Ever notice two gas stations across the street from each other, advertising the exact same price on gas? I always find myself wondering, if neither is cheaper, which do I choose? Well, I’ve finally found the answer that dilemma. Here’s how to make one of those gas stations cheaper, and save money on gas.
Save Money on Gas
How? A nifty little app called GetUpside. GetUpside uses your location to identify gas stations nearby offering discounts on gas.
In the situation I described above, I would open the GetUpside app and notice that the Shell station to my right is offering $0.19 cash back on my gas purchase. I’d turn into that gas station, claim the offer on my app, pump my gas, and upload a quick snap of my receipt. Voila, money saved. And decision made. Win-win.
Offers are available on Shell, Exxon, Chevron, and more, with up to $0.25 per gallon in cash back.
Plus, if you pay with your Chase Freedom card, you can get 5x points if gas is one of the bonus point categories that quarter. That’s double the savings!
That’s pretty neat, huh? And you’d forgive the creators of GetUpside if they’d stopped there. Except, they didn’t. They thought, cash back on gas is cool and all. But what if we offered cash back on groceries? Or restaurants?
Get Cash Back on Groceries & Restaurants
And so, they did. Now, Houston folk, unfortunately, we’re out of luck with grocery deals right now. Those
are limited to DC area groceries, though I’ve no doubt Houston will be added soon. But, Houston, along with Austin and DC can earn up to 35% cash back at local restaurants.
So, how does it work?
Download the app here.
Open the app and view the restaurant offers nearby.
Claim the offer.
Pay with any credit or debit card. (But if you’ve been reading my blog long enough, you’ll know to pay with your Chase Sapphire Preferred to get 2x points on dining!)
Snap a picture of your receipts (credit card and itemized).
Earn cash back.
It’s that simple!
Some restaurant deals listed in the Houston area:
- 15% cash back at Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen
- 10% cash back at Burger King
- 10% cash back at La Madeleine
- 20% cash back at Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Restaurant
- 10% cash back at Wendy’s
- 10% cash back at Sonic Drive-In
Get the app now and start saving!