REMINDER: Spend Curve Rewards Points With PayPal & Amazon

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If you’ve been a reader since Curve originally launched then you will know exactly what the Curve Mastercard is all about, and that Curve introduced their own loyalty scheme, allowing you to spend Curve Rewards points at almost any retailer. For those who are new to Curve, 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.

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.

When you spend on the Curve card it is instantly recharged to your linked account. At the end of last year Curve introduced their own loyalty scheme, Curve Rewards, where you can earn reward points on specific purchases. After collecting only a few points you can then exchange and spend Curve Rewards points to purchase items for free (read the full article on the Curve Card and Curve Rewards). You can spend Curve Rewards points with PayPal, Amazon, direct on retailers websites, or in-store.

PayPal

Tried and tested multiple times this is one of the best ways to exchange your Curve Rewards points into hard cash. If you don’t already have your Curve card added to your Papal wallet then add it now. You can use PayPal to spend at thousands of retailers, and even use the points to pay directly for eBay purchases. As with any of these methods make sure that your Curve Rewards card in selected as the primary card in your Curve app before you make a PayPal purchase.

Amazon

By using the gift vouchers or the top-up account section of your Amazon account you can charge the exact purchase amount directly to your Curve card. Amazon allow you to purchase a gift voucher or top-up your account from a little as 1 pence, so you can empty out your Curve Rewards points without leaving any behind.

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Get A Curve Card, For Free, With Free Credit

If you are looking into a Curve card you can either choose the blue or black card. Personally I would recommend that either take out the Curve Black card if you think you will be able to offset the original cost through Curve Rewards points, or alternatively take out the Curve Blue card and after a little while request an upgrade to the Curve Black card.

To order either of the Curve cards, and also to receive £5 of free credit download the app using the link below and make sure to enter the promo code K7ADL. The £5 free credit will be issued after making your first purchase.

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.

You need to enter the code on the first screen of the app by pressing “Add a referral code”. 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. There currently appears to be no checks against this information.

The Curve app is available for Apple and Android devices.

Free Upgrade To A Curve Black Card

If you’re already a Curve Blue cardholder there is currently no way in the Curve app to trigger an upgrade to a Curve Black card. To request an upgrade to a Curve Black card the best option is to send a message directly through the secure messaging section of the app. My previous experience of using Curve in-app secure messaging is that they are extremely quick at replying. During business hours you can usually expect a response within a couple of hours.

Requesting an upgrade from a Curve Blue card to a Curve Black card has worked for me, though I do put a considerable amount through my Curve account each month. As Curve don’t appear to have a system in place to handle the upgrade automatically, or through the app, they also did not charge for the upgrade. The Curve Black card upgrade was processed for free.

Not only will you receive double the amount of Curve Rewards points after the upgrade but you will also:

  • Be able to withdraw £500 per day at ATMs (compared to £300 per day for the Curve Blue card), and
  • Have your card purchase and ATM limits reset, as the Curve Black card is technically a “new” card