Last updated on 11th August 2022, Thursday
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My Shopback Referral Code: 9PkpLq
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I have not thought of writing and sharing this before because I thought that referral codes were aplenty online, and I have only shared them with close friends previously, until recently, a friend asked me about it.
Also, I have tried to sign up for another cashback app a few days back and it took me way too long to find a invitation code. Therefore, I have decided to share this here, plus a few tips I have learned through the past few years. (Will share the other cashback referral in another post.)
My Shopback Referral Code: 9PkpLq
Shopback is an e-commerce site that provides cashback for purchases made both online and in stores. I am only familiar with the Singapore version, so I am not exactly sure if it’s the same overseas but I assume it is, or will be.
I did a search and it’s actually available in Singapore, Australia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.
Before I explain further, this is the invitation link to sign up.
Shopback Invitation Link/ Refer A Friend:
You can sign up both online or through your phone, with the same link.
When you sign up through your laptop/ desktop with the link, you can actually see the referral code being applied at the login page and it will say:
Referral code applied: 9PkpLq
Sign up today to get your $5 bonus
If you sign up on phone, it should direct you to download the app and then open the app for you to sign up. Previously the code will be not be seen there so if you want to make sure that you receive the $5, I would suggest that you sign up online (webpage) then you download the app and log in.
However, from my recent trial, the code can be seen as applied even through app sign up. If you are signing up through your phone and need to find out how to do so, you can refer to this post: Shopback $10 Referral Code where there is a short walkthrough for app sign up.
Once you sign up with the link, you can get $5 but you don’t actually receive it until you make a purchase. You will also need a minimum of $10 confirmed cashback in your account before you are able to withdraw any amount, to either your bank account or paypal. I will also in turn receive $5 or whatever the prevailing promotion is during that time but I also would not receive it until certain conditions are met. This will be the same if you invite your friends or family too.
I am writing this based on memory since I signed up quite a few years back, but I assume it is still the same.
Even though it’s a little troublesome, you do actually save quite a lot, or earn a lot of cashback if you do online shopping or visit the restaurants or stores in Shopback/ Shopback Go.
I think this is especially useful now during this pandemic since a lot of shopping and even food delivery is done online/ on your phone.
I won’t even bother to write this much if I don’t find it good enough to share you guys. 😜
Shopback has a few different functions that you can get cashback from.
1) Buying from online stores (local and overseas)
– Using shopback as a platform and buying stuff from online stores that are listed in Shopback.
The very important thing here is that you have to click through shopback to go to the shop you want to buy from.
If not, you won’t get any cashback.
To put it simply, I want to buy an iphone from Apple store. I go into the shopback app on my phone, search for apple store, click through there and purchase. Make sure transaction goes through before closing the page/ app.
Some transactions open up the respective apps, and some open up in the Shopback app itself.
If you are just browsing and took a long time to decide what you want to buy, or after clicking through many items, I would suggest clicking through shopback again before you make your purchase. It’s troublesome and a waste of time, but if it’s a lot of cashback, you save more time doing this than trying to track/ get your cashback back if it didn’t go through.
Some stores give higher cashback for first purchase and lower for subsequent purchases.
Now that Singapore and many countries have opened up travel again, I would suggest for you to make good use of Shopback and the travel sites to earn the most rebates. As for many of the travel sites, you get the highest rebate for the first transaction so try to make use of that.
Homepage/ Shopback Online Stores:
These are some of the stores and the cashback you can receive. You can check them out on your shopback app (last tab at the bottom)
2) Shopback Go
This is a feature which I really like. 😊 Basically, you earn cashback from buying from local stores, eating in restaurants or even buying your favourite bubble tea.
Shopback has updated the interface again so you can find this under:
Homepage > Nearby
First of all, you can get a one time bonus cashback just by linking your bank credit/ debit card.
After that, all you have to do is spend and pay with that linked card in stores that are in Shopback Go (Nearby). You receive the cashback really fast after payment, unless otherwise stated.
You can link more than one card but I would suggest waiting for promotions to link different cards, especially if they are from different banks.
Make sure to check if the store you are visiting has a first time boost available and remember to click on the boost, before you make your payment.
