It’s no secret that rising inflation has impacted nearly every component of day to day life. From increased grocery and gas prices, to clothing, shoes and personal care items, no category of any given store’s inventory has been safe. This being said, it’s utterly impossible to halt all spending, even with budget friendly options. So, what is one to do when their regular shopping habits have taken an expensive turn? The answer may surprise you.
Coupon Finders & Cash Back Programs
Cash back programs have grown in popularity over the last several years. Free browser extensions like Honey, Deal Finder by RetailMeNot and Rakuten have also aided in finding last-minute discounts and cash back offers at checkout. If you haven’t downloaded one (or all) of the many coupon-finding extensions, we highly encourage you to do so. But what about all of the purchases you’ve made before unlocking those checkout discounts? Meet Fetch rewards, the app that lets you sync your accounts and automatically gives out reward points on past purchases that can be used as cash value in the future.
Earn Rewards On Past Purchases
Recently, the Squeaky Deals editorial team discovered the Fetch app. Fetch is a rewards-based program that partners with major retailers and brands to give you credit on purchases placed with said partners. The free app is easy to use and walks you through how to earn rewards points.
First, you can start automatically earning points by syncing your email and Amazon accounts. Syncing these accounts grants Fetch access to your order confirmation and receipts. With the touch of a button, Fetch will scan your accounts and automatically apply any applicable orders to your account. This is easily one of the best features of the program and requires very little on your end to start racking up cash back.
Now, what about those purchases that do not have a digital stamp? You can earn rewards for in-store purchases, too. After you’ve scanned your online orders, you can manually upload a picture of your receipts from the pharmacy, grocery store, coffee shop and more. Simply take a picture of your receipt and follow the steps outlined in the app to upload your proof of purchase.
Redeem Fetch Rewards For Gift Cards & More
If you’ve uploaded your receipts and scanned for online purchases, now’s the time to reap your rewards. Rewards begin for most brands once you’ve earned 3,000 points, and they come in the form a gift card from retailers or Visa. Keep in mind that specific brands and retailers have multiplying offers on reward points given for purchases made with them. However, even if you don’t make a purchase from a featured partner, you can still earn 25 points per order from non-named partners.
Once you’ve accumulated a point value that triggers offers, you’ll be able to select an associated reward value amount of $10, $25 or $50 for partners like Amazon. After you’ve redeemed your first 3,000 points based offer, you’ll unlock the ability to earn $3 and $5 offers on all future uploads. Reward cash-outs typically take around 3 days to process to the account of your choosing.
If you’re not interested in a cash value gift card option, you can also redeem though Visa Rewards. To learn more about how to proceed with cashing out via Visa, click here.
Earn Rewards With Referral Credits
Last but certainly not least, you can earn rewards that can be applied to offers through the Fetch referral program. Simply sign up for the referral program after you’ve set up your account and uploaded receipts. Next, you’ll be able to invite friends and family to the app. You’ll begin earning referral program points after friends and family have signed up using your code and upload their first receipt. That’s what we call a win-win.