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Share Results shortlisted in the International Performance Marketing Awards 2018

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We are happy to announce that Share Results has been shortlisted in the International Performance Marketing Awards 2018. Our team is honored to be recognized by other leaders in our industry for the work we do for financial institutions.

If you are unfamiliar with the International Performance Marketing Awards, it’s an annual award ceremony which showcases outstanding works achieved around the globe. Awards are open to advertisers, publishers, media owners, agencies, networks, startups, technology providers or individuals in the performance marketing sector. Now, in its 12th year, the leading international award ceremony is a gathering of industry professionals held in London.

The awards show holds different categories such as Best Full-Service Affiliate Network, Best SaaS Platform, Best CPA Network, Best Performance Marketing Technology, Best Performance Marketing Agency, Industry Choice of Network, Industry Choice of Technology, Industry Choice of Agency, and more. Entries are collected and shortlisted earlier in the year by an independent international judging panel of carefully selected individuals who score and vote based on criteria from each category.

Due to our highly successful campaign with ScotiaBank, in December 2017, Share Results has been shortlisted as a finalist in the USA (and Canada): Best Performance Marketing Campaign or Strategy category. To qualify as a top performer, campaigns must demonstrate the use of data, creativity and innovation, feasibility, smart execution, effectiveness and ROI.

Our nomination was the result of our partnership with ScotiaBank, who we ran an exclusive campaign with to drive the digital sales growth of their credit card products. Utilising comprehensive data and historical trends from the Share Results’ platform and the expertise of the affiliate team, this campaign was designed to engage both the customer and publisher and yield a lucrative ROI.  The campaign offered customers an improved sign-up experience, while motivating affiliates to capitalize on improved performance. A major part of the success of the campaign is attributed to the creative combination of channels, offers and applications Share Results implemented.

Developing a strong affiliate marketing strategy with set goals allowed us to execute a successful campaign. The campaign results exceeded expectations and surpassed the acquisition target set for the products by 111.08%. It was a major success and December’s total approval volumes were 95.01% greater than the year-to-date program average. Traffic and conversion rates also increased significantly, meeting the set objectives.

This campaign really demonstrated that having a marketing strategy for your affiliate program can really enable you to be competitive among other brands, know where your customers are, and align you with the overall marketing goals. Read more about the pillars of affiliate marketing strategy to optimize your results.

We are excited to be selected as one of the finalists and we look forward to the unveiling of the winner. In the rapidly evolving world of affiliate marketing, Share Results consistently looks for ways to push affiliate marketing to new levels.

“With over 400 industry professionals attending the award ceremony, celebrating innovation, creativity, and success, Share Results is honoured to showcase our year of efforts and support the industry of affiliate and performance marketing.”

  • Alana Levine, COO, Share Results

The winners were recently announced and included for example winner Shoptimised as Best SaaS Platform,  in what judges called “a genius idea”. “Shoptimised SaaS platform enabled retailers, brands and agencies to fully optimise Google’s Product Feeds, cutting out the assistance of clients or developers”.  We were honored to be judged against such high calibre affiliate networks and programs.

Part 1: Top 3 KPIs to Drive Financial Affiliate Program Growth

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Face it; running an affiliate program can be time-intensive. Whether you’re a marketing manager directly overseeing your campaign, are using an outsourced solution or a combination of both—understanding and focusing on the right key performance indicators (KPIs) from the start can mean the difference between a successful versus a not-so-successful affiliate program.

In this article we share our top three KPIs for driving financial affiliate program growth to help you optimize your performance and spend your efforts in the right areas. We’ll also walk you through what each indicator means, why it matters and how to use it to grow your program. Ready? Let’s get started.


What it is

The IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) provides one of the simplest definitions for conversion rate as “the percentage of users who complete a desired action.” Typically reported on monthly, conversion rate is calculated by dividing the number of leads by the number of clicks (number of leads ÷ number of clicks = conversion rate).

Why it Matters

By measuring clicks against desired customer action, conversion rate puts clicks into context thereby making it more valuable (and informative) than click rate data alone.

