Earn FREE Cash Back + Exclusive Bonus Offer for Filling Up Your Gas Tank, Getting Groceries & More

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Skyrocketing gas prices got you down? Save 25¢ per gallon w/ this popular gas app using our exclusive Upside promo code!

BP gas station pump

Earning free cash back has never been easier!

Gas prices are improving but we are still seeing higher than usual prices at the gas pump, at your favorite restaurants, and on the grocery store shelves.

This is why I’m here to remind you about a gas app called Upside (formerly GetUpside) that gets us nearly effortless cash back each time we fill up our tanks, eat out, or buy groceries! Simply download the app and follow a few super easy steps, including entering our exclusive Upside promo code. It’s super easy to get started, get cashback and get on the go.

Planning ahead for Christmas spending? Use your cashback to pay for gifts to make the holidays a little brighter!

Even better, the Upside app is offering a HOT deal for new users! 🔥

hand holding phone with gps app

Enter our exclusive Upside promo code “HIP25” in the promo section when first opening the app to get an additional 25¢ off per gallon on your first gas purchase!

And if you forget to do it when you first sign up, no worries! Just head over to your profile after signing up and you can add the code there. Easy peasy.

Then, next time you head to the pump, make sure you’re filling up your whole tank to get the biggest savings as the offer only applies to your first gas purchase. You’ll still save on additional purchases but the first-time discount is the biggest!


Gas Station

How does Upside (formerly GetUpside) work?

  • Simply enter our Upside promo code HIP25 when you first open the app
    and you’re all set to find some stores and get cash back!
  • Anytime you open the app after that, just claim an offer!
  • Head to the gas stations or store within the time limit (usually ~4 hours)
  • And check-in when you arrive!
    *Or if you forgot to check in, simply upload a photo of your receipt from the location and you’ll still get your cash back!

You can earn up to 25¢/gallon cash back on gas, up to 45% back at restaurants, and up to 30% at grocery stores.

Hip Tip: I was having some problems with GPS accuracy at first. If anyone is an Android user like myself and finds the app is reading the wrong location when checking in, try going into your Location Settings and enabling “Google Location Accuracy.” I noticed that I tended to also “drift” a lot in other location-based apps, but changing this solved the problem!


Not only is earning cash back easy, but it’s also, dare I say… fun!

person pumping gas

Sure, filling your gas tank and buying groceries aren’t necessarily fun activities by themselves, but the Upside gas app changes it up by showing you exactly which stores in your area are participating (for a limited time!) in the promo and how to reach them.

It almost felt like a geocaching game, plus I knew I was about to save money so I was even more into it. 🤣

Plus, once you’ve saved up enough cashback, you can cash out via PayPal, check, or pick from popular gift cards such as Amazon, Starbucks, etc. I love saving up and then treating myself to Starbucks. It’s also a fun way to save for holiday gifts or birthday presents. When paying for gas or buying groceries, you’re earning on money you would be spending anyway, so it’s a win-win!

Note that it can take 4 to 24 hours for the cash back reward to appear in your account.


Refueling a car and paying using the application on a smartphone.

The coolest thing about how Upside works (aside from earning some extra $$$) is that you don’t have to put all your info out there.

To verify your purchases, all they need is the first six and last four digits of your card–and that’s it! No need to add any extra personal information you may not feel comfortable sharing.


phone in hand at gas pump

Want to share these awesome savings with your friends and fam?

Good news: you can score even more savings from referring others! Plus, once you refer someone, you’ll earn a bonus every time your referral redeems an offer.

  • Download the Upside app for iPhone or Android.
  • Add in our Upside promo code “HIP25” for an extra 25¢ off per gallon.
  • Use the referral tool to send a text invite to others.
  • When they download the app & redeem their first offer through your referral (and spend $10 or more), you’ll both get another 15¢ off per gallon!
  • Each time they redeem an offer after that, you’ll score a bonus on your next purchase… every time… forever!

hand holding phone with GPS using Upside gas app

I admit I don’t often like fussing around with new apps… but this one was different.

