How to activate Cashback even without a smartphone

How to activate Cashback even without a smartphone
Not everyone has a smartphone or wants / can use it to its full potential. Consider, for example, the elderly or people who do not have the minimum knowledge to log into their own account, download an app, register a SPID and complete all the procedures for activating the service. For these there is however an alternative solution, which allows you to activate the cashback at least on individual channels and then have all the possible benefits during the entire next year (up to 300 euros of cashback in case of expenses of 1500 euros tracked every semester. ).

Whoever intends to take the high road of the IO app can follow this guide. Those who, on the other hand, believe they cannot, or those who want to advise people in difficulty, can go through the alternatives proposed below.

Affiliated Issuers

To facilitate the task for those who do not have a smartphone but would like to enable specific payment methods for cashback purposes, it is possible to leverage alternative channels whose specific references will be available only in the next few hours (cashback officially begins on December 8). In particular, explains the website of the IO app, "In addition to joining the program through the IO app, you can register on the other systems made available by the so-called Affiliated Issuers - that is, the subjects that issue electronic payment methods (cards or apps ) that can be activated for Cashback purposes ".

The Affiliated Issuer is the subject who issued the electronic payment instrument chosen by a citizen to participate in the Cashback and who has signed an agreement with PagoPA S.p.A. - the company appointed by the Ministry of Economy and Finance for the development and management of the technological platform underlying the program - to provide its users with an alternative Cashback membership system to the IO app.

The "affiliated issuers" are specifically the following:

American Express BancomatPAY BancoPosta PostePay CREDEM Flowe Hype Nexi Pay Satispay YAP saddle Registering for Cashback from the system of an Affiliated Issuer allows you to manage your participation in the program relating only to transactions made with the electronic payment instrument issued by that same Issuer and activated for Cashback purposes.

This list provides all the alternative channels to the IO app to subscribe to the cashback program, but some of these still require the use of an app. However, it is explained, "The following parties provide a system for joining the initiative also through their own channels (for example, through apps, e-banking sites, dedicated services at physical branches, etc.)". This is presumably true above all in the case of Poste Italiane, where the branches in the area will be able to provide direct advice.