Wednesday, March 6th 2019

EVGA Announces Associates Program - Get Discounts and Earn Rewards

The EVGA Associates Program offers a simple way for EVGA ELITE Members to allow others to purchase an EVGA product with a discount on www.EVGA.com - and lets you earn a percentage of the purchase back in EVGA Bucks!

First, share your Associate Code with someone interested in purchasing an EVGA product. Next, once they get to EVGA.com, they will need to make a purchase from one of the Product Types listed on the Dashboard. Finally, the buyer must use your Associate Code during checkout to receive the discount.

After purchase, you will receive a percentage of the net purchase back as EVGA Bucks that can be used to buy any products at the EVGA store! The EVGA Associates Program is the best way to Get Discounts and Earn Rewards at the EVGA store!

Learn more and sign up now at https://www.evga.com/associates/
Update: Currently only available to consumers in the Continental U.S., Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Canada
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23 Comments on EVGA Announces Associates Program - Get Discounts and Earn Rewards

#1
erixx
"You must reside in or be located in a country or state eligible to purchase products from www.EVGA.com ("EVGA.com Store").
  • Continental U.S., Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Canada"
Once again, why don't you put flags or something besides this "news" that is totally worthless for non-mericans? Or just put a Stars and Stripes above TPU logo so we know we are not welcome?

Being "global" is a bit harder than what you do... Maybe you are unware of the bad feelings you provoke....
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#2
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
erixx, post: 4007330, member: 82798"
"You must reside in or be located in a country or state eligible to purchase products from www.EVGA.com ("EVGA.com Store").
  • Continental U.S., Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Canada"
Once again, why don't you put flags or something besides this "news" that is totally worthless for non-mericans? Or just put a Stars and Stripes above TPU logo so we know we are not welcome?

Being "global" is a bit harder than what you do... Maybe you are unware of the bad feelings you provoke....
Time to build a wall??


On a serious note - your gripe is with EVGA as they set the rules for it. though what regions are applicable could of been in the title.
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#3
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
Wah wah wah *plays worlds smallest violin. Add it to the list of everything else people bitch about as of late.
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#4
DeathtoGnomes
crazyeyesreaper, post: 4007347, member: 68032"
Wah wah wah *plays worlds smallest violin. Add it to the list of everything else people bitch about as of late.
you broke a string...
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#5
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
DeathtoGnomes, post: 4007348, member: 151150"
you broke a string...
Oh I've broke more than a string today, along with losing a few marbles leaving me short of a set at the moment. :roll:
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#6
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
To be honest, it does read as a sponsored ad even if it isn't sponsored. For example, I don't know what an "EVGA ELITE member" is. "EVGA Bucks!" :shadedshu: Second paragraph is giving instructions on how to participate in their promotional program even though it's not TPU's job to explain it. Third paragraph is as bad as the "EVGA Bucks!" So many journalism ethics violations here...
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#7
spectatorx
FordGT90Concept, post: 4007359, member: 60463"
To be honest, it does read as a sponsored ad even if it isn't sponsored. For example, I don't know what an "EVGA ELITE member" is. "EVGA Bucks!" :shadedshu: Second paragraph is giving instructions on how to participate in their promotional program even though it's not TPU's job to explain it. Third paragraph is as bad as the "EVGA Bucks!" So many journalism ethics violations here...
Nowadays over 90% of IT/tech news are literally just marketing leaflets with name of journalist slapped to it. They are just copy&paste of info sent by an email from a company making product in a news so this actually is nothing new to me. Personally i'm a bit irritated with this since last few years.

On topic of this referral program.. i find it odd that they count reward from net price of a product, not from gross as it usually is done in referral programs.
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#8
Lorec
I never like referral programs in general. Its not fun anymore if You have "rape" Your friends and acquaintances into buying using Your code.
like who does that and why, its literally like having a second job in retail lol
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#9
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
FordGT90Concept, post: 4007359, member: 60463"
To be honest, it does read as a sponsored ad even if it isn't sponsored. For example, I don't know what an "EVGA ELITE member" is. "EVGA Bucks!" :shadedshu: Second paragraph is giving instructions on how to participate in their promotional program even though it's not TPU's job to explain it. Third paragraph is as bad as the "EVGA Bucks!" So many journalism ethics violations here...
Thus why its marked press release. It is what it is.
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#10
Caring1
erixx, post: 4007330, member: 82798"
"You must reside in or be located in a country or state eligible to purchase products from www.EVGA.com ("EVGA.com Store").
  • Continental U.S., Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Canada"
Once again, why don't you put flags or something besides this "news" that is totally worthless for non-mericans? Or just put a Stars and Stripes above TPU logo so we know we are not welcome?