As an added bonus, I was discovering gas stations that were already cheaper than my usual ones even without the extra cash back! As much as I love to save money, I can admittedly get stuck in a routine when it comes to running errands & miss out on some good deals.

Using the Upside gas app (formerly GetUpside) is a fun way to break out and find better options while earning a little extra cash!


About the writer:

Chelsey has an Associate's Degree from American Military University with over 6 years of content writing experience specializing in saving money and living frugally.


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Comments 19

  1. Jodi

    This is a really awesome app. I love getting cash back for buying gas and it is so easy! My referral is JODI7292 for an extra 15c off per gallon.

  2. wells4858

    I was hesitant about ANOTHER cash back app to keep up with. My favorite gas station in town is always the one that shows up with the best offer and since my card is linked it is SO easy and quick to use, nearly effortless

  3. Lacey

    I love this app. Super easy with gas!

    Use my referral code: Q3DXV and we’ll both get $7 too!

    • Lauren

      I just put in your code. It gave me an extra .15. I think you’ll get that bonus as well. 😎

  4. McBrol

    Doe s the app give cash back on gas purchase at Costco gas stations?

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey there! It seems that gas stations vary based on your location, and some users have reported it being available at their Costco location. You can see locations near you by downloading the app and checking out your local options, or by searching a city or town you’ll be traveling to! Hoping this is helpful! ❤️

  5. karen

    Can you pay cash to get the lowest price at the pump? Or do you have to use your credit card? It seems like if you pay by cash, I save already….

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Karen! ❤️ It is not accepted to pay with cash when grabbing these offers.

  6. Cathy Black

    We just discovered this app! It’s so easy to use. We are putting our savings towards Christmas gifts. I’d love it if you used my referral code. We’ll both save money. CATHY66492 Thank you!

  7. Bunny

    Be aware that the gas price you see on the app may not be the actual price at the pump. Also, if you’re filling up a large vehicle, the “deal” stops at $100. So then you will need to start over but at the regular price. Ask me how I know LOL 😉

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for letting us know about your experience, Bunny! 🙌❤️

  8. Sue

    Last time I tried this app, it only worked on a few gas stations. We typically get gas at Speedways because of their rewards program but Speedway didn’t work with this app. Does the app include more gas stations now?

  9. meshelleybop1

    I love, love, love this app! My referral code is CH58Z

  10. Lauren

    My referral code is Lauren92434. I’ve earned about $140 in the year and a half I’ve used this app. You’ve gotta buy gas anyway so why not get it discounted. It’s a win win really. 😎

  11. Jeannie

    Sue, the app in my area does not use Sheetz or Speedway. You need to open the app and see what stations are around you that is connected to the app.
    While traveling to Florida we used this as to where we stopped for gas.
    jeannie4876 is my code if you would like to use it.

  12. Chad Herr

    The app is compatible with GasBuddy cards as well. I use it to double my savings most of the time I fill up. Offers range between 5 cents – 20 cents off on average. Plus I use it at my local grocery store (Schnucks) to save even more! Some local restaurants have been added recently as well. I’ve saved over $200 this year alone. Here is my invite code for anyone interested: CHAD28873.

  13. Ron Petroski

    I had so many issues with this company. You have to really fight for your cash. It never appears in your account, then you have to open a claim and sent them all of the receipts and information over and over again before you get it. If you have a ton of time on your hands, then I guess it would be good. But I’m retired and my time is too valuable to spend hours just to get a couple of dollars back. I gave them a lot of chances too, but finally cashed out what money I had and deleted the app.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for taking a moment to share about your experience with this app, Ron. So sorry to hear that it didn’t work out for you! 💞

  14. probs

    Be very careful with this app. They share a lot of your data without encryption.

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