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You can get a $20 Amazon.com gift card after you add a qualifying credit card to your Softcard Account between October 1 and October 31, 2014. The one stipulation is that you must “tap” to pay with your Softcard at least once during the month of October. There is no minimum on the amount of your purchase, so go find a 50 cent item and tap away! Essentially the $20 Amazon.com gift card can cost you pennies!
While I love this concept, the huge issue is that Softcard only works on Android phones. So iPhone users are semi out of luck. There are compatible cases you can get that will allow you to use the Softcard option (although slightly expensive), but they are not yet made for the iPhone 6.
What is Softcard? Softcard is the newly rebranded Isis Wallet which allows you to pay at certain merchants directly from your phone. This allows you to pay without the need of taking out your credit card.
Compatible credit cards: You can add the following credit cards to your Softcard account:
- American Express: You can add your personal American Express Cards and OPEN Small Business Cards
- American Express Serve: Money from a Serve account can come from a debit card, credit card, or U.S. bank account (I’ll write more about Serve in another blog post soon to come)
- Chase: You can add your Chase Freedom, Chase Sapphire, Slate from Chase, and JP Morgan Palladium credit cards. You must be a primary card member for these cards.
- Wells Fargo: You can check out eligible cards here.
How do I know if a merchant accepts Softcard as a form of payment: You can use it anywhere Visa payWave contactless payments are accepted. You can check out participating locations here.
What is the advantage of Softcard? First off, you get many promotional offers such as this Amazon.com free gift card just for signing up and making one purchase! Also, there are various money saving offers at participating merchants if you use the app.
If you do not yet have a Softcard account you can start here. Also, Softcard is giving out $10 referral bonuses (in the form of an Amazon.com gift card), so if you already have a Softcard account and want to refer other blog readers, feel free to comment below. The referee will also receive $10 in Amazon.com money too! So it is a win-win situation.