Earn FREE Cash Back Just for Filling Up Your Gas Tank, Eating Out & Getting Groceries!

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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!

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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:

Nicole has 7 years of blogging experience. While her primary background has been in the restaurant and hospitality industry, she is a self-taught couponer with over 10 years of hands-on experience and a desire to share her knowledge to help others save.


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Comments 41

  1. frecklelily

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

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Woohoo! 🎉🙌

  2. hm

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

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      YAY! Glad you can score these savings with the app now! 🎉

  3. 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!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! Thanks for letting other readers know about your experience! 💖

  4. 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

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      WOW! So happy that you’ve been able to take advantage of what this app offers! 💞

  5. Amy

    This app is awesome and it WORKS. Thank you!!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing your positive experience with this app, Amy! 🥰

  6. Carrie

    This is a great app and really works. I have been using it for several months now. Sadly the rewards for gas have dropped to 1 cent per gallon in my area😫

  7. kim

    How much do you have to “earn” before you can cash out?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Kim! I’m seeing that there is a fee of $1 applied when cashing out in small amounts of $10-$15 depending on if you’re using Paypal or Bank payout. Hoping this is helpful! 💕

  8. riss

    So this does not work at Costco? It’s the cheapest gas around at $6.27 for premium. It’ll be nice to save some $$

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Great question! I just did a bit of a search on that and it seems that it can vary by region as to if Costco will be included for you. Hope that helps! 💕

  9. Daniel

    My local grocery store started with a -4% rebate…yea! The next week it was 10. By the 4the week it is 3! Still good but just fyi!

    • Wendy

      the way they work is they start high and its good for so many claims, if your in a popular area it goes down quick. The start of the day it is one price by end of the day lower. Thats why sometimes you will see it say only a few left or even after you hit claim come up and say we hit our limit try another one.

  10. Marie

    Can it be used along with Kroger fuel points at Kroger fuel centers?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Marie! Great question! Here are some details I found on that –

      “Can I use Upside with gas station rewards (like cards and coupons)?
      Yes, you can use whatever card you already use for gas (besides Fuelman or Fleetcor cards), and pair your purchase with other promotions. It’s important to note, however, that if you use a rewards card or other promotion* alongside Upside, your Upside cash back per gallon will be reduced to account for the cost of the other promotion, or if the outside offer is higher than the base offer, you will not be eligible for cash back.”

      Hope that helps! ❤️

      • Pat Goff

        So you can’t earn rewards on Fetch and Upside together?

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          Hi there! It seems that may vary – “If you use a rewards card or other promotion* alongside Upside, your Upside cash back per gallon will be reduced to account for the cost of the other promotion, or if the outside offer is higher than the base offer, you will not be eligible for cash back.”

          Hoping those details might help! 🤗💞

        • anom

          I use them both and haven’t had a problem. I submit my receipt to Fetch after I claim my reward with Upside.

  11. Jamie

    Is there a maximum you can earn back?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Jamie! I did find this limit listed – “Each offer is valid for up to 50 gallons of gas.” Hope that helps!

  12. Charlene3

    Which gas stations do we use? I live in Central PA w alot of local mom & pop gas stations. Any information would be helpful before I download this app.

  13. Emily

    I have attempted to use this app once and it did not work well for me. I literally went to one of the Gas stations on the list, and submitted the receipt right away and it appears that the receipt I used was not good enough for them, even though it the receipt given to me. To verify my purchase they said I had to submit a screenshot of my credit card statement proving I purchased the gas. I also had to send the last 4 digits of my credit card as well as my credit card type. I guess my receipt didn’t have the credit card # on there or something, not sure how they normally validate receipts when they don’t know everyone’s credit card numbers to begin with! Anyways, I really wasn’t sure I wanted to go to the trouble, or want them to see any part of my credit card statement, so I haven’t done it yet. I was very annoyed since I followed all the instructions like I was supposed to. So, beware if you go to a Delta Sonic, like I did, that they may not accept your receipt! I never even go to that gas station and just went for the cash back! I even drove out of my way to get there. I guess it is what it is. I’m glad it’s working for others though.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Bummer! Thanks so much for taking a moment to share about your experience, Emily. Hoping that you might be able to get it cleared up with customer service. ❤️

    • whydoucare

      Thnxs for tellin the true so nobody else will fall for this scam

  14. Robbie R.

    I’ve been using it for several months. I’ve saved some here and there. Like someone said above, it can be tricky, the rebate amounts change almost hourly, and on gas it varies by grade (reg, mid, prem). I have gas stations and restaurants listed in my app, but have never seen any grocery stores. I live in a large metro area, so only large chain grocery stores here. No mom & pop stores here.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Good to know that you’ve been able to grab some savings with the app, Robbie R. Thanks for letting us know how it’s been working for you! 💞

      • LadyDay

        I recently used Upside and wasn’t given full credit because I used my Shell Fuel Rewards.

        • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

          Bummer! Thanks for letting us know about your experience with the app, LadyDay!

  15. angelaserola

    I’ve been using the app for a couple of months ~ definitely a great app & very easy to use. I redeem my $$ for Amazon gift cards ~

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! So awesome that you can snag the Amazon gift cards! Thanks for taking a moment to shaer with us! 💖

  16. Julie R

    Do Not Screenshot your account for them. That is a very bad policy.

  17. Patricia Goff

    Most of the deals are in Little Rock and not in my area. I have been getting it for $2.99 by my house and it is more expensive everywhere else. Sometimes I can get it at Kroger cheaper with my cents off too.

  18. shey59

    I tried to enter your code and it says promo code error cannot be applied.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      So sorry for the issues, shey59! I just tested this out, and it seems to be applying on my end. You might try closing out of the app and restarting it. Hoping this does the trick! 🤞

      • shey59

        I read that once a promo code is applied that it cannot be changed and I have no idea how the 20 cent promo got applied but not much different. Thanks for your reply.

        • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

          Glad you were able to grab a promo to use! Thanks for the update! 💞

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