What Is Plink?

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Plink is a rewards program offering virtual currency for your offline purchases.  Plink started out in January of 2012 offering only Facebook credits as a reward with only a few partner restaurants under their belt.  In less than a year, Plink has grown from offering rewards for dining out at select restaurants to convenience stores, movie theaters and more.

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Joining is easy.  You can sign up using your email address or connect using Facebook.  From there you simply link your debit or credit card and the rewards will follow when you dine and shop OFFLINE.  The reward types have grown from Facebook credits to Amazon.com gift codes, Walmart, iTunes, Home Depot gift cards, donations to the American Red Cross, airline miles and more.

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I recently redeemed my FIRST reward through Plink.  I got a $5 Amazon.com gift code, mostly for my occasional hankering for Taco Bell.  The code was delivered INSTANTLY.  I’ve been a member since May of 2012, though I haven’t checked in much lately to see the new offerings.  Now that I realize rewards are given for movie theaters, I might switch up my Plink wallet.

Keep reading to learn more about the Plink wallet!

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If you’re ready to join, just click here.

*This post contains a referral link. I may receive rewards for referrals, however all opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own.

Worried about linking your card?

Plink is safe.  Plink uses bank level encryption to secure your login credentials.

Your bank information is not stored on Plink servers, but rather a third party financial services organization.

Check out the video here!

How Does Plink Work?

When you sign up you are given a select number of slots, much like the slots in a wallet.  You can only keep so many cards.

Plink is like a virtual loyalty card wallet.

No loyalty cards, no coupons, no codes. Just dine or shop and your rewards are automatically credited. As a bonus, if you have a debit or credit card that offers loyalty rewards already, it can be used with Plink to double up on the rewards, however only one card can be linked to Plink at this time.

*Not all banks are currently supported, though additions are being made as they become available.

The slots you are given can be changed at any time.  Additional slots are awarded with friend referrals.

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Ready to Join?

If you’re ready to join, just click here.

*This post contains a referral link.  I may receive rewards for referrals, however all opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own.

Update 8/4/2013

Today, I redeemed what is surprisingly only my second Plink reward.

I stopped eating out so much and coincidentally, Plink has added more non-food partners; from Dollar General to Kmart or Champs Sports to Eastbay or even GAP and Old Navy.

I had actually forgotten that I registered Old Navy, not thinking I’d be shopping any time soon.  I must have done it months ago.

When we went back to school shopping and shopping to revamp my work wardrobe, I racked up 1200 points, which added to my existing points, I had enough to redeem for a $15 Amazon gift code.

Plink Rewards for shopping at Old Navy

I received the gift code INSTANTLY.  I love Amazon gift code rewards because they NEVER expire.  Plus, with Amazon Prime, you can’t lose.  I order pet food, clothing, shoes, electronics, household goods and more with free 2nd day air shipping.

Even though I had been using Plink for quite some time at the time of this posting, it’s now been another 9 months and I love it even more.  I have had no issues with connecting my bank.  In fact, I’m glad they connect my bank versus my debit card, since I’ve had to replace my debit card several times as it’s either been lost or damaged.

If you’re still concerned about security, maybe it’s time to think about updating that password of yours that contains extremely vulnerable information…

There are no forms to fill out, there are no receipts to photograph or scan; it’s just EASY! In fact, if you set your Plink wallet up with rewards from restaurants and retail shoppes you frequent, you might just consider it a bonus for doing the things you already do.

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Melissa enjoys saving money, making extra money from home, sharing her opinion on products and entering sweepstakes and giveaways! She is the mother to a newly turned teenager. Recently diagnosed with an auto-immune disease she shares her journey to go gluten-free and eventually observe the Paleo Diet.

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