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Is Ibotta a Scam? – Nope, But There Are Some Downsides I’ll Go Over [Review]

Ibotta claims that it is "better than coupons", but is it really? Is this cashback app really all that great? Or is it all just going to be a waste of your time? Is Ibotta a scam that you should just avoid in the first place?

All of these are good questions that should be answered before installing and spending your time using an app like this, and I intend to answer exactly these in this review. In this review of Ibotta I will be going over all you need to know… Everything from a general overview of the app, to how it works, the three different ways to get cash back, giving you an example of actually using the app, how much cashback you can realistically get, pros vs cons, downsides and more.

Overall I really like this app for making a little cash back doing what you already do, shopping, but there are a few downsides that I will be going over throughout this review. I actaully wrote an older review a while back but this is my updated and more detailed one.

Ibotta App Review

Name: Ibotta

Type: Cashback app

Availability: Android and IOS devices

Cost: Free to use

Recommended?: Yes, it is one my favorites

Ibotta App

This review is going to be detailed and lengthy, with all the info you need, so feel free to use the quick navigation box below to jump to certain sections 🙂

What Is The Ibotta App?

Ibotta is an app that you can download on your smart phone or tablet that allows you to get cash back for normal purchases, both in-store and online. It sounds awesome, because it is awesome. I mean who wouldn't want to earn a little bit of money back doing what they already do, shopping for groceries, clothes, personal care items, etc.?? I sure would.

Now of course you certainly aren't going to get rich with a cashback app like this, but it does help you save money and can be very rewarding.

Where does the money come from?

Getting cashback on purchases may sound like a strange concept, but it is actually pretty common. There are a lot of cashback programs out there, such as BeFrugal, Ebates, DOSH (and others like DOSH), Mr Rebates, Fetch Rewards, etc... Ibotta being one of the better ones out there by far.

These cashback programs make money by promoting offers and driving buyers to certain stores and they purchase certain products. They basically get paid for advertising and in return share a small portion of the profits with you, as incentive to go shopping at a certain store or purchase a certain item in the first place. And the nice thing about it all is that you are still paying the normal prices for your purchases… You are just getting cashback on top of that.

How It Works

  • 1) Sign Up & Download the App
  • 2) Find Good Offers
    • Can browse through cash back offers at hundreds of stores
    • Select offers you want before going out shopping
  • 3) Verify Your Purchase
    • Need to verify your purchase in order to get your cash back.. this is easy and I'll discuss how you do this below

Summary: Of course the first thing you have to do is download the app. This is completely free to do and if you have an android or IOS device will be able to do this. It is also possible to create an Ibotta account on your desktop computer and still earn cash back, but this will be a little bit more difficult to go about doing.

After you have the app you will be able to search for offers you are interested in. You can search by store, by category (such as grocery, clothing, health products, etc.), or even by specific product. Usually what I like to do is pick a store that I shot back and look at all the different offers they have, but you can do it anywhere you wish. After finding offers that interest you, you will be able to select them in the app and proceed to do your normal shopping.

After shopping, you will have to verify your purchase. However, if you are shopping online you will not have to do anything. Your purchase will automatically be tracked. It is only if you are shopping in-store that you will have to verify your purchase, which I will go over below…

The 3 Ways to Get Cash Back

There are three different ways that you can verify your purchases and get cash back. These include sending a receipt, linking a loyalty card, or making a mobile in-app purchase.

1) Send a Receipt

This it's what you are going to have to do in some cases when it comes to in-store shopping. You will have already selected your offers, did your shopping, and then you will have to verify that you did indeed purchase what you claim to have purchased by sending a receipt.

This process is easy. You will see a big button in the app labeled as Redeem, which you will be able to click and then choose which store you are looking to redeem offers that. For example, below I chose a Sam's Club. After that the app will use the camera on your phone to take a picture of the receipt… Very easy and can be done in around 10 seconds.

2) Link a Loyalty Card

A nice addition to Ibotta, which they didn't used to have, is the ability to link a loyalty card. This makes things even easier for you. You can simply link your loyalty card, or members card to the app and then all of your purchases will be uploaded without you having to take pictures of the receipts.

This makes things a whole lot easier, but of course not all stores have loyalty card programs and even if they do, you might not be a member. But anyways, it is nice to have this option and if this option is available it is definitely worth your time to link your card.

3) Make a Mobile In-app Purchase

Ibotta also offers cashback on mobile in app purchases. This is another very easy way to get cashback. There is no need to verify purchases here, just as with the linked loyalty card.

All you have to do here is click on which store you want to shop at inside the app and you will be directed to the store's website. You can then proceed to shop as you normally would end your purchase will be tracked by Ibotta, which will automatically give you credit and cashback.

Using The App

Okay... so now you have a good idea on how this app works, but I want to take you through the process and show you in a little more detail.

When you first open up the app you will be able to search for retailers and offers, browse popular offers in your area, browse by category, and so on.

But anyways… Let's say you have a plan. Let's say every Monday you go shopping at Sam's Club and you don't plan on changing this anytime soon. So what you can do is click on Sam's Club inside the app you will be presented with a list of "hot" offers. At the top you also see a menu of different categories.

The categories of course are going to vary depending on the store, but in my case these include…

  • All
  • What's Hot
  • New Offers
  • Dairy & Eggs
  • Pantry
  • Beverages
  • Frozen
  • Produce
  • Beauty & Personal Care 
  • Household
  • Snacks
  • Breakfast
  • Meat & Seafood
  • Kids and Babies
  • And so on...

So let's say that you are just walking through the "What's Hot" category and find a good deal on some Jimmy Dean Delights... That offers a nice $5 cash back…

You can click on the offer for more details and if you like what you see you can click on the + sign next to the offer to add it to your list of saved offers.

As you can see below the + sign turns to a checkmark once it is added. You are going to want to do this before you go out shopping..

These added offers will then be saved to your "My Offers" tab for convenience.

After doing your shopping, if you have your loyalty card a link to your account then you don't have to do anything, but of course if you don't you will have to then upload your receipt as I explained above.

Usually your cashback will be credited to your account within 48 hours. But now that is in your account, how do you actually use this money?? The whole point is getting a little extra money to spend, is it not?

The process of withdrawing cash is very simple and I will be going over this shortly. But first I want to answer a very important question that I know a lot of people are going to be asking… "How much cashback can you make?"

How Much Money Can You Make?

This question may sound like it has an easy answer, but it does not. The better question might be "how much cashback can you realistically make?", But this still is going to vary a heck of a lot.

The fact of the matter is that it will depend greatly on how much shopping you actually do and on what type of products you buy.

Take the example I found below… As I am currently writing this you can get $20 cashback on a 1.75 L bottle of Ciroc and you can get two dollars cashback on Excedrin Extra Strength migraine medication…

The $20 cashback offer is incredible, and even the $2.00 cashback offer is pretty good, but just look at the difference between these two. There is a massive price difference so obviously someone that is buying Ciroc is going to get a lot more cashback, but of course not everyone is going to be looking to purchase something like this.

Now this is a very extreme example, but it proves my point… Results will vary.

That said, this app is super easy to use and even a little bit of cashback on shopping that you are going to do regardless is worth it. 

Cashing Out & Gift Cards

There is a $20 withdraw threshold that you have to meet before being able to cash out or get gift cards. ​

When it comes to withdrawing your money there are plenty of options. You can choose to get regular old money sent to you via PayPal or Venmo or you can choose to receive gift cards.

And yes you are seeing that screenshot below correctly… I do have (or did have before withdrawing some money) $239.33 in my account. I've been saving up for quite some time.

I've been using Ibotta for a couple years now and I have withdrawn via PayPal as well as used my cash back to get many different gift cards.

Gift Cards

When it comes to the gift cards there are plenty of options when it comes to gift cards. You have all the big retailers, such as Amazon, Walmart, Target, etc. A full list of all of the available gift cards as I am currently writing this is as follows:

  • Whole Foods Market
  • Apple Music
  • AMC Theaters
  • Abercrombie and Fitch
  • American Eagle
  • Applebee's
  • AutoZone
  • Aéropostale
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bass Pro shops
  • Bath and Body Works
  • Betty Bath and Beyond
  • Belk
  • Best Buy
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Cabela's
  • Chili's
  • Chipotle
  • Domino's
  • Express
  • Fanatics
  • Fandango
  • Foot Locker
  • GameStop
  • Gap
  • Global Hotel Card
  • Groupon
  • Hollister
  • IHOP
  • JCPenney
  • Joann
  • Kmart
  • Khol's
  • Lowe's
  • Nike
  • Old Navy
  • Olive Garden
  • Papa John's
  • Peet's Coffee
  • REI
  • Red Lobster
  • Read Robin
  • Regal
  • Sam's Club
  • Sears
  • Sephora
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Starbucks
  • StubHub
  • Target
  • Home Depot
  • Uber
  • Ulta Beauty
  • buybuy Baby
  • eBay
  • iTunes
  • Walmart

Once you find a gift card that you want you will be able to click on it and then select the price. Sometimes there will be gift cards available for $20, $25, $50, etc.

After selecting the price you will have to confirm your Ibotta password in the gift card will then be emailed to you.

This email usually arrives within seconds and comes in as "your gift card has arrived!". But if it doesn't arrive right away, don't panic. It arrived within a couple minutes, but there was at least one time that I remember when it took around 20 minutes to receive it… In which time I was starting to worry.

In the email you receive you will be able to click a link which will take you to your electronic gift card. The gift card will have a code on it as well as a scan-able QR code, which you can bring up by clicking the "tap to use" button.


When it comes to using PayPal, withdrawing your money is just as easy. You will simply enter the amount you wish to withdraw and then enter your password. Usually the money arrives shortly after.

I actually haven't used PayPal in quite some time because I like getting gift cards, but I have in the past and you can see a nice crisp $100 payment I sent myself a while ago…

I haven't used Venmo but I assume it is the same process.

The Referral Program

Ibotta has a referral program where you can make a little bit of extra money referring others to join. The way it works is like this:

Every member has their own unique referral link and code. And you get someone to join through your referral link or enter your referral code when joining, you will receive a $5 bonus after they redeem their first cashback offer inside the app. In addition, they will also get a $10 bonus for joining.

So really is a win/win. If a person joins without going through a referral link, they don't get the nice $10 welcome bonus, but if they do they will.

And by the way: You can join Ibotta through my referral link here to get your $10 welcome bonus. 

