Kudos App: $20 Referral Bonus + 5X July 4th Promo (Booking.com, Priceline, Sephora, Stubhub, Petco, More)

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New 5X promo through July 4th. Kudos is a new mobile app and browser extension that aims to enhance your existing credit card rewards when shopping. It does this by tracking all your rewards credit cards and recommending the best one to use, recommending new credit cards (that’s how they make money), and doubling your credit card rewards when shopping through an affiliated Boost merchant (replacing a shopping portal). New members can get a $20 referral bonus, worth $20 in Amazon gift cards, after their first purchase on a Boost merchant site.

Right now they also have a special promo until July 4th, 2024 for a 5X Boost. Official 5X July 4th Promo details here. If you just have a 2% flat cash back card, you can get a total of 10% back on any of the listed merchants (8% from Kudos, 2% from your card). Could be useful for stacking together to trigger the $20 referral bonus.

To help you celebrate Independence Day in style, we’re turning up the heat on your rewards and multiplying them by an incredible 5X (for up to 25X in earnings) at these top retailers:

Booking.com
Priceline
Viator
Stubhub
Samsung
Petco
Choice Hotels
Hertz
Sephora
Discount Tire

The Flash Boost sale is on now and will run through July 4, 2024.

Imagine this: You buy a $600 flat-screen television at Samsung and usually earn 2% with your credit card. With Kudos Boost, you’ll earn a whopping 10%, or $60 back when you check out using our free browser extension or mobile app. Now that’s something to celebrate!

I previously did this offer when Lowe’s was a 5X merchant. (This is just an example. Lowe’s is not on the list this time around.) These shopping rewards can be finicky, so I wanted to be extra careful…

Step-by-Step Walkthrough

  • Visit my Kudos referral link (I used Chrome Browser) and install their extension. Make sure the promo code JONATHAN_KUDOS_209109 is filled in when applicable to get the 2000 point ($20) referral bonus.
  • Add at least one rewards credit card and number. I used my Discover it card since it has 5% back on Home Improvement this quarter.
  • After doing these various things, I already accumulated 500 Kudos points (worth $5). However, to unlock the $20 referral bonus for myself, I need to make a purchase from a Boost merchant. My target is Lowes.com.
  • Make sure to turn off any potentially conflicting extensions, like the Capital One 360 Shopping plugin.
  • Chrome extension installed. Check. Card number saved. Check. Visited Boost Merchant from the Kudos site. Check.
  • During the Purchase process, look to the bottom right corner and click on the yellow dog. You should be presented with and click on the “Activate Boost” button. It should say “Boost Activated”.
  • During the Checkout process, I let Kudos fill in the card information.
  • When finished, the extension should confirm your rewards exactly. Screenshot below.

When Kudos says you’ll get “double your rewards”, that means your existing credit card rewards is 1X, and then will also match 1X. When Kudos says you’ll get 5X rewards, that means your existing credit card is 1X and they’ll add 4X. Like other shopping portals, the points will be pending for 60-90 days because it takes a while for them to get paid from Lowe’s internally, and also to make sure that you don’t return the item.

My total Lowe’s purchase was approximately ~$1,000. So my Discover card will get me ~$50 back, and Kudos will add ~$200 in Amazon gift cards. Plus the other random small bonuses and the $20 referral bonus, which add up to another ~$28. Not bad.

By the way, next-day delivery by Lowe’s. Yes. 🙌

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Comments

  1. Lomgtimer says

    Dang
    Had to buy a new fridge from Lowe’s two days ago.
    Last one died. Next day delivery saved us from an even worse mess and stench. But 20% off $1800 would have felt much better!

    • Our fridge is nearing the end as well, I should probably consider a preemptive replacement. Why do all appliances have WiFi now? Seems like a hacker could burn down my house by turning on the stove full blast.

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