One of my favorite hobbies is saving money! Have you heard of Upside? Upside is an app that can save money at restaurants and gas stations. Upside is one of my favorite money-saving apps! Since June, I have saved $23.32, yes dollars, not points, and I have only used it on gas purchases. Continue reading to learn more about Upside.
What is Upside all about?
To use Upside, you have to share your location and provide a credit for payment. Once you share your location, you must open the app and find participating gas stations and restaurants in your area! The closest gas station to me that participates in Upside is a Speedway. The current (Nov. 5, 2022) price per gallon is $4.09 (😡); however, I will save 10¢ per gallon using Upside. At the pump I do have to pay $4.09, but I will be reimbursed. Let me example the process to you.
Let’s get started saving money.
Start by finding deal that you want; when you get to the location, hit ‘claim your offer’. You can do it before, but sometimes there is a time limit; for example, it may say, ‘You have to use this offer within X amount of time’, so make sure you are not too far from the location. Once you arrive, click ‘check in’. You then have to choose your payment method. I typically use my uploaded credit card. All I do next is pump my gas!
It takes about 24 hours to see the money in your account; I received an email that it has been added. Simple enough! I haven’t cashed out yet, but cash-out options include a transfer to your bank account or various gift cards (Nike, AMC Theatre, Panera, Kohls, Amazon, and tons more!). I say that this is my favorite because I like to see the amount in money, not points, and it is SO easy!
Get the app here!
Check out this free app that gets you cash back on gas and other errands! Click this link or use promo code ZA5V4F to get an extra 15¢/gal bonus the first time you make a purchase.
- Ways to save one, Fetch
- Ways to save two, Pogo
- Ways to save three, evidation
- Ways to save four, Upside
As much as I love these money-saving apps, I have been exploring various ways to help fund my travel bank. Although it can be tedious, couponing is an additional way to save. If you are new to couponing, check out this informative article by Kaitlyn at Strive Hustle, which provides helpful tips that explain how to coupon and additional tips and resources to help save.
Good luck on your money-saving journey!
8 thoughts on “Saving Money, Pennies for Travel!”
This is a great idea for saving money. We’re always looking for ways to save so we can travel more.
Every little bit helps, especially when its easy on a daily basis.
This is interesting! I had never heard of this app. Not sure if it’s working here in Europe but worth checking it out. Thanks for sharing!
Great info! Thanks for sharing!
I’ve never heard of this app but it sounds like it could save a lot of money over time! Thank you for sharing!
I am currently using fetch, and I do get back points that I can convert to a gift card. I am going to check out the other apps you recommended.
Thanks so much for sharing this information for easy saving pennies for travel by using Upside. I never heard of it and will definitely be checking it out!