Looking for ways to save a little money? Try the Upside app to earn cash back on your gas purchases! It’s super easy to get started!
If you’re looking for some creative ways to save money, be sure to check out the Upside App for gas savings!
What is the Upside app?
Upside (previously known as GetUpside) is a mobile app that provides cash back offers at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants. It’s free to download on iOS or Android.
Right now, their primary focus and main way to earn is at gas stations (but they are in the process of adding more grocery stores and restaurants!).
I tried this app out and it’s super easy to use! I’m really excited to start earning cash back on all of my gas purchases!!
How exactly does it work?
To save money on gas, just follow these steps:
- Go HERE.
- Sign up. Be sure to use code CRYSTAL25 to get a bonus $0.25 per gallon on your first fill-up! (That’s on top of the regular savings you get each time you fill up!)
- Look at the map for offers in your area.
- Claim an offer near you.
- Fill up within 4 hours to redeem it.
- There are two ways to redeem: either by submitting a receipt or by providing your card number at locations with a blue lightning bolt.
- Print the receipt and submit it. Or select which card you’re using for instant processing without the need to submit a receipt. (Look for the blue lightning bolt — only available at select locations.)
- That’s it! You’ll receive your cash back in 2-4 days!
I used the app today when I filled up on gas. I filled up at a Shell station that had the blue lightning bolt, and it was SO easy. Now it shows as processing in my account and I’ll see the cash back in just a couple days!
Is the Upside app available everywhere?
The Upside app is available in most cities across the U.S. and has over 25,000 gas stations participating nation wide.
In my area, I had TONS of choices of gas stations. I was very impressed, and I didn’t have to go out of my way even slightly!
How much can you save on gas?
For the gas rewards, you’ll typically earn up to $0.25/gallon depending on the location. So if you fill up 15 gallons, that’s $3.75 savings per fueling! Not bad!!
PLUS, if you sign up through this link and use code CRYSTAL25 during sign-up, you’ll get a BONUS $0.25/gallon on your first fueling that can be combined with your regular earnings. Wow!
But that’s not all! They have a really great referral program, which allows you to earn even more. You’ll earn a $0.15/gallon bonus when you refer a friend (and they’ll also receive an extra $0.15/gallon bonus on their second fueling).
Also, referrers will continue to earn an extra $0.01/gallon every time their referral redeems an Upside gas offer. Pretty cool!
How do you cash out with the Upside app?
You can cash out via paypal, gift cards, or direct deposit.
You’ll need to reach a $15 threshold to cash out via PayPal, a $50 threshold for direct deposit, and gift cards vary slightly from brand to brand.
And they have a big selection of popular gift cards to choose from, including Apple, Amazon, Starbucks, Dunkin, Panera, Kohl’s, Home Depot, Target, CVS, Ace Hardware, Walmart, and more!
Whichever way you choose to cash out, I have a feeling these gas savings will add up VERY quickly — especially if you commute to work a lot!