This post on earning cash back and gift cards is brought to you by Fetch Rewards.
Who doesn’t love getting great deals? If you’re into shopping, you probably look for every advantage in your favor. You want low prices, or course, but how about also getting rewards points that give you cash back or let you earn a variety of gift cards for shopping and dining?
If you want your in-person and online shopping to be truly enriching, Fetch Rewards might be the best app for you. After all, it’s not “America’s No. 1 rewards app with over 13 million users” for nothing.
Even better, it’s free. We tell you how it works and how you can benefit from it below.
Plus, there’s an exclusive for Cult of Mac readers: Earn big and get 2,000 points for free! Before we get down to the app, let’s take a moment to share the Cult of Mac referral code, so we can both receive an excellent bonus for your loyalty: CULTOFMAC.
Fetch Rewards: Join the shopping and dining luxe life
Fetch Rewards is America’s No. 1 rewards app to earn free gift cards. With more than 13 million active users, it’s a Top 10 Shopping app in the App Store and on Google Play.
But that’s not all. With more than 2 million 5-star reviews from users, Fetch Rewards also earns accolades from the experts. Apple named Fetch Rewards a “Must-Have Shopping App,” “Hot New App” and “App of The Day.” It also appeared in Experian’s top 5 apps for earning money back on shopping and The Motley Fool ranked it the No. 1 best cash back app of 2022.
How Fetch Rewards works
Fetch Rewards is one of the easiest receipt-scanning apps to use. Once you download it, you can “snap” — as in scan or take a picture of — any receipt from anywhere, and get points for the purchase. Then you can cash in those points for free gift cards and cash back.
To use the app, you need not enter any bank information. But when you sign up, you must put in your phone number, email, home state, date of birth and home address. Or you can get going with the app by linking a social media account. You will never need to enter credit card information, routing numbers or other sensitive data.
You get hundreds of bonus points for signing up, and then you can nab at least 25 points just for scanning a receipt. And if you buy a product included as a special offer under the app’s Discover tab, you can get hundreds or even thousands of points. Referrals will give you 2,000+ points. That’s one of the easiest ways to get tons of points and free gift cards.
Everything’s automatic, so you don’t need to worry about choosing the right store or even the right products. You can just shop, snap receipts and link accounts. Fetch works with hundreds of partner brands, so most of your receipts will count.
Simply scan receipts to earn rewards
You have 14 days from each purchase to scan your receipt. And you can scan up to 14 receipts per week.
For 1,000 points, you get $1 and you can redeem points for gift cards worth $10, $25 or $50. After you start redeeming, options open up to redeem gift cards at the $3 and $5 levels, too.
Get free Apple Gift Cards
You can even redeem your Fetch points to get free Apple Gift Cards. All of your Apple purchases, from digital (like App Store and Apple Music) to hardware, can gain you points that you can then use to get more Apple Gift Cards. With Fetch, you can get more music, movies and Apple gear.
In short, the Fetch Rewards app saves you money so you can buy more of your favorite things. And it’s free to you.
You can learn more about using the app on the Fetch Rewards blog. (If you want to cash in quickly, you might want to start with this post: “Tips for Earning the Most Points With Fetch Rewards.”)
Online purchases count, too
And don’t worry, online shopping and purchases count, too. It’s simple to connect with Amazon and other online retailers and earn even more points.
You’ll be glad to learn you can use the Fetch Rewards app to earn free gift cards from places like Apple, Target, Amazon, Starbucks and Ulta just by scanning your receipts and e-receipts from grocery stores, gas stations, retailers and restaurants.
You can read the blog to learn how to get a free Amazon gift card.
In 2021, Fetch users snapped 1.3 billion receipts and received $73.3 million in gift cards. If you want in on that action, all you need to do is download the Fetch Rewards app.
Where to download: App Store (iOS, iPadOS) or Google Play (Android)