Tuesday, September 25, 2012


What is Plink?
Plink is a registered card program that allows you to earn points for dining out and shopping offline. You select where you want to eat or shop, and Plink activates those offers on your credit or debit card. Plink was co-founded by Peter Vogel, one of the executives behind Memolink - one of the first online rewards programs - and recently picked up $3 million in funding. Plink has an A- rating with the Better Business Bureau and is a member of the National Restaurant Association. I really like Plink because I can use my AMEX (I get cash back when I use my card) and get rewarded twice for things I'm going to do anyway. I currently have 1830 points which is enough to get a $15 Walmart or Amazon.com giftcard, but I like to save my points up and cashout big!

How Do I Make Money? 
Once you create your free account with Plink, select the debit or credit card you use the most often and register it (they use bank-level encryption, so you can be sure it's safe!). When you use your card at participating restaurants and retailers (some of which include Burger King, Taco Bell, 7-Eleven, Dunkin Donuts, Arby's, Edwards Cinemas, United Artists Cinemas, Regal Cinemas, to name a few) your purchases are tracked and points are automatically deposited into your Plink account. 

If you have a rewards card through your bank (Chase and American Express have one, for example) you can earn double rewards! If you couple this with Upromise's registered card program, you could possibly earn TRIPLE REWARDS - it doesn't get any better than this! Imagine what other programs you can tie into this and compound your rewards just by making one purchase.

Furthermore, if you are a mystery shopper (read my post here), you might also be shopping many of these locations already. So, you are earning points/making money without having to spend it, since most mystery shopping companies reimburse you for your restaurant purchase.

Earning Potential
As of the date of this post, you can earn 70 Plink points for a purchase of $5 or more at Taco Bell, or 150 Plink points for a purchase over $15. In the Rewards Center, you can redeem 500 points for a $5 Amazon or Walmart giftcard. That's pretty darn good for doing nothing more than registering your debit/credit card!

Signup now for Plink!

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