One major complaint of Uber and Lyft drivers is just how expensive gas is. Luckily, more companies are helping drivers save money and earn cash back for filling up, and one of those apps is GetUpside. We had RSG contributor Paula Gibbins do a GetUpside review to determine how this app can help drivers save more at the gas station.

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    GetUpside Review

    Savings and cash-back is something I’m always on the lookout for, especially if I don’t have to do anything different from what I usually do on a day to day basis. Today I’m going to review GetUpside, one of the best cash back apps that helps me do just that.

    GetUpside is an app that helps you save up to 25¢/gal of gas, 35% at restaurants, and 15% at grocery stores near you. I’ll discuss the app’s features, how it can save you money, and what I like and dislike about this app.

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    GetUpside Promo Code

    If you already have the app downloaded, enter the GetUpside promo code WQ8JR to get an extra 20¢/gallon bonus on top of any existing discounts. This is an exclusive promo code for readers of The Rideshare Guy blog.

    How to enter the promo code:

    1. In the app, click the Menu button
    2. Click Profile and then click Edit next to Promo Code
    3. Enter the code WQ8JR and then click Done

    Or click this link to download the app and the promo code will be automatically applied.

    What is GetUpside?

    GetUpside is a cash back app that anyone can install and use to save money at the gas pump. GetUpside is a US based company that partners with some of the biggest gas, grocery, and restaurant brands in the nation, making it easy to earn cash back.

    The premise behind the cash back offer is to help businesses attract more customers, while customers get a discount on the things they buy, making the partnership a win for everyone involved.

    I’ll review the process of signing up for the Getupside app as well as some tips and tricks that will help you stack up some extra savings. The app is free to use and available in most states across the U.S. You can search available locations in the app or on their website.

    GetUpside is currently in more than 30,000 locations. You can find a full list of all the states GetUpside is available in here. So even if the app is not available in your area right now, it will be soon, and when you download the app and sign up you’ll be notified once they’re in your location.

    Here in Minnesota, it’s available at BP, Holiday, and Speedway gas stations. This has expanded over the past couple of years, giving even more options for where I can save money on gas. You can search nearby stations to find one that has a lower price per gallon and a higher cash back offer (which I’ll explain more in a bit).

    In addition to saving money at the pump with GetUpside, you can also earn cash back by eating at certain participating restaurants. Again, the opportunities depend on your market – here in Minneapolis, I can earn cash back when I eat at Wendy’s, Red’s Savoy Pizza, Burger King and more. In other cities like DC for example, you can earn cash back at restaurants like Qdoba and Papa John’s pizza.

    Is GetUpside Legit?

    Like most apps these days, GetUpside is super easy to download, sign up, and free to use.

    If you read some GetUpside reviews you’ll see that the company is a legitimate, U.S. based entity with office locations in Austin, TX and Washington D.C. The app is completely safe, and you won’t have to worry about any scams or hidden fees.

    Just use the app and start earning cash back for doing something you already do anyways.

    GetUpside makes money by helping brick-and-mortar shops like gas stations and grocery stores get more business. They’re transparent about their business practices and even took the time to explain everything on the about page of their website.

    Downloading GetUpside

    GetUpside reviews are available to read in the Google Play store or Apple App store, just like the Fetch Rewards app.

    Use our referral link to download the app and get a sign up bonus.

    After you’ve downloaded and opened the app, all you have to do to register as a new user is sign in with Facebook, Google, or create a new account with an email address.

    Be sure to allow access to your location when the prompt comes up and you’ll be ready to go.

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    Using GetUpside

    Using GetUpside is easy and straightforward. Here’s an overview of what it’s like.

    When you open the app, you’ll be greeted by a screen that looks like this:


    From there, you can find the gas station you want to go to. In my area, BP is one of the gas stations available through GetUpside, and there are new stations being added all the time.

    Getupside app - find a gas station

    Finding a gas station on the GetUpside app

    The app shows me up front that I’ll be receiving cash back in the amount of 27¢/gallon at the BP I chose. This includes the sign up bonus that I got after using this link.

    Without the code, I would have only received 12¢/gallon cash back. So, it definitely pays to use a referral link like this one. The “More info” button has some fine print that says that my offer is good for up to 50 gallons of gas, which is a pretty good deal.

    As you can see in the above image, there’s a big orange “Claim” button. You need to click on this button to claim the offer. Make sure you click claim for the correct gas station, and make sure you’re at the correct gas station when you go to fill up.

    If you make a mistake you’ll be able to cancel by clicking “Unclaim”, and you’ll be able to use the bonus again. After clicking claim, you must complete the cash-back offer by submitting a receipt in the app within 4 hours of claiming it.

    I claimed the offer as I was headed to the gas station to make sure I would be within the time limit. Once you’re at the gas pump, use your normal credit or debit card and fill up your vehicle.

    After you’re done filling up, make sure to get your receipt so you can submit it through the app in order to receive the cash back bonus.

    TIP: If you have trouble scanning your receipt automatically, tap on the screen and it will allow you to manually take the photo instead of waiting for the auto focus.

    After uploading your receipt you’ll receive a message like this:

    GetUpside transaction confirmation message

    GetUpside transaction confirmation message

    After submitting the receipt, I received an email from GetUpside that said my cash-back will be processed within 4-24 hours and that, once completed, the cash back will show up in my account where I can cash it out as a gift card, to my Paypal, or directly to my bank.

