Calling all shoppers, near and far. Give your everyday shopping a cash back upgrade, thanks to Ampli.

Whatever kind of shopper you might be—and whatever your purchasing habits are—you and your bank account could always use a little cash back. Who couldn’t?  

Food, clothing, and accessories. Home decor, painting, and even junk removal. Earning cash back with Ampli is safe and fun and couldn’t be easier! Here’s the official low-down on how you—yes YOU—can start earning cash back on your everyday purchases.

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Everything you need to know to earn cash back on everyday purchases

Step 1: Download the free Ampli app

Earning free cash begins with downloading Ampli for free from the Google Play or App Store (where we’re boasting over 4-star reviews for each, just sayin’). Free cash from a free app? Yep. 

Did you know that Ampli is powered by RBC? Pretty awesome. But even more exciting is that this cash back app is available for anyone to download and enjoy. You don’t have to bank with RBC to earn cash back with Ampli.

Most importantly, we uphold RBC’s strict security practices to ensure your personal information is always protected. We use world-class card connecting technology to make sure your data is safe and secure. This secure connection gives us read-only access to your transactions when you connect your debit and credit cards.

Opt-in for marketing emails

After you’ve downloaded Ampli, you will need to sign up in the app officially. Don’t forget to opt-in for marketing emails during this process. That way, you’ll never miss out on exclusive cash back offers on coffee, groceries, gas, and more!  

Activate your account 

Activating means that you’ll get an email from Ampli, and you’ll need to click on the link in the email to confirm your registration. That just lets us know that you’ve formally connected your email to your Ampli account. Once you’re officially an activated member, take a look around. You’ll have access to offers from top Canadian and global brands, from food and fashion to pharmacies and more.

Step 2: Securely connect your cards

Now that you’ve successfully downloaded Ampli and activated your account, it’s time to connect your debit and credit cards. With Ampli, you can connect debit and credit cards from over 130 Canadian financial institutions. That’s a whole lot of banks because providing our community with as many options as possible gives you the chance to earn as much cash back as possible.

View offers 

When you connect your debit and credit cards to Ampli, we’ll be able to match your purchases with eligible offers. No scanning receipts or loading offers. For example, let’s say you order from one of our tasty food delivery partners, DoorDash, with your connected card. All you need to do is order up your favourite meal, and voila! That’s it. We’ll be able to see your purchase and reward you with eligible cash back based on the most current DoorDash offer.

Want to learn more about connecting your cards to Ampli? Check out the article Myth Busters: All About Connecting Your Cards to Ampli.

Step 3: Shop online and in-store

Now that you’ve securely connected your cards, it’s time to shop, shop, shop! 

With over 40 top Canadian and global brands to choose from, you’ll have a variety of cash back offers to take advantage of. From Canadian icons like Hudson’s Bay Company,, and Knix to global favs like Lyft, Weight Watchers, and Clinique, there’s a brand for everyone. Cash back offers can be found on the EARN screen in your Ampli app. You can earn cash back on your everyday essentials, occasional purchases, gifts, and much more. Holidays? Check. Birthdays? Check. Friday night dinner? Check. Check. Check. Our partner brands offer different options to keep you safe: shop in-store, online, or opt for curbside pick-up. What more could you ask for?

When you shop an eligible offer, your cash back will be added to your Ampli balance within five business days. Plus, don’t forget you can earn alongside your other loyalty programs. 

Step 4: Refer a friend to earn even more cash

The cash back doesn’t stop with partner brand offers. With Ampli, you can even earn free cash just for telling your friends and family about us! When you refer a friend to Ampli, and they successfully download the app and connect a bank account, both of you will earn $5!

At the top left corner of your Ampli app, you should see a button called Get $5. Simply click on that, and you’ll be well on your way to your first $5 referral bonus!

Don’t forget: friends tell friends about Ampli!

Step 5: Participate in Dreamstakes to win cash

It’s time to think BIG CASH, without the effort. We’re talking about our monthly Dreamstakes contests!

Every month, we launch different Dreamstakes where you can win cash prizes by participating in spend challenges. These challenges are basically the same as the cash back offers, but in addition to earning cash back, you’ll also earn entries into the Dreamstakes contest. Check out the WIN screen of your Ampli app to see this month’s Dreamstakes contest and scroll down to view the challenges.

Lucky members of the Ampli community have proudly won from coast to coast. Could you be next?

Step 6: Cash out for free!

You’ve shopped and referred all of your friends to Ampli (because, why not). Now it’s time to get that cash!

Once you’ve accumulated a minimum $15 Ampli cash back balance, you can cash out for free! You can cash out by sending yourself a free Interac e-Transfer to your Ampli-connected Canadian bank account. You’ll get your cash within three to five business days.

As you can see, there really isn’t a lot of elbow grease to earn cash back with Ampli. Actually, there is no extra work required. And, you have the chance to earn real cash in so many different ways. Want to learn even more? Check out our FAQs for the Ampli cash back app.

No endorsement of any third parties or their advice, opinions, information, products, or services is expressly given or implied by RBC Ampli Inc. or its affiliates.  This article offers general information only and is not intended as legal, financial, or other professional advice. A professional advisor should be consulted regarding your specific situation. While the information presented is believed to be factual and current, its accuracy is not guaranteed and it should not be regarded as a complete analysis of the subjects discussed. All expressions of opinion reflect the judgment of the author(s) as of the date of publication and are subject to change. 

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