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FREE £10 Cash and Curve Card With Code FREE5 + 1% Cashback, Payment Protection, Free Spend abroad
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FREE £10 Cash and Curve Card With Code FREE5 + 1% Cashback, Payment Protection, Free Spend abroad

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Posted 15th Aug

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I have already done this but for those of you that havent it genuinely works, sign up for/download the app, open an account and use the code FREE5 to redeem the free £10. You need to activate the card and use it once to redeem the £10.

You will automatically be able to check all your finances in one place, you will get a 1% cashback offer for the first 90 days on the free offer and you can pick 3 retailers or 6 if you upgrade, they include Amazon, Apple, Sainsburys, Tesco, Uber, Spotify and many more!

Curve Blue (Free): 1% instant cashback on up to three pre-selected retailers for 90 days. Curve Black: 1% instant cashback on up to three pre-selected retailers indefinitely. Curve Metal: 1% instant cashback on up to six pre-selected retailers indefinitely.


Combine all your cards into one using Curve and get £10 FREE (1% Cashback / Payment Protection / Free Spend Abroad) when you join using code FREE5

The idea of Curve is to give you one card for you to use and replaces ALL your separate cards! No more worrying about bringing an arsenal of plastic with you every-time you shop! Plus, your Curve has some really cool features even using their entry level card which is free to use!

Curve Blue is our entry-level card which is free to use. It gives access to the core benefits that all Curve customers know and love:

  • Fee-free spend abroad in 200+ currencies - we don’t charge add any fees or charges* so you can save on hidden bank fees, just in time for your Summer holidays
  • Earn 1% cashback from a list of top retailers* - it pays to spend!
  • Real-time notifications on every purchase you make
  • Military-grade security with intelligent fraud protection and end-to-end encryption
  • Curve Customer Protection - the best purchase coverage on the market protecting your purchases up to £100,000*

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I've been using one for a few weeks now and it's been good but not without flaws. Can't be used a self serve petrol pump and occasionally fails - just been to get lunch at the co-op and the card failed to authenticate - so you can't rely on this and have to carry a backup
metastasis216/08/2019 10:54

I WAS TOLD TO UPLOAD IDENTITY DOCUMENTS AFTER SIGNUP. CRAP COMPANY


Actually my respect for Curve has raised even higher - presumably you used all caps on your application and it flagged you up for 'extra processing'?

Seriously though, could you explain your reasoning why they are a crap company?
Worth pointing out that purchases are not covered under Section 75 of the consumer credit act if you use your credit card through Curve.
support.imaginecurve.com/hc/…ct-
metastasis216/08/2019 10:54

I WAS TOLD TO UPLOAD IDENTITY DOCUMENTS AFTER SIGNUP. CRAP COMPANY


They're supposed to check the identification of people applying.

I actually feel better about applying if they actually check who's signing up
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So I got one of these using the code supplied, activated and have used it.

Does anyone know how long the £10 takes to come through?
TeamDraven22/08/2019 15:49

So I got one of these using the code supplied, activated and have used …So I got one of these using the code supplied, activated and have used it.Does anyone know how long the £10 takes to come through?


Same here no £10
Thanks to @wardi69 for the link to the Gratisfaction UK page for the FREE5 promotion and the related Terms and Conditions for Gratisfaction Promotion on the Curve website. These Ts & Cs say:

The £10 will be added as Curve Rewards to your Curve Rewards account within 72 hours after making your first transaction with your Curve card.

I made my first transactions yesterday. Fingers crossed for £10 of Curve Rewards (whatever exactly they may be) by the end of tomorrow🤞
All you need to know about earning and spending Curve Rewards

So Curve Rewards Points have been replaced by Curve Cash.

Once you've accumulated points, you can use them to make purchases anywhere where you'd normally use your Curve card, with the exception of ATMs. One (1) point is equivalent to one (1) pence (GBP) - so 100 points = 1.00 GBP.
I made my first transaction yesterday morning, and just noticed in the app that the £10 of points have been added.
eechiwawa23/08/2019 11:09

I made my first transaction yesterday morning, and just noticed in the app …I made my first transaction yesterday morning, and just noticed in the app that the £10 of points have been added.


I have added a card to the app. Do I now just take my curve card and pay for something in a shop? Cheers
Flappybunnyman23/08/2019 11:35

I have added a card to the app. Do I now just take my curve card and pay …I have added a card to the app. Do I now just take my curve card and pay for something in a shop? Cheers


Yeah. You'll need to use chip & pin the first time though, rather than contactless.
eechiwawa23/08/2019 12:04

Yeah. You'll need to use chip & pin the first time though, rather than …Yeah. You'll need to use chip & pin the first time though, rather than contactless.


Cheers m8
grantem200023/08/2019 08:05

Thanks to @wardi69 for the link to the Gratisfaction UK page for the FREE5 …Thanks to @wardi69 for the link to the Gratisfaction UK page for the FREE5 promotion and the related Terms and Conditions for Gratisfaction Promotion on the Curve website. These Ts & Cs say:The £10 will be added as Curve Rewards to your Curve Rewards account within 72 hours after making your first transaction with your Curve card.I made my first transactions yesterday. Fingers crossed for £10 of Curve Rewards (whatever exactly they may be) by the end of tomorrow🤞


My 1000 Curve points credited today, the day after my first transaction.

