Shopping can be rewarding. But to enjoy those rewards, you have to remember your membership cards, loyalty codes, promotional certifications, and paper coupons. Wallets, keyrings, apps, and email. That’s a lot to juggle for very little reward.
Thankfully, Drop is here to change all that. This simple app that is available at the App Store and Google Play is designed to reward you for the spending you already do. When you shop with a credit or debit card, Drop lets you turn your purchases into rewards. It is the simple solution to shopping rewards that we’ve been waiting for.
Take a deep dive into the details to see how Drop can help you start earning gift cards today.
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How does the Drop app work?
There’s no receipt scanning or punching in numbers. Instead, you earn points instantly when the Drop app reviews your transaction data on your linked cards. You shop your favorite stores and brands and Drop gives you points. It’s that easy!
How can I earn points?
You can start earning points with Drop in a few easy steps:
- Link your plastic. Connect any credit or debit cards that you use regularly to the Drop app.
- Keep shopping. When you use any of your linked cards, Drop will toss points in your account. Automatically. There’s no swiping or remembering or anything beyond the initial set up. Sweet!
- Cash in. Redeem your points for gift cards whenever you want.
The best part of Drop is how many purchases will quality for points. From Lyft and Uber to Starbucks and Sephora, most of the spending you do will qualify for points. When you think about all the spending categories in your budget—transportation, groceries, clothing, entertainment—you can also think of Drop rewards. There are that many opportunities to earn!
How can I earn bonuses?
The Drop app is full of additional ways to earn bonuses and extra points. These are just some of the ways you can earn extra rewards:
When you refer friends to the app using your code, you will received 5,000 Drop points (as of press time). The points are deposited in your account after your friend confirms their new account and links a card.
When you set up the app, you will select five stores or brands to be your Power Offers. After you spend at your Power Offers five times, you will trigger Drop Supercharge. Drop Supercharge is an in-app game similar to snake.
You will want to check the app often because there are usually different Mobile or Linked offers that you can stack with points you earn from regular purchases.
Drop has partnered up with Carrot Rewards, a free healthy lifestyle app available to residents of British Columbia, Ontario, and Newfoundland and Labrador. By linking your Carrot app to Drop, you can earn more Drop points.
Rocketmiles is another Drop integrated partner. That means that when you use Rocketmiles to book a hotel stay, you can connect to your Drop account to earn Drop points.
What are Drop points worth?
1,000 Drop points equal $1.00 when you are redeeming your Drop points. Remember, these points add up quickly because you earn Drop points for doing your regular shopping. Plus, there are tons of ways to earn bonus points.
What are Drop rewards?
Once you have earned enough points to qualify for the reward you want, you can redeem your points right in the app. This generally starts at 5,000 points, and the conversion rate is consistent. Cashing out at 5,000 points will get you a $5 gift card, or cashing out at 40,000 will equal a $40 gift card. The list of rewards is always expanding, so make sure to check the app often.
How do I redeem Drop points?
To redeem your points, all you do is open the app. Once you’re there, you will click the Redeem tab. Once you confirm your choice, you’re ready to get your gift card. You just wait for your gift card code to be sent to you via email.
Is the Drop app safe to use?
When you sign up for Drop, you will connect your cards to the app. The interface is totally user friendly and secure. The first thing that you’ll notice when you go to connect your card is that it user 256 bit bank-level encryption. Drop partners with Plaid to link to your account, which means that the entire process is encrypted and your account aren’t made public to Drop. That’s privacy for sure!
How do I get started with Drop?
To get started with Drop, there are just a few simple steps to follow. To prove just how easy it is, I’ll share a step-by-step walkthrough of how I set up my account for the first time.
- Download the free app from the App Store or Google Play. It’s totally free and it just took a few simply clicks.
- Create an account using Facebook or your email. I chose email but Facebook would be a snap to set up too.
- Pick your first five stores or brands that you want to save with. I went with Target, Walgreens, Starbucks, McDonald’s, and Chipotle. The app does caution you to choose wisely since you can’t unselect your first five choices. As a result, I thought about where I do a lot of my shopping…and impulse buys. Hey, I figured the least I can do is earn some cash back!
- Link your first card. I linked my Target card, but there are dozens of options from Chase and Bank of America to Discover and PNC. You can also do a manual search for your bank.
- Get shopping and watch your points add up. Points from purchases will be deposited in a day or two; however bonus points may take a few weeks to show up.
Once you have the app activated, you will find that the interface is incredibly intuitive and streamlined. You can link more cards with a single click. It’s equally easy to browse more brands to add, invite friends (it’s an easy way to earn thousands of points!), or scroll through the seemingly endless options redemption options.
Drop App Promo Code
If you’re ready to shop and save with drop, use this code when you download the app. A few easy keystrokes will get you closer to that the gift card without having to make any extra purchases.
The current Drop App promo code is “FALLFEVER”
Final Verdict: Is Drop Worth It?
Yes! Drop is absolutely worth it if you are looking for a simple way to earn rewards for shopping. Compared to the other ways that you can earn rewards—loyalty programs, special cards, discount days—Drop is so simple.
The best part is that if you want to use other loyalty programs from different brands, stores, or credit cards, you can. That’s right. You can still save 5% with your Target RedCard or earn travel miles with your favorite travel-hacking credit card. Drop lets you layer on the savings if you want. Or you can keep it simple. Either way, Drop is the perfect hands-off way to save.
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