What is Dosh?
In this modern world of fast-cash apps and the expectation for fast results that we all are growing to expect, Dosh enters the scene as a high quality cash back app meant to save you money so you can live your life. Whether you are going out to eat, looking for a hotel, heading out to the local shopping mall, or shopping at your favorite online store, Dosh can save you money with more than 100,000 brands nationwide.
Once you download the app, it will ask you to connect your credit and debit cards to its secure server. From there, every time you make a purchase, Dosh goes through its extensive database and searches for coupons, offers, or other deals that could save you money. If it finds them, it will redeem them and deposit the cash you could have saved directly into the your app. How much easier can it get?
No one enjoys coupon clipping or deal hunting; companies love to make those difficult to find and barely worth the effort. Dosh is the option to save those pennies and dollars without the hassle. You don’t have to search yourself, you don’t have to scan receipts–you don’t have to do anything! Dosh is working for you so you can live freely and without the stress of worrying if you are getting the best deal.
- Instant cash back
- No stress, no hassle
- Wide variety of money-saving areas (not just limited to a certain type of shopping, for example)
- Bonus $5 for linking your first card, $1 per card after that
- Free download
- Easy to sign up and get started earning
- Earn money while doing shopping you would do anyway
- This is not a money-making app, but rather an “earn money back” after purchases app
- New app, so the company will be working on fixing early release bugs
- Have to link the credit and debit cards you primarily use for purchasing for the app to be effective (which can make some people hesitant)
Who Is Dosh for?
In short: Dosh is for you: the consumer, the customer, the average person trying to make their way in the world and save what money they can. Dosh was designed to put money back in the pocket of the general consumer as a sort of “reward” for shopping, dining, and booking hotels–all things that the average person does anyway on a near-daily basis. Dosh is partnered with over 100,000 stores, so there is little worry about your app not earning money back for your purchases.
Dosh is meant for the individual who is tired of clipping coupons and scrabbling to find hidden deals in every nook and cranny of the internet’s complex halls. This app takes the guesswork out of it, and will automatically search for those coupons and deals for you. So go out, go shopping, and when you get home, check your Dosh app to see if you have earned any money back from your purchases.
If you are the average consumer, then the Dosh app can help you save money with no effort on your part. Who doesn’t love the sound of that?
App Functionality Overview
One of the beautiful aspects of modern app technology is that it is generally user-friendly. Dosh is no exception.
Setting Up an Account
All you need to sign up is a smartphone, access to the internet, and the Dosh app downloaded on your phone. Once you open the app, it will prompt you to sign up; from there, the app will ask for the following:
- US Mobile Number
- First and Last name
- Valid Email Address
Once you agree to the Terms and Conditions, you are done. Welcome to Dosh!
Navigating the App
With your Dosh app open, you will notice three dots at the top left of the screen. This function will allow you to access the main menu, your banking information, your profile information, and all other baseline useful tools. At the very top of the screen, you will see your Dosh balance at the top right. This number will change as you shop and Dosh finds you coupons and deals.
Dosh offers special incentives to refer both friends/family and local merchants who may wish to become an affiliate with the company. You can easily navigate to these options from the main screen and earn even more money back.
The app also has an “Offers” section (located on a tab near the bottom of the screen) which gives you a heads up on what coupons and deals are currently on the market. If you notice a certain deal at Store A, then perhaps you decide to shop at Store A today rather than your usual Store B so that you can earn a little cash back.
How Does Dosh Travel Work?
Within the Dosh app, you can search for the best hotel options and book directly through the app while still earning cash back on any deals Dosh finds on that hotel. The “Travel” section of the app can be found along the bottom of your screen when you have the app open.
Once you are in the Travel tab, you’ll see a “My Bookings” option at the top of the page which gives you easy access to any reservations you might have made and how much money you will be making back. However, keep in mind that the Dosh travel app does not offer refunds, so always make sure that you are ready to book and get going.
When making purchases with your debit card, the Dosh app is not able to redeem rewards if you use your pin number. Instead, Dosh recommends that you swipe your debit card or process it as a credit card in order to link with the Dosh program. Dosh, like most other businesses in the industry, is directly linked to the big credit card companies (Visa, Mastercard, American Express), not your bank. Making this small change will ensure that you are getting the money you earned back with the app. When making online purchases, you can use any type of payment option (including PayPal) so long as you are making purchases through the Dosh app.
The creators at Dosh implemented a “support ticket” option that is accessible directly from your mobile device. Simply click on the purple box above the FAQs in Dosh’ Knowledge Base section and click on “Submit a Ticket.” This will open a new screen that will prompt you for the following information:
- Your Name
- Email Address
- Mobil Phone Number
- Mobile Phone Type
- The Subject of Your Issue
- The Category of Your Issue
- A Brief Description of Your Issue
- Priority Rating (Is this urgent?)
- Word Verification (to make sure robots haven’t taken over)
Dosh’s support team promises to return contact within 2 business days. They also offer the option of adding a screenshot to your ticket so they can get a clear idea of the issue.
You can also try to reach them on social media if you have more direct questions, or if you feel that your support issue us not being handled properly. They have a good track record of responding to questions, and offer links to other money-saving resources and articles.
How Much Does it Cost to Start?
Absolutely nothing! This is a free app. Dosh makes their money from their affiliates, not your wallet.
From everything Dosh has shown and users have experienced, there is little doubt that Dosh is not legit. One of the best aspects of this app is the fact that there are no hidden fees–especially at startup–that sneak in and require some form of minor investment in order to get started. That alone leads me to believe that this app is not a scam.
The ability to earn money back on purchases without having to resort to a credit card or receipt or coupon scanning is a super user-friendly feature that definitely sets Dosh apart from its competitors. Really, Dosh does not have any direct competitors, because no other cash-back app works the same.
It is important to remember that this app is not a means of making lots of money super fast; it is a money-saving concept that will reward you for doing shopping that you were going to do anyway. Between that and the fact that it is completely free to download, it seems like a no-brainer.
My final verdict: Dosh is legit, free, and can earn me some money back on my purchases. What’s not to love?
Do you happen to have any previous experiences with the Dosh App that you would like to share with everyone else here today?
Tell me all about it in the comment box below!
Wish you all the best!