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eechiwawa23/08/2019 12:04

Yeah. You'll need to use chip & pin the first time though, rather than …Yeah. You'll need to use chip & pin the first time though, rather than contactless.


Used my new card (contactless) first time today after activating. Looks like they no longer need chip&pin as first transaction.
So used the code, got my card and activated how do I get my tenner?
jp201624/08/2019 11:50

Use the card


Doh! So just make regular purchase and the magical tenner appears
jp201624/08/2019 13:01

Yup!


how long does it take as i just made a purchase and nothing
Lol. I just made my first purchase too. Scroll up to the post from grantem2000 - says his was credited the following day. But I think the T&Cs state within 72hrs
jp201625/08/2019 18:37

So are you able to withdraw it to your account/card?


It’s sitting as credit on my curve card. Not sure if you can withdraw it
Think you have to spend from the card. Tried using my card to pay into Revolut but they declined the £1 charge to verify the card. You definitely can't withdraw from the ATM.

As for the time to get the free tenner, took around 8-9 hours after I bought stuff from Tesco
Edited by: "galactus2013" 27th Aug
crippsy9919/08/2019 15:24

Typical..checked the places you can get cashback in, and said Asda was one …Typical..checked the places you can get cashback in, and said Asda was one of them (the main place I spend most of my money)..signed up, went to the bit to select where to earn my cashback..no Asda..in fact, I hardly spend anything at any of the options available, so oh well guess I wont have much use for this afterall..


Asda is listed under the 'All Countries' list of retailers

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Got my £10 less than 24 hours of making my first purchase with the card. Tried to spend the £10 and it all works fine.
Code work
Do I need to wait for a physical card? The card section shows "Your curve card is pending approval". Couldn't find anywhere to upload an ID document though.

Thanks in advance
it seems that to spend the free £10 you need to buy something for the same (or less) amount. I have tried to use it to purchase something that was £15 thinking that the extra £5 would be charged to another card, but the transaction was declined. Most likely it's going to be the same with the 1% cashback accrued withiin the first 90 days.
I've tried topping up my Amazon account using the Curve card but it's charged my other card. Do you have to physically use the card in a shop to spend the £10 credit?
I deposited my £10 credit in to a peer to peer lender, laundered it there for a few days and then withdrew it along with some other monies to my bank account just to see if it would work... it did.
A question about spending abroad

It says there are fees but what if I have linked my Starling card which should be no fees?

Also does it fail at Petrol pay + pump, even with visa debit active?
for those who signed up after june 2019, whats the benefits of continuing to use curve card after 90 days (where we get reward points from three selected retailers)?
Edited by: "hukduserr" 10th Sep
Does this do a credit check when applying?
chris391206/09/2019 12:44

I've tried topping up my Amazon account using the Curve card but it's …I've tried topping up my Amazon account using the Curve card but it's charged my other card. Do you have to physically use the card in a shop to spend the £10 credit?


I topped up Amazon £10 with Curve card OK. Had used it (with PIN) first time in shop though.
Any point of this if I use Starling?

I linked my nationwide flex debit to Curve but it's pointless if it's gonna get rejected in certain places.

Whole point of this idea is to only carry 1 card with you
I got my curve card now.

When I use it, do I physically need to have the app open ( with the correct card identified)?

Or would the card work in any case ( with my smartphone wsitched off)?

Not good with technology, I'm afraid here...
Edited by: "fgy" 21st Sep
fgy21/09/2019 17:19

I got my curve card now.When I use it, do I physically need to have the …I got my curve card now.When I use it, do I physically need to have the app open ( with the correct card identified)?Or would the card work in any case ( with my smartphone wsitched off)?Not good with technology, I'm afraid here...



You need to open the app and click on the curve card. That will make it active. Then take it into any shop and make a transaction. (Drink, chocolate bar, etc.) You will then be credited with the free £10

To answer your question directly you 1) can have your phone off after you’ve set it up and 2) do not have to have the app open
Edited by: "Flappybunnyman" 21st Sep
azza45215/09/2019 16:10

Any point of this if I use Starling?I linked my nationwide flex debit to …Any point of this if I use Starling?I linked my nationwide flex debit to Curve but it's pointless if it's gonna get rejected in certain places.Whole point of this idea is to only carry 1 card with you


This is exactly where they are struggling now. Their usp is carrying one card, but then it can't be rejected, or can't have technical issues.
Wish I’d never taken this card. Any transaction with a pre-authorisation (such as free trials) is a nightmare as they don’t properly recognise them & charge you. Then when you contact “support” it takes an age & then you don’t get it sorted. My advice, go with starling/Monzo etc. Curve in principal is a good idea but very poorly executed.
jp201622/09/2019 22:04

Wish I’d never taken this card. Any transaction with a pre-authorisation ( …Wish I’d never taken this card. Any transaction with a pre-authorisation (such as free trials) is a nightmare as they don’t properly recognise them & charge you. Then when you contact “support” it takes an age & then you don’t get it sorted. My advice, go with starling/Monzo etc. Curve in principal is a good idea but very poorly executed.


They refund those charges automatically after, I think, 7 days. Not ideal, but at least you don’t have to chase them for it.
blabbity22/09/2019 23:06

They refund those charges automatically after, I think, 7 days. Not ideal, …They refund those charges automatically after, I think, 7 days. Not ideal, but at least you don’t have to chase them for it.


Is that definite? As so far curve support hasn’t been great at confirming that
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