Earn FREE Cash Back Each Time You Fill Up Your Gas Tank, Eat Out, & Get Groceries!

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Earning free cash back has never been easier! 

Gas is often my most underestimated cost, especially when it comes to travel. It can get especially crazy in summer when we’ve all been cooped up for months and we’re looking for any excuse to head to the park, the beach, the pool, or even on a road trip. And I have to admit that those iced coffee runs add up too. 😅

But we’re in luck, friends, because there’s an app called GetUpside that will get us FREE and nearly effortless cash back each time we fill up our tanks, eat out, or get some groceries! All ya gotta do is download it and follow a few super easy steps, including entering our exclusive GetUpside promo code.

To start off, the GetUpside app is offering a HOT deal for new users!

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Enter our exclusive GetUpside promo code “HIP20” in the promo section when first opening the app to get an additional $0.20 off per gallon on your next gas purchase!

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

Not only is earning cash back easy, but it’s also kinda fun!

almost empty gas tank

Sure, filling your gas tank and buying groceries aren’t necessarily fun activities by themselves, but the GetUpside 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 ‘em.

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

So here’s how the GetUpside app works…

hand holding phone with gps in front of car getting gas

Once you’ve entered our GetUpside promo code HIP20, you’re all set to find some stores and get 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.

Just open the GetUpside app, claim an offer, head to the gas station or store within the time limit (normally about four hours), and “check in” when you arrive.

hands holding phone with getupside app

Or, if you didn’t check in, that’s totally fine too! You can upload a photo of your receipt from the participating location and get your cash back that way.

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!

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

hand holding phone with Google Play store downloading GetUpside app

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.

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Wanna share these awesome savings with your friends and fam?

Good news: you can score even more savings from referring others!

  • Download the GetUpside app for iPhone or Android.
  • Add in our GetUpside promo code “HIP20” for an extra 20¢ 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!

When you’ve saved up some cash back, you can then cash out via PayPal, check, or pick from popular gift cards such as Amazon, Starbucks, etc.

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

woman holding phone in car with get upside

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 GetUpside app is a fun way to break out and find better options while earning a little extra cash!

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Brandi has an Associate's Degree and 5+ years of experience writing and creating online content for local businesses.

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Comments 45

  1. Ellen

    I have been using getupside for a couple years and it really works. It’s as simple as checking in before you get gas and they give you free money!
    Please consider using my promo code 8PX54 to get an extra 15¢/gal in free gas the first time you use the app: https://upside.app.link/8PX54

    • evelynlo96

      But with hip I get .20…

  2. Kris10

    Hey, I love this app for saving $ on gas. I’ve gotten $66 so far. My code KRISTEN53858 gets you a 15¢/gal bonus. https://upside.app.link/jltocwqJvhb I enjoy using the app and I promise you would also. Please use my unique code.

    • evelynlo96

      But with hip I get .20…

  3. Evie

    Can I use any gas station and are there stipulations on how you pay?
    Can I use Wawa?

    • Ellen

      You can only use select gas stations. In my area they are primarily Phillip 66 and BP. You have to use the cc you have on file with them.

      • Amber

        In my area it’s Speedway, Valero, and Signals.

        • Lynn

          It’s not Gotten very good reviews on the app

  4. Reena

    Are Costco gasolines included?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Reena! I don’t find Costco listed.

    • Suzy

      If you click on the link above you can look online to see all that is available in your area. In my area just BP and Shell. Only 5 restaurants and 3 grocery stores that I have never heard of.

  5. frecklelily

    I’ve been using the app for 3 years and I’ve gotten back $140 so far.

  6. Jennifer Caldwell

    I downloaded. Live in Phoenix and was happy to see Circle K on the list. No groceries stores. Only restaurant is Popeyes.

  7. ienotaryservices

    Is Sam’s club, Vons gas available in any areas ?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      I’m not finding those listed.

  8. hm

    Super excited about this! Last time I looked into this it wasn’t in my area yet. It is now!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)


  9. Hunterwoody

    I have been using the app for a few months. Every single one of my transactions is declined. And if the place doesn’t print a receipt you can’t prove you purchased fuel. My husband, whom I taught to use it, has a 💯 success rate. So idk! Worth a try for some. I follow the instructions to a T. Keep your receipts! Nice when it works!!

    • Amber

      Maybe the card # is entered wrong? So weird.

