By Rob Wile
The Miami Herald
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) A new app called “GetUpside” allows drivers to earn $1 or $2 in cash every time they go to the pump at gas stations that have partnered with GetUpside.
The Miami Herald
In a land where driving reigns, filling up is never far from Miamians’ minds.
Now, the tech world is descending on South Florida to help ease the burden, bringing apps that make getting gas easier–and lining pumpers’ wallets.
The fastest-growing among them is GetUpside. It’s an app that allows drivers to earn $1 or $2 in cash every time they go to the pump at gas stations that have partnered with GetUpside. (The company has signed up about 1,500 stations in Florida).
A couple bucks may not seem like much–but as Ana Jarquin discovered, it all adds up. A few months after signing up for GetUpside, she had $100 in rebates banked in her PayPal account.
“I started in January–and by April I realized it had started accumulating,” she said. “I was like, ‘Wait, this is pretty decent.'”
Jarquin, who owns a heating and air-condition business with her husband in Pembroke Pines, heard about GetUpside on a local radio station.
She says she is skeptical of most things she hears about on the radio, but the fact that GetUpside seemed to offer gas savings resonated. She soon realized she would also get a few cents deposited into her account after friends she had recommended filled up.
Since the beginning of the year, thanks to the app, she has earned about $300. Her husband and son have also saved amounts totaling more than $100. At the same time, the cost of fuel in Miami has climbed about $0.20 to nearly $2.90, according to GasBuddy, a website that tracks gas prices.