Pros vs Cons


  • Easy to use 
    • The app is very well laid out and easy to navigate
  • Fair number of offers
  • They make things easy
    • As I went over you can upload a receipt or just link a loyalty card if possible. More and more apps are allowing you to do this nowadays which is nice.
  • Plenty of withdrawal options
    • There definitely isn't any shortage when it comes to withdrawal options.
  • Fast payments 
  • Good support
    • One thing I didn't mention is that the support that Ibotta it's very good. Having use this app for several years, I've only had to contact support one time. The reason was because my account was locked because of "suspicious activity" or something like that. I had over $100 in my account at the time and was getting worried, but the support team made it easy and I was able to get my account back in no time.
  • Great ratings
    • There our some other high rated cashback apps out there, but Ibotta definitely is one of the best. They are a very trusted company and just to give you an example of how well-liked they are, you can see on Google Play they have a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 with over 300,000 ratings…
  • Good referral program


  • Certainly won't get rich
    • You what make a lot of money with this. This is one thing you definitely need to understand or you will just be disappointed. That said… The money adds up and since you are already going to be shopping… Why not get some cash back?
  • Would be nice to see entire purchase cash back options 
    • Another con is that they don't offer all that many cashback options for entire purchases. You know, when you receive a flat cashback percentage, like say 3%, on your entire purchase at a certain store/restaurant. 
    • Ibotta does offer some of these entire purchase cashback percentages, but that is just for online shopping from what I have seen. The in-store shopping is per item. Other apps, like DOSH for example, will give you cashback on your entire purchase at certain store/restaurants, which is awesome, but this app just doesn't have all that many offers.

Ibotta App Cheats

Of course we want to all make as much money as possible, so are there any hacks/cheats that you should know about? Unfortunately there are not any Ibotta app cheats that I know of, nor are there any hacks that you can do to make more money.

That said, it is a good thing that it is this way because if you want to continue to make money with this cashback app then they need to stay in business… And if people are going to be cheating and hacking the system, they will likely go out of business.

But anyways… I am still open to new knowledge. If anyone reading this is aware of any hacks/cheats then you can share them below in the comment section for other readers to see.

Who Ibotta Is Best For

Ibotta is best for people looking to save some money when shopping, which of course comes in the form of cash back. Couponers in particular should definitely appreciate and enjoy this app.

But really I think a cashback like this is good for just about anyone. If you are a mother or father he does a lot of the grocery shopping then it will probably be worthwhile to sign up. But of course the cashback savings doesn't end there… You can save on clothing, restaurants, and even travel.

Ibotta vs Other Cash Back Apps/Programs

There are a lot of different cashback apps/programs out there and of course you want to be using the best. You don't want to be wasting your time with something that isn't getting you the maximum cash back. Two other very good ones include DOSH and BeFrugal.

DOSH is a cashback app that I mentioned earlier. It is similar to Ibotta except you are in a flat cash back percentage on your entire purchase at certain stores/restaurants. It is really nice, but there aren't all that many participating stores/restaurants in it varies a lot depending on where you live. But maybe this would be better with time.

BeFrugal it is also pretty good. They offer some pretty high cashback percentages, the downside being that the only offer cashback for online purchases, while only offering coupons for in-store shopping.

These two are both good, but I would probably say that I bought it is my favorite and there is no wonder why it is so popular. If you were to ask me which one I recommend, it would be Ibotta.

Scam or Not?

Obviously this app is not a scam. I just want to make a point to reiterate this.

If it was a scam then I wouldn't have gotten paid from it multiple times, and I wouldn't be continuing to make money with it. It also wouldn't have a 4.5 star rating out of 5 stars on Google play with over 300,000 ratings.

There are some cashback apps out there that are somewhat "scammy" and make it difficult for you to get your rightfully deserves cashback, but I bought is not one of them. They are a very reputable company and if you do, for one reason or another, not receive the cashback you are supposed to and you will be able to contact support in they will work things out to make sure you get it.

Is Ibotta Worth It?

Do you shop? Do you like money? Do you have an android or iOS device? Then it is probably worth it for you.

But this largely depends on how much shopping you actually do. If you are a 17-year-old that lives at home with your parents and does little to no shopping, it probably wouldn't even be worth the time to install it. But if you do your shopping for yourself, or maybe you are a parent that shops for multiple people, then it probably would be worth it. It just all depends.

Give It a Try... Its Free

The good thing is that is free and there is no harm in giving it a try. You can install the app, tested out and see if it is worth your time, and go from there.

Anyways... I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Be sure to like and share if so. Also, leave any questions or comments down below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

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Making Money With Ibotta – Should You Give This App a Try?

Ibotta AppOk.. so if you are wondering is the Ibotta app a scam, the answer is no. I like the app and you really can earn some decent cashback on normal purchases at times. Making money with Ibotta is simple. Overall Ibotta is one of my top picks when it comes to cashback apps and programs.

In this review I’ll be going over how the app works, the cashback possibilities, bonuses that can give you some decent money, some downsides and more.

* Read My Updated Ibotta Review Here

Ibotta App Review

The Ibotta App pays people to shop. You can go about your normal online or in-store shopping and potentially earn cashback on your purchases. There are lots of cashback programs out there like Extrabux & Coupon Cabin, but Ibotta ranks at the top of my list.

If you are unfamiliar with how these programs work and a little suspicious of it all then here you go: Brands want more people shopping their products. So they pay places like Ibotta to refer people to buy their products so they can sell more. When Ibotta does refer buyers to a certain store for a certain product, they receive a commission for doing so. And as an incentive to get people to buy the products they promote in the first place they offer cashback.

So brands pay Ibotta to get you to shop and Ibotta pays you a portion of that money. And this is all done without raising prices. You still pay the same price you just get some cashback on top of it.

How It Works

To get cashback with Ibotta you can download the app or just access their site on your computer. Its best to get the app because it makes it a lot easier for in-store cashback. The app is free to download and use. (You can sign up here and enter my referral code heqkmpy to get $10 free in your account)

After signing up and getting the app you will be able to start receiving cashback on your purchases. There are 2 main ways that you can do this. You can receive in-store cash back or online cashback. I’ll go over each.

Online Cashback

This is something that Ibotta has really improved upon. They used to be mainly for in-store shopping but they have really come around and now offer lots for both in-store and online.

To get online cashback its pretty simple. Ibotta will show you all the available online stores that they offer cashback for. You can search for a particular store or browse by different categories if you want to. There are all sorts of places you can shop at in all categories.

Below I took a screenshot of some of the offers available right now to me as I write this. These are their “featured offers” which means they are the best deals at this moment. And as you can see some of the cashback percentages are pretty darn high. You can get as much as 21% cashback here…

When you click to shop at these online stores you will be directed to their sites where you will be able to shop as normal. After that nothing has to be done and your account will be credited with cashback after the purchase is verified.

In-Store Cashback

Shopping in the actual physical stores is what some people like and so do I. Particularly, I like this app for grocery shopping since this is something I always go to the store to do and there are a good number of offers available for grocery items.

To shop in-store you first need to select the store you are looking to shop at. In the example I’ll be showing you I’ll choose Sam’s Club. After selecting the store you will be able to go through all the available offers. You can view all of them, search for certain ones, or browse by section.

Just to give you an example of what you are looking at here, here is a screenshot of some of the “Meat & Seafood” offers at Sam’s Club right now…

As you can see above these cashback offers are for specific brand items, as most are. However, there are also offers that are general. Such as ones where you will get $1 of any brand of milk. This seems to be common for milk and eggs, which is nice because everyone buys these.

The amount of offers there are depends on how big the store is. With a massive store like Sam’s Club there are all sorts of product offers in the Personal Care, Household, Kids & Babies, Pets, etc categories.

When you find an offer that you like you will click the + button next to it and it will claim it for you. Then after you do your shopping you can do two things to get credit for it.

  1. You can upload your reciept through the app which is really simple. Just snap a picture and that is it.
  2. You can link a loyalty card to Ibotta and every time you shop at the store with your loyalty card you get credit

Getting Your Cashback

You will be able to withdrawal your money through PayPal or Venmo, or you can choose to get a gift card with your earnings. They offer gift cards for Amazon, Walmart, Kohls, iTunes, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Buffalo Wild Wings, and a lot more.

There is a $20 minimum for most of the different ways to cash out.

Earning Extra With Bonuses

They offer some nice bonuses that can help you earn some extra. These usually include things like “earn an extra $2 when you redeem an offer for (this brand)” and things like that. Sometimes they are nice bonuses. The best bonuses however come from referring other people to join Ibotta.

You can earn some decent money referring friends to join and as you can see I always make sure to complete these bonuses…

If you add all those bonuses up that is $135 just for referring friends to Ibotta. On top of this you also get $5 for referring friends when they redeem their first offer.

Downsides to Using Ibotta

There aren’t really any major downsides to it. Overall its one of the best cashback program out there in my opinion and for good reason.

Some people will complain about there not being enough offers and things like this but if you look at other cashback programs Ibotta is pretty darn good. You aren’t going to be able to get cashback on everything but you can still get cashback on a heck of a lot.

Another complaint that you will hear is not getting credit for online purchases. This can potentially happen and has to do with the tracking code that tracks your purchase getting messed up. This is a complaint you will see for every cashback program out there and unfortunately just happens at times. I personally wouldn’t worry about it though.

Conclusion on Ibotta – Should You Use It?

Well if you do shopping and you would like to earn a little bit of cash back on your shopping then ya I would use it. I don’t see how you can go wrong with getting cashback on something like shopping which we all do already. Using a cashback app is out of the question… if you aren’t using one you should be and Ibotta is my top choice.

The reason I like Ibotta so much is because they are trusted, they have good support if you ever have problems, and they offer good cashback amounts compared to others.

You can go to here to sign up. Remember to enter my referral code heqkmpy (if its not automatically entered) if you want a $10 bonus in your account.

Questions or comments? Leave them below in the comment section and I’ll get back to you soon 🙂

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Is Quidco a Scam or Do Members Really Earn £​300/yr on Average? – [Review]

Quidco is self proclaimed as “the UK’s number one cashback site”, but how good is this site really? Is this a cashback site that you can trust and make some decent money with? Or is this all just going to be a waste of time… A scam that isn’t going to pay you the cashback you deserve?

The last thing you want to get involved with is some sketchy cashback program that makes it very difficult for you to actually get your cash back. There are plenty of cashback programs out there so you are by no means limited with your choices. It is not like it is Quidco or nothing… You have options.

The question is… Is Quidco a good option? In this review I plan on answering exactly this. I’ll be going over what exactly this place is, how it works, the different cashback offers that they provide, how much money you can make in cashback, complaints and more.

Quidco Review

While I don’t know how true the statement of them being “the UK’s number one cashback site” is, they definitely are one of the bigger and more popular cashback sites in the UK out there, with over 7 million members and offers from over 4500 brands.

They have a lot of different cashback offers in all sorts of categories, some of which include…

  • Travel
    • Includes car rentals, flights, trains, parking, etc.
  • Electrical
    • This category includs a range of things going from TV’s, to computers, tablets, accesories, laptops, gadgets, and more.
  • Fashion
    • Here you can find cashback deals on clothing, bags, watches, sunglasses, etc.
  • Telecoms
    • Can get cashback on monthly cellular service, SIM cards, phone accessories, etc.
  • Insurance
    • Everyone needs some type of insurance and here you can find deals on health, life, car, home, pet, rental and other insurances.
  • Finance
    • This category has deals on bank accounts, credit ratings, credit cards, loans, etc.
  • Other categories include cars, food and drink, utilities, sports and fitness, supermarkets, pets, health and beauty, and more.

