New Promotions – Big Bonus & Softcard Referrals
I am a big fan of Softcard. While Apple Pay has received a great deal of attention over the past month, the truth is that NFC payment systems such as Google Wallet and Softcard have existed on the Android side for quite some time.
Softcard has been pretty aggressive with compensating people who use their app with generous bonuses. Currently they are giving $1 back per day on every $1 or more purchase and their version of the Serve card comes with higher load limits.
I even explained a couple of months ago how Softcard paid my wife and I each $50 when we switched our Bluebird cards and signed up for Softcard Serve. (SoftServe!) In other words, they are paying to incentivize people to use their product.
Today I learned about two new promotions which could net you up to $300 per account. Lets take a look!
Tap 5 Get 10
The first promotion could be very lucrative for people who have a nearby merchant who sells cheaper items & accepts NFC payments. I know local drug stores were great options until recently, but that route seems to have dried up after the launch of Apple Pay.
With this promotion, Softcard will pay account holders a $10 Amazon gift card for every 5 tap payments they make until the end of the year up to a maximum of 15 taps and $30 per credit card. You can use up to 5 credit cards in this promotion, meaning up to $150 in Amazon gift cards.
Like I mentioned before, this promotion is great if you have a nearby store who accepts tap to pay for smaller items. You can find the full details of the offer along with the full terms here.
Softcard Referral Bonus
Softcard is also getting into the social referral business. Current Softcard account holders who refer their friends can earn $10 per referral up to $150 per account.
While there are a few caveats, basically the referral credit comes in the form of a $10 Amazon gift card. You can find the full details and instructions to send invitations here.
The Tap 5 Get 10 & Softcard Referral promotions are further evidence that the company will continue to make a push in the mobile payments space. While Apple Pay is the big guy on the block now, Softcard doesn’t appear to be staying quiet in the background. I for one am happy about that!