I’m a sucker for new (and easy!) ways to earn extra cash. One of my favorite ways is with apps that let you upload receipts to make money. That’s why I’m excited to tell you about the Fetch Rewards app!
Several apps allow you to make money by scanning receipts. Most of them require you to shop at a specific store to get any money. Fetch Rewards is different because it doesn’t matter where you buy your product.
Fetch Rewards is an app that lets you earn points for uploading pictures of your receipts. You trade the points for free gift cards from some of your favorite stores.
The app is like Ibotta but doesn’t require you to do any “pre-shopping” where you select offers before you head to the store.
Fetch Rewards does all the work for you. There are no hoops to jump through – no surveys or barcode scanning.
You just scan your receipt and watch the points add up.
But you can’t earn anything if you don’t have the app. Before we continue, take a second to download the Fetch app.
While you can earn money with Fetch Rewards, the app doesn’t pay you in cash. Instead, you redeem the points you earn for gift cards – which is basically the same thing.
The app works with popular brands, like:
These are just a few of the brands that can earn you money. Fetch Rewards works with over 300 different brands that are available at any supermarket.
Earning points is easy with Fetch. If you’re like me, you probably have a few receipts hiding at the bottom of your handbag.
When you first download the app, take a minute to go through your purse to find any lingering receipts.
As long as your purchases were made within the last 14 days, Fetch lets you add the receipts.
To scan a receipt, you’ll need to open the Fetch app. Then tap the orange round camera icon and snap a picture.
If you have a long receipt, tap “Add Section” and take another picture to get a snapshot of the entire receipt.
Then click “Submit.”
Before your points are added, the app asks you to look over the receipt to make sure nothing was missed.
If something is missing, tap “add item” to correct the mistake quickly.
Bam – it’s that easy.
Now, every time you go to the store and make a purchase, hang on to your receipt. You don’t have to scan it right away – you can wait up to 14 days to add your receipts to Fetch.
But don’t wait too long! Otherwise, you might forget to do it and miss out on the points.
Specific products sometimes have “Special Offers” that let you cash in on extra points. Depending on the offer, you might have to buy one or two of the items to earn the bonus points.
For example, right now, you can earn an extra 3,000 points for spending $15 on Planters Nuts and Cheez Balls.
Since 1,000 points are equal to $1.00 in rewards, the 3,000 points are the same as earning $3.00 in free gift cards just for buying a few snacks.
The Fetch app requires you to earn at least 3,000 points before redeeming them for free gift cards.
Remember that 1,000 points equals $1.00 in rewards. Those 3,000 points can get you $3.00 off your next purchase at places like Amazon, Dunkin Donuts, and Target. You can also donate your earnings to the charity of your choice.
If you wait to cash in when you reach 5,000 or 10,000 points, you have more options to pick from.
For instance, Applebee’s, Barnes and Noble, and ULTA Beauty require at least 5,000 points to cash in on a $5.00 gift card, while Banana Republic and Delta Air Lines make you wait until you have 10,000 points.
The cool thing about Fetch Rewards is your points don’t expire as long as you use the app at least once every 90 days. That means your points can accumulate until you reach 50,000 or more, letting you earn gift cards for up to $50.00 each!
Of all the receipt-scanning apps out there, Fetch Rewards is my favorite because it’s so easy to use.