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A new Rover Amex Offer appeared a couple of days ago that’s offering either $20 back or 2,000 Membership Rewards when spending $75.
Rover.com is a site where you can book dog boarding, doggy day care, dog walking and other services. It’s therefore especially helpful for finding someone to look after your dog while on vacation.
- Spend $75+ in one or more transactions on Rover.com and get $20 back, or
- Spend $75+ in one or more transactions on Rover.com and get 2,000 Membership Rewards.
- Expires 12/21/18.
- Offer valid online at rover.com and US mobile app for Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, and Dog Walking services.
- Excludes all international services and purchases made through Rover Goods or store.rover.com.
- Not valid for e-gift card purchases.
- Valid only on purchases made in US dollars.
We’ve used Rover almost a dozen times and have always had great experiences with the dog boarders and doggy daycare providers we’ve chosen.
Rover has a review and rating system for every sitter on the site and only people that have paid for service from that sitter can leave a review. That makes it less open to gaming, so the reviews are much more trustworthy than by simply looking on Yelp, Google Reviews, etc.
In my experience, dog boarding often costs around the $25 mark. That means you should be able to trigger the Amex Offer when your dog stays three nights with someone.
With the new restrictions of loading Amex Offers, you can only load one statement credit and one Membership Rewards version of the offer to your cards. That means spending $150+ split in half across two transactions can earn you both $20 back and 2,000 Membership Rewards. If you have authorized users on your account who can load this Rover Amex Offer, you’ll be able to save more on multiple / longer stays.
On the one hand, it makes sense to split up stays into increments as close to $75 as possible in order to take advantage of the offer as many times as you’ve been able to load the offer to cards. However, some dog boarders offer discounts for bookings of seven nights or more. It’s therefore worth contacting a potential sitter to see what the cost would be if you need to leave your dog with someone for a week or more.
People offering their services on Rover can create custom reservations for you. They might be willing to offer you a discount for a longer booking, but set it up in a way that it’s booked in increments of only a few days at a time. Although it means a little extra work for them initially, it benefits them as they earn money sooner. Rover only issues partial payment to dog boarders upfront, with the remainder being paid at the end of the reservation. By booking in blocks of a few days at a time, the sitter consistently earns money every few days when one reservation ends and the next one begins.
Rover has a referral program where you can get $20 off your first reservation. If you’ve never used Rover before, here’s my referral link – I also get $20 of Rover credit if you sign up and make a reservation.
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As someone who used this service in the past and had a terrible experience, I’d advise people do their research before boarding with Rover.
Their vetting system is non-existent and they do very little to ensure the homes dogs are staying in are safe. We had our dog in daycare with a sitter who had watched many dogs and had perfect reviews on the site. On the last day of sitting, we got a text that our dog got out of the home and was hit by a car.
While I do blame myself for not noticing problems in the initial walkthrough (i.e. the dogs had direct access to the front door, unlike what they’d have at a traditional doggy daycare), just be mindful of the fact that there are limited safeguards in place from Rover, and that they won’t do much beyond offer their condolences if a worst case scenario happens.
I’m really sorry you had such a bad experience.