Tracking conversion rate will help you:

Identify your most lucrative partners, showing which affiliate partnerships and campaigns bring in the best traffic so you know where to invest in expanding.
Identify your most lucrative digital channels, because you can compare a standardized rate across channels against affiliate channels.
Identify high potential affiliates, that may only need small adjustments to their program to yield big payoff

How to use it to help grow your program

You can use conversion rate to help you identify breaks in your customer journey and show you areas for improvement. Very low click rates may signal poor ad placement and/or execution or the need for landing page optimization. Making necessary adjustments can prevent losing valuable clicks that could become leads and ultimately convert to sales.

Other ways you can use conversion rate are to:

Compare high versus low conversion rate affiliate promotions, to see which placement types and techniques best drive leads for your business (ex. placement, ad, information presented, traffic demographic)
Identify high traffic, low conversion rate affiliates as high potential and target your efforts to these affiliates to improve their promotional efforts and customer experience
Gauge promotion and landing page impact on prospect interest level at various points in the customer journey.

But, don’t rely solely on conversion rate alone; use it in tandem with the next KPI—approval rate to gain deeper insights into your affiliate program performance.


What it Is

Approval rate is defined as the percentage of approvals for a particular product such as credit cards that require a screening process. Typically reported on monthly, approval rate is calculated by dividing the number of approvals by the number of leads (number of approvals ÷ number of leads = approval rate).

Why it Matters

While a high volume of leads can be the sign of a healthy program, approval rate comes into play when the desired outcome is qualified prospects that become customers.

Approval rate compliments conversion rate by:

Showing the quality of leads—adding dimension and value to conversion rate numbers. A high conversion rate without a fair approval rate is not necessarily delivering value.
Helping identify the most lucrative partners and digital channels. Much like conversion rate, approval rate shows you where to best invest your energy.
Telling a more complete story, of where to focus your partnership cultivation and program growth efforts.
Giving a greater degree of targeting. A low conversion rate but high approval rate is an even more targeted way to identify and segment high potential affiliates.

How to use it to help grow your program

A low approval rate may signal a mismatch between the product offering and the affiliate audience it’s being offered to. Use this opportunity to correct course; communicate the target customer profile to your affiliate so that they can adjust their messaging and positioning.

Approval rating can also be used to:

Help affiliate managers work with an affiliate, to better understand their audience demographics and give strategic recommendations on more suitable products.
Evaluate affiliate’s ability to drive targeted and quality traffic. Instead of changing the product side, you can work with the affiliate on its traffic acquisition efforts to generate more targeted leads
Guide positioning changes or improve product information on the site for better alignment with the product. This increases the chances that the affiliate is ready to convert when gets redirected from click.
Identify lack of landing page optimization. A high conversion rate but low approval rate can signal where the origin of the low approvals may lie (i.e. too many steps in the buyer journey which is leading to bouncing).

In contrast to conversion rate, approval rate is a more specific quality metric pointing to the fit of the affiliate’s site and its traffic, with the product. Be sure to assess the brand fit on product-level and partnership-level and look at the affiliate’s method of acquiring and screening traffic.

Look closely at cases where approval rating is really low to avoid a poor fit that could potentially hurt your reputation. Make sure to monitor the messaging of the promotion to ensure it is accurate and not misleading. Depending on the situation, it may be worth re-assessing the partnership as a whole for alignment with the affiliate’s brand and yours.

Or, very low approval rate may signal that it’s time to sever the partnership altogether rather than continuing to invest heavily in an unfruitful partnership. Re-allocate your resources and time into more promising relationships. Looking at approval rate together with our next KPI—program growth – can help you make this decision.

Watch this space to read all about the third very important KPI that is key to driving the growth of your financial affiliate program! Part 2 is coming soon.

Want to know more about how to implement these KPIs using the Share Results platform? Get in touch!

Part One: Smart, Data-Driven Campaigns with Share Results

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Financial industry marketers have long known that data-driven strategy can have a huge impact on their campaign’s success. But some companies lack the tools to analyze the high-volume of information available, such as real-time user activity and trends, and to make strategic refinements on the fly. How well are you using data?

