Thursday, March 2, 2017

Gas station app aims to give out $1 million in cash back

Forget coupons and loyalty cards. To earn cash back on gas all you need is your phone and a receipt from a gas station listed in the Upside app.

The Upside app is paying up to $0.50 per gallon of gas purchased at stations in the Washington, D.C. area.

“We recently passed $100,000 in cash back earned by Upside users,” said Wayne Lin, Upside co-founder, Head of Product. "In 2017, our goal is to give out $1MM in cash back, add many more stations to the app, and expand into several more states.

“We're working to get Upside to as many people as possible and positive reviews really help drive more downloads of the app. With more users, we can bring more gas stations into the app for you to earn cash back from.”

The app currently works at over 650 stations in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland, including all the big brands (Exxon, Shell, Sunoco, etc).

To learn more about Upside, you can check out their website at

Editor's note: I earned $21.14 cash back from Upside in February 2017.