Would you like to get free gift cards to your favorite stores like Amazon, Whole Foods, or Target? Or, how about free gift cards for your go-to restaurants or food delivery services?
All of this and more can be done with the Fetch, America’s favorite rewards app with over 17 million active shoppers! We’ll show you how to earn free gift cards for dozens of top brands, services, and stores, with our 101 course for Fetchers that are new to the app. Let’s have fun, start snapping, and learn how to rack up the points.
Fetch 101: How to Start Saving With Fetch
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What is Fetch?
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Is Fetch Safe?
What is Fetch?
Fetch is a free app that enables users to scan (snap) their receipts for points. Once enough points have been earned, users can redeem their points for free gift cards. At its core, the Fetch app is designed to be as simple and easy to use as possible. We want everyone to be able to take advantage of Fetch and be able to get more points and free gift cards.
It doesn’t matter if you are old or young, tech-savvy, a prolific shopper, or dedicated to frugal living; Fetch can make your life easier by helping you shop smarter and save money.
Is Fetch Worth It?
One of the most asked questions about Fetch is “does Fetch work?” or “is Fetch worth it?”. With over $340 million in rewards points earned by Fetch shoppers, we can objectively assure you that Fetch does work. Whether it’s “worth it” or not is up to you and how you choose to use the app.
Fetch was designed so that just about anyone can benefit from using the app, even if you are just a casual receipt snapper. 25 points for a receipt scan might not seem like much at first, but the points can add up quickly and it takes almost no time or effort because of the app’s efficient interface and design. The more receipts you scan, the more you will be surprised by how many products can deliver significant bonus points.
For information on how to get the most points, check out our Advanced Tips and Information section, further down the page. With our help, even the most casual Fetcher will be able to quickly earn tons of points for free gift cards.
How Does Fetch Work?
The way Fetch works is fairly simple for the user. All you have to do is open the app, snap your receipts, and use your points to claim free gift cards. This is the most basic usage of the app and is perfect for casual Fetchers. For users that want to get the most out of the app, there is a large variety of options, clubs, special offers, and functions that can assist in quickly cultivating thousands of points. But, let’s be honest, it’s fun to get points and free gift cards, so we suggest trying to get as many as you possibly can.
We invite you to explore the rest of this article to learn how to take advantage of these extra features, to maximize your points, and get more free gift cards.
If you want to learn how Fetch works on the backend, that’s top secret 😎. We can tell you that our team utilizes cutting-edge technology like advanced search functions, machine learning, and more, to ensure that Fetchers get the best experience possible now, and in the future. We’re always innovating and finding the best ways to help you get more points and free gift cards.
Where to Download Fetch
Since the app is free, you have nothing to lose by downloading Fetch and checking it out for yourself. We suggest downloading the app now, to more easily follow along with our guide.
Fetch is available for both Android and Apple iOS.
Step 1 | Download the App
You can’t get free gift cards from Fetch if you don’t have the app. Go to the (Android) Google Play Store or the (Apple) iOS Store to install the app on your mobile phone or tablet.
Step 2 | Snap Your Receipts
Fetch makes scanning receipts quick and easy. Just open the app, click the camera icon at the bottom of the screen, choose “Snap” and snap away. You will earn at least 25 points for every scan and hundreds of points for featured brands and special offers.
Can Fetch Scan eReceipts?
Yes! You can even securely connect your email accounts and Amazon account, to Fetch, to securely and instantly scan all of your online receipts for points. After tapping the camera icon, choose the “eReceipt” option and watch the points roll in.
Step 3 | Redeem Your Points
There are a variety of ways to use your Fetch points. The most popular is to redeem them for free gift cards. Fetch offers a huge variety of gift cards, including retail giants like Amazon, Walmart, and Target. You can get your favorite fast food, for free, at joints like Taco Bell or Burger King, or dine in at restaurants like Chilis or Outback Steakhouse. You can even order in with an UberEats gift card. Not to mention a huge variety of gift cards for home improvement, beauty, health, travel, pets, and many more.
If you are feeling generous with your points, you can donate them to a charity of your choice. Select “Charity” under the “Rewards” tab to choose from a variety of noble charities like Habitat for Humanity, Water.org, American Cancer Society, and many more.
