Earn Easy Cash Back as Dosh App Continues to Expand

A few months ago, I was alerted to an app called Dosh that allowed you to earn cash back on certain purchases. After signing up to join the beta, downloading the app, and gleefully linking my first card (an act for which I earned a bonus $5), I ran into a problem: there were no participating stores in my area.  Thankfully, that’s changed over the past few months as the app has brought on some new partners.

Some of recent additions include Hallmark Gold Crown and Forever 21, while Sam’s Club, Denny’s, and others offer Dosh rewards as well. Beyond the brick and mortar location, Dosh also offers deals for dozens of online retailers. To earn these rewards, all you need to do is shop/dine at a participating location and pay using your linked credit card. The amount of cash back you’ll earn depends on the retailer and can range from 2% to 10% in my experience. Once you’ve earned at least $15 in cash back, you can either transfer your funds to yourself or donate them to a worthwhile charity.

Looking to earn even more rewards? Dosh has also introduced a travel section with cash back deals. For example, I found a hotel room in Hong Kong that would offer me a total of $73.16 cash back for a two-night stay. Better yet, I compared the room’s rate to Expedia and found it was already $16 per night cheaper before the cash back was even factored in. Needless to say, it looks like I’ll be checking in on Dosh when booking my next vacation.

At long last, the promise of Dosh is coming to fruition as the app continues to add more retailers, restaurants, and travel destinations to their ranks, including some I’ll likely be hitting up this holiday season. As a result, I’m definitely excited to finally dive into the app and give my full review (so watch out for that). In the meantime, be sure to check out Dosh in the App Store and Google Play store.


Also published on Medium.

Author

Kyle Burbank

Kyle is a freelance writer and author whose first book, "The E-Ticket Life" is now available on Amazon. In addition to his weekly "Money at 30" column on Dyer News, he is also the editorial director and a writer for the Disney fan site LaughingPlace.com and the founder of Money@30.com.

Other Articles by Kyle Burbank

How I Save 5.25%+ on All of My Amazon Orders

[UPDATE: Days after I posted this, Fold changed up its offering, removing the Amazon benefit from the free Spin card. It does still offer 5% back (up to $500 in purchases per month) on Amazon gift cards for those with the Spin+ card — which now has an annual fee...

Travel Tuesday: Wally's — Is the Mega Gas Station Better than Buc-ee's?

A few months back, I shared my experience visiting a Buc-ee's for the first time when on a road trip to Florida. Well, this past weekend, my wife and I headed up to Chicago for C2E2. Along the way, we noticed a large gas station called Wally's, which seemed to...

Southwest Has Eliminated Expiration Dates for Flight Credits

I'll admit that, historically, I've not been a huge fan of flying Southwest. This distaste stems pretty much exclusively from their boarding system and the fact that you don't have an assigned seat ahead of time. As someone who's grown accustomed to reserving a seat at the movies for years,...