One of the things I love about miles and points is being able to stack promotion after promotion to get the best deal. The most common example is with mileage portals, but there are lots out there that you (and I) probably have never heard of. Here’s one I found out a while back – Drop Rewards.
Drop Rewards is a cool app that lets you earn points on top of your existing credit card rewards. Currently, the product is only available for Canadians, although they are launching in the US soon.
- Sign up for Drop (Canada) – Earn 2,000 Points using invite code g463v!
- Add yourself to the waitlist for Drop (USA) here
How Does Drop Rewards Work?
My educated guess is that Drop is based off dining reward networks, such as the Alaska MileagePlan Network. With these programs, you simply link your card, and then the system can track if you’ve dined at that restaurant and deposits additional miles into your Alaska account.
With Drop Rewards, you can earn additional rewards when you use your credit card with a participating retailer. You can link all card issuers – so I’ve got my American Express Business Platinum, TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite, and MBNA Alaska Mastercard – incidentally which all have great signup bonuses.
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Drop Rewards parses through your transaction history to find transactions where you made a purchase at one of their partners, many of which are everyday companies. They’ve have brands like McDonalds, Uber, and Shopper’s Drug Mart, among others. You an earn anywhere between 5-50 points per dollar spent.
Drop Rewards Ongoing Offers
This isn’t insignificant, because a partner where you earn 10 points/$ spend means an additional 1% rebate. That’s pretty good, because it’s on top of points you’d be earning with a card like the American Express Gold Rewards Card, if you linked that card.
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There are also limited time offers offers where you earn a fixed number of points. They do parse through your transaction history, so only link credit card accounts you feel comfortable sharing your behaviour. Right now, there is also a signup bonus of 2,000 points once you link a card and add invite code g463vw.
I personally don’t spend much on most of these partners, but I do know friends who spend huge amounts on Starbucks and Uber – so it’s always worth signing up and letting rewards collect without you doing anything – just like my post on Earny a while back.
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I’ve yet to redeem a reward, but basically 1000 points = $1. The rewards are gift cards for brands like Starbucks, Lululemon, Apple, and Best Buy – so they’re quite useful.