If you are feeling lucky, you can use your points to enter the Fetch sweepstakes. With prizes like $1000 Visa cards, it could be worth a roll of the dice. The more points you use, the more likely you are to win.
If you want to look stylish and show your love for Fetch, you can even redeem your points for Fetch merch like these dapper t-shirts. If you can’t get enough Fetch merch you can also follow our social channels where we regularly give away cool stuff like our famous receipt blanket.
Referrals are one of the easiest and fastest ways to earn thousands of extra points. Simply go to the “Me” tab, at the bottom of the app, and click the “Refer a Friend” tab. You will see a 6-character code of letters and/or numbers. You can choose to text, email, or share it with a friend or family member. You will always get at least 2,000 referral points, and up to 4,000 during special events. Once they install the app and scan their first receipt, the points will be automatically added to your accounts.
You can even see a list of your successful and pending referrals by tapping the “My Referral” tab, at the top of the page.
Pro-Tip: You can give a “nudge” to anyone that hasn’t followed through on their referral. This will send a friendly reminder to download or scan their first receipt.
Learn more tips and tricks for getting the most referrals
Is Fetch Safe?
Yes, one of our primary goals is to ensure that your personal information and data are always secure. Fetch will never ask for credit card numbers or bank account numbers. Fetch does use your data for educational and technical purposes, however, the information is batched, to preserve individual privacy.
The app features state-of-the-art security features and technology, so that you don’t have to worry about hackers or scammers within the app. If you suspect a hacking, scamming, or phishing attempt on a third-party website, you can always reach out to the Fetch support team or our official social channels to get more information.
Does Fetch Support Spanish or Other Languages?
Fetch is proud to support both English and Spanish-speaking users. We are currently working on adding support for other languages, so that everyone can easily snap their receipts and earn points for free gift cards.
Can I snap the receipts that I’ve picked off the ground?
Fetch is addicting, we know, and you might want to snap literally every receipt in your sight. As tempting as it is to grab a receipt that was left behind at a register or in a parking lot, please resist the urge. Per our rules, we’re asking our users to snap only the receipts that are from the purchases that are made by them. By playing fairly, you help us provide the maximum savings to our wonderful Fetch Family!
I accidentally snapped the same receipt twice. Will I get banned?
So you find a receipt in your pocket and decide to snap it, and it turns out that you’ve already submitted it. What happens next? Our system is built the way that it accepts each receipt only once. If a duplicate is submitted, it will be rejected as a duplicate and no points will be added to your account.
We understand that this happens though, so no worries – as long as it’s an accident, you will be able to continue snapping!
Do points drop after the first few snaps?
When you join our Fetch Family, we want to give you a warm welcome! So while you’re learning how to navigate Fetch, snap receipts, and scan eReceipts, we’re adding some bonus points to your first few receipts. You will still be able to continue earning thousands of points after that, by completing the offers available on the Discover page of the app, and inviting your friends and family to join the Fetch Fam!
Fetch Pro-Tip: Check out our blog posts that focus on earning the most points.
Will my points expire if I don’t use them until the end of the year?
The good news is they will not! If you don’t want to spend all your points on Christmas presents and save them until later, rest assured when the clock strikes twelve and the new year comes, the points will still be there!
However, make sure to keep snapping receipts as they will expire after 90 days of inactivity on the app (meaning no snaps, no redemptions, no GoodRx transactions). We don’t want this to happen, so we’ll notify you via the email address on your Fetch account and by text message before it’s too late!
How long do I have to wait for a reward to be processed? Can I speed up the processing
Congratulations on snagging a reward! This varies from user to user, but please keep in mind that it may take up to 72 hours to be fully processed. This is to ensure the security of your account and your hard-earned reward.
There’s currently no way to expedite the process, but we will send you an email and a pop-up notification as soon as it’s ready and waiting for you!
I can no longer see my Activity in the app.
Your activity and past receipts are still available in the app! They’ve just moved to a different section. You can access your receipt history, statistics, and point history by tapping on your point balance which is displayed in the upper, right-hand corner of your screen. Our Help Center article can help you navigate this section of the app.
Get Started By Downloading the Fetch App
If you have gotten this far and you haven’t installed the app, now is the perfect time!
Hit the buttons below, or scan the QR code with your smartphone’s camera, to download the app and start earning points for free gift cards.
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