Death by Manual Spreadsheets

Some financial businesses rely on manual reporting — spreadsheets that are passed around to gather data from various, ongoing campaigns. Once compiled, they are reviewed by the team and leadership. This method is slow and doesn’t allow for in-the-moment changes that could lead to increased success. Plus, the man-hours used to create such a document could be better spent.

When a financial institution is running an affiliate program, the process is even more time-consuming. Often, the affiliate has to wait for the company to send a monthly spreadsheet detailing acquisition results (often with very basic information and manually created), before they can analyze campaign performance. Basically, the campaign runs in the dark.

To sum up, manually-created tracking spreadsheets are:

  • Time consuming
  • Labor intensive
  • Lacking access to real-time insights

Premier Reporting Tools For High-Performing Campaigns 

Ready for a real data solution? A best-in-class reporting tool cuts out the time to manually compile this information and delivers a full-view of all running campaigns in the moment. And that’s exactly what the ShareResults software offers.

Earnings Report

Earnings Report: In the robust ShareResults software, a merchant or financial industry marketer can easily drill down to specific metrics, including click-through, approved transactions and commission information.

Easy to use and customizable, this robust software reports real-time data and can compile a myriad of reports which you can email with one click — making those paper spreadsheets a thing of the past.

The customizable dashboard keeps things organized and easy to use.  It also allows users to manage multiple affiliate campaigns, with important data at-a-glance. It can be set up with an unlimited number of custom commission plans, multiple products and creative images. It also includes a paperless payment system for affiliates with monthly invoicing, balance statements and more.

Stay tuned for part 2!

Affiliate Marketing Commissions – A Quick Take

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New to Affiliate Marketing? The performance-based commission structure may seem a bit daunting, as well as desirable. What are the different models available, what are the most popular and how do they get tracked?

The Shared Results management team will work with you to decide which commission model works best for your goals and industry.

Let’s quickly go over some of the common affiliate marketing commission terms.

First, there’s Cost Per Action (CPA) which pays commission for a defined action, such as email signup, website registration or an opt-in to a specific program. This is similar to Pay Per Sale (PPS) which is the most common affiliate commission structure and Revenue Sharing, a percentage of the total amount of sales.

There’s also Cost Per Lead (CPL) which differs slightly from CPA as it is a commission earned for the referral of contact information of an interested, prospective customer.

Commission rates can be either tiered, flat or percentage rates calculated from the number of sales or revenue generated. In addition, special rewards or bonus incentives can be created for affiliates who perform well.

CPC or Cost Per Click was once common, but with the increased sophistication of tracking tools that can follow a user from an Affiliate Network onto your website and through your conversion funnel, this model is best left for paid search and display ads.

Here’s a simple example: Ace Bank wants to attract more clients to their Savings Account (acquisitions), and works with Shared Results to support this marketing effort. They choose the most common model, a flat Cost Per Action (CPA) commission structure, with the “action” defined as a “new client account”.

The Shared Results team partners Ace Bank with its financial industry affiliate network and helps put together the campaigns and tracking. The software is then able to track a lead through the network, to the Ace Bank website and their New Savings Account sign-up funnel. Once a new account has been approved, Ace Bank pays the affiliate the agreed upon CPA commission.

Ace Bank is able to see all data on their Shared Result’s dashboard, can control commission amounts, and time periods offered. Special bonus incentives and exclusive CPA amounts can also be created for affiliates who perform well.

In this very simple example, you can see how Ace Bank is only paying a commission for real results — new accounts. This performance-based commission structure is what gives Affiliate Marketing its unique edge and clear return on investment.

Contact the Shared Results team if you’d like to learn more or request a demo.

Unwrapping Boxing Day Sales Creep: Holiday Shopping Trends to Watch Out For

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Boxing DayWith the holiday season already well under way, affiliates and merchants have likely begun planning their marketing campaigns, prepping their products and customizing their sites in an effort to take advantage of the year’s most profitable season. And while strategizing ways to maximize your marketing activities leading up to this timeframe is a great way to boost ROI, traffic and commissions, it’s important to realize that it’s not taking the whole picture into account. Understanding consumers’ behavior around this time is also key in terms of boosting performance.

