Welcome to my review of Flash Rewards.
This is a new site that claims to help you earn gift cards from companies like Amazon, eBay and Walmart. Apparently, it’s fun and super easy to do.
But is this a legit site, or just another scam?
Let’s take a closer look to find out!
Flash Rewards Review
I came across the Flash Rewards site today via a spammy email someone sent me.
And oddly, the URL that email directed to was www.usarewardspot.com…
So it seems as though the USA Reward Spot website is redirecting people to Flash Rewards.
Anyways, I always like to do my research on stuff like this. So I did some digging to see what people were saying about usarewardspot.com before it become Flash Rewards.
And from what I can see, it was a total scam.
There’s a ton of complaints online about this site. And after reading through many of these, the general consensus is that people were promised a $1000 Amazon gift card, which they never received.
What’s worse, they had to signup for a bunch of paid offers, got tons of SPAM and had to jump through hoops just to ‘qualify’.
Here’s one complaint from complaintsboard.com to show you what I mean…
I’m relieved and disappointed that others are experiencing the same problem I have been having. Join this, complete that, subscribe to this and that, pay this amount. It’s insane! After all that bull I too haven’t been able to get past 60% out of 100. It’s nothing but lies.
Researching further, and howtoremove.guide classifies this as a “browser hijacker” scam. Which is a scam that is all about hijacking your web browsing experience, to sell you stuff.
Also worth mentioning is that this link (flashrewards.us) takes you to the exact same site as usarewardspot.com.
Same site, different URLs… which is odd to say the least.
I’ve reviewed hundreds of programs on this blog over the years and this is something I generally only see on scam sites. So it’s a red flag.
Anyways, according to the website and the who.is database, the company running the show is Deliver Technology LLC.
Read on to see how this site works before signing up.
How Does It Work?
In short, the Flash Rewards website works by offering you rewards for completing various offers.
To get started, you first need to go to the company website and click on the “Get a Quick Start” button, which takes you to a page where you can select from one of four gift cards…
Once you select the gift card you want, you then need to register your details to create your free account. To create your account you need to reside in the US and be over the age of 18.
You’ll also need to submit your name, email, phone number, address, D.O.B and gender…
That’s lot of personal information!
Anyways once you go through the account creation process, you will eventually be sent through a series of “offers”.
These are basically promotions from companies Deliver Technology LLC is working with. And you will need to complete these offers in order to qualify for rewards.
According to the website, these offers include signing up for games, mobile apps, subscription products and services, financial services and more.
The website goes on to say that “many of our partner deals require payments for products and services rendered”. Meaning these aren’t just free trial offers, you’ll be forking out cash.
How many offers do you need to complete to get your reward?
It depends on the rewards you want.
The company has “Tier 1 incentives” that reward you with $100 or less, and to qualify for these you will need to complete 4 offers. Then there’s “Tier 2 incentives” that are rewards over $100, which require you to complete 10 offers.
So the more offers you complete, the more rewards you can earn.
Can You Really Earn Rewards Doing This Stuff?
The idea of earning rewards for completing offers is not new.
In and of itself, this is a legitimate concept and there are legitimate sites that pay people (in cash, gift cards and other rewards) to complete offers. Like Swagbucks and InboxDollars for example.
The reason these ‘reward sites’ exist, is because they’re working with third party companies to sell you stuff. So when you signup for (and in many cases buy) the offer, the reward site gets a kickback.
In other words, the reward site (ie Flash Rewards) makes profits off of you when you complete offers.
While this can be a ‘win win… win’ scenario (for you, the reward site and the vendors presenting the offers), it can also be a HUGE waste of your time and money.
Because (like many others) you’ll probably end up spending time and real money, purchasing a bunch of services and subscriptions you never wanted to begin with.
Not to mention, you’ve given a fair chunk of your personal information to the reward site, who will often share this info with other sites who try to push more products on you.
The end result is losing money, an inbox full of SPAM and (if you’re lucky) a gift card. One that doesn’t come close to being worth all the time and money you’ve spent earning it.
And that’s assuming the site you are dealing with is actually legit…
Verdict – Is Flash Rewards a Scam?
At this point, it’s unclear whether Flash Rewards is a scam or not.
On one hand, it is clearly associated with usarewardspot.com which looks like a 100% scam based on what I’ve seen. And using multiple URLs for the same site is a red flag either way.
On the other hand, there are many legitimate reward sites out there. So it’s really going to come down to whether or not people are actually receiving their gift cards as promised. Which only time will tell.
Either way, I never recommend these sites.
Because (at best) you are spending your time and money completing ‘offers’, which in many cases outweighs the benefit of the ‘reward’.
Not to mention, being the recipient of email, phone and even direct mail SPAM is almost guaranteed when you register on sites like this.
Whatever you decide, I hope you found this review helpful.