It it is common to see cashback offers for clothing, groceries, and so on, but seeing offers like this for insurance and telecom services is pretty cool.

As far as payments go, you can choose to receive your cashback via direct deposit, PayPal, or with an Amazon gift card.

They claim that their members earn an average of around £300 per year, but I have no idea how true that statement actually is. And I will admit it seems like a heck of a lot. I have reviewed many different cashback programs, including TopCashBack, Mr Rebates, Ibotta, DOSH, etc, and this seems a very high based on what I have seen.

How It Works

If you are unfamiliar with cashback programs, you may be wondering how these things work… How they are able to pay you money for buying things.

Well… The process is pretty simple. Basically Quidco and other cashback programs get paid to promote offers. They receive a commission when they help refer buyers, just like affiliate marketing, and then they give you a portion of this commission as an incentive to take the offer in the first place.

It is pretty much a win/win for all parties. The sellers are getting increased traffic from Quidco promoting their offers, Quidco is getting paid by the sellers for helping drive traffic there, and we (the customers) get cashback for things that we are going to pay for regardless.


The Process of Getting Cashback..

You are able to get cashback on offers by using their app or by logging in on a desktop computer, either way it is pretty self-explanatory.

You can browse “today’s hottest offers” which features some of the best offers currently available…

Or you can browse by category or even search in the search box for something you are looking for in particular.

They also have a list of the top offers this week that is displayed below the main menu. And currently, as I’m writing this, I see that there is a really good 22% cashback offer for Groupon…

Now if I wanted to take advantage of this offer I would simply click on it and then would be directed to another page which would basically give me more details about the offer, which you can see here…

Then all I would have to do is simply click on the “Get cashback” button next to the particular offer I want to get in it would then direct me to Groupon, or wherever it is that you want to shop, to make your purchase.

There is for you to do anything on your own to get your cashback. Your pay will automatically be tracked and the cashback will be credited into your account once the purchase is verified, which can take a while depending on what you bought.


How Much Money Can You Make In Cashback?

As I mentioned earlier, they claim that the average member who is active earns about £300 per year, which I’m hesitant to believe. What makes me even more hesitant to believe this number is that on their website they are saying two different things. As you can see below, in one spot they say that the average active member earns £300 a year and in another spot they say £280 a year…

Now there really isn’t too much of a difference between 300 and 280, but in my opinion both seem pretty darn high.

Unfortunately there are no statistics provided or any way for me to verify these numbers, or to try to figure out how much people are earning on average independently. That said, the amount you can earn with cashback programs is going to vary greatly depending on the person. Of course it all depends on what you are buying and how much you buy.

Someone who is getting cashback on expensive travel services is going to make a heck of a lot more cashback than someone who is just getting small amounts of cash back from grocery shopping or something like that.

I will say that they do offer some pretty high cashback percentages based on what I see and what I know from using and reviewing other cashback programs.


Referral Program

And of course, like all of these sorts of programs, they also have a referral program in place where you can earn a referral bonus for referring someone to join.

How it works is you get your own unique referral link and can share it with friends, or really wherever you want. Someone clicks on your link enjoins, you get credit for referring them. And after they earn £5 in cashback you will get your bonus.

I wasn’t able to find any information on how big of a bonus you actually get. I assume it is not much, but if anyone who is reading this knows, I would appreciate it if you would let me know in the comment section below this post.



Overall the ratings this place receives from users are incredibly good. As you can see on Google Play it has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars with around 10,000 reviews left…

And then on the site Trustpilot it has been over 55,000 reviews with an average of 4 out of 5 stars…

The ratings are so good in fact, that it makes me question whether or not they are legitimate. I have never reviewed a cashback program like this that has even come close to receiving the sheer amount of ratings that this place does… Not even close.

When I was looking on the Trustpilot website there were new reviews being left pretty much every minute…

Are these real reviews? Are they fake? Are people getting paid to leave them? Who knows… But it is strange and I thought it was worth mentioning.

But anyways… Even with all the good reviews there are always complaints. Some of the more common complaints that I came across include the following…


App Can’t Access Store

If you are using the app, some of the stores you may want to shop on are not fully compatible. So what you have to do is exit out of the app and go into the normal Internet browser to make your purchases. This can be annoying and there are some complaints I came across about it… However it is not that big of a deal.

Doesn’t Track Cashback

And then there is the common complaint about the cashback not being given out as it should have been. This is usually due to problems tracking your purchase and you will find this complaint with any cashback program out there.

It doesn’t happen often, but unfortunately sometimes there are problems with the tracking code and people don’t get credited for their purchases as they should. However, the good thing is that you can contact the support team and get your cashback manually if this happens.


This is one of the most common problems and complaints I came across when skimming through the reviews from users. Apparently sometimes people purchase things what they should get a certain amount of cashback, but end up receiving a lesser amount.

I don’t know exactly what goes on these particular situations, but it does seem that the support team is good at getting contact with these people who are complaining and helping them out.


Conclusion: Scam or Not?

I don’t see any reason to call Quidco a scam. The only people that are calling it a scam or the ones who have been underpaid, or maybe haven’t been credited with the cashback that they deserved, and instead of contacting support they started calling a scam instead.

This particular program has been around for a while and is one of the larger what is out there. They are pretty well trusted and they do pay, although there are some legitimate complaints about them. But all in all, they are pretty good.

Since you are interested in getting cashback, you might also want to look into Ibotta and DOSH. Ibotta is an app that is particularly good for getting cashback when grocery shopping and DOSH is a good cashback app for finding deals in your area.


But anyways… I hope you enjoyed my review and found it helpful. Please leave any comments or questions down below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

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Is The Sweatcoin App a Scam? – In This Review, What You Need to Know

Can you really get paid for being active… For the steps you take on a daily basis? It sounds like one heck of a strange concept, but with the Sweatcoin app you can… Or at least that is what they say. But is this the real deal and can you really make money with this or is the Sweatcoin app a scam that is just going to be a waste of your time?

After coming across this app I knew I had to write a review on it to let others know what they're getting into. Yes, you really can make money by simply being active and doing what you already do, without changing your lifestyle or daily routine at all. However, I see a lot of reviews out there acting like this app is the greatest thing ever and like you can make tons of easy money with that, when the reality is different.

In my review here I plan on leaving no stone unturned. I will be going over what exactly this app is, how it works and how they pay you, using the app, how much money you can realistically make, rewards, complaints and more. I'll be going over the goods and the bads of the app in an unbiased approach.

For some this app may be worth downloading and using, for others maybe not… After reading this review you will know whether or not it is right for you.

Sweatcoin App Review

App Name: Sweatcoin

Type: Paid for being active

Cost: Free to use

Recommended?: Overall, yes

SweatCoin App

What Is The Sweatcoin App?

The Sweatcoin App is a very innovative new app that is free to use and rewards its users for being active, whether it be walking around, jogging, playing sports, etc. It is not like you actually have to be "exercising" as you may think. One can simply go about their normal daily routine and be rewarded for the activity they are involved in.

And if you want to pick up the pace, you can make it exciting by competing against your friends within the app… Working competition and pushing towards a healthier future.

The app measures your activity by measuring your steps taken, just as a pedometer does. For each step taken that is verified to be legitimate you are rewarded with a certain amount of Sweatcoins, which is the digital currency that keeps this app going, which is something that they made up and it does have value because you can use these Sweatcoins to get rewards of real value.

The reason this app is becoming so darn popular so darn fast is because of the obvious, people can make money without doing anything extra in their lives… Simply by downloading an app. You will going to do the walking around that you normally do regardless, so why not get paid for it?

But how does this actually work? It is one heck of a strange concept to even imagine that they can pay you for being active. Don't worry… I will go over how it all works next because I know everyone is probably wondering this and thinking that this has got to be a scam.

How Can They Possibly Pay You For Being Active?

The big question, how can they possibly pay people for exercising or being active? This is a question I knew I had to look into because after coming across this app it made no sense to me either. However, they are actually paying people and that money has to be coming from somewhere, but where?

Well... For starters, according to this article, the app has received over $6 million in funding which helps to increase the value of Sweatcoin. Investors see the value in the app and things could get better for the app and people using it.

The reason this app has value is because it provides a platform for manufacturers in the health niche to promote their products on, and I guess not just in the health niche because you also see a lot of other products being promoted here that really have nothing to do with health.

When I talk about the products being promoted, I am talking about the different products that you can spend the Sweatcoins you earned to get, which have real value. But I will get more into all of this later on in the review.

How it works is like this, companies are willing to give away gadgets, free trial services, and all sorts of discount items if it means they are possibly going to get good exposure and it will lead to more sales down the road. It is all about promotion and advertising. Competition among companies promoting their products on the Sweatcoin platform create some healthy competition that leads to better available rewards.

To be honest, it is still a bit confusing to me, but I do see that this app as real value and is able to make money, which it uses a portion of to reward its users for being active.

Tracking Steps

So basically the app works just like a pedometer… It tracks your steps and you get rewarded based on the number of steps that you take. If your device has a built-in pedometer than it will use that, but if not it will use Google Fit, which is what most people's devices are probably going to be using.

After every 2000 steps, the app will send the data into be verified, although you can force send the steps to be verified sooner. There is an anti-cheat algorithm in place to make sure that your steps are legitimate (there are some problems with this that I will talk about in the complaints section) and for every 1000 verified Sweatcoin steps you are given once Sweatcoin, minus a 5% commission.

Most people using this app are probably going to be free members, which will place a daily cap of 5 Sweatcoins that they can earn, which may not sound like much but it is plenty.

Using The App

Using the app really couldn't be any easier, or at least I don't see how it could be. After installing the app and getting things set up, which doesn't take long at all, it will simply run in the background and there is really nothing you have to do.

When you open up the app you will see a very simple layout as is shown in the screenshot below. It will show you the total steps taken for the day and the total Sweatcoins earned, which are the result of your "Sweatcoin verified" steps, which are the steps that have been verified to be legitimate by the anti-cheat algorithm.

Really you don't have to do anything at all, besides of course taking steps as you normally would on a daily basis. The app runs silent in the background and the steps you take are automatically sent to be verified every so often, so really all you have to do is keep doing what you are doing and maybe monitor it every once in a while to make sure things are running smoothly.

How Much Money Can You Realistically Make?

While a lot of people are promoting this app as some amazing way to make cash on the side, I'm going to give you the cold hard reality here and tell you that you will not realistically make much of any money with this. The people that you see acting like this is some newfound path to financial freedom are just promoting it to make some extra money, or at least that is how it usually seems to be.

The fact of the matter is that you will not make much… Even if you do a heck of a lot of walking on a daily basis. You see, there is a difference between the total number of steps taken and "Sweatcoin verified" steps. One of the big complaints about this app is that the step tracker is not all that great and I have never seen anyone who even comes close to being rewarded for all of their steps taken.

