Update 4/30/23: Use the following promo codes to get up to $2 off per gallon, or up to $30 total savings. YMMV. (ht TJBDeals):
Update 2/6/23: New users can now get $15 via Swagbucks to sign up and also 25¢ off per gallon.
Update 1/2/23: AMEX35 works for 35¢ off next two fillups.
Update 10/23/22: GOPUFF35 $0.35/gal on next two gas purchase. Hat tip to reader Bockrr
Update 10/14/22: LUCKY7CASH works for 7¢ off your next order.
Update 4/26/22: Has rebranded from GetUpside to Upside (this is what it was previously called).
Update 3/4/22: SHOPPERS35 for 35 cents off 2 fill ups (ht dpaquett)
Update 7/12/21: New code COMEBACK6 works for 6¢
Update 6/2/21: New code 100mil for 10¢ off
Update 5/24/21: New code 7CENTBONUS, 7¢ off.
Update 4/30/21: new code Shopper20 – 20 cents on the next 4!
Update 2/29/21: New code: Now through 2/21/21, use promo code 21FOR21 to get a 21¢/gal bonus. That’s an extra 21¢ on top of whatever great offer you find. Hat tip to ieatdogfood
Update 12/31/20: Some extra promo codes (stackable):
- UPSIDE7 7 cents extra
- 20K20 20 cents extra
- 20KSECOND. 5 cents extra
- 20KPROMO. 5 cents extra
- INSTACART20. 20 cents extra next 4
- DOORDASH20. 20 cents extra next 4
Hat tip to reader Bill
Update 12/8/20: Looks like restaurants have been added as well. I’m sure this is powered by another back end, just not sure who powers it yet. Hat tip to reader Craig P
Update 9/24/20: Some extra promo codes (work for new and existing users, stacks with referral for new users):
- 20K20 – 20 cents/gal off – expires 10/31
- 20Kpromo – 5 cents/gal off – expires 10/31
- Upside7 – 7 cents/gal off – no expiration
Hat tip to reader ieatdogfood
Update 5/17/20: Seems to be available in most states now, but not Wisconsin.
Update 5/16/20: You can get a $10 bonus when signing up through a referral. Person referring doesn’t get anything. You can find a referral by clicking here. Hat tip to Onsale
Using the app is fairly easy:
- Open the app
- Select an offer (the screen shows you both the price per gallon and the discount)
- Pay with your regular credit card and take a picture of your receipt
- Upload picture to Upside
Within a day or so of uploading the receipt, you’ll see the cash back available in your Upside account. You can cash out via check or Paypal. Check payments have a $5 minimum while Paypal cash out has no minimum. I was able to cash out a small ~$1 balance without a hitch.
Aside from cash back on gas purchases at these gas stations, Upside also gives you a credit toward future purchases at the gas station location. These Upside Credits are more generous than the actual cash back discount, BUT they are much more restrictive in use and can be used only for specific items or services at the gas station. You might be able to use the credit for an oil change, for example.
The app will dictate on which goods or services the Credit can be used. After purchasing the specific item, you’ll upload a receipt of that purchase and then the Upside Credit will turn into real cash back via Paypal or a check.
A recent purchase of mine at a Sunoco gas station got me 8¢ cash back per gallon on around 6-gallon purchase for a total of $.48 back, plus I got 25¢ per gallon in Upside Credit for a total Credit of $1.50. The app gives me two options for using up the $1.50 credit: 1) get the $1.50 back as a rebate on an oil change, 2) purchase goods at the gas station convenience store and get 20% off the purchase by submitting the receipt. (Tobacco and gift cards are excluded.)
Pay careful attention to the cash back numbers you see in the app: the standard earnings are literally cash back, but the Upside Credit earnings have much more limited use, as noted.
Uploading receipts is always a pain. In this case, if you use a lot of gas and have a big tank, it could be worthwhile to use the app and get a couple dollars off each fill up. If you are able to easily use up the Upside Credit too (e.g. you regularly buy food items or do oil changes at your local gas station), the value proposal is much more.
They also have a business facing website that’s quite interesting if you’re into reading about their business model.
If you live in one of the participating states, I’d love to hear your feedback about the app in the comments. Is it worth the download or is it mostly just overpriced stations offering non competitive discounts?
Please do not share your referral codes in this post. Instead use this linked post.
Hat tip to Maximizing Money for making me aware of this app.
Update 1/12/20: Some stations no longer require you to upload a receipt. They are identified by a blue lightning bolt next to them. Hat tip to FM
Update 12/30/19: All gas offers are at least 10¢/gal until 11:59 pm EST 12/31. Hat tip to reader Gadget
Update 12/16/19: Referral bonus has been increased to $7
Update 9/20/19: Another 1,200 stations have been added to TX & GA. Georgia is a new state as far as I’m aware. Hat tip to FM
Update 7/2/19: Another 1,000 stations have been added to the Midwest. Hat tip to FM
Update 3/25/19: Existing users can get an additional 7¢ off per gallon with promo code UPSIDE7. Looks like it only works for users that have used the app successfully/submitted receipt before it can be applied. Details on applying it can be found in this comment. Thanks to reader Gadget.
Update 1/6/19: Now available in more states, they have also expanded the number of gas stations they partner with. Hat tip to reader Gadget.
Upside is an app that allows you to get cash back on gas you purchase at select stations. They currently only have stations in the following locations: MD, VA, NY, NC, SC, DE, FL, TX, MI, WI, MO and DC.
The post clearly states: ‘Please do not share your referral codes in this post. Instead use this linked post.’ DO NOT POST YOUR REFERRALS BELOW OR YOU WILL BE BANNED.
Do referral codes stack with promo codes?