Every year, countless numbers of Boxing Day aficionados fearlessly brave the Canadian winter, standing in queues for hours on end, dawdling through pushy crowds in the wee hours of the morning, all in hot pursuit of the greatest bargain. Traditional lineups aside, a growing number of Canadian shoppers have begun flocking to the internet from the comfort of their homes, as the store window becomes increasingly digital. Here’s some noteworthy trends to keep in mind this holiday season:

Boxing Day Sales Creep

If the past few years are any indication, Boxing Day’s most ardent deal hunters begin scouring the internet in search of the greatest finds well in advance. Many retailers have taken note, extending their dates for post-Christmas sales, with some even morphing Boxing Day into Boxing Week, to leverage the accompanying ‘sales creep’.

Takeaway: Start early. It’s no secret why some of the biggest retailers opened up their virtual doors touting boxing-day deals as early as Christmas Eve of last year.

Selfish Santas on the Rise released an insightful report that touched on some seasonal shopping trends amongst Canadian consumers. They estimated as many as 8 out of 10 of those surveyed planned to treat themselves to gifts they wished they received this holiday season – about 49% of these shoppers were waiting for Boxing Day/Week, as they felt it offered the greatest deals; they also planned to spend an average of over $200 on themselves.

Takeaway: Brainstorm incentives offering savvy savings or rewards to create some buzz around your offers. Think two-for-one specials, free shipping on gift purchases, etc.

The Multi-Screen Approach

With millennials driving a significant portion of online sales, mobile shopping is steadily on the rise. While this isn’t particularly revealing in itself, interestingly, mobile didn’t necessarily replace in-store shopping, but rather, enhanced the purchase process. One study revealed that shoppers were found to shop across channels (smartphone to store), as well as devices (tablet to PC), starting to research a product on one device and completing the actual purchase on another.

Takeaway: Embrace mobile – this can’t be stressed enough. Encourage your site visitors to bookmark or in some way reserve the products they plan to buy. Minimize shopping cart abandonment by putting a multi-screen strategy in place to ensure you’re meeting the full expectations of potential customers throughout the complete purchase process.

Ratings & Reviews Are Big Influencers

It goes without saying that shoppers today are savvier than ever before. When they walk into a store or stumble across a website, they are mindful; well informed about what products to buy, how these compare across brands and which retailers offer the best deals on said product. This is especially true around the holiday season, when shoppers tend the most to rely heavily on consumer feedback to guide their purchase decisions. This is important, especially given that a majority of holiday shoppers aren’t particularly brand loyal; some don’t even have a specific product or brand in mind ahead of purchase.

Takeaway: Take advantage of the opportunity this spells out to keep your site visitors informed. Make it easier for potential customers to compare prices across multiple retailers – list products by price, brand, or some other comparable-across-the-board metric. Increase engagement by including a review or ratings section or a list of pros and cons for the best deals offered.

When the eggnog begins to wear off and you’re done recovering from the inevitable Xmas-induced haze of family gatherings, food comas and holiday cheer, what will you be doing to get your site ready for Boxing Day? Hit us up in the comments section below!



Affiliate Marketing Tips for the Holidays

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marketing tips for the holidays

With the holidays right around the corner, and scores of festive promotions already underway, many newbie affiliates might find that they’re scrambling to put together a strategy to capitalize on the year’s most exciting season. Here are a few tricks of the trade to help you get ahead of the competition:


An important first step in monetizing your site traffic over the holidays is to invest in some solid keyword research. Although promoting the right merchandise can go a long way towards ensuring you are able to make the most of this lucrative earning opportunity, optimizing your content to rank well for every product you sell in time to make a difference simply isn’t viable. Instead, prioritize. Once you have a better idea of which offers would best tie into the theme of the season, begin by brainstorming a list of popular holiday search terms. As a general rule of thumb, long-tail keywords work best in terms of targeting traffic and boosting conversions. For an added differentiator, you could try including less generic terms that are more gift or offer-specific; you could even consider optimizing content to include recipient-focused search terms (think: ‘Top 10 Xmas Gifts for Mom’).

