With so many apps out there promising coupons or cash rewards, it can sometimes be hard to tell which ones are worth downloading. One of our favorites is GetUpside, an app for earning cash back on gas, groceries and restaurants.
GetUpside has great reviews across smartphone platforms, and provides a quick and easy way to get cash back on everyday purchases. It is definitely an app worth having on your smartphone before stopping for gas or food on your next road trip.
To use GetUpside, download the latest version on your smartphone. The app is compatible with Apple devices as well as Android-based phones. When you log into the app, it will ask you to connect through Google, Facebook, email or your Apple ID.
Once connected, you will be able to look at a map showing nearby offers from gas stations, restaurants or grocery stores. If you claim this offer, GetUpside will give you cash back after making a purchase with a valid credit or debit card.
One of the easiest ways to save on gas through GetUpside is finding a gas station compatible with a time-saving feature called “check-in.” This feature is denoted by a blue lightning badge next to the name of the gas station, which you should be able to see when viewing the map.
To save money on each gallon of gas with the app, simply browse nearby gas offers on the map. When you find one, press the orange “claim offer” button at the bottom of the screen. When you are at the gas station and ready to pump, click “check in.” You will then have 20 minutes to pay for your gas with a valid credit card (this card should be saved as a payment method in the app ahead of time).
Not all gas stations on GetUpside offer the check-in option. If this is the case, you will have to take a photo of your receipt to get the cash back.
The amount of money you can get back on gas purchases with GetUpside depends on which offer you choose in the app. Typically, GetUpside offers cash back of up to 25 cents on each gallon of gas. However, the actual discount varies.
According to GetUpside’s website, the amount of money users get back on gas purchases is personalized to each user. So, a first-time customer at a gas station may get a higher cash-back deal than a regular at that location, it says. The amount also depends on the current market, and the margins of that particular business.
What Are Consumers Saying about GetUpside?
One of the best ways to figure out if an app is worth downloading is seeing what users had to say about their experience using it.
For the number of reviews GetUpside has on the Apple and Google Play app stores, its rating is pretty impressive. GetUpside currently has a 4.8 star rating on the Apple app store, based on about 174,000 ratings. It also has a strong review on the Google Play store of 4.5 stars.