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If you buy groceries (and who doesn’t?), then you could be missing out on earning a gift card or two each month by using the Fetch Rewards app.
I recently discovered the Fetch Rewards app and took the time to get to know all the ins and outs of it to see if it was worth adding to my ever growing list of point reward websites and apps that are worth the time and effort. And it makes the list.
The Fetch Rewards app is simple to use, has low cash out options, and you receive your rewards in a very short amount of time. These three things have earned it a spot on my recommended money making and saving apps and websites list.
How To Earn Gift Cards Using Fetch Rewards
1. Sign Up For An Account
As with all point reward apps and websites, you can’t earn if you haven’t joined. Go to the app store on your phone and download the free Fetch Rewards app. Once downloaded enter your information, including my referral code RE9FU. When you enter my referral code, you will receive 1500 points when you scan and complete your first receipt. That is enough points to bring you halfway to your first $3 gift card cash out–making it worthwhile to take that extra second or two to enter RE9FU into the referral code area at sign up.
2. Search Through The List Of Brands After Your Next Grocery Shopping Trip
Currently, there are 158 different brands available to earn rewards through in the Fetch Rewards app. These are primarily brands that sell grocery and personal product items. All are name brands such as Degree, Axe, Heinz, and Kraft.
If you are primarily an ALDI shopper like me or a store brand shopper, you will probably still find a brand or two that you buy with some regularity, making it worth glancing at your receipt each shopping trip to see if you purchased an item from an included brand.
UPDATE: Fetch now gives you points for every grocery receipt you update. You do earn more points though if your receipt contains brands from their list.
3. Upload Your Receipt
Knowing that you have a qualifying item on your receipt, hit the “scan” tab at the bottom of the app and follow the instructions.
And yes, one qualifying item is enough to make using Fetch Rewards worth your while.
On my first trip, for instance, the only item I had for a qualifying brand was a 2 liter of Mountain Dew I bought on sale for one dollar. I earned 16 points plus a 1,000 receipt scan bonus. With each point equaling roughly .001 that means I earned $1.01 back on my $1 purchase.
The second time I used the app my only qualifying items was $2.99 box of Captain Crunch bought for a sleepover my kids were having. I earned a 1,000 receipt scan bonus plus 29 points for the cereal. Essentially this means I earned $1.02 for my few seconds worth of effort to scan and verify the receipt.
Those two trips plus the 1500 points I earned for entering my friend’s referral code at sign up (mine is RE9FU) were more than enough to claim my first $3 Amazon code.
4. Claim Your Reward
As you can see by my example, it is possible to earn your first cash out with Fetch Rewards in as little as two shopping trips -especially if you enter my referral code RE9FU during the sign-up process.
Fetch Rewards makes claiming and redeeming your reward simple. In the app, press the “rewards” tab at the bottom of the screen. You can then pick out your reward either by “category” or by “points.” I find it easier to search by points. Simply press the 3K option to cash out 3,000 points for a $3 reward or the 5K option to cash out 5,000 points for a $5 reward and so on. Fetch Rewards offers cash out values all the way up to 50,000 points for a $50 reward.
There are dozens of different types of gift cards available including those for Amazon, Walmart, Itunes, Panera Bread, Dunkin’ Donuts, Whole Foods and more.
Once you pick a reward, a code will be sent to your email box with instructions of how to cash in your gift card. So far I have cashed out for Amazon gift card codes and the whole process from picking out my reward in the app, to receiving my email, to adding it to my Amazon account has taken under five minutes. I would assume the process would vary depending on what gift card you choose.
Other Ways To Earn Points Using Fetch Rewards
Take Advantage Of Special Offers
Under the “Special Offers” tab within the Fetch Rewards app, you will find a current listing of offers that provide relatively high point values. For instance, when I wrote this you could earn 1500 points for buying any two Suave hair care products. To get the full details of these special offers, simply touch the “offer” box and a new screen will appear that shares all the details of that offer.
Under the “me” tab you will find a link to your referral code (mine is RE9FU). Currently, when someone enters your code into the spot for it during sign up, they will get 1,500 points when they complete one receipt and so will you. That equals $1.50 for each of you!
Have you used Fetched Rewards? Is there another app or website that you use to earn gift cards that I might want to check out? Share in the comment section.
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