Jennifer Vermeer | 

Save on Gas This Summer With the Free Upside App — Get $0.25 Off per Gallon

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Gas is always more expensive in the summer months, especially around holidays and weekends. However, you can save on gas this summer, and all year long, when you download the free Upside app and get cash back every time you fill up.

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How to get the deal:

  • Use this link to download the Upside app.

  • Create a new account by clicking the "sign up" button.

    • You'll need to enter your information, such as email address and a password.

    • Allow the app to track your location to find offers.

    • If you have an android device, you may get a pop-up screen with a QR code. Click the URL beneath the code to continue to download the app in your selected program.

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  • Once your account is complete, click on the three lines in the upper right corner, head to your profile, and find the promo code section.

    • Enter promo code CACTUS25 in the promo code section when first opening the app to get an additional $0.25 back per gallon on your first gas purchase.

    • Or use promo code CACTUS10 for an extra 10% in cash back on your first order of $10 or more (maximum savings of $10).

  • Find a gas station near you that has a cash-back offer available by browsing the list of participating businesses on the app or searching for a specific location.

  • Claim the cash-back offer you want to use by tapping on it.

  • Link your debit or credit card to the app. This will allow you to pay for your gas with the card and receive the cash-back reward.

  • Drive to the gas station and fill up your tank as you normally would. After you've paid for your gas, take a photo of the receipt and upload it to the app to confirm your purchase.

What is Upside?

Upside is a mobile app designed to help you save money on everyday expenses like gas, groceries, and dining out. By using Upside, you can earn cash-back rewards when you shop at participating stores. Getting started is simple: download the app, locate nearby businesses that are part of the program, select an offer, and pay using a linked credit or debit card. Once you've made your purchase, you'll receive cash-back rewards that can be redeemed for cash or gift cards.

This isn't the only way to make sure you're getting the best price on gas. Check out our tricks to save on gas.

The fine print:

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Bottom-line cost: You won't pay anything beyond your normal gas purchases — no payment is necessary for the app.

How do I get my cash back? Once your gas purchase is confirmed by Upside, the cash-back reward will be credited to your account in the app. You can redeem your cash-back rewards for cash or gift cards, or let them accumulate over time.

Do I need to cancel? No, there's no need to cancel, since it's not a subscription service.