    Once my cash back was approved, it showed up in my app like this:

    GetUpside cashing out

    Cashing out GetUpside earnings

    It showed me exactly how much I had available to cash out as well as the options I had for receiving the cash. I like that I have options.

    I do have a PayPal account, so it would be convenient for me to just transfer it there. I can also cash out my earnings to my bank account. I do LOVE that I can choose gift cards for things I enjoy doing such as dining out or going to the movies or shopping online.

    If you ever want to look at the breakdown of how GetUpside reviews your earnings, you can just view your earnings right within the app. Just click “History” under the main menu and choose the date of service you’d like to know more about:


    How much did I make from GetUpside?

    In this review of GetUpside, I used 2 different sets of app screenshots – a culmination of 2 different gas station visits by me and my husband. 

    Driver Gas refill amount Cashback
    My husband 20 gallons $2
    Me 17 gallons $4.51
    Total $6.51

    My husband earned $2 by filling his Camry with about 20 gallons of gas, while I earned $4.51 by filling my Grand Caravan with about 17 gallons of gas

    The reason why I saved more money is because I was able to find a better priced gas station with a deeper discount than my husband’s gas station, so I was able to save more despite buying less gas.

    So, for two fill ups, we earned a total of $6.51, which may not seem like much, but when you’re an Uber or Lyft driver who fills up daily, you’ll enjoy seeing a little bit of that cash coming back to you.

    Plus, I was able to get even more cash back by using my Uber GoBank card at the pump to earn their cash back bonus at the same time. So stacking rewards is an option, but check the terms and fine print.

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    Final Thoughts

    Overall I enjoyed reviewing GetUpside and testing the app for myself. The app works smoothly and is easy to use, just like the Ibotta app. It takes a little getting used to, having to claim the gas station and upload the receipt, but if you’re serious about saving money then you’ll get used to it fast enough.

    Plus the GetUpside team is always adding new features and they want to get rid of receipts in the future. They said that in the future, your credit or debit card will be linked in the app and there will be no need for uploading receipts.

    Plus, I usually use GetUpside in conjunction with the Gasbuddy app to get the most savings and find the best deals.

    As GetUpside gets more popular and more gas stations and restaurants participate, I’ll be back to update my GetUpside review article.

    There’s many other stations available in other parts of the country, so download the app to see if your go-to gas station is a part of this app!

    Readers, have you heard of GetUpside? Would this help you save more money at the pump?

    -Paula @ RSG

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    Frequently asked questions about GetUpside.

    How does GetUpside work?

    GetUpside is a cashback app that gives you cashbacks for transactions you make at gas stations, restaurants and grocery stores across the U.S. To claim your cashback points, all you have to do is upload a picture of your receipt. After 4 – 24 hours, your cashback will be processed. You’ll see the points in your account, where you can cash it out as a gift card, send it to PayPal, or receive a check.

    How does GetUpside make money?

    To make their money, GetUpside uses a business model they call the “Circle of Life”. The Circle of Life involves 4 stages — Invest, Acquire, Personalize, and Share. To summarize, GetUpside makes money off of incremental profit, which is the profit generated from an increase in sales. In other words, GetUpside makes money only when their partner businesses start earning more.

    If their partners don’t make incremental profit (i.e., sales don’t increase), GetUpside doesn’t get paid. So, to survive, GetUpside incentivizes users to buy more using all sorts of customer incentives. This way, the customer saves money, the business gets more customers, and GetUpside earns enough money to repeat the cycle once again — everybody wins.

    You can read more about the Circle of Life here

    Is GetUpside available in my area?

    You can use GetUpside at thousands of gas stations, restaurants, and grocery stores across the U.S. For a full list of GetUpside locations, click here. You can also use the GetUpside search engine to find locations near your area. GetUpside adds new locations every day, so check these regularly.

    How do you cash out on the GetUpside app?

    Before you can cash out your earnings, you need to wait for GetUpside to process your receipt. This process takes anywhere from 4 – 24 hours. After your receipt is processed, you should receive an email from GetUpside letting you know about your earnings. If you go on the app, you’ll see your earnings in the top right corner of the screen. Click that and you’ll see a variety of options for cashing out your earnings. You can cash out your earnings as a gift card, send it to PayPal, or receive a check

    How long does GetUpside take to process a receipt/cashback?

    GetUpside takes 4 – 24 hours to process a receipt/cashback.

    How can I use GetUpside promo/referral codes?

    After downloading the app, you can sign up with Facebook, Google, or create a new account with an email address. If you go to Menu > Profile > Edit Promo Code, you can type in any referral code to receive an extra cash back on your first use.

    How old is the GetUpside app?

    The company Upside Services, Inc. was founded in 2015. In 2016, they launched the GetUpside Android app on the Google Play Store along with the iOS app on the Apple App Store.

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    Paula Gibbins

    Paula Gibbins

    Paula has been writing for the Rideshare Guy since the fall of 2018. The main focus of her articles has been breaking news, reviewing new apps, driver experiences and more. Prior to her time with the Rideshare Guy, Paula worked as a writer and editor for various publications including local newspapers, sporting goods catalogs, online merchandise and more. She currently has a full-time job editing for a top beauty company and enjoys reading, playing board games and participating in weekly trivia.