Ampli review (2021): the best Canadian cash back app!

EDIT: There’s a $15 bonus promotion for new Ampli users this holiday season. Simply sign up to Ampli using code RBC15 and connect your bank card. Next, spend over $30 at a participating Ampli partner with your connected bank card by Dec 31, 2020 and you’ll earn $15 cash back. Hurry as this promo is valid until December 31, 2020!!!

This past year, there’s been an increase in the amount of shopping done in Canada. In fact, online shopping has almost doubled to record new highs due to the pandemic!

With so much shopping taking place, wouldn’t it be great to have an app that rewards you for your everyday and online purchases?

Well turns out, there is!

Ampli is a cash back app that rewards Canadians for their everyday purchases at participating stores.

Plus, new Ampli users can earn a $5 bonus with referral code : NIC14565. Thanks for your support 🙂

The Ampli app launched in the summer of 2019 with support from RBC Ventures.

How does it work?

Basically, you need to sign up for Ampli and then securely link your bank card(s) to the app. Then, every time you make a purchase with your linked card at select merchants, you’ll earn cash back! 

Some featured retailers include DoorDash, WestJet, The Source, DAVIDsTEA, The Keg, Freshii, Indigo.ca and Rexall.

Some of the retailers on Ampli

Offers vary all the time but generally Ampli will offer somewhere between 1% and 10% cash back on purchases with participating retailers. For example, Ampli had a previous offer of 10% cash back with DoorDash orders.

Ampli homescreen

In my case, I’ve earned more than $25 in cash back with Ampli  just by shopping with partner retailers!

My cash back earnings with Ampli

2021 update: I’ve now earned $65.72 with various Ampli offers! 

Free to sign up

It’s FREE to join Ampli and their app is available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Plus, if you want to earn a bonus $5 when signing up for Ampli, use referral code : NIC14565. Thanks for your support 😉 

Once you’ve downloaded the app, create an account with your basic personal info (email, phone & postal code) and then link your debit/credit cards to your account. 

The reason for linking your bank cards to the app is to keep track of your transactions with Ampli partners. Once you make a qualifying purchase with a partner, Ampli will automatically credit you the cash back in about 3-5 days.

Also, some financial institutions aren’t shown on the connect a card screen (like Amex). Instead, try using the “search” function to find and connect with your Canadian bank.

Plus, if you connect an RBC card to Ampli, you’ll be eligible for extra cash back with select retailers. For example, Ampli had an offer for an additional 1% cash back for purchases at Rexall with a linked RBC card.

Also, Ampli use top encryption tech to protect your data. Plus, it doesn’t get access to your bank account or login credentials so Ampli can’t withdraw any money from your account.

How to redeem your Ampli cash back

A great feature of Ampli is that the cash back you earn will never expire as long as you have a valid account.

Plus, Ampli make it easy to redeem your cash back for free by sending you an Interac e-Transfer. This will be sent to the email you registered for Ampli with.

Just keep in mind that the minimum payout threshold is $15.

Cash out via Interac e-Transfer

To start redeeming your cash back follow these steps:

  1. Tap the Cash out button at the bottom of the app to view your total balance.
  2. Then click the “Transfer Money” button.
  3. Next, you’ll need to create a security question and answer for your Interac e-Transfer.
  4. Finally, deposit your cash back to your bank account.

 Note that Ampli mentions it may take up to 5 days to receive the transfer but it’s usually much faster.

And, if you have any difficulties with your transfer, you can contact Ampli via the in-app chat. The Ampli support team is available Monday to Friday between 8 am and 4 pm EST.

Win prizes with the Ampli monthly contest

Another great reason to use Ampli is that you can win prizes with their monthly contests. For example, in October 2020, Ampli was offering the chance to win 1 of 10 grand prizes of $1,000 cash! Or, you could win the secondary prize of 1 of 4 Colossal Cookie Co gift packs.

Win cash prizes with Ampli

To participate in the monthly contest, you need to complete challenges to earn entries. Challenges include:

  • Buying multiple purchases in a month with a partner retailer
  • Spending a minimum amount with a partner retailer
  • Completing short 1-minute surveys about the Ampli app
Complete challenges to earn entries for Ampli’s monthly contest

Each challenge is worth a certain amount of entries. For example, completing a survey gives about 1 entry. Whereas the two other main challenge options will usually give between 5-7 entries.

The more entries you have, the better your chance to win a monthly prize!

Lastly, keep in mind that your entries are only valid for the current monthly contest and will not rollover. The following month, you’ll restart with 0 entries for the next Ampli contest which showcases new challenges to earn entries.

Summary

Overall, Ampli is a great app that lets you earn cash back with your purchases. There are many offers with participating Canadian retailers including Rexall, Indigo.ca and DoorDash.

It’s easy to sign up for Ampli and to link your debit/credit cards to the app. Plus, RBC card holders can earn additional cash back with select retailers!

Once you’ve reached a min of $15 cash back, you can then request to cash out your money. Create some security questions on the app and Ampli will send you an Interac e-Transfer to deposit to your bank account.

As well as earning cash back with Ampli, they also have a monthly contest where you can win cash prizes. Simply complete challenges with partner brands to earn entries to increase your chances to win!

Finally, if you want to earn a bonus $5 when signing up for Ampli, don’t forget to use referral code : NIC14565.

Have you earned cash back with Ampli yet? Let me know in the comments below!

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Affiliate disclaimer: This review is based on my own personal experience with Ampli and is not sponsored by them. My blog contains referral or affiliate links. I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your continued support.

Ampli is not responsible for maintaining or monitoring the accuracy of information on this website. For full details and current product information, please visit the Ampli website. 

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