There is a change to the way you can receive your cashback from Shopback Go. I forgot the exact date it started last year (2020) but it used to be whenever you spend at a Shopback Go merchant, you will receive your cashback immediately and it will turn into confirmed cashback within a few days from the date of purchase.
However, as Shopback wants to help the merchants to improve their business due to the pandemic, they have made changes to it. And now, you will only be able to have your cashback confirmed only after you purchase from the same merchant again.
This means that when you dine in or do takeaway at Merchant A, you get a cashback of say $5 which is shown as pending cashback. There will be an expiry date to that cashback (usually a few months – different merchants have different expiry duration). When you visit Merchant A again, before the expiry date, you get a pending cashback of say $3. Once this $3 is tracked (appears in your account), your previous $5 from this Merchant A will become confirmed cashback in 7 to 14 days.
Therefore, if it’s a restaurant or shop that you seldom visit or only go once, it will be hard for you to earn the cashback. 🙁
This change is beneficial for merchants but not for us consumers. On a brighter side, they have recently made a change which I noticed and it’s that the cashback seems to be tied to the brand and not the outlet anymore. I am not sure if it’s the same for all merchants or just those that I have visited. This is good as if I happen to go to Krispy Kreme at Northpoint but usually I visit the outlet at Jurong Point, I am still able to get the pending cashback that I have earned at Northpoint, without having to visit there again.
Shopback Go Loyalty Rewards:
There is also Loyalty Rewards for Shopback Go. This is only limited to Participating Merchants and every reward differs.
If there is a Loyalty Reward for that merchant, it will be shown under that merchant’s page.
For the Loyalty Rewards that you currently have, go to Homepage > Nearby > Cashback & Loyalty
3) Vouchers and Deals
The most recent add on in 2021 is purchasing vouchers and deals.
When you buy the vouchers or deals, you earn instant cashback, which you can either use online or in stores.
The vouchers are app exclusive.
It’s easy to use but when I tried out the foodpanda voucher, what I didn’t like was that, it doesn’t include the delivery fee.
Say if my food cost is $8 and the delivery fee is $3, and I have a $10 voucher which I purchased from Shopback, it will only offset the $8, and not the $10. I am not sure if this applies for all purchases but if so, it’s only worth it if your original item is equivalent or more than the voucher cost.
The vouchers and deals rebates will show as Pending at first, and after you have utilised them, they will be confirmed a few days later. Therefore, remember to mark your vouchers as Used after redeeming or using them.
4) Challenges and Rewards
The Challenges and Rewards are way more complicated and confusing now than when Shopback first started it.
However, to put it simply, you will have to activate them first before you can earn the rewards or bonus that come with the purchases, be it on Shopback online stores or Shopback Go.
You can usually find them under your Earn More tab. However, this is not always the case, and sometimes not all of them show up. I don’t know why but I have met with instances where a challenge of Spend in 5 stores show up in the earn more tab and a few days later, Spend in 1 store show up.
Also, sometimes you might find new challenges under Shopback Go tab or some other banners that you click on. This is why I took so long to update this portion as I was waiting for them to be consistent, but apparently not. 😅
Usually, the challenges will update at the Start of the month. Other times, they will update when there are promotions coming, like the usual 9/9, 10/10, Christmas, Chinese New Year etc. They also have some challenges like for Pay Day near the end of each month.
Most of the time, they are limited to a certain number of people. From what I have observed, how you receive the challenge reward usually depends on the time and day your buys and cashback get recorded.
Let me explain it. For example, this challenge is limited to 10 people. Even if you are the first to make the purchase but your cashback only gets registered by the system after 10 other people’s cashbacks get registered, you will not get the reward for it. Therefore, if you are making a purchase just for that challenge, you need to take note, as some vendors’ cashback register very fast and some take super long.
5) Shopback Pay (ShopBack QR Code)
You just need to scan a QR code at a merchant store and you can pay using your Shopback account, where you can also choose if you want to redeem your existing cashback.
All you need to do is to click on Scan & Pay at the top of your homepage.
Do note that this is provided you already have a Linked Card to your Shopback Go account. If you don’t, refer to my Shopback Go portion above for more details.
