

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