CouponSurfer Rewards FAQ

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How does CouponSurfer Rewards Work?

Note: CouponSurfer Rewards has transitioned to a new cash back program. View details here. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at for a quick response.

CouponSurfer Rewards enables CouponSurfer members to earn up to 30% cash back at local businesses and national chains. If you don't find an answer to your question below, please email us at for a quick response.

Link your eligible credit or debit cards for free. Activate offer + Dine or Shop at 1000's of participating restaurants + stores. Get cash back when you pay with a linked card.
You can search by zip, town/city name or name of the store or restaurant. Find places near you. New businesses are added daily.
Yes we have added dozens of online stores. View online stores. New stores are added daily.
That's up to you. The more eligible cards you link and the more participating merchants you buy from, the more your earn. For the vast majority of places, the maximum cash back is $250 per qualifying transaction.
We send you an email notification detailing how much you earned. The notification usually arrives within a few seconds of paying with your linked card. You can also check your Reward Activity at any time.
The Yelp Cash Back program closed in November 2020. CouponSurfer Rewards welcomes all former Yelp Cash Back members. You can earn cash back at all the places that you could at Yelp plus online stores and personal services. Get more Cash Back at More Places. Get Started Now
To link a eligible credit or debit card to your CouponSurfer Rewards account, please go to Add A Card. We recommend linking multiple eligible cards so you maximize your cash back (you never have to worry if you are using the right card).
CouponSurfer does not save or store your linked credit card number. When you add a eligible card, it's encrypted and securely sent to the credit card processor. We never store your linked card number or even need it. The Credit Card processor enables your linked card number to qualify for CouponSurfer Rewards. That's why your expiration date or security code on the back is not needed. We want to make sure your feel comfortable with our rewards program - if you still have questions, we'd love to talk to you. Please contact us anytime or email
To get you cash back from more restaurants and stores, we have added a new type of offer known as Click To Activate (CTA). To use, just Activate offers as you search for offers (it will have an activate button next to it) or you can view our National Activation page to see which National Brand offers you have activated and ones you need to activate. Please note in order to receive Cash Back for a purchase, you will be required to activate the offer before your purchase is made - simply click or tap the Red Activate Offer button to activate the offer. Activition takes less than 2 seconds.
The cash back notifications usually arrives within a few seconds of paying with your linked card. If you don't receive a notification or it's not showing in your rewards history, please email us at with the place you made the purchase, the total amount and the date of the purchase.
You must process your linked debit card as a credit (i.e., signature) transaction to trigger the cash back reward. Most establishments will give you the choice between debit or credit and in those cases, specify credit. If you are ever unsure of how it will be processed, just ask them to process it as a credit (i.e., signature) transaction.
If the gift card is reloadable and has an accepted credit card company logo included (Visa, American Express or Mastercard) you can link it as one of your eligible rewards cards. Don't have a gift card, order them here with free shipping. Please note non-reloadable prepaid cards may not be used as a linked reward card.
Most of the time, Yes! Just be aware that the rewards amount will reflect the bill total after the coupon has been taken off.
CouponSurfer Rewards Cash Back is independent of any additional Cash Back your Credit Card company provides. If you earn 2% back on all purchases and use your linked card for a CouponSurfer Rewards restaurant offering 15% Cash Back, you will still get the 15% Cash Back. Don't yet have a cash back credit card, get one here
In order for you to be eligible for a monthly payment your account balance must be above $10. If you are under $10, the account balance will roll over to the next month and be paid out when you go over the $10 amount. Once that happens, you qualify for a monthly payment. Payments are processed on the 8th of each month in order to allow all the qualifying transactions from the previous month to clear. Payments will be deposited as a statement credit on to your primary linked card between the 10th-17th of the month.
If you got a payment failed alert, you will need to update your expiration date of your primary card. Go to manage cards remove your existing primary card. Next click on the green Add Another Card button and add your primary card back in. Be sure to enter your expiration date correctly. Once that has been added you go back to manage cards and verify the expiration date is correct. If you have more than one card, make sure to make it your existing primary card again so payment will go to that card.
Well the good news is, if your new updated linked card has the same number as your old expired card, you can still earn cash back. It will work fine with a new expiration date. The same thing with the 3 or 4 digit security code.

If the new card has a different number then you can go to manage card settings, where you can link new cards, update expiration dates, delete any old linked cards and select which linked card you want to be your primary linked card which is where your payments are deposited to.
If it's been less than one year, call the credit card company and explain that you just got a credit. In most cases they will mail you a check. Then be sure to update your primary linked card, so future payments will go to an active linked card.
We like you're thinking! You want to register all your eligible cards to make sure you don't miss out on any earnings, are we right? So go ahead and link as many as you like, we have no limit! Be sure to link both personal and business eligible cards. Please remember that your primary linked card will be where your payments are deposited to. You can even link cards from your spouse or other members of your family and pool together all the cash back.
To view the linked cards in your CouponSurfer Rewards account, please go to Manage Linked Cards. From here; view all your linked cards, select which card you want to be your primary linked card and add and remove linked cards as needed.
If you are ordering from a participating restaurant online, please note that most restaurants use external resources to facilitate the online ordering. If you are entering your credit or debit linked card online, please call the restaurant to make sure that they run their online orders through their credit card machine. If they do not run them through their own credit card machine, you will not receive CouponSurfer Rewards cash-back.
Similar to a coupon, businesses typically cover the cash back to attract new and repeat customers. There is no cost for CouponSurfer Rewards.
Awesome! We are looking to add to our Rewards Family. You can either throw up a smoke signal and hope we see it, email or call us at 781.457.3060.
We are thrilled that you want to get your favorite restaurant involved! Just have them contact us at here or email You can also tell us the name of the owner and we will contact them.
When you enter the expiration date it should be in the format MM/YYYY. So for example if your card expires in December 2024, please enter 12/2024. You do need to add the slash between the MM and YYYY.
If you see this message, it means your linked card is already linked through another provider. You can either remove your linked card from that provider and then you will be able to add it to CouponSurfer Rewards or link another card. We agree that having all your coupons and cashback with CouponSurfer makes your life easier. Please contact us right away and we can give your specific instructions on how to remove your linked card from the other provider and then link it to CouponSurfer so you can maximize your savings.
If you see this message, try linking the card in a incognito windows or with another browser. If you are still getting the error, please contact us right away and we will help you get the card linked.
Sorry, at this time we are not able to link cards from outside the United States.

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