      • Hunterwoody

        I deleted and tried two other cards. Failed again today. Keep your receipts

  10. Felita1

    I have been using this app for a few months now and it is working good for me. I live in NC so BP, Amoco, and Shell are the main stations but a few others as well. You can use my unique code if you would like 15¢ off your next fill up! I would really appreciate it! I love this app for saving on gas. I’ve gotten $6 so far. My code BUYST gets you a 15¢/gal bonus: https://upside.app.link/BUYST

  11. stephanie-22

    I’ve been using this app forever!! Gotten back a ton of money over time. Super easy to use. Not posting my code, just wanted to leave my two cents!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! Awesome that is has been so easy for you to use! Thanks a bunch for taking the time to comment!

  12. Mark

    Does this app work together with Shell Fuel Rewards – or conflicts?

    • Samantha

      Following. I have the same question.

    • Amymae1100

      Also want to know

    • frecklelily

      Works with. I do both and there’s no problem.

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    Erommy Coupons code is the best way to avail discounts on Erommy store shopping, there are lots of items on which you can avail the discount, amazing offers so visit the store by clicking the button and Save your Pocket now!

  14. BikingBev

    I’ve been getting Cashback at gas stations with the checkout 51 app. Can I double dip and use this app too?

    • Pam

      I’d like to know that too. And what are the selection of restaurants like?

    • frecklelily

      You cannot use this and checkout 51. I’ve tried and they wrote back saying they use the same data system or something. Just chose the highest back in your area.

  15. Evie

    Those gas are nowhere near me. I guess you cannot comment unless you accept cookies. Excuse any poor grammar and misspellings.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Sorry for any issues with trying to comment, Evie. Thanks so much for the feedback. I’ll be sure to pass this along to the team.

  16. Mark

    I’m startinga new thread but still interested in the Shell Fuel
    Rewards working with this app.

    My Ralph’s Fuel Rewards give me about $0.80/gallon on gas
    Can this app beat that?

  17. Daddly Bodd

    If there is no support for Costco, Publix, Whole Foods and Target. No go for me.

  18. cynthia malouf

    I used this and it worked the first couple times. Beware it does not work all of the time. They shared with me that the refund does not always match what you think you are going to get. I dropped it.

  19. fivejaze

    Still not available in my state.

  20. Kathryn

    Love this app! I’ve been using it for over a year and have saved over $150 since I drive for work!
    If anyone wants to join, here’s my referral code! KATHRYN2339 it’ll help us both out! https://upside.app.link/KATHRYN2339

  21. Alan Stiner

    Use code WD5DH and download the Fetch app for a $2 credit

  22. Jaclyn Pisani

    I have been using this app for a couple months now and I absolutely LOVE it!! I have surpassed the money back that has put me in the 100% of users and it is so easy to use it blows my mind to see most people are not taking advantage of the app bc to be at 100% you only need to bring in $25 of saved gas money. I did that in two weeks. It’s a newer app that is getting more information on it now so hopefully it will get more users now. It’s so easy that my husband has been using it and I get money back from him. I highly recommend it. They are in the process of expanding their businesses in the app and we can help them do that by Referrals for restaurants, gas stations and stores. It’s a win win

  23. Liz

    I’ve used this app a couple of years ago, it’s really hard to earn money (only select gas stations) you make more money if you’re the one giving your referral code. It’s a hassle.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Darn! Thanks for letting us know how it worked for you, Liz.

  24. Joyce

    Why would you give an app your credit card AND let it geo track you?

  25. Thomas

    This app can be a hit and miss depending on which gas station you use this app at. For example, the gas station has to provide GetUpside with a confirmation that you made the purchase even though you provided GetUpside with a picture of your receipt that shows the last four of your credit card which you already provide to them. Even with this evidence of purchase, my transaction was declined, but I have not had any issues with my purchases from non-independent gas stations. There are no restaurant or groceries offers in my area (west coast) so I use it exclusively for gas. The payout is very easy as the app offers so many different options for the cash out. I personally use the PayPal option. Hopefully this information might help you. Here is a referral code for you all – FHAX9. I would really appreciate it.

  26. Katherine

    If you live in the Salt Lake Area – I will save you time downloading and deleting the app. The only gas stations are Phillips 66 20 miles north in Bountiful, no grocery stores and the only restaurants it works on is Popeyes.

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