Not only does the step tracker not work all that great, but Sweatcoin is a real stickler when it comes to verifying the legitimate steps. Their anti-cheat algorithm really doesn't seem to be all that great and often times seems to cheat the people who really are taking legitimate steps instead of stopping those who aren't.

That said, they do help people out a bit by giving things like the Daily Bonuses, which are bonuses that you can earn 1 Sweatcoin from simply by clicking a button to claim the bonus. You will then be directed to watch an ad or something along these lines in order to get your bonus.

However, you have to be quick at this because if you wait too long you will get the message of "Sorry, all of my Daily Bonuses are attending other users. Please come back later!" This bonus is reset 5 hours after you claim it so if you do get this message you shouldn't have to wait long.

The Referral Program

Just like pretty much any app out there, there is a referral program where you can get rewarded for referring other people to use the app.

You get paid 5 Sweatcoins for every successful referral you bring in. That said, it's not like you can just start referring in a bunch of dummy accounts and get credit for them. The referrals you bring in will be verified to be real and legitimate so you can't really cheat the system here.

If you want to help me and my site out so I can keep writing honest reviews like this, you can join with my referral link here. This will not cost you anything but will help me out.


As I talked about earlier, companies promote their products/services here and this is partly how the Sweatcoin app makes money to be able to pay you.

You can find all sorts of various rewards here, including things like workout gear, trial services, PayPal cash, gadgets, etc.

Some of the current rewards that are available to me right now include the following…

  • 4 months of free Tidal music - 4.99
  • iPhone XS - 20k
  • $1,000 in cash - 20k
  • $50 Nike gift card - 3,650
  • $50 Starbucks gift card - 3,648
  • Fabric Smart Speaker - 2,499.99

But the available rewards change and I think they even vary depending on your location. Right now there really aren't all that many rewards available, but in the future I think there will be a lot more companies promoting through this app. And besides, as long as there is some form of cash available, whether it be via PayPal or direct deposit into your bank account, that is good enough for me.

And yes, some of these rewards are extremely expensive and may seem far out of reach. However, for some rewards you can actually pull your money together with friends to get rewards you wouldn't be able to afford on your own.


Now on to the section you have all been waiting for, the complaints. You might want to grab a snack and to sit back for this, because there are a fair number of complaints that I will be going over, all of which I think are worth mentioning.

Takes Forever to Earn Enough

As you already know, it takes a while to earn Sweatcoins. I mentioned that most people don't even come close to getting credit for all of the steps they actually take, and many of the rewards are very expensive which means it will take forever to earn enough.

This is a complaint, but then again… This app is free to use and you are getting paid to do something that is healthy and that you will be doing regardless.

You Have to Pay Shipping

Of course this depends on what reward you are going for, but yes many of them you will have to pay shipping on. It is not like Amazon prime where you can get free 2 day shipping. But this makes sense… Making the customer pay for shipping is probably how it should be. We are just getting to used to awesome services like Amazon.

App Takes Too Much Commission

The app does take 5% commissions out of the Sweatcoins that you earn. Some people will complain about this, but I don't really see 5% being all that much. Anyways, it is what it is.

Step Count Is Off 

This is either the number one complaint out there, or it is in a tie with the next complaint I will go over.

The step count is off! How annoying is that? You take a certain number of steps in the app claims that you have taken less steps than you actually have. There have been plenty of people who have actually counted their steps or have used good quality pedometers to notice this difference.

It appears that if you are walking slowly the app might not give you credit for the steps.

The "Anti-Cheat" Algorithm

And after having less recorded steps then you actually talk, your steps still need to pass through the "anti-cheat" algorithm in order to become verified. This will whack off another portion of the steps you talk… Because they won't be considered "Sweatcoin verified steps".

There are a a lot of people complaining about this "anti-cheat" algorithm, claiming that it is just cheating the people who are actually taking legitimate steps and not trying to cheat the system.

I have read reviews from people claiming they have taken as much as 6000 steps, yet having gotten verified for 1000 of them. Now of course I have no way of verifying these claims and it could be completely understandable that these people are getting credit, but I think is worth mentioning.

Only Works Outside

The app clearly states that it only converts GPS-verified outdoor steps, not indoor steps. It tells you this after you install the app and open it for the first time. I am not sure the reason behind this, but it is definitely a downside.

That said, I see a lot of complaints from people who are mad about how they walk around all day at the office and don't get credit, or work at at some restaurant where they walk in insane amount each night but don't get credit. Well of course you are going to get credit… This walking is all done inside and it clearly states that you will not be getting credit for indoor steps.

It Takes a Toll On Your Battery

As you can imagine this app takes a toll on your device's battery, as any app will when it is running. Now it doesn't drain your battery like crazy and I guess I would consider it inefficient app, but it does take a noticeable toll on the battery and this can be a bit annoying.

Pros v Cons


  • Free to use
  • You get paid doing what you are going to do regardless
    • When you can get paid to do something you are going to do regardless, it doesn't get any more awesome
  • Works automatically
    • As I mentioned, this app runs in the background and is super easy to use
  • Gives you incentive to stay healthy
    • Now you can earn a little bit of extra money by taking more steps in staying more healthy, a win/win
  • You can earn free money
    • Remember, this app is free to use and you don't have to do anything extra… It is basically a way to earn free money
  • Can be fun
    • This can be fun, especially if you have some competition among friends


  • Can be frustrating when it doesn't give you credit for steps
    • Not getting credit for the steps you take can be extremely frustrating. I'm sure you can imagine
  • You don't earn much
    • You will not earn much and many of the reviews out there are misleading, misrepresenting the earning potential that is actually here
  • Not enough variety of rewards
    • I would like to see more variety when it comes to the rewards offered, but I think there will be improvement on this in the future and at least there is a way to get good old cash for your Sweatcoins
  • Drains phone battery

Scam or Not?

Most of the people calling the Sweatcoin app a scam are those who have not gotten credit for the amount of steps they have taken and are frustrated. Many of these people probably have gotten screwed over by the "anti-cheat" algorithm and many others probably just aren't using the app correctly, but whatever the case they feel cheated.

I understand that there is definitely a lot of room for improvement with this app, but in no way do I see it being a scam. There are people who are using this and are getting paid… Simple as that. It would be hard imagining that a scam could possibly raise over $6 million and have legitimate and trustworthy companies providing their products on it... Definitely not a scam.

Conclusion: Is This App Worth Your Time?

But just because it is in a scam doesn't necessarily mean that it is worth your time. Some people are going to benefit much more from this app than others. It is obvious that a teacher walking around in school hallways all day is going to benefit far less than a landscaper who is constantly walking around outdoors. But again, you could look at it in the way that both people are getting paid for doing what they are going to do regardless. Even the schoolteacher is going to walk outside at some point, or at least I would think so.

I personally think this app is pretty darn cool and it is something that I recommend. I would at least recommend giving it a try and seeing how much you can earn. You never really know until you try and since it is free, you have nothing to lose. 

Download the Sweatcoin App here to get started!

Please leave any comments or questions you may have below. I will get back to you as soon as humanly possible 🙂

Is getting paid to be active not for you? Then check out the Ibotta app. It is a cash back app that pays you to shop, which you are going to do regardless. I know... it's a lot different from Sweatcoin but I think it is something you might like.

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Apps That Pay You, Cashback Programs

GetUpside Review – Scam App or Easy Money? [Read Before Downloading]

We have all heard of cash back programs where you can earn cash back for your normal purchases, such as shopping in stores and eating out at restaurants, but what about buying gas? Well… With the GetUpside app you can actually earn cash back when buying gas, which is almost unheard of.

Sounds pretty awesome doesn't it?… Being able to get gas at a lower price than is advertised that the pump.

But is this app really that great? What are the downsides? Is it possible that it is just one big scam in one way or another, or that is going to be a waste of your time? In this GetUpside review I'll be going over all you need to know beforehand. 

Overall I like what this app is doing and it is something that I recommend if you have a car and pay for gas regularly, and live in the right area, but there are a few downsides I'll be going over that you should know about as well.

GetUpside App Review

Name: GetUpside

Availability: iOS and Android devices

Type: Cash back on gas & more

Recommended?: Yes, but there are some downsides


After downloading the app you can enter my promo code - KYLE6775 - to get an extra $0.15 per gallon off on your first use.

What Is GetUpside?

GetUpside is an app that is available for iOS devices as well as android devices that you can use to get cash back when filling your car up with gas. For example, you can potentially go to your local BP gas station and pay 9 cents less per gallon than it is advertised. And since many of us have our own vehicles and pay for gas regularly, this can be a huge deal in a really nice/easy way to save/make a little bit of extra money.

Additionally, with this app you can also earn cash back doing things like shopping at grocery stores, eating out at restaurants, and even on car-washes, all of which I will be going over in much more detail.

How Is It Possible To Save Money Like This?

But how is this possible? You may be wondering how they can possibly give you cash back for gas like this? 

Well... It works in the same way that many other cashback programs out there work, like BeFrugal, DOSH, and Ibotta for example: GetUpside partners with gas stations all over it and helps to advertise their gas prices through the app. This in turn helps drive more traffic to these gas stations and brings them more customers. The gas stations then pay GetUpside a percentage of the payment made for gas by customers for help bringing them these customers in the first place.

It is a win/win for everyone. The gas stations get more customers and make more money, GetUpside get paid for helping drive these customers to the gas stations through their app, and we (the customers and users of the app) get cash back on gas, which we are going to buy regardless. 

Overview of How It Works

I'll be going over everything in much more detail, but first I want to do a brief overview of how it all works… How you will be able to get cash back you go to the gas station and fill up your car.

Step 1: Download the Free App

The first step, of course, is to download the app which is free to do at You can do this by going to the App Store if you have an iOS device, or the Google Play store if you have an android device.

After downloading the app and installing it, you will be able to enter a referral code. If you use my code, which is KYLE6775, you will be able to get a bonus $0.15 off your first use… Meaning you get an additional $0.15 off per gallon on top of the discount that is already in place.

Step 2: Find Offers in Your Area

Once inside the app you will be able to find offers (cash back offers) in your area. The app will automatically detect your location and will display all the offers nearby.

Step 3: Claim Offers

When you find an offer that you like claim it. You will have to claim your offer before actually purchasing the gas or whatever it is that the offer has to do with.

Step 4: Verify Purchase

Next up you will have to verify your purchase. This is done by uploading a receipt, which is a very simple and straightforward process.

Step 5: Get Cash Back!

Once your purchase is verified your account will be credited with cash back. You will then be able to withdraw your cash back by a variety of different methods that I will go over shortly.

Location Restriction: You Must Live Here to Use This App!

One of the big downsides that this app has is that it is only available in certain areas of the USA, which include states on the East Coast. Well I guess ancient say that the app is only available in these areas, but there are only offers available in these areas… Meaning that GetUpside is only partnered with gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, etc. in these areas.