Create a Sense of Urgency

With the competition for online shopping especially fierce this time of year, it’s easy to get lost in the mix. A great way of keeping your site out of the clutter is by offering special coupons, holiday bonus codes, free shipping, or other types of incentives geared at encouraging engagement.  Use time-sensitive offers to create a sense of urgency around promotions. List final shipping and delivery dates to remind your audience that the window for last-minute online gift purchases is limited.

Amp Up Your Social Media Efforts

Develop a timeframe of promotions to follow. Post frequently and with original content to boost your chances of getting ranked for a larger variety of search terms. Ask questions, organize polls, and most importantly, get festive! Think themed profiles, holiday hashtags, exclusive contests and giveaways, ‘Top 10’ lists, etc.


With smart phones and tablets forming an increasingly critical part of the online shopping experience, it goes without saying that by neglecting to accommodate these types of users, affiliates are missing out on a large chunk of potential revenue. Be prepared – ensure that your site is mobile-optimized. If possible, work on enriching and simplifying the purchase experience through a faster checkout process, shopping cart or wish list function and remember to outline return/exchange policies and estimated shipping and delivery dates.

What will you being doing to optimize your site for the holiday season? Have any marketing tips for the holidays to share? Let us know in the comments section below.

Scotiabank Credit Cards Affiliate Program: Sign-Up Perks & Important Updates

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The Scotiabank Credit Cards affiliate program offers a total of 12 different credit cards to promote, targeting a diverse demographic of customers. Whether it’s travel, student, cash back, merchandise, entertainment rewards, a low interest rate or no annual fees, Scotiabank has a credit card to offer. Affiliates can promote all or selected credit cards that best align with their traffic demographics.

If you are interested in joining Scotiabank’s affiliate program, you should check out some of the important updates that have been announced, including revised sign up bonuses for most cards offered, with all changes effective November 1st, 2014.

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Special Sign-up Offer: First year annual fee waiver, plus 1.99% intro rate on cash advances and balance transfers for the first 6 months



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Special Sign-up Offer: 5,000 free ScotiaHockey Rewards bonus points on the first purchase.

If you would like to be part of the Scotiabank affiliate program and start promoting right away any of these cards or any of the other Scotiabank cards available; become a Scotiabank Affiliate by joining us here or contact the Scotiabank Affiliate Team for any questions about this program.

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL): Are You Compliant?

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You’ve probably heard that Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), one of the toughest in the world, took effect as of July 1, 2014.

Once you’ve obtained recipient-consent and familiarized yourself with any areas that may be subject to CASL scrutiny, we thought we’d help you dot the i’s and cross the t’s of CASL compliance as we continue our affiliate checklist below:

Have I Obtained Implied or Express Consent?

Ideally, in a post-CASL world, an organization would have to obtain express consent from its full list of database-subscribers to be fully CASL-compliant. This would entail collecting solid evidence that each intended recipient explicitly granted sender-permission (electronically, in writing or verbally with documentation). Consent obtained on the sly through automatic opt-in checkboxes, or through forms without a clear double opt-in feature (confirmation email with a link people must click on to subscribe) will likewise be subject to scrutiny under CASL’s guidelines.

Fortunately, the new legislation has defined a special transitional period that grants organizations a 3-year window for communicating with customers from whom they have obtained ‘implied consent’, provided, of course,  that they at no point asked to be unsubscribed, and that the consent was acquired before July 1, 2014 (when CASL comes into effect).

Do I Have A Working Unsubscribe Mechanism?

For consent to be valid under CASL, a recipient must retain the right to withdraw their consent at any time should they choose to do so. All outgoing messages should therefore include a working unsubscribe mechanism that not only makes this clear but may be followed through with minimal effort on behalf of the receiver. Unsubscribe mechanisms must also be functional for a minimum of 60 days after a message is sent, and unsubscribe requests be processed within 10 days of recipient-submittal.