Being "global" is a bit harder than what you do... Maybe you are unware of the bad feelings you provoke....
I'd suggest non Americans veto the brand and vote with their dollars, the company might wake up to the fact the Americas is not the only continent on this world.
I believe in equality and globalisation, and competitions like this just make the discrimination obvious.
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#11
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
Caring1, post: 4007388, member: 153156"
I'd suggest non Americans veto the brand and vote with their dollars, the company might wake up to the fact the Americas is not the only continent on this world.
I believe in equality and globalisation, and competitions like this just make the discrimination obvious.
To be honest a lot of it likely stems from consumer protection laws. In the United States we get more of this stuff due to well shitty laws with lots of loopholes for abusive practices and strange interpretations lol.

Meanwhile Europe has been more pro consumer protection for quite awhile so oddities like this tend to fall flat or just get avoided all together.
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#12
TheLostSwede
EVGA is one of the shittiest companies ever when it comes to promos. I used to have one of their graphics cards and I could take advantage of none of their promos, as I had to pay for shipping, but they only accepted paypal, which is illegal where I live. I couldn't even send the money to their local office, or go there to collect the little trinket they offered for free to all their US customers. This kind of crap is just upsetting.
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#13
Nxodus
Would be nice to see some love towards european customers too, for a change. All of these cool promotions are for americans only, who already pay the lowest prices for hardware in the galaxy. We're paying a brutal 27% tax on every single card and even the game bundles are rarely applicable here.
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#14
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
crazyeyesreaper, post: 4007384, member: 68032"
Thus why its marked press release. It is what it is.
It said nothing when I posted that, then it said Sponsored Ad last time I looked. Now it says Press Release. Either way, it's fixed, so thanks. :)

That tag, no matter what it is, isn't showing up in the forum though so I should report that...
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#15
Vayra86
Oh no, we can't get this promo.

Guess what, I don't even want it, because EVGA has a history of bad designs. Great RMA service, yes, and they damn well better because you WILL need it. Grossly overestimated 'quality' here, probably carried by a few halo products like the Classy.
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#16
Nxodus
Vayra86, post: 4007652, member: 152404"
Oh no, we can't get this promo.

Guess what, I don't even want it, because EVGA has a history of bad designs. Great RMA service, yes, and they damn well better because you WILL need it. Grossly overestimated 'quality' here, probably carried by a few halo products like the Classy.
Never owned EVGA but I always considered them second or third choice... so you say EVGA is more smoke than flame. Interesting... What I hate the most about them is their GPU prices. They ask such a huge premium that it's eyewatering.

So is the bad design thing true to their PSU's as well?
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#17
Vayra86
Nxodus, post: 4007655, member: 183665"
Never owned EVGA but I always considered them second or third choice... so you say EVGA is more smoke than flame. Interesting... What I hate the most about them is their GPU prices. They ask such a huge premium that it's eyewatering.

So is the bad design thing true to their PSU's as well?
Their PSUs are OEM units from, for example Superflower and most of them are OK, up to fantastic. They also offer very long warranty on it, simply because they're reliable units.

The moment they design something themselves is when things turn to shit - not always, but too often. From missing thermal pads, GPU shroud hot spots up to heatpipes not connecting to the die, we've seen it all. And yes, most of the time on GPUs.
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#18
Nxodus
Vayra86, post: 4007656, member: 152404"
Their PSUs are OEM units from, for example Superflower and most of them are OK, up to fantastic. They also offer very long warranty on it, simply because they're reliable units.

