Before talking about the 1000 FREE Curve cards giveaway here’s a little background to this genius piece of plastic.
For those new to the concept of the Curve card it is essentially an ‘all in one’ card that lets you carry one card with you instead of many. Your existing debit and credit cards can all be linked to your Curve card, after which you can then use your Curve card to spend almost anywhere around the globe (hence why this is now featuring on Travel Hacking Tutor). The Curve card is well tested and so far Curve cards have been used in over 80 different countries around the world, with over £15 million in transaction processed since its creation. The Curve card saves the average traveller around £70 per year.
There are 2 different variations of the card; Curve Blue and Curve Black. Travel Hacking Tutor have 1000 FREE Curve Blue cards to giveaway (worth £35 each). Curve Black cards (normally £75 each) are reduced to £50 each when using the Curve promotion code. Benefits of the Curve Black card are detailed below.
How Do Curve Cards Work
The Curve card links to your existing Mastercard or Visa cards (such as your bank account, or even credit cards). Everything is managed through the Curve card app, which is super easy to use. After cards have been added everything you spend on the Curve card is instantly recharged to your linked account. If you have multiple cards registered within the Curve card app you can change the linked card at anytime in seconds. Ideal if you want to switch from debit to credit card, or from business to personal card.
If you are planning on using the Curve card abroad this is where you can really start to save money. By using the Curve curve abroad instead of your regular debit or credit card you minimise any foreign transaction fees and also receive a better foreign exchange rate than what is typically on the market (when comparing to purchasing foreign cash in the UK before travel). Any purchase or cash withdrawal you make in the local currency (such as euro, dollar etc) is automatically converted to pound sterling. If you plan on withdrawing cash from an ATM while abroad you will be charged 1% of the withdrawal amount + a £2 transaction fee. Purchases abroad on the card have no transaction fee, just the 1% charge. If you compare this to the majority of UK banks you will discover this is lower than their fees, which are usually around 3%.
To make this an even better contender in the market all Curve cards now have the possibility to earn reward points. Earlier this week Curve officially launched their rewards scheme for the card, Curve Rewards. The rewards scheme, which is points based, allows you to collect Curve Rewards points by using your Curve card for everyday purchases.
Earning Curve Rewards Points
- Cashback at selected high street retailers of up to 2.5% for Curve Blue, and 5% for Curve Black
- There is no limit on the amount of Curve Rewards points you can earn
- You can boost your Curve Rewards points balance by referring friends and family
- Curve Black cardholders will receive double reward points, compared to Curve Blue cardholders
Further details in the Curve Rewards FAQ article.
Spending Curve Rewards Points
A new Curve Rewards card has been added within the Curve app. This card works the same as any other debit or credit card in your Curve wallet. To spend Curve Rewards points select this card before processing a transaction.
- 1 Curve point = 1 pence
- Curve Rewards points balance needs to exceed the transaction amount
- Curve Rewards points can not be redeemed by withdrawing cash from ATMs or cash-back transactions
- Points cannot be transferred/withdrawn to a bank account.
1000 FREE Curve Cards Giveaway
Travel Hacking Tutor have 1000 FREE Curve Blue cards to giveaway (worth £35 each). Curve Black cards (normally £75 each) are reduced to £50 each when using the Curve promotion code. Curve Black cards receive double reward points.
To get hold of a free Curve Card you need to download the app and enter promo code TUTOR. Promo has now ended but you can still join Curve by downloading the app. Register using promo code K7ADL for £5 credit to be added to your account. Remember to enter the promo code after downloading the app or you will not receive the free credit.
The code should be added on the first screen of the app by pressing “Add a referral code”. Pricing of the cards will not be adjusted in the app, but will appear on the confirmation email. Curve is currently targeted towards the business market and you will be asked to confirm if you operate your own business, are self employed, or earn any funds aside from a regular job.
Currently the Curve app is only available for Apple iPhone/iPad. The Android version will be available shortly.