I’ve written about Plink many of times in the past, but to quickly recap:
Plink.com is a loyalty rewards website where you can earn points while making IN STORE or ONLINE purchases at various merchants (the way you can earn the points depends on the particular merchant). Depending on the dollar value of the purchase, you’ll earn a certain number of “Plink” points which can be cashed out for a variety of gift cards (i.e., Amazon.com, Zappos, Walmart, etc.). It is a similar concept to the Airline/Hotel Dining Rewards program where you connect your credit card to the program and then earn points when using your registered credit card.
As of a few days ago, Cosi has joined as a partner. This is great for those who frequent cosi during lunch time! I personally used to east there a few days a week on a two-year consulting project, so this would have come in great at the time.
Number of points you’ll earn with each Cosi transaction:
- 15 Plink points when you spend $5 in a single transaction
- 50 Plink points when you spend $15 in a single transaction
- 125 Plink points when you spend $25 in a single transaction
When redeeming Plink points, 500 points = $5 gift certificate. This can definitely add up if you frequently eat at Cosi or are in charge of paying for large catering orders! Chances are whenever you are ordering something from Cosi it will be between $7-$11 so you’ll earn 15 points which is equivalent to 15 cents. Definitely not something you will get rich from, but it can definitely add up!
In the past there have been certain promotions for signing up, spending $X at a certain store and earning enough points to cash out for a $10 or $20 gift card. Currently, no such promotion exists, but for signing up you’ll earn 300 Plink points which is worth $3. It also doesn’t require you to spend anything at a participating store.
How this works:
- Sign up for Plink here and you’ll earn 300 Plink points
- Link your credit card to your Plink account – I know many do not trust this concept so the choice is yours (I’ve been doing it since Spring 2013 and have not had any issues)
- Add the merchants you’ll be shopping at to your Plink Wallet account
- Read the terms of each merchant and shop in-store or online and earn Plink points
In my experience the points have taken about a week to post, and they all did post – no follow up was needed! At this point you can cash out those points for gift cards at the following stores: iTunes, Tango card (which can then be redeemed at many merchants such as: Target, Home Depot, Pottery Barn and REI, etc.), Amazon.com, Walmart, Barnes & Nobles, Overstock.com, and Zappos. I personally have cashed out thus far at Amazon.com and it has been an extremely easy process. The certificate number typically comes within minutes!
Other partners include: TigerDirect.com, Longhorn Steakhouse, Panda Express, Advance Auto Parts, FTD, Vitamin World, Puritan’s Pride, Foot Locker, Foot Action, Eastbay, Champs, 1-800-FLOWERS, Regal Cinemas, Burger King, Red Robin, Dunkin’ Donuts, Quiznos.
Let me know if you have any questions!
Note: The Plink link listed is my referral link, feel free to add yours to the comments section as well.