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Update 2/11 – Slide is selling fixed-value gift cards for Apple, Target and Dick’s Sporting Goods. The Topcashback bonus is still sitting at 17% for new users, so you can get up to 21% cashback + credit card rewards on Apple purchases when going through Slide as a new user. Even 12% as an existing user is a level of discount that we don’t often see from Apple. If you haven’t signed up for Slide yet and you have an Apple purchase on the horizon, now might be the time.
Note that, unlike most Slide brands, these are only available in fixed-value denominations (up to $500). This means that, if you are a new user, you can only get 21% off of the first $500 in GC. After that, you’ll be an existing user and “only” get 12% (up to Slide’s $2000/day maximum). (h/t: GC Galore)
Topcashback is offering 17% cash back on your first Slide purchase or 6% cash back for existing users. This stacks on top of the standard 4-6% back on gift cards that Slide already offers, so some giftcards can be a great deal. There are a few hurdles to get through with Slide, so it’s worth taking a look before you jump in.
- TopCashBack is offering 17% cash back for new Slide app users on their first purchase (note that you can’t pre-fund your account or you’ll be counted as an existing user and only get 6%). Existing users get 4-6% cash back depending on how they fund their account.
- If you’re new to the Slide app, you can get $5 off each of your first 4 orders when signing up through a referral link (and the person who refers you will also get $5 off each of our next 4 orders as well). Feel free to sign up with one of our links:
- Pre-funding your Slide Balance is not eligible for cash back but the transaction of funding the account does count as a first transaction, therefore making the user an “existing user”. Don’t pre-fund for your first purchase.
- New customer bonus is only valid on a single gift card purchase.
Slide offers a standard rate of 4%-6% cash back across the board, while Topcashback normally has portal rates of 15% for new users and 4% for existing users, making this a nice offer but not as good as the 30% we were seeing at the end of last year. Still, 12% cash back for existing users is still a pretty good incentive
If you’re new to Slide, here’s the basic procedure:
- Sign up for Slide through a referral link and create an account (using a referral gets you an additional $5 off each of your first 4 orders)
- Click through TopCashBack on your phone to go to the Slide app and buy a gift card.
When making your first purchase with the Slide app (and clicking through TCB) you should receive the following for a $105 gift card purchase:
- $5 off for a net cost of $100 (instant)
- $17 back from TopCashBack (can take weeks)
- $4 back from the Slide app (available immediately)
If you are an existing user you would only get $4-6 back from TopCashBack (but you will get the $5 discount for each of your first 4 orders when signing up through a referral).
H/T: GC Galore
Does Slide stack with google pay, rakuten, or Dosh?
Can I use this to buy Giftcards online, say at Target?
I am a bit confused. Do I do all this on a computer or my phone? I couldn’t find any way to sign up on the getslide.com website on my computer when going via your referral link or TCB. Also, if I sign up using your referral (on phone), then how do I go via TCB for the 17% offer?
That’s because it’s confusing! You’ll want to sign-up for Slide first using a referral link. Then go to TCB and click through (on your phone), it will automatically open the slide app and you can go from there.
So in the slide app, i click on target, there are two buttons “shop online” and “pay now”. Do I hit pay now for the TCB 17%?
Hey Tom, once you’ve clicked through TCB, any purchase will be fine. The limiting factor will be the fixed denominations you’ll be able to use. If you just want to get a Target gift card, hit pay now and you’ll be able to purchase one of the fixed-value cards. If you want to buy something online right away, hit shop online and then pay with one of the fixed-value cards (after which you’ll have some remainder left over).
perfect, thanks. To maximize the 17% I assume I should be the biggest denom, which is $500 eh? Or is there a limit on the 17%
That’s correct. Your only earn 17% on the first transaction (so don’t pre-load before the first one, or that will count as your first transaction…pay for the first transaction with a credit/debit card). There is a $2000 daily limit, so normally that would be your transaction limit. In this case, since $500 is the top denomination, that’s the limit on those brands. If you look at some of the other ones (like Lowe’s, for instance), you’ll notice you can specify the exact amount. In those cases, you’d be eligbile for the full bonus on up to 2K.
The Slide website says “It works just like a gift card, without any leftover balance.” Does anyone know what happens if there is a leftover balance on a purchased gift card? For example, if I bought a $100 gift card and then spent $70 of it, then would I be able to spend the additional $30 later? Or, lose it? Or, does the transaction need to match the purchase amount exactly in order to go through? In other words, is it necessary to generate the gift card with the exact amount that is needed for the purchase? I searched around for this answer but I can’t seem to find it anywhere.
Daniel, no. Like other traditional gift cards, you can use whatever balance remains on additional transactions.
Tim, note that users are getting an offer to fund their accounts with $50 this week, and get a $5 discount on a card next week. Small for sure, but stackable with this deal.
Please help me with this one. Excluding the sign-up offer, for ongoing spend, can someone 1) go to TopCashBack and earn cash back by clicking through to Slide and 2) on Slide earn cash back by clicking through to a partner store? A repeatable stack on ongoing spending?
Hi Joe, Slide can be used for ongoing spend. The catch is that you buy gift cards for the retailer with Slide and then pay using those gift cards (even in the exact amount of a given transaction). So, you don’t go directly to Southwest, for instance. You click though TCB to Slide and then use Slide to buy the gift which you then use for Southwest. 🙂
It’s a bit of a process and I know some folks who don’t use it past the new user transaction. But, if you can make use of the retailers/gift cards they partner with, it can be lucrative.
So, given current numbers, TopCashBack will give an existing member 6 percent when clicking through to Slide. Then, Slide will give the member another 4 percent on the gift card purchase. The member then takes the gift card to the store in-person or online to make the ultimate purchase. The combined stack is 10 percent cash back. Have I restated that correctly?
PS Dollar limits? Scalable?
Correct. You can also get an additional 1-2% back by prefunding your slide account with a credit (1%) or debit card (2%) before making the purchase. Or you can just buy it live using a credit card in which case the combined stack is 10%. The key is to NOT prefund for the first transaction because it will count that as a transaction and you won’t get the new user bonus.
Plus the points on the credit card charge. Quite nice. Thanks for the tip. I hadn’t been aware of Slide. It would be nice if Slide added a few airlines and certain department stores. Is there a means to make requests?