Fluz vs. Slide (Raise) – The Complete Showdown

by | Oct 12, 2020

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There are plenty of cashback apps available to help the average consumer save money. That said, most provide cashback on your regular purchase. There are only two major apps that are approaching it from providing cashback on gift cards that you can purchase with credit cards and stack the savings with other rewards programs. Below, we put Fluz and Slide to the test to see which app is better. If you’re not familiar Fluz, check out our complete guide by clicking here.

 

Fluz vs. Slide - Number of Brands

Slide: The business model of Slide (i.e. 4% cashback across the board) likely limits the platform in the number of brands that they can offer.

Fluz: Fluz does not have any such limitations and can offer any cashback rate that they want. 

WINNER: Fluz

 

Number of Brands

Fluz Slide Winner
312 Brands 153 Brands Fluz

 

 

Fluz vs. Slide - Cashback Rates

Everyday Rates

Slide: Slide is very straight forward with 4% rates across the board

Fluz: Fluz rates vary depending on the brand but average ~2.4%.

Comparable Brand Analysis: Since Fluz offers substantially more brands (see above), we didn’t think it fair to only compare the total averages so we compared what brands were available on both platforms. Ultimately, we found 113 brands of overlap with Slide having the better rate for 109 brands. For the other 4 brands, the two platforms tie on 2 and Fluz has better rates on two (Columbia and Spafinder).

WINNER: Slide

 

Cashback Rates (On Comparable Brands)

Fluz Slide Tie Winner
2 Brands
with Better Rate
109 Brands
with Better Rate
2 Brands
with Equal Rate
Slide

 

 

Boosted Rates

In addition to their everyday rates, Fluz will also run boosted rates on a handful of brands each day.

Slide: Slide is very straight forward with 4% rates across the board with no increased rates ever.

Fluz: Fluz boosted rates vary depending on the brand but average ~3.7%.

Comparable Brand Analysis: Again, since Fluz offers substantially more brands (see above), we didn’t think it fair to only compare the total averages so we compared what brands were available on both platforms and that will occasionally offer boosted rates on Fluz. Ultimately, we found 39 brands of overlap with Slide having the better rate for 17 brands, Fluz having the better rate for 11 brands and a tie across the two platforms for 11 brands. 

WINNER: Tie

 

Cashback Rates (On Comparable Brands)

Fluz Slide Tie Winner
11 Brands
with Better Rate
17 Brands
with Better Rate
11 Brands
with Equal Rates
Tie

 

 

Fluz vs. Slide - Total Return

Slide: Slide is very straight forward with 4% rates across the board. The purchases do not code in any special categories with regards to credit cards so you will at best be getting 2% back for most people. That said, Top Cashback has begun to offer an additional 3% back on Slide purchases for existing customers. All in, we believe it’s reasonable to call the total return for Slide (on every purchase) to be at least 9% (4% slide cashback + 2% credit card + 3% Top Cashback).

Fluz: Fluz rates vary depending on the brand but average ~2.4%. Currently, office supplies is the only category that codes as a bonus category for purchases though additional categories including grocery and restaurants (see more details here) are coming soon. Additionally, there are currently no cashback portals that will reward Fluz purchases. All in, we believe it reasonable to call the total return for Fluz to be in the range of 2.5% (0.5% cashback + 2% credit card) to 9.5% (2% cashback + 7.5% for 5x bonus category at 1.5¢/point).

WINNER: Slide

 

Total Return (Cashback + Other)

Fluz Slide Winner
2.5% to 9.5% 9% Slide

 

 

Fluz vs. Slide - Overall

Fluz

Pros
  • Large selection of brands
  • Slightly better max total return
Cons
  • Rates are variable so must check every day
  • Everyday rates are not competitive on comparable brands

 

Slide

Pros
  • Simple cashback structure
Cons
  • Limited selection of brands
  • Competitive returns require clickthrough from cashback portal

 

Overall Rankings

Category Fluz Slide Winner
Number of Brands 312 Brands 153 Brands Fluz
Cashback Rates

Everyday Rates

2 Brands
with Better Rate
109 Brands
with Better Rate
Slide

Fluz Boosted Rates

11 Brands
with Better Rate
17 Brands
with Better Rate
Tie
Total Return 2.5% to 9.5% 9% Slide
Overall 1 category 2 categories

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