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Yelp Cash Back Saga: Part 3 New Features

When we thought we were done with this story, Yelp goes and adds NEW Features! I highly approve of the additions. The Saga continues… If you’re wondering what Yelp Cash Back is, then please take a moment to read Part 1 Overview and Part 2 Successful Redemption & Review of the Saga before reading on! I haven’t figured out a way to update & republish older blog posts on WordPress just yet so I’m making a Part 3.

Check Your Profile!

That’s right in Yelp’s funky new layout you can now go directly to your profile to see how much Cash Back you have logged to date! I love the transparency instead of waiting aimlessly for your cash back/prince to show up. Obviously the Cash Back is only viewable to you when you’re logged in and not to the public.

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Yelp Cash Back Saga: Part 2 SUCCESS!

As you can tell from the title that this follow up post concludes the enigma of Yelp Cash Back with personal success (despite the initial disappointment) with the first restaurant attempt in redeeming. If you’re confused about what Yelp Cash Back is, then please take a moment to read Part 1 of the Saga before continuing!

ATTEMPT #1Shawarma Falafel Yelp Review 10% CB on 1/24/2017receipt

The glowing 10% and 4.5 average Yelp rating drew me in immediately! (Anyone who knows me knows I can’t resist a deal.) I carefully planned exactly when I knew I would be working from Boston, and meeting up with a co-worker for lunch. I’ll spare you the details of the actual experience, since it was mostly quite pleasant. The only hitch was I was expecting some sort of confirmation that my dine-in purchase had qualified for the cash back. To this day I still have yet to receive the automated e-mail and I swear that it has to do with the way the cashier rang up the receipt, note the “To Go”, which is not true. Anyway I noticed something was off so I contacted and waited for the abyss that is the nature of automated response queries for large businesses. Waiting, waiting, waiting until 2/7/17 when I received a non-descript response as follows. At this point I’m still not sure what’s going on and losing hope.

Thanks for using Yelp!
To confirm, the Empyr team reported that they manually replayed this transaction on their end on 1/30/2017, and you should be receiving your Cash Back bonus shortly. We appreciate your patience.

Yelp Support

ATTEMPT #2 – Walnut Grille Yelp Review 7% CB on 2/13/2017

My SO was craving something from dare I say it, a vegetarian restaurant (self-proclaimed meat man over there) after our dance lesson, so we popped by this restaurant. We’ve been here before with other friends who are vegan and had a great experience so why not come back? Light bulb goes off! We could also get 7% cash back, but I of course forgot my wallet at home. My SO and I both have the same Amazon rewards card that has 2% cash back for restaurants as the default so I quickly added his on the mobile website. Again I’ll spare you the actual experience details and link my review once that’s ready. Lightning speed, as soon as the waitress swiped the card, DING! I get a notification that the purchase qualified for cash back! How exciting to confirm this actually works. The e-mail itself was titled “You’ve Got Money.” (Anyone else thinking of AOL’s antiquated “You’ve got mail” tagline?)

Of course continuing on the train of great news, a couple days later on 2/15/2017, I received the “Payday from Yelp Cash Back” e-mail with the image on the right above. I checked my credit card activity & statement lo’ and behold it worked!!!


All’s well that ends well for one of my many Sagas? The cash back does work, but they definitely made me work for it! I’m hoping other restaurants in the future won’t be as much of a headache as my first attempt. Now that you know, go forth and save lots of money and enjoy your weekend!

Saga hasn’t ended just yet! Yelp has added some New Features in Part 3 of the Saga!

Rating: 4/5 ★★★★