Stop right there! Don’t throw away those grocery receipts just yet! You may have looked at them as worthless little pieces of paper that clog up your purse or wallet in the past, but after today, those little pieces of paper are about to be worth a whole lot more!
With the app Fetch Rewards, you can actually get rewarded for simply scanning your receipts in the app. How cool is that? Now your purse clutter can turn into extra spending money! Cha-Ching!
How Does It Work?
The app setup is pretty simple. Once you download the app, you set up an account with your basic information. Then, you’re in and ready to start earning rewards! In Fetch Rewards, their currency is “points”. Every 1,000 points equal out to $1 in rewards, and they have cash out options at several different point levels, ranging from 3,000 all the way up to 50,000 points.
So How Do Earn Points?
Earning points is simple. Every time you go to the grocery store, convenience store, etc, keep your receipt and scan it in the app. Your receipt will be processed instantly and you will be rewarded with points right away! Each receipt automatically earns you 25 points, which although that is a low amount, most receipts I can end up giving me a few hundred points each time.
That is due to the specials and bonuses in the app. Each week, there are new “Featured products” that will earn you anywhere from an extra 500 to 5,000 points in the app (that’s over $5 in rewards!). Don’t worry about buying things you don’t need either just to rack up points, the featured products in the app are things that you buy and use every day like toilet paper, mouth wash, food products, and sometimes alcoholic beverages.
You also automatically earn extra bonus points for buying anything from one of their 1,000 name brands listed on the app. They have basically everything, from big name brands like Dove and Ben and Jerrys to smaller, less known brands. It does not matter what grocery store you are shopping in, big or small. If you purchase any item with one of their sponsored brands, you will earn extra points in the app when you scan your receipt.
How Do I Redeem My Points For Rewards?
So, you’ve got the app, you have scanned your receipts, gotten some points and now you are ready to redeem them for rewards. Yay! That is the most exciting part! When you click on the rewards tab, you will see all of the available rewards to choose from. I most commonly choose Amazon gift cards, because I love to treat myself from time to time to some new essential oils, and nothing beats free with a gift card!
They have a large variety of gift cards to choose from, from Amazon to Walmart to Starbucks. If you prefer that cold hard cash though, no biggie! They also offer the option to cash out your points in the form of a Visa or MasterCard gift card. Cha-Ching!