Currently, the following states are listed on their website as having a good amount of offers available…

  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Maryland
  • North Carolina
  • New York
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia

That said, there are offers in other states as well. For example, I live in Pennsylvania and there is a Sunoco gas station nearby that I can use to get cash back with this app. Also, I was browsing the map and found that there are also offers in states like Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and more.

So just because your state isn't listed above doesn't mean that there aren't any offers in your area and that you can't earn cash back on gas… It is just that the states listed above are the "main" states were offers exist. The states are full of cash back offers.

Don't Live In Any of These Areas? Then check out the Ibotta app which you can earn cash back with nationwide.

Cash Back On Gas

Since cash back on gas is the "claim to fame" over this app, let's go into more detail on this.

When you first open up the app be able to choose what type of gas you normally buy, meaning the grade of the gas. You can choose from the following:

  • Regular - 87
  • Mid-grade - 89
  • Premium - 91-93
  • Diesel
  • Other - (E85, Super Premium, etc)

After selecting the grade of gas you are interested in the app will then do its thing and find all of the available offers nearby.

As you can see below, the only offer available to me is cash back of $0.09 per gallon at Sunoco, but this is because I live in Pennsylvania as I mentioned above.

But anyways, when you click on an offer to claim it, it will then provide more details about the offer and will provide you with a map and directions via Google maps.

And just to give you an idea of how good this app is in certain areas, take a look at the screenshot displayed below. I was browsing the map and this is just a section of Florida that is filled with different cashback offers. If you live here there are plenty to choose from and that the more I zoom in on the map, the more pop up.

This is just an example I wanted to give to show you the potential of this app. Where I live it isn't very good, but for some people it could be well worth the download.

The Process of Getting Cash Back on Gas

So after you claim an offer you will have four hours to make your purchase and then you can upload your receipt. Why is there a time limit? I don't really know… That's just how it is.

When you go to upload your receipt it is very simple. The app uses the camera on your phone and you will be able to easily snap a picture to verify the purchase.

Cash Back on Groceries, Restaurants, and more..

As I mentioned, getting cash back on gas is by far the main part of this app, but you can also earn cash back on groceries, restaurants, and more. However, getting cash back for groceries and at restaurants is only available for people in the DC area.

The way you can earn shopping for groceries and eating out at restaurants is the same as with buying gas. You will be able to see the offers available in your area and you will then be able to claim them, upload a receipt after purchase, and get your cash back.

Luckily when it comes to getting cash back on groceries you are not required to make your purchase within four hours. This would be rather difficult for some people and would require you to be in a frenzy within the grocery store.

It is also advertise that you can save up to 20% cashback at convenience stores and up to 60% cashback on car washes, although I have yet to actually see these offers myself.

Referral Program

This app, like most apps, has a referral program that you can make money with by referring your friends to download and use the app.

When you refer a friend in they make their first purchase they will get an extra $0.15 off per gallon and you will make $0.15 per gallon that they buy. However, after that initial purchase you will only make one cent for every gallon that they purchase. So it is nice to have a referral program, but this is probably not something many people make much of any money with.

How You Get Paid

And now on to what we all need to know… How you actually get paid. It can be exciting to see money coming into your account within the app, but this money doesn't really mean anything until it is in your bank account or able to be used in some other way.

Luckily, there are a good amount of withdrawal options available. You can choose to cash out your money via PayPal, choose to get a check, or even choose to have an e-gift card emailed to you.

One thing that is very nice, which I think is worth mentioning, is that there is not a minimum withdrawal threshold, meaning that you can withdraw your money even when you only have a couple dollars. However… If you do withdraw less than $15 to PayPal or choose to have a check sent to you of less than $50, there is a one dollar fee applied. This fee can be waived if you cash out above the said amounts, or it can be waived in cashing out via PayPal if you refer at least one friend to use the app.

When it comes to e-gift cards there really aren't all that many choices. However, they do have Amazon e-gift cards available which is nice to see, because you can buy pretty much anything with one of them.

The Downsides

As I said in the beginning, overall I really like this app and what it offers, but there are definitely some downsides to it. Some of which worth mentioning include:

Location Restriction

The fact that this app is only available in a small number of states is a real disappointment. I am sure it will continue to expand if it keeps doing what it's doing, but as I am writing this the majority of people in the United States are not going to be able to make any use of it.

The Fine Print

And there is also the fine print, which I have not whenever yet. The fine print mentions that you must use a credit or debit card, you must make your purchase within four hours of claiming the offer, that an offer is only valid for the first 50 gallons of gas purchased, cashback is reduced when combined with other discounts, and so on…

Now some of this is no problem. For example, I see no problem in having four hours to make a purchase. I think that is ample time to fill up with gas after claiming an offer.

However, the fact that an offer is only valid for the first 50 gallons of gas purchased is a bummer, and I am also a bit confused about this. Does this mean that after purchasing 50 gallons of gas at a particular gas station you can no longer get cash back at the gas station? Or does this just mean the offer is only valid for 50 gallons of gas for anyone purchase, meaning that you could purchase gas a couple days later at the same gas station and still receive cash back (because this would be a different purchase). If anyone knows the answer to this and could clear it up for me and my readers that would be great.

Complaints About GetUpside

When reviewing an app like this I always like to make sure to write a section about complaints, complaints that are common among other users.

Overall this app has really good reviews and a really good rating. On Google Play it has an overall rating of 4.5/5 stars, which is very good. But there are some complaints worth mentioning and these include…

App Crashes

There are a fair number of complaints I came across about the app crashing when you go to open it… Which of course makes it unusable and is a major problem. However, most people seem to have absolutely no problem like this.

I'm not what the technical problem is behind this, or if it happens on specific devices, but it is just something worth mentioning.

Gas Grade Problems

Another complaint that I came across multiple times when doing my research is that some people are getting cash back for a lesser gas grade than they actually bought. For example, people are buying premium gas which usually offers a higher cashback percentage, but instead getting credited for buying regular gas and getting a lower cashback percentage.

Now GetUpside does state that if a receipt does not specify the particular grade of gas purchased then you will be credited as having bought regular gas, but some people complaining claim that their receipts did state the particular type of gas purchased.

It appears that this could be a problem with the app reading receipts or something of this nature.

Update: It seems that this issue has been fixed.

Support Issues

As with just about every app out there nowadays, this app does not offer very good support. This is just the world we live in nowadays… Full of automated answering machines and prewritten email replies.

If you do end up having some technical problem with the app or are not rightfully credited with the cashback you deserve, it is probably going to be a bit of a pain getting things sorted. That said, it does seem that the support team is honest and what they do, it just might take them a while to get around and actually support you.

Scam or Not?

The big question… Is GetUpside a scam? 

Absolutely not. I know there are some people out there calling this app a scam, but I don't see it being a scam in any way. Sure, I bet some people have been screwed over due to some technical glitch or something along these lines, but that the stone not make a scam and you will have this sort of thing with any app out there, regardless of how good it is.

Is This App Worth Your Time?

Do you purchase gas? Do you live in one of the areas mentioned at the beginning of this review, where there are lots of offers available? Do you like to make/save money and do you think it would be nice to earn some cash back when you go to the gas station, which you are going to do regardless?

Well, if you answered yes to these questions then this app is worth your time, but of course this is just my opinion.

There are people making $15-$25 in a little over a month's time with this app, but of course this completely depends on how much gas you purchase on a regular basis and on how good of offers you have in your area. But the point is that with this app you can make a little bit of extra money doing what you already do and what you are going to continue to do even if you don't download the app.

So why not download the app? After all, it's free to do and very easy to use.

And again, if you do want to download the app you can use my promo code KYLE6775 to get an extra $0.15 off per gallon on your first purchase, which can really add up. This would also help me out so that I can keep this site running and keep writing awesome reviews.

But anyways… I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Please leave any comments or questions down below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

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Income Shift Pro
Marketing Systems

Income Shift Pro – Scam or Legit Opportunity? [Review]

Welcome to my review of Income Shift Pro.

Are you wondering what Income Shift Pro is all about, whether or not it is worth buying into, or maybe even is Income Shift Pro a scam? Well then you want to read my review.

This opportunity is often promoted in a way that makes it seem better than it really is… Which is the point of me writing this review now. The goal here is to give you a more realistic overview of what exactly this system is and whether or not it is right for you, so that you can make a more informed decision before deciding to go through and purchase it or not.

And by the way, I am not affiliated with this system in any way, so you can expect an unbiased review. I'll be going over the goods and the bads of it all. 

Income Shift Pro Review

Name: Income Shift Pro

Product Type: Marketing system for myEcon

Recommended?: Yes and no (I'll explain)

Income Shift Pro Review

Don't feel like reading this whole review? I get it… Reading can be a pain. If not, you can use the handy little quick navigation box below to jump to certain sections…

What Is My Income Shift Pro?

I'm not sure what you already know about Income Shift Pro so I'll be starting off with a high level overview.

In a nutshell, Income Shift Pro (which I will be referring to as ISP throughout this review) is a marketing system for the MLM business myEcon, which I will also talk all about coming up soon in case you are not familiar with this business. You find this out right away, because if you go through the process of joining ISP, the first step will be to join myEcon, as you can see below…

The real money making opportunity here is myEcon and ISP just helps you promote the opportunity better and more easily so that you can make more money. The marketing system was actually created by associates of myEcon which is a good sign because the people who created it are also using it.

Overall I do believe that ISP can be well worth the money, at only $25 per month. That said, this is still not something I would recommend for everyone as I will get into later in this review.

Warning: Not As Easy As It Seems

I want to make it very clear that there is a good chance making money with Income Shift Pro, or maybe I should say myEcon along with the aid of Income Shift Pro, is not as easy as you have been led to believe.

I've seen promotions telling you that if you have a computer, smart phone or tablet, and Internet connection, then you can make money with this opportunity. This leads you to believe that it is incredibly easy and that just about anybody could do it. I mean, based on some of what you are told you would be led to believe that an eight-year-old can do it… Which is simply not true.

While you can make money with this, and some people make a heck of a lot, this is definitely a lot harder than some of the misleading promotions tell you.

A Look at the Marketing System

Before I get into all of this, I just want to make it very clear that you do not actually need ISP to make money with myEcon. As stated, this is simply a marketing system that helps you make money with it, but is not absolutely necessary and many people probably don't even use it.

When you purchase your $25 per month membership you will get access to pre-made landing pages for promoting myEcon, a place where you can store your leads and manage them, different tools that make it easy to follow up with your leads, and some training.

Below you can see a screenshot of what it looks like inside the dashboard. What you are seeing here is a bunch of pre-made landing pages for promoting the opportunity. These pages are very professional looking and I don't see any reason why they wouldn't be effective. There is no doubt that using landing pages like this would increase your chances of promoting this opportunity successfully compared to just posting direct links to myEcon around social media and stuff.

The lead storage manager allows you to check on your leads and you can also choose to export them if you want to maybe move them to another marketing system or do something along those lines. 