Yes. You can enter one referral code, and as many promo codes that come out (with some slight exceptions – some promo codes are new customers only). The app will tell you that the code is invalid if it is not allowed once you try to enter it.
I tried posting it on the referral thread but it’s not showing. I posted the link only. When I try to resubmit it it says duplicate comment detected, so of course I cancelled that submission, yet my original comment isn’t showing, at least on my end. Can you (or anyone) confirm it’s there? Don’t want to repost and it show double. Thanks.
Your comment is showing.
ieatdogfood thank you
DP: for grocery offers, Upside gets specific information on what you bought, and enforces exclusions. I tried stacking with an Amex offer at a grocery store to buy Amazon gift cards. Amex tracked with no issues, but Upside denied cash back, specifically referencing the gift card purchase exclusion. Gadget
I just wanted to add to the list a new code that I was given today.. I’m not yet sure if it’s for first time users or if it can be an existing user too but the code is
And I received it from using the Miles app. Please reply if you’d like to begin using either app and need a first time referral code for additional points or savings. I’d be happy to help! I hope this helps everyone save a little money! Happy Savings & Summer Vacations!
The code doesn’t work (for users that have been around awhile, anyway)… “Code cannot be applied.”
Are the $2 offper gal codes still woking?
There is no “$2 offper gal codes”. The codes are stackable. Last I checked, the following are working…
SNAP37 – 37 cents/gallon on next fill-up.
AMEX35 – 35 cents/gallon on next two fill-ups.
GOPUFF35 – 35 cents/gallon on next two fill-ups.
SHOPPERS35 – 35 cents/gallon on next two fill-ups.
PERKSATWORK230 – 30 cents/gallon on next (two?) fill-up.
LUCKY7CASH – 7 cents/gallon on next fill-up.
And, be sure to use a referral code for 15 cents, or 20 cents/gallon if you use someone that has had the Upside account for a long time…
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Thx, when did all of these stack for u? Some nolonger work
A couple of months ago, when I helped someone else sign up, they were working. I know there are other codes that cannot stack… or they expire. For example, USHIP35 that DoC lists didn’t work because I had used a similar code previously. So, it would stand to reason if you used USHIP35 before you used my list, then one of mine would error out.
Does upside cashback expire? How long after being earned & credited do I have to get a check or paypal? Does earning from referalls prevent expiration?
Do upside credits expire?
1. Cashback does not expire. https://support.upside.com/hc/en-us/articles/4422685924251-Does-my-cash-back-ever-expire-#:~:text=Forget%20points%20or%20coupons%20%E2%80%94%20with,balance%2C%20it%20does%20not%20expire.
2, How long what? Does it take to get your money? A couple of days to PayPal. No clue about a check.
3. Cash in the acct doesn’t expire, so you don’t need referral pennies to keep it.
4. Credits expire? I assume you mean promo codes that you have applied to your account… the answer here is maybe. I am not 100% sure on how long it takes and could be different from code to code.
Like anything else… use it and abuse it while it’s available. Zzcodi
Regarding from original doc pot: Aside from cash back on gas purchases at these gas stations, Upside also gives you a credit toward future purchases at the gas station location. These Upside Credits are more generous than the actual cash back discount,
I donot see anything about upside credits in the app. Do upside credits exist anymore?
I have a new account with all codes applied but the discount shown is only ~22C/gal and it also says $1.5/gal will be on the next offer. Isn’t the code promotion used toward the first two purchases?
This recently happened to me as well, the stack only applied to the first fill up. Could be a way to manage new “referrals”.
SHOPPERS35 worked for me for 35c off for 2 times
The previous one i used (Amex35) also worked
Upside applies the bonus codes based on the processing date, not the purchase date:
Apr 28: purchased gas and entered into the Upside app
Apr 30: entered the PERKSATWORK230 promo code in the app
May 1: purchase was processed and received the extra 30¢/gal
This may be of interest to people who want to make sure that they have large fill-ups when a promo code is active.
PERKSATWORK230 is an extra 30¢/gal off the next two gas purchases.
It does not work…ppl have mentioned on tjb deals as well.
Anyone looking to stack Upside discounts on top of gas discounts (i.e. Shell, Giant, S&S, Kroger, HT, Safeway, etc.) will NOT get the additional double dip. Great if you slip through the cracks, rare cases and does happen.
For example using gas pts. earned from grocery/GCs purchases then redeeming them at a participating Upside gas locations. The app uses baked in algorithms and scan receipts against the reported price per gallon to verify if your purchases are valid and accurate. If things don’t match up (i.e. location, CC, date, time, price, spend amount) you will have “Issue(s) found” and earn $0 cashback.
In the past, Upside allow stacking but have since shut it down (fun while it lasted, saved a ton using gas pts. + Upside + CC w/5% gas + Chase/Amex/BofA/Citi/USB offers). I only use this app as backup to save $ if my goto gas pts. earning methods are unavailable to redeem.
I have a grandfathered acct and PERKSATWORK230 also worked for me.
What is a grandfathered account? I have an account that I made at least one year ago (probably more), and that’s the only code that worked for me today as well.
It’s the older accounts (those that signed up as beta tester/early accounts/met threshold) that gives $0.20 instead of $0.15, $0.10 referrals. Check your app to see your referral amount.
I don’t use fuel points, but the Upside + fuel app discount (BP) + CC cashback (+any extra offers) has worked well for me
Interesting and worth trying as some Kroger brands affiliate with BP. Don’t use BP and Shell/Exxon are my goto stations. I’ve few luck on getting Upside app to trigger the double dip (fuel pts. + upside) due to the fact they rarely overlap with my goto gas stations anymore. When it works it’s great, the rest of the time nil.