Inflation has taken a big bite out of all of our budgets and one of the best ways to combat it is by taking advantage of receipt scanning apps. After you shop, scan a receipt into one of these app and earn a few extra cents to soften the blow.
If you were considering Fetch Rewards, you’ll want to get a referral because it starts you off with a few hundred points you otherwise wouldn’t have.
You can use my referral code to get 250 points when you sign up and scan a receipt.
You can join using this link and the code should be entered in automatically, if not, the referral code is:
Remember, the 250 points is just the start. You can earn points for every receipt and bonus points when they match certain promotions on the site.
For example, I had a 500 point receipt scan bonus on our first receipt plus the 15 point Daily Reward:
How to enter the Fetch referral code
If you already downloaded the app without a referral code, you can still enter one in to earn bonus points as long as you haven’t submitted your first receipt.
- Tap the Account Tab (the profile picture icon at the lower right of the screen)
- Select Refer a friend
- Enter the code XJW7Q5
If you are unable to enter a code and you haven’t submitted your first receipt, it means the system has a code saved for you already.
Then, remember to scan your receipts!
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About Jim Wang
Jim Wang is a forty-something father of four who is a frequent contributor to Forbes and Vanguard’s Blog. He has also been fortunate to have appeared in the New York Times, Baltimore Sun, Entrepreneur, and Marketplace Money.
Jim has a B.S. in Computer Science and Economics from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.S. in Information Technology – Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as a Masters in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University. His approach to personal finance is that of an engineer, breaking down complex subjects into bite-sized easily understood concepts that you can use in your daily life.
One of his favorite tools (here’s my treasure chest of tools,, everything I use) is Personal Capital, which enables him to manage his finances in just 15-minutes each month. They also offer financial planning, such as a Retirement Planning Tool that can tell you if you’re on track to retire when you want. It’s free.
He is also diversifying his investment portfolio by adding a little bit of real estate. But not rental homes, because he doesn’t want a second job, it’s diversified small investments in a few commercial properties and farms in Illinois, Louisiana, and California through AcreTrader.
Recently, he’s invested in a few pieces of art on Masterworks too.
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