The moment they design something themselves is when things turn to shit - not always, but too often. From missing thermal pads, GPU shroud hot spots up to heatpipes not connecting to the die, we've seen it all. And yes, most of the time on GPUs.
haha, thanks. Good thing their abysmal prices kept me away from their products. I guess EVGA became (or always was..) the Razer of GPU's (premium prices for wonky tech)
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#19
dirtyferret
I've owned one or two evga cards over the years and never had an issue with them. I think my last one was a factory OC Nvidia 560ti
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#20
John Naylor
We took EVGA cards off our "options list" when had a slew of users blow their VRMs overclocking their cards. Our experience with my 2nd oldest should have been warning enough 2 generations back when it 18 months, 20 support calls and 5 RMA's to solve a problem (gave him next gen card). They blamed the MoBo, memory, PSU and everything else ... the card simply would not run at the factory overclock, neither did 4 replacements. I was doing another user build finally and "borrowed" the two Asus DCII 560 Tis and not only could it run it factory OC, it manually overclocked 27% above reference settings.

EVGA gained a great rep with their upgrade program, but their standard gamer AIB offerings (SC line) has always been substandard consisting of an nVidia reference board with a better GPU cooler that did little for memory of VRMs. Asus tric, MSI Gaming X and Gigabyte Force series almost always had upgraded PCBs with additional memory / VRM cooling and better VRMs. On the 970 SC, 1/3 of the heat sink actually missed the GPU, and their immediate response was "we designed it that way on purpose". The the 1060 - 1080 SC (and FTWs) they sought to make an extra few cents per card by skipping thermal pads on VRMs / memory oft leading to pyrotechnic displays. On top of that, whenever you compared the "teardown sections" of reviews, you didn't have to even read the performance testing section as you would know who was going to come in last, just by reading about the VRMs, cooling and power delivery. I always wondered how EVGA maintained their market share, but after articles like these, with 9xx, their share tumbled.

https://www.bit-tech.net/reviews/tech/graphics/nvidia-geforce-gtx-970-review/3/

Have no issue with the PSUs tho, well most of the product lines anyway.
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#22
DeathtoGnomes
John Naylor, post: 4007820, member: 156078"
We took EVGA cards off our "options list" when had a slew of users blow their VRMs overclocking their cards. Our experience with my 2nd oldest should have been warning enough 2 generations back when it 18 months, 20 support calls and 5 RMA's to solve a problem (gave him next gen card). They blamed the MoBo, memory, PSU and everything else ... the card simply would not run at the factory overclock, neither did 4 replacements. I was doing another user build finally and "borrowed" the two Asus DCII 560 Tis and not only could it run it factory OC, it manually overclocked 27% above reference settings.

EVGA gained a great rep with their upgrade program, but their standard gamer AIB offerings (SC line) has always been substandard consisting of an nVidia reference board with a better GPU cooler that did little for memory of VRMs. Asus tric, MSI Gaming X and Gigabyte Force series almost always had upgraded PCBs with additional memory / VRM cooling and better VRMs. On the 970 SC, 1/3 of the heat sink actually missed the GPU, and their immediate response was "we designed it that way on purpose". The the 1060 - 1080 SC (and FTWs) they sought to make an extra few cents per card by skipping thermal pads on VRMs / memory oft leading to pyrotechnic displays. On top of that, whenever you compared the "teardown sections" of reviews, you didn't have to even read the performance testing section as you would know who was going to come in last, just by reading about the VRMs, cooling and power delivery. I always wondered how EVGA maintained their market share, but after articles like these, with 9xx, their share tumbled.

https://www.bit-tech.net/reviews/tech/graphics/nvidia-geforce-gtx-970-review/3/

Have no issue with the PSUs tho, well most of the product lines anyway.
The real sad part about professional reviews is that reviewers get "perfect" card to work with. Not everyone takes that into consideration when reading/watching new write-ups. The consumer shipped cards (post launch) ship with numerous anomalies way too often, which means consumers should count themselves lucky to not have to RMA a new card within the first 90 days.
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#23
ArbitraryAffection
Isn't TPU European anyway? Thought it was. shrug

in 50~ years time we'll all be speaking Chinese*, so it doesn't matter :D

*Disclaimer: this is a light hearted joke poked at the fact that China is a rapidly growing global super power. It is meant positively, not negatively. Please don't take offense to the joke or consider it racist as it is not intended this way. Thx.
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