The Tool Box is one of the more helpful areas of this marketing system. You are provided with:

  • Email Blast
  • SMS Blast
  • Statistics
  • Email Autoresponder
  • SMS Autoresponder
  • Campaign Tracking

What these tools allow you to do is easily blast out tons of emails or SMS messages to your leads along with the ability to set up autoresponder campaigns, via email or SMS, and of course you have the statistics and tracking to make sure you are on the right path.

For the email autoresponder, they also have pre-written messages that you can follow up on your leads with, making things a little bit easier for the beginner.

When it comes to the training, there isn't much to say. This is where ISP is lacking big time in my opinion. There is training on setting up the marketing system, testing your sales funnel, integrating third-party autoresponders, getting your domain set up and more… But nothing on traffic generation here, which is where it is lacking.

However, you will have the ability to get some training in the private Facebook group that I will discuss later in this review.

What The Heck Is myEcon?

If you don't already know what myEcon it is, then you're probably really wondering about it. After all, this is the real money making opportunity here and ISP just helps you promote it in order to make money. Maybe I should have covered this first, but there is a lot going on here and I didn't really know where to include the section.

Anyhow, I'm going to try to make this short and compact as I can, but I do have to do a good bit of explaining because this is very important.


myEcon (located at is a MLM business that sells a wide variety of products, mostly dealing with finances.

What the heck is a MLM? A MLM, which stands for multilevel marketing, is a business that has a pyramid-like structure and relies heavily on recruitment of new members, which is why so many people call MLM's pyramid schemes. While MLM businesses do sell products to the general public, they are most known for their business opportunities that you are able to join and then make money with by either selling products or recruiting other people into the business.


The products that are in this place is lineup include the following. They are all third-party products as far as I know, which really makes me question things. It appears that this MLM business was largely created for the "business opportunity" part and not so much for the actual selling a product to the general public. This seems to be placed more on the back burner, which is why almost every formation you find online for myEcon is about the business opportunity.

But anyways, here's a list and some details of the different products they sell… And by the way, as an associate (which is what you are called when you join the business opportunity) you will have access to all of these different products without paying the additional price.

  • ID Defender
    • Provides ID protection services as well as ID restoration if you would need it.
    • $8.99/mo for individual plans
  • Smart Credit System
    • Helps you better your credit.
    • $99.95 one time payment
  • Cashflow Manager
    • System that stores your transactions to help you manage your money. Makes things easier for you by automatically capturing online receipts.
    • $10.95/mo after 7 day free trial
  • Road Assure 
    • Roadside assistance service. Provides towing, battery jumpstart, flat tire change, lockout and more.
    • $7.99/mo
  • Cashback Mall
    • Have their own cashback program where you can get cashback on online purchases. If you are familiar with the BeFrugal or Ibotta cashback programs then you know how these things work.
  • Book Travel
    • Just sends you over to
  • Coffees
    • Not much to say here... they sell coffee.
  • Health and Nutrition
    • Health products. As I'm writing this they are selling a product called MSM and Daily Ultimate.

The Compensation Plan

The compensation plan is where it's at. Sure, the products can be useful and of benefit to many people. I mean who doesn't benefit from a nice cup of coffee on a Wednesday morning? But the business opportunities the main focus here. In fact, it seems that the overwhelming majority of people that have anything to do with myEcon are just trying to make money with the business opportunity and don't really give a crap about the products.

The compensation plan is all about moving up the different ranks within the business, which in turn unlock more and more of the compensation plan and allow you to earn more and more money.

Everyone starts out as a MD, or Marketing Director, which is where I will start my explanation of the plan…

Marketing Director

In order to start out this business it will cost you $34.95 for the monthly membership.

As a MD you will be able to get 15% CV (Commissionable Volume). CV is just a dollar amount that is assigned to each product that is sold by myEcon and is used to calculate commissions. This sort of thing is typical of all MLM's.

When you recruit in two new MD's you will get $10 commissions for each, and this will be the up to the rank of EVP (Executive Vice President).

Executive Vice President

Besides recruiting in 2 new MDs, you can also sell $200 worth of CV on your own to make it to this rank.

As an EVP you will be able to create what are called "baseshops", which start with your third recruit. Your third recruit will form your first baseshop and you will get $35 for this recruit.

What really separates EVP from MD is how you are able to earn on level 2. Not only will you be able to earn $35 for your personal recruits, but you also earn $25 for the people that they recruit in. This is where the MLM part of it starts to come into play.

At the rank of EVP, you also earn higher retail commissions. Instead of earning 15% CV as you did it as a MD, you will earn 25% CV and will even have the ability to increase this the more you sell in specific time frames.


You will also be able to earn from what are called "generations". When one of your recruits in your baseshop recruits into other people, they move up to the rank of EVP as well and they then form your first generation.

At the EVP rank, you will be able to earn three generations deep, but there is much more to it than that. There are multiple higher ranks than EVP and by reaching these ranks you can increase your earnings down more generations, as I will discuss below.

It's All About Recruitment...

I think it is pretty obvious that the compensation plan is focused around recruitment. I do like how they have what they call the "super affiliate bonus", which is where you can increase your earnings by personally making more sales, but there is no doubt that the majority of the focus is placed on recruitment of other associates.

After bringing in those first two recruits, the goal is to keep on recruiting people into your bakeshop, where you will earn $35 and their first two recruits will then bring you $25. Then of course the cycle will repeat itself as those people recruiting others and do the same thing you just it.

And this is where Income Shift Pro comes into play… It helps you gather leads and recruit people into the system more easily.

The table above shows the compensation plan for myEcon. This gives you a better idea of what you are looking at. As you can see there are multiple other ranks above EVP and as you move up the ranks, you will be able to earn commissions down more generations.

How you get to these ranks? As you can imagine is all about recruitment. To achieve each of these higher ranks you will have to have a minimum number of associates in your downline, as follows…

  • EVP Gold
    • Need 30 associates in your downline
  • EVP Platinum
    • Need 200 associates in downline
  • EVP Infinity
    • Need 800 associates in downline

If You Don't Recruit You WILL FAIL

I suppose failure is largely subjective. Maybe some people consider making an extra $200 a month a success, but many other people would consider that a failure.

The bottom line is that if you don't recruit people in constantly, and take advantage of the recruitment-focused compensation plan, then you will probably fail… Or at the very least will find it much more difficult to make money.

The Big Downside

Okay... So now you know what myEcon it is and how you can make money from this business. But let's get back to Income Shift Pro now in talk about the big downside.

The system is great for capturing leads, managing those leads and following up with them. This marketing system can definitely help you out and make things a whole lot easier when it comes to recruiting people in. HOWEVER… There is one piece of the puzzle missing, one important variable in the equation.

How are you going to get those leads in the first place? In order to get leads you are going to need traffic, but how are you going to get this traffic?

As I explained earlier when I went over what all is included in the ISP membership area, there is definitely a lack of training. In fact… There is no training on traffic generation. And if you don't have any traffic being sent to your pre-made professional looking lead page, you are not going to be gathering any leads and you aren't going to be making any money.

You can have the nicest system in the world, but with no traffic is going to be just that… A nice system that isn't making you any money.

And The Solution

There it is somewhat of a solution, but not a very good one.

The in the real training you can get for traffic generation comes from the private ISP Facebook group that you will be invited to join. The group appears to be very active in there is training provided on various aspects of online marketing, including getting traffic.

In addition to this, you also can learn a lot from this Facebook group by seeing what others post and what is working for them, what is not, etc. The Facebook group can be a big help.

I've been involved with other "systems" in the past, not this one, but I can tell you that being able to communicate directly with other members that are going through and working towards the same thing you are is a big help.

Is Income Shift Pro Worth The Price?

To be honest, I am not a fan of MLM's and I definitely not a fan of myEcon since this company is mainly built for the MLM business opportunity and not so much focused on the products. I don't know if you are able to catch this, but MLM businesses are not exactly my cup of tea, and for good reasons that I will discuss soon.

That said, since making money in this business is all about recruitment and ISP can help you with this, I think it is easily worth the $25 per month membership price. In fact, I think it could potentially be worth a lot more than that.

The pre-made landing pages, the SMS and email autoresponder, and the ability to communicate with other people using the system through the private Facebook group, along with other things… I think that is definitely worth $25 per month.

Why So Cheap?

You may be wondering why the system is being sold for so cheap, and the answer is simple. The people that created ISP are part of myEcon. They want you, and others buying into the system, to recruit in as many people as possible because this also makes them more money due to the MLM structure in play.

Pros v Cons


  • Makes marketing myEcon a whole lot simpler
    • Pre-made landing pages, autoresponders, etc
  • Very affordable
    • $25/mo isn't bad at all in my opinion
  • Created by people that are also using the system
  • Active Facebook group


  • Lack of training
    • Not an all-in-one system, lacking training when it comes to traffic generation (which is key)
  • Most people make little to nothing with MLM's like myEcon (I'll go over this soon)
  • Will be promoting this opportunity in somewhat of a misleading way
    • Maybe you won't, maybe you well, but there is no doubt that this work-at-home opportunity is often promoted in a rather deceptive way that makes it seem much better than it really is, which is commonplace in the online marketing world.

Is This Something I'd Recommend?

In the very beginning of this review I said both Yes and No to whether or not I would recommend this system. The reason I said this is because I do not care for MLM's and I don't personally recommend them. That said, if you are all gung ho on getting involved with myEcon I definitely do think that ISP can help and is something worth getting involved in.

You may be wondering, well why do I not like MLM's? The reason is simple… Most people fail with them and this is the way it will always be due to their pyramid-like structure, which I will now discuss…

Why Most People Will Fail

There are so many MLM opportunities out there and they all have one thing in common… The majority of people that get involved with them end up failing miserably. Some people claim that 95% of people that get involved in MLM's fail. Now of course the statistic will vary greatly depending on which MLM opportunity you are talking about, but there is no doubt that the failure rates are very high.

Why is this?

Well… It is the pyramid-like structure as I just mentioned that is the culprit. The more pyramid-like of a MLM structure that is in place, usually the higher the failure rate. This is because with a more pyramid-like structure, there is more focus placed on recruitment and less on product sales to the general public. All of this is explained in my post here.

The problem with this all is that commissions flow from the bottom of the pyramid to the top. What this means is that those at the top are getting more money in those at the bottom are having potential earnings taking away from them. And as we all know, there are always more people at the bottom than there are at the top and there always will be… Which is why this business model actually makes it harder for most people to make money and is the reason that most people fail.

The reason MLM's are so luring and so attractive is because they provide lots of growth potential. There are usually many ranks and lots of room to move up to earn more money, but of course most people will fail to ever do this.

I couldn't find any official income disclosure for myEcon to prove my point here, which is suspicious by the way, but I have reviewed dozens of MLM's (Max International, Nucerity, etc) and know this is how things work.

