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A Slow-Slog Receipt App With a Huge Hidden Upside: An In-Depth Look at Fetch Rewards

NOTE: This app was also reviewed on our radio show! If you'd rather listen than read, click here . WHAT IS IT? Fetch Rewards is another entry in the seemingly-growing list of receipt-scanning apps, and is yet another one with a focus on grocery receipts. What sets it apart from many others of its ilk is that you don’t have to search through digital coupons and “add” your offers before you scan like some of their competitors…with Fetch, simply scan and upload your receipt and the app will automatically find and apply all applicable discounts. It couldn’t be any easier! But is it worth it? Let’s find out… INTERFACE/NAVIGATION The interface is very simple and straightforward—and made even moreso by the lack of a need to really do any prepwork beforehand. If all you’re looking to do is upload receipts, it can be accessed via an orange camera button from the main page, although you can also scroll through all the available offers if you want to plan your shopping trip around

Money For (Virtually) Nothing, or Just Plain Nothing? An In-Depth Look at Dosh (Mobile)

WHAT IS IT? Dosh is yet another “money back” app, the likes of which seem to be cropping up every single second in this digital age. Yet, this one works a little differently than most others: You link your credit (or debit) card, and automatically earn money back on purchases from participating vendors. There are no specific items to buy, or offers to “activate”--just use your card as you normally would , and get some money back! It's a nice passive way to make some least in theory. Let's see if the execution follows suit, or leaves a lot to be desired. INTERFACE/NAVIGATION The main screen. Online offers on top, scroll down for local offers (if location services are enabled). In this digital age where the mantra seems to be “more is more”, which leads to cluttered and packed interfaces and confusing user experiences, it’s actually kind of refreshing to see an app like Dosh start to gain traction. (And yes, I hate the name too; it’s a slang British ter

UPDATE #2: A Great Idea With Room for Improvement In Execution: An In-Depth Look at GetUpside (App)

NOTE: This app was reviewed on our radio show! If you'd rather listen than read, click here . UPDATE #2 (6/11/20): Following the issues highlighted in the previous updated review, I cashed out my balance and was just about to be done with the app forever...and then a pending receipt went through almost immediately. Then all, I've had four straight receipts go through with no issues. That's enough for me to re-recommend looking into the app, as the check in issues they claimed to be having seem to have been fixed. For now, at least. UPDATE (4/4/20) : Be careful what you wish for, because even though GetUpside has now gone receiptless, the transitioning process has made it even worse...and with little to no recourse when things inevitably go wrong. WHAT IS IT? A very, very stupidly named app, based out of Washington, D.C, and available for both iOS and Android. I even hate saying it out loud because it’s so dumb…what the hell does it even mean? And, I

A Rising "Receipt App" With a Great Community: An In-Depth Look at Coinout (Mobile App)

WHAT IS IT? Coinout is yet another receipt-uploading app that pays you money for uploading receipts. Like Receipt Hog, it allows you to upload virtually any itemized receipt from virtually any store; unlike Receipt Hog, which only gives you “coins” (which can then be exchanged for gift cards or Paypal cash) for certain kinds of receipts, Coinout pays you instantly in cold-hard cash. It shot to nationwide attention in 2017, when the founder appeared on the hit show “Shark Tank”, and accepted an offer of $250,000 from one of the judges; despite this, I only heard about it recently. (A fun fact that I haven't seen mentioned in very many places: its “pitch” on Shark Tank was completely different than the finished product. Originally, it was conceived as a way to avoid receiving coins, with the basic process functioning something like this: you go to a store, pay with cash, and instead of the cashier giving you change back--which you can easily lose or forget about--you would pul