What is Upside's referral program? How does it work?

We're so grateful every time you share the app with friends and family!* Using your code, you can refer people to our app, and earn some extra cash back at the same time.


If you open the app and go to "Earn more" on the bottom of the screen. You'll see a page with your personal referral code and an orange button that lets you share it with your friends. The referral codes are randomly assigned to users and each one is unique. 


Our referral program has two components:

  1. First-purchase bonus
  2. Per-gallon earnings


First-time Bonus:

Share your referral code with a new user, and you'll each get a bonus the first time they get gas!


Your referrals won’t show up as “live” as soon as they download the app, or even as soon as they use it. Your referrals will only show as "live" once they successfully claim an offer AND receive cash back to their Upside balance. Their purchase must also be $10 or more in order to be successfully linked as your referral.


Per Gallon Earnings:

Once your referral becomes an Upside user, you'll also get a bonus for every gallon of gas they buy in the future, and a bonus every time one of their referrals gets gas. Forever! 


We do this because more people using Upside means more cash back for you and more profit for retailers. That’s a win-win. So we want to encourage you to continue referring Upside to everyone you know.   

Referral Codes vs. Promo Codes:

Please note that a new user can only use one referral code or promo code. So if a new user has redeemed a Upside promo code to their account first, they won't be eligible for another referral code.


 *Note: Only referrals to other individuals are valid referrals. We will not be able to honor any earnings or bonuses from referrals connected to personal accounts created by you. 


*Also: please do not post flyers or stickers with your referral code at gas stations or establishments without the owner's permission. Posting unauthorized flyers or stickers may result in a hold on your account.

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