CASL will be coming down hard on all unrestricted commercial communication, so if you’re planning on sending any emails or text messages to Canadian consumers, you’d better make sure you have their express consent to do so because the penalties are severe. Violators of the law will be liable for up to $1 million in fines for individuals and $10 million for companies.

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL): The Fine Print

Don’t be fooled by its name – CASL has broader implications that could affect even those companies who’ve been abiding by best-practice policies for years. And violators may not even need to be located in Canada – so long as they have Canadian recipients – to be prosecuted.  Additionally, any requests for consent must clearly state directions for opt-out in case a recipient would like their consent withdrawn in the future.

Read more about Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation here.

Disclaimer: The above does not constitute legal advice.  Please consult your legal representatives for any guidance with regard to compliance with CASL or obtaining permission to conduct business in Canada or any other jurisdiction.   This information is not intended to be relied on.  Share Results is absolved of any responsibility for your failure to properly comply with the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation or any other related legislation in Canada or elsewhere.

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL): What You Need To Know

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As of July 1, 2014, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), a new law targeting all forms of commercial electronic communication has taken effect. Drafted with the purpose of protecting Canadians from spyware, phishing attempts, identity theft and other harmful e-practices, acquiring receiver-consent is at the heart of the new law.

As we, at Share Results, have had to re-organize ourselves, we thought we’d put together a quick checklist to help affiliates determine whether their current promotional projects are CASL-compliant.

Does CASL Apply To My Outgoing Messages?

Any forms of Commercial Electronic Messages –delivered with the intent of eliciting commercial activity – will be subject to CASL’s guidelines.

Are Any Of My Communications CASL-Exempt?

Communications sent or received from a personal address (email, phone or social media account), or to a recipient with whom the sender has a personal or familial relationship will not be punishable under the new law. Other noteworthy exemptions include:

– Messages sent or received through social media platforms (provided an unsubscribe function is easily accessible).

– A reply to an inquiry or request initiated by the intended recipient.

– Business communications between employees of an organization and representatives of another (B2B messages).

Where Would CASL Apply?

A good place to begin would be identifying any CASL-prone areas. This should include any existing mailing or subscription lists, sign-up forms, customer databases and system-generated auto-messages (including welcoming/confirmation emails, etc.).

Are Requests to Obtain Consent CASL-Compliant?

Once you’ve been able to pinpoint where CASL can have an impact, it’s important to start working towards obtaining recipient-consent.  For consent to be valid under the law, any outgoing messages must clearly state their intent, as well as the name of the individual or organization responsible for their communication. Note that when obtaining consent, it must be through a conscious action by the recipient.  Any pre-checked subscription boxes or re-confirmation messages will be regarded as falling outside of CASL guidelines.

Read more about Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation here.

Disclaimer: The above does not constitute legal advice.  Please consult your legal representatives for any guidance with regard to compliance with CASL or obtaining permission to conduct business in Canada or any other jurisdiction.   This information is not intended to be relied on.  Share Results is absolved of any responsibility for your failure to properly comply with the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation or any other related legislation in Canada or elsewhere.

Scotiabank Summer Sizzler: Affiliate Bonuses & Card Updates

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Affiliate Bonus Tiers

Starting June 1st, all promoting affiliates will be eligible for a new tier-based bonus structure! Earn up to 25% more on your total monthly commission based on the number of monthly credit card applications approved by Scotiabank between June 1st and July 31st, 2014.


Bonus  %

10-29 approvals


30-49 approvals


More than 50


The greater the number of new credit card approvals referred, the higher the percentage for which you will be eligible for the affiliate bonus! Once you’ve reached a new tier, the percentage corresponding to that tier will be applied to all credit card registrations for the current month. So if 28 card applications are approved by Scotiabank, you would fall into the 10-29 approvals range, earning a bonus of 15% of your total commission.

*Note that the same percentage bonus applies to both fee and no-fee cards falling within a given tier.

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