How To Make Money With Cash Back Apps
Do you like to make money for doing things that you’re already going to do?
- getting gas for your car
- eating at restaurants
- buying groceries
Then this post is perfect for you as I’ll be going over my favorite cash back apps that will pay you for doing exactly that!
Hi everyone. My name is John and I run the personal finance blog The Money Ninja, where I share with readers how to make more money, save it better, and spend it wisely.
I’m happy to be here today and share with you some of the apps I use to make extra money. As smart phones have become ubiquitous, new cash back apps are always popping up.
But which apps should you download? There are so many of them.
I’ve drilled down to three apps that I find myself using time and time again. These are definitely legit apps and a good way to generate additional money on things you’re already doing today.
Let’s get started!
The GetUpside app gives you cash back every time you get gas!
All you have to do is use the app to “check-in” to the gas station you’re visiting before you fill up your car. That simple “check-in” will pay you up to 25¢ a gallon of gas.
New to GetUpside?
Download the app using the referral code DWRF5 and earn an additional 45¢ back per gallon of gas purchased. For a typical car with a 17-gallon gas tank, that means you could get $7.65 the first time you use the app!
For additional savings, be on the lookout for promo codes that GetUpside releases from time to time. Here’s a list of GetUpside promo codes that I always keep updated.
GetUpside is available all over the United States and partners with most of the well-known gas station brands, including:
- Phillips 66
- Exxon Mobil
- Circle K
While the app is known for gas rewards, it has recently expanded to grocery stores and restaurants too, giving you more places to earn money at.
Seated is probably my favorite restaurant rewards app.
It blows away competitors like OpenTable, Yelp, and Resy by providing up to 50% back in rewards on your restaurant bill. No other restaurant reservations app even comes close to that.
Simply make a reservation on the Seated app, dine out, and then take a picture of your receipt. You’ll earn between 20% to 50% back in rewards depending on what restaurant you go to.
I’ve earned thousands of dollars from this app. It’s especially great when you go out with a group of friends or have a company outing. Once I ran a restaurant tab of $1,500 and earned 35% of it back, giving me an incredible $525 in rewards!
In the fall of 2020, Seated added a new feature where you can earn cash back for your pickup and delivery orders too. That means you can earn rewards for all types of food orders.
The only negative thing about Seated is its limited geographic footprint. It’s currently available in the following five cities:
- New York
It was also in Los Angeles for a short time before it decided to focus on the cities above. Although I did reach out to Seated recently and they shared their plans on expanding to additional cities at some point, so stay tuned.
If you’re living around the five cities listed, you definitely need to try this app out. Download the Seated app and use my promo code JOHN1445 to get an extra $15 back on your first meal.
Danny the Deal Guru also uses Seated so you can use his promo code ENI1 to get $15 back as well.
Fetch Rewards is a free app that turns grocery receipts into rewards.
Simply shop for groceries at any store and just scan your receipt afterwards. Every receipt will earn you points that can be redeemed for gift cards at popular retailers like Amazon, Target, and Starbucks.
Want to earn points fast? Fetch Rewards partners with popular brands that offer bonus points when you buy items from those brands. It’s a good way to rack up a ton of points in no time.
Download the app using Danny the Deal Guru’s referral code EMACM to earn 2,000 bonus points when you scan your first receipt.
Aisle is a bit different from the other apps, as it is mostly done through test messages.
You can check for offers using your zip codes, then enroll with your phone number and everything is done by text messages. You can usually get free items, but some offers are for a set amount of cashback or BOGO.
To get paid, you just text an eligible receipt and the rebate is sent in cash to your Venmo account.
How To Make Money With Cash Back Apps: The Bottom Line
Those are three of my favorite cash back apps, but I know there are a lot more out there. What other cash back or rewards app am I missing? Let me know in the comments section below.
I also want to give a special thanks to Danny for inviting me as a guest. Danny the Deal Guru is one of the early blogs I’ve followed since 2016 and I find it extremely useful.
4 thoughts on “How To Make Money With Cash Back Apps”
I follow The Money Ninja too. His analysis of the Sears SY card was spot on. Crazy how bloggers know each other. Small world.
We don’t really know each other, never met actually. It’s a big and small world 🙂
He does have lots of good content!
I follow you on Twitter. I use Get Upside too. I also use Fetch and scan two other apps at the same time (Receipt Pal & Receipt Hog). Between those three apps, I get 3 $5 gift cards every 4-6 weeks for something not noticed in my day. So, if you like Fetch, I think you will like the other two. This gets me a lot of free Starbucks coffee.
I use fetch and ibotta mostly. You can drop referrals in here if they offer it for those two apps.