A Good Alternative

A good work-at-home alternative to MLM's is affiliate marketing, which is when you promote products online and earn commissions, but there is no need to recruit other people in. The reason I am bringing this up is because this is actually how I make a living working online and I know how lucrative it can be.

If you want to get involved with affiliate marketing then there is no better place to start than the Wealthy Affiliate training program, which is where I got started back in 2015. The reason I recommend this place over others is because I know it works from my personal experience.

But anyways… I'm not going to get into it all here in this post… If you want to learn more you can click the button below to read my review…

Note: While affiliate marketing is a good alternative, and is one that I would personally recommend over MLM's without a doubt, there are still a lot of people that fail in this industry as well.

But anyways… I hope you enjoyed this review of Income Shift Pro and found it helpful. I hope I cleared some things up for you and give you a much better picture of what is really going on here so that you can make a more informed decision of whether or not to get involved. Please like and share this post if you found it helpful. Also, leave any comments or questions down below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

PS: Here is a list of my top recommended ways to make money online

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Cashback Programs

Is Shop Smarter a Scam? – What You Should Know

Is Shop Smarter a scam

Shop Smarter is a cashback program that pays a flat rate of 10% cashback on purchases made through them. But that is a heck of a high percentage to be giving back to members, so what is the catch? How are they able to give this much cashback and are there any downsides to this program? Is Shop Smarter a scam in one way or another?

There are a lot of different cashback programs out there so it is best to take the time and look into them beforehand so that you can choose the one that is best for you. In this review I’ll be going over how Shop Smarter works, how much money you can save, getting paid, membership cost, complaints and more.

Shop Smarter Review

Shop Smarter has three things that they offer: cashback, coupons, and a price comparison tool that you can use to compare prices on over 100 million items online.

There cashback program is the main part of the entire site in this is where they give you 10% back on your purchases that you make through their site. I have looked into and reviewed many cashback programs over the years, including TopCashBack, Ebates, Ibotta, BeFrugal, Mr Rebates, etc and I can tell you that 10% cashback is very high compared to others.

Now you might be wondering how they are even able to give you cashback. How can they possibly give you 10% cashback on your purchases? Well, they are actually affiliates for these different websites that they give cashback for shopping at. They get paid to drive business to these different sites, so when you use their portal to shop at an online store they get paid a commission for your purchase and Shop Smarter then turns around and gives you a share of this commission, which is 10%.

Shop Smarter looks like an amazing cashback program at first glance but there are some definite downsides to this place and some complaints that I will go over that you should know about.

How It Works

Once you are a member you will be able to browse through their 1000+ stores and shop where you wish.

You can use the price comparison tool to find specific items at the lowest prices and you can also find coupons at these stores plus earn cashback of course.

The coupons are somewhat of a hit or miss. You never really know what to expect. You might get coupons for free shipping, buy one get one free, a discount on certain products, etc.

After that you will complete your purchase as you normally would and you will receive your cashback usually within a week, after your purchases verified and everything

How Much Money Can You Save/Make?

They have a $1000 limit set for each calendar year, meaning that you only can earn up to $1000 each year in cashback and after that the site will be pretty much useless, except for getting coupons in using the price comparison tool.

This it is something that is pretty disappointing to me. Why would they have a $1000 limit like this? I mean as long as you are shopping through them they are still earning money, so why put a limit like this? It doesn’t really make much sense to me and this is definitely a downside to using this particular cashback program.

Getting Paid

You will be able to receive your cashback via a check once a month.

Checks are good and all, I mean at least you aren’t forced to receive your reward be a gift card, but I would still like to see some other payment options, such as PayPal for example.

Membership Cost

If you thought that membership was going to be free then you were kidding yourself. This is the big catch and this is why they are able to pay out such high percentages in cashback.

There are lots of free cashback programs out there but they generally don’t pay anywhere near 10%.

To become a member they offer a seven-day trial that only costs $1.97. After that you will have to pay $9.97 per month to remain a member. I have seen some people saying that it costs more than this to be a member each month, but I’m not sure what they’re talking about. As of right now, for me, it is $9.97 per month.


One of the nice things about being part of a cashback program that you have to pay for is that they have a fairly good support team.

Maybe you are having trouble using their site, maybe a link isn’t working properly, maybe you didn’t get credited for a purchase like you should have, or maybe you just want to cancel your membership… Well luckily they have a support team on standby to help you out.

When contacting support you have two options: You can email them and they will get back to you within 24 hours or you can call their life phone number at 800-254-6536. I’m not sure what times exactly they will answer the phone but it is nice to see a cashback program like this offering live phone support.


Everything sounds pretty good up to this point, right? You can earn up to $1000 per year in cashback and the membership only cost $9.97 per month… Not too bad. But are there any other downsides the site? What are other members complaining about?

Whenever I look into complaints for programs like this I look on independent review sites, such as SiteJabber where anyone can go in easily leave their own review. What I found when looking into the complaints here is that there are a heck of a lot of them. On SiteJabber they actually have a pretty bad rating of only 1.5/5 stars with over 100 user reviews.

Some of the top complaints that I have found include the following…

Account Locked For No Reason

Some people claim that their accounts have been locked for alleged Terms of Service violations, which they say never happened. For example, one person says they were accused of using this site for business purchases, which is a violation of the TOS, but in reality they were never using it for business purposes… It was a false accusation that led to their account being locked.

That said, I don’t really see the point in Shop Smarter locking people’s accounts for no reason because they want people to use their site and chop through them, which is how they get paid.

Being Charged Without Signing Up

I have actually read multiple complaints about people saying they have been charged without actually signing up as a member. I’m not sure how this would happen and how this place would even get a hold of their credit card information without them signing up, but I think this is worth bringing to your attention.

Misleading Ads

Apparently Shop Smarter has some fairly misleading advertising practices that some members claim they have signed up through without realizing that there is going to be a recurring monthly fee.

Some members have one on for a year without even realizing they have been charged each and every month and then have been unable to be refunded for their payments.

I have not personally seen any of these ads, but just be careful and make sure you know what you’re getting into before hand.

Make It Difficult to Get Cashback

There or a fair number of people claiming that this place is just a pain in the butt and makes it very difficult for you to get your cashback, which you rightfully deserve. Some people are saying that they will make you jump through bunch of hoops and submit evidence to them showing that your purchase is legit.

I know that places like this have to make sure that you are following the roles, but this place seems to be policing their members a little too harshly and just making things overly difficult.

Final Thoughts – Worth Joining or Not?

Ok… Well first off Shop Smarter is not a scam. They are a legitimate cashback program and you really can earn money via cashback through them. That said, whether they are worth joining or not is a different question. They do pay high amounts of cashback but you have to pay a monthly membership cost to be able to retain your membership and there are a lot of complaints from people basically saying that they screw their members over.

There are many different cashback programs out there and personally I would go with BeFrugal over all of them. BeFrugal is a free cashback program that has a very good reputation and pays rather high cashback percentages for being free. They don’t pay 10%, or at least not as often as Shop Smarter does, but they do pay high compared to other free programs. Another upside to BeFrugal is that they are partnered with nearly 5000 stores and have a lot more offers to choose from.

 >> Visit BeFrugal Here <<

Anyway, I wish you luck on your cashback shopping and if you aren’t receiving cashback on this shopping you already do then you’re missing out.

Looking to earn more than just cash back? Check out my list of top ways to make money online HERE.

Please leave any questions, comments, or concerns below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

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Wifi Wealth System Review
Funnel Sales System

Wifi Wealth System Review – Unlimited $80 Commissions or a Scam?

Wifi Wealth System is a system created by a woman named Angie that claims to be able to provide you with unlimited $80 commissions. But does it really live up to all the hype or is this just a waste of time to get involved in? Is Wifi Wealth System a scam that you should avoid?

In this review I will be going over how the system works. If you went through the videos that Angie put together then you probably have a fairly complete idea of how this works, but there are a few things I will better explain.

Wifi Wealth System Review

When you first start out watching the introduction video for the Wifi Wealth System Angie tells you that she is going to provide you with her exact $400 per day wealth system. She claims that this is a “free done for you” system and that there are “no strings attached”… It is 100% free to you.

Is it really free? The truth is that Yes the system is free, however you will have to pay money to set it up, as you will see.

Now why is she giving away the system for free? This is a question that she does not answer and the answer to it is because she is making money off of you and others that join, which is going to be the same thing that you will be doing as well as everyone also joins.

She tells you that there are not many copies of the system and that you’re going to want to sign up ASAP, but this is likely not true because systems like this usually allowing as many people as they possibly can get since this is how they make money.

High Level Overview of The System

The system is free to use but funnels people into other offers. So when you join the system for free you will then be funneled into joining three other programs, some of which you will have to pay money for. Then what you will do is go out and promote this same Wifi Wealth System two other people and when they join for free they will be funneled into these same three offers. When they spend money buying into these offers you will then make money.

So all you will be doing is promoting the final system and it will then be funneling people into these three offers just as you are funneled into. There are quite a bit of funnel systems like this out there. Digital Genius LabFreedom Funnel Systems & Funnel X Project are three others that I have reviewed recently.

The 3 Step Funnel

Step 1: Join Ebates

The first step of the final is to join Ebates. This is a cash back app that pays people to shop. There are many apps out there like this, such as Ibotta & DOSH. Basically what they do is get paid for promoting brands and products and pay customers in the form of cash back to shop.

But anyways, that isn’t the focus of joining Ebates here. The focus here is that you can earn referral bonuses when you get others to join Ebates as well, which the funnel system will be doing for you when you promote it. You will be able to earn up to $25 per referral once they join and spend money through Ebates.

Now you may be wondering how you will get credit when you promote the funnel system and it then gets people to join these offers. The way you get credit is by entering your referral links into the system. So after you join each offer you will then be able to save your link into the funnel system as you can see year…

Step 2: Join MCA

Step two is to join MCA, or Motor Club of America. MCA is mainly a roadside assistance service, similar to AAA, but they also provide other services as well. And of course the part we are interested in here is the lucrative referral program that they have. Sure… Being a member and getting roadside assistance is great, but the reason for joining this offer is because after joining you can then refer others to join and get paid up to $80 in commissions.

Said the same thing happens here as I explained in the first step… You will join and then submit your referral link into the funnel system.

It is very common to see systems like this promoting MCA. Many people joining Motor Club of America are doing so just to be able to promote it and earn commissions rather than joining for the actual services provided.

Step 3: Join Aweber

In the third and final step of this sales funnel is to join Aweber. Now what is Aweber? It is an autoresponder service that allows you to build an email list that you can send automated emails out to. This is one of the most important steps of the funnel.

Before coming across the system you probably remember entering your email into something like this…

This is where the person promoting the Wifi Wealth System captures people’s emails and builds their list. The purpose of this is to be able to contact someone if they choose not to join the system.

Just think about it. If you did not capture someone’s email and they don’t join the system then there is no way to remain in contact with them. But if you do capture their email you will be able to follow up with them by sending automated emails via an autoresponder like Aweber. Anyone who has been involved in online marketing for a decent amount of time knows how important this is for business.