To know if a merchant has Shopback Pay, you just need to visit the merchant’s page in the app and under their store name, if you see the Pay Button this means that that merchant has Shopback Pay.
6) Shopback PayLater
Shopback’s latest feature in 2022 is Shopback PayLater. You should be familiar with it if you have used other apps’ Pay Later features before, or even payments such as Hoolah or Atome.
This is like a short-term instalment payment method, where you can pay for your purchases in 3 instalments with 0% interest.
You can find Shopback PayLater at the top right of your homepage and also view the maximum amount you are entitled to use.
Your maximum amount of PayLater balance depends on merchant, your profile and your repayment history. It may be adjusted from time to time. The minimum you start with should be $1200 if I remember it correctly. As I use Shopback quite often, mine is higher.
How To Set Up And Use Shopback PayLater?
– To set up PayLater, you need to Verify Your Identity. You can choose to verify with SingPass (My Info) or Use your IC for verification. For the IC method, it is only applicable for Singapore IC.
– Then you just need to select PayLater at check out. You can use it either online or in stores.
– Pay in 3 monthly instalments. The first instalment will be at the point of purchase and the remaining are to be paid in the following 2 months.
Do remember to check your Shopback app payment status to avoid late fees. Checked and the late payment fees are as follows:
$0-$99 – $5 Late Payment Charge
$100-$999 – $15
$1000 and up – $30
I don’t intend to try this out for now, but in the future if there are any other promotions tied with it, I might give it a try and will share any insights when I do.
7) Shopback Refer A Friend/ Referral Code
In my case, this is my Shopback Referral Code: 9PkpLq
Yours would be somewhat similar.
To access your information, including finding your referral code, click on the human icon (Account) on the bottom right of your app.
Account > Referrals
If the interface changes, just look for your account information (profile). It should still be depicted by the human icon. From there, look for Referrals or Invite A Friend, where you will be able to get your personal referral code.
If you want to Refer A Friend to get the bonus cashback, there are even more conditions, but if your referred friend fulfils them all, you can get a total of $9 bonus cashback. This amount may vary according to their ongoing and different promotions.
$5 Cashback – when you refer a friend and your friend makes a min. $25 purchase via Shopback Online.
$2 Cashback – when your friend links their first credit/ debit card to Shopback Go.
$2 Cashback – when your friend makes their first Shopback Go purchase.
Personally, I really like Shopback Go, even though not as much now with the new changes. 😬 Also, booking on online travel sites through Shopback is very useful, as you can really save a lot with the cashback, when you book either your flights or accommodation. If you are a first time user (of that travel site), the rebate is even higher.
The downside is really the hassle of having to click through Shopback. My brother hates it. 😂
But if you would like to try it out, here is my invitation link/ Referral code:
This is what it will say when you send your referral code/ link to a friend.
Have I told you about Shopback? It’s a win-win because I get up to 30% cash back from shopping my favorite sites like Lazada, Agoda, ASOS, or Deliveroo ! Sign up with my free link claim your $5 welcome bonus!
Just realised that there are also vouchers given to new users when they sign up. Didn’t have these when I signed up years back. 🤨
A few things to note:
– Promotions are often available so take note of the higher cashback for certain stores, purchasing with certain bank credit cards or promo codes for extra cashback.
– Not all stores listed have cashback now. Check before you make a purchase.
– When you click on the store, take some time to check if there are restrictions, like you cannot earn cashback when you buy through website, only on app, promo codes from other sources can’t be used. You save more time checking than trying to get the cashback from their customer service after.
– There is a Shopback extension for desktop that you can use/ install. (Wait for the promo for first buy through extension if you have yet to do so.)
– You must pay with the card that you linked (registered) in Shopback Go to receive the cashback.
– Click on the first time boost in Shopback Go shops before you make your payment, if not you won’t get the boosted cashback.
– There are changes to the way you can receive your cashback in Shopback Go. Read through the details above under Shopback Go part.
– This is a quick guide if you want to know How To Withdraw Shopback/ Shopback Go Cashback
That’s it. Have fun buying, saving and earning! 😅
Stay safe! 😷