And besides an autoresponder like this being very important for promoting this funnel system, you will also be able to earn 30% commissions when others join the funnel system through you and purchase Aweber.

How Will You Drive Traffic to The Funnel System?

So pretty much your only job is to drive traffic to the funnel system. The funnel system will do the work of funneling people into the three offers that can potentially make you money. But how do you drive traffic to the funnel system in the first place?

There are about a thousand ways you can go about doing this, Facebook ads, social media marketing, PPC advertising, YouTube, SEO, etc.

What Angie focuses on with the training that is provided is buying traffic through a website called Udimi. On Udimi you can purchase solo ads and drive traffic to your email capture page, which will be followed up by the funnel system. I personally have never used this service but I do know that it is legitimate and that some people have seen very good results with it.

Free Isn’t Really Free

Like I said the funnel system is free but if you want to get everything set up correctly you will have to take out your credit card because you will have to join the offers.

Ebates is completely free to join. So you will not have to actually pay any money to make money when people are funneled into this offer. The way you will make money here is you will receive a $10 referral bonus when a person that you have referred makes a purchase of over $25 in the referral period after joining.

With MCA you will have to pay money right away. The cost of the “total service package” and access to the affiliate program is $19.95 per month.

And with Aweber the prices will range a lot. They give a free 30 day trial which is nice when you’re just starting out, but after that you will have to pay a minimum of $19 per month. Then as more people get added to your email list you will have to pay more and more, going up to $149 at most, which is something you will more than likely never reach. The good thing about this is that, while you do have to pay more for the more subscribers you have on your list, you should be making plenty of money at these points to be able to cover this cost.

Final Thoughts… Will This System Work?

Can the Wifi Wealth System work? Absolutely it can work, but the real question is whether or not it “will” work. I see systems pop up like this all the time and it usually they did not last all that long, which leads me to believe that they simply do not work all that well. Just think about it for yourself… You are very hesitant to join which led you to doing the extra research and reading my review right now. When you go out and promote this system many of the other people are going to be thinking the same thing and will be hesitant to join.

There probably will be some people making some decent money with this but I would bet the overwhelming majority of people are going to make very little money. But is this a scam? No I wouldn’t call it such… although I don’t personally care for systems like this that get people to join to make money online and then just get them to promote the same darn system to others in order to make money.

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Is ReceiptPal a Scam or Worth Your Time? – [Review]

ReceiptPalReceiptPal is an app that pays you to shop… in a way. But its much different from other popular cashback apps out there and actually its not even considered a cashback app. So what the heck is it and is it worth your time? Is ReceiptPal a scam that you should avoid?

In this review I’ll be going over all you need to know about ReceiptPal including what exactly it is, how it works, complaints and more.

ReceiptPal Review

ReceiptPal is an app created by The NPD Group that pays you to upload your receipts. Now you may think of popular cashback apps like Ibotta when you hear this, which pays you cashback to buy certain products, but its actually very different. ReceiptPal is not a cashback app. Their purpose is not to promote different products or brands. Instead, they are interested in product research.

The purpose of this app is to collect shopping data so that companies can use it to make better product/services… which makes them market research focused.

The outcome on your end is the same however… you get paid to shop in a way.

How It Works

The process is simple:

Step 1: Submit Your Receipt

You will be able to snap a photo of your receipt within the app. This is easy to do. If you do not have a physical receipt because you purchase something online or just had the receipt emailed to you, then this is even easier. You are able to give ReceiptPal permission to access your e-receipts from your email that you signed up to ReceiptPal with. This is done automatically.

Step 2: Wait

That is really all you have to do. Now you just have to wait until the receipts are verified and you are given credit. You will be credited in the form of points which can later be redeemed for rewards (which I’ll go over).

What Type of Receipts are Accepted?

You can upload receipts from any merchant. So clothing stores, gas stations, hotels, restaurants, etc are all allowed. On the receipt there just must be a date, the merchant name and the total price, which any normal receipt will have.

Utility bill receipts are not accepted however. So you can’t get credit for paying that gas or electricity bill. The same goes for things like paying for car insurance, internet, cable, etc.

In order for a receipt to be accepted it also must be submitted within a week of purchase or by the 3rd day of the following week. So you can’t stockpile a bunch of receipts and upload them at once… you have to consistently  upload them on a weekly basis.

Getting Rewarded

As I said, you will get rewarded in points which can be redeemed for rewards once you get enough. The different rewards you can get include gift cards, donations, and sweepstakes. You will automatically be entered into sweepstakes drawings when you submit receipts.

When you get the app and sign up you will be credited with 150 points as a signup bonus. Then after that you will get 100 points for every 4 receipts that you submit.


Weekly Limit

With ReceiptPal you can’t just go uploading tons and tons of receipts. They have a limit in place where you can only upload 12 per week, which means it is impossible to make much with this app.


You have to upload your receipts within a week of purchase or by the 3rd day of the next week as I mentioned. This new rule has made a lot of users upset because they would wait longer and upload a bunch all at once. But I understand that it may be easier on ReceiptPal’s side if everyone does this and I don’t think its a big deal.

Failed Submissions

There are a fair number of complaints about the app just not working properly, such as trying to submit receipts, it failing and the user then having to force the app to shut down.

Rejected Submissions

So the complaint above was about the app encountering technical problems where it wouldn’t let people submit their receipts. However, there are also a number of people complaining about ReceiptPal flagging and rejecting perfectly fine receipts claiming that there is some problem with them where they cannot be accepted.

E-Receipts Not Working

Going along with this there is also a trend where I’m seeing people complain about their e-receipts not being picked up by ReceiptPal for no reason. People claim that they are doing everything right and that they never used to have these problems until recently.

Conclusion on ReceiptPal – Should You Get This App

You can earn rewards with ReceiptPal and it is easy. However… there are a lot of users recently that are saying this app is going to be deleted off of their phone after they are able to redeem their next gift card. The overall opinion seems to be that this app is going downhill. They are imposing more and more restrictions and just making it much more difficult for the users to get credit for their shopping, which is almost certain to end badly as far as I see it.

The ReceiptPal is definitely not a scam by any means, and its still a pretty cool app, its just that older users are disappointed that things are getting more difficult for them and less rewarding.

Something else you might be interested in is taking a look at the Ibotta app. Its a cashback app that pays you to upload receipts of certain products.

Also if interested be sure to check out this program I use to make money online. I’ve been a member since 2015 and make very good money with it.

Please leave any comments or questions you might have below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Thank you 🙂

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Cashback Programs

Mr Rebates, Scam or Good Way to Earn Money Back on Your Shopping? – [Review]

Mr RebatesMr Rebates is a cash back shopping program that anyone can use to earn money back when doing normal shopping online. But is it really worth your time? Or is Mr Rebates a scam that isn’t going to do what it claims?

I’ll jump straight to the point here and tell you that no Mr Rebates is not a scam. It is a legitimate cashback program that has been around for a while now and that many people use to earn a little money on their shopping. In this review I will be going over how this place works, how much cashback you can actually make, complaints and more.

Mr Rebates Review

Mr Rebates (at offers cashback if you shop at over 2500 stores. Additionally, they also offer coupons for certain stores which can save you money.

The reason that they pay you is because they make money for getting people to shop at the stores. They get paid commissions when you shop at the different stores they are promoting the end of a share  of these commissions with you in the form of cashback. So cashback is the incentive they give for you to shop at all of these different stores which makes both you and Mr Rebates money.

Overall Mr Rebates is a decent cashback program but it is not my favorite, and you will see why in this review.

The Process of Getting Cashback

The process of getting cashback is pretty simple. First of course you have to sign up for an account, which is free by the way, and then you simply search for stores that you are planning to shop at.

You can choose from a list of different categories for stores that fall into these categories, you can search for specific stores or products in the search bar, you can look at their featured stores, newly added stores, etc. There are a lot of ways that you can go about finding stores that you want to shop at here and all in all its pretty simple and straightforward.

So just as an example I clicked on babies, kids, and toys. And as you can see there are quite a large of stores available to shop at here. In this category alone there are well over 100 different stores.

As you can see things are laid out pretty simply. It tells you the store name, the amount of cashback you will earn, the number of coupons they have if any, and then to the very right there is the shop now button. When you click the shop now button you will automatically be directed to the online store to shop.

And that is pretty much all there is to it. You search for the store you want to shop at, you click their shop now button, and you show up just as you normally would shop online. The cashback that you earn will automatically be deposited to your account once your purchase has been confirmed. There is no need to do anything else. Once you click on the shop now button and go to the store that you were going to buy something at there is no need to return back to Mr Rebates.

How Much Can You Make In Cashback?

Mr Rebates’ cashback percentages are pretty typical compared to other programs. I have reviewed probably about a dozen of these cashback programs and Mr Rebates is good but nothing great. One thing that I always do when looking into these programs is look at the cashback percentage offered for big name stores like Walmart, Target, Best Buy, etc. And right now as I’m writing this both Walmart and Target are offering 2% cashback… Which is pretty normal.

Usually what you see on sites like this is the bigger more popular stores offering cashback percentages between 1 to 3% and the lesser-known stores varying a lot more. It’s not uncommon to see some stores offering over 10% cashback but don’t expect this for major retailers.

BeFrugal is another cashback program which is very similar to this one but from what I have seen offers slightly better cashback percentages.

One Thing That I Really Like About Mr Rebates

One thing that I really like about this program is that they make it really easy for you to earn the cashback you’re trying to get. They have a Google Chrome extension that will automatically alert you when you are on a website you can earn cashback on. And when it does alert you of such an opportunity all you have to do is click a button to activate it.

This makes things very easy for you and you will be able to earn cashback stores that you otherwise wouldn’t even know offered cashback.

They also have apps available for both android and IOS devices which make things more convenient at times.


Overall the general opinion of Mr Rebates is pretty good. But you will find complaints which are typical of cashback programs. Some include…

Not Getting Credited With Cashback

Your purchases will be tracked so that you get credited for them. This will happen automatically but there are times where the tracking code will get “messed up” for one reason or another. And this means you won’t get credited with your cashback. Most of the complaints you find are about this.

Its doesn’t happen often but it does still happen. If you do run into problems like this you can manually submit a cashback claim to Mr Rebates and they will sort things out. However, this can get very frustrating and annoying.

No In-Store Shopping

It would be nice if they had in-store shopping offers but they do not. This is just a little complaint of my own worth mentioning.

Conclusion on Mr Rebates – Good Opportunity or Not?

Like I mentioned earlier, Mr Rebates is good but not great. This place definitely isn’t a scam but at the same time I think there are better choices out there. If you are looking for a program that is very similar but better, in my opinion, than I would take a look at BeFrugal. They have better cashback percentages and a lot more offers available.

And if you are interested in some good cashback apps that are out there then I would suggest DOSH and/or Ibotta.

As always, leave any questions or comments below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

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