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  • How To Use Fetch Rewards Tutorial & Review

    My mom recently signed up for a Fetch Rewards app to scan grocery receipts. I’ve been using it for years and she finally joined me, but she had a lot of questions about how to use the app. To help her out I made some tutorial videos that I’ve also shared on YouTube to help others.

    Fetch Rewards Referral Code

    If you want to join Fetch Rewards and get the free bonus points but don’t have a referral code you can use mine: MV7RR

    Fetch Rewards referral code: MV7RR

    how to enter a referral code into fetch rewards

    This referral code will get you between$2 – $4 worth of free gift cards when you use it upon signing up. Fetch Rewards regularly changes the amount that new members can get but you’ll at least get $2 for using the code!

    You will enter the code when you sign up as shown in the video below. You have to enter the code before scanning your first receipt to get the free points.

    How To Sign Up For Fetch Rewards

    Signing up for Fetch Rewards is easy! In the video above I show you how to use sign up for a Fetch Rewards account and use a referral code to get points you can use to get free gift cards to your favorite stores.

    This Fetch Rewards tutorial video shows:

    • how to open an account on Fetch Rewards
    • how to enter a referral code (MV7RR) on Fetch Rewards
    • how to scan your first receipt on Fetch Rewards to get points

    If you skip the chance to enter in the video, you can enter a referral code later on by tapping on the Me tab and selecting Refer a friend.

    Important!! You MUST do the referral code before scanning your first receipt. If you scan a receipt before entering a referral code then you will not get the bonus points.

    How to sign up instructions:

    1. In the App store search for Fetch Rewards
    2. Download the app to your phone
    3. Open the Fetch Rewards app
    4. Click sign up with email button
    5. Enter personal info for your account details
    6. Click the orange sign up button
    7. Enter your birthday and gender
    8. Enter your phone number and state
    9. Click the “Start saving” button next
    10. Click “Okay” or “Maybe later” to enable notifications
    11. Click “Okay” or “Maybe later” to enable location notifications
    12. Enter referral code MV7RR
    13. Click the “Enter code” button
    14. To get your free points you will need to scan a receipt
    15. Skip through the intro slide to go to the home screen
    16. Click the orange camera icon at the bottom right corner
    17. Grab any grocery receipt you have within the last 14 days
    18. Line up the receipt with the lines on screen
    19. Click the orange camera icon in the center of the screen
    20. Your receipt will upload while you wait
    21. Your points will automatically be added to your account

    And that’s how you sign up for a Fetch Rewards account and start off with enough points to redeem your first gift card!

    How To Earn Points In Fetch Rewards

    Fetch Rewards is all about earning points that you can then use to get gift cards for free. They have made it a game that incentivizes you to take actions in order to get these points. It’s fun and there are also many different ways to earn points.

    Here are the six ways you can earn points covered in the video:

    1. Sign up using a referral code. You can get $2 for signing up with a code.
    2. Scan receipts. The main goal of Fetch Rewards is to get you to scan your receipts. Take a pic and let it upload automatically!
    3. Get special offers. Some companies choose to give you bonus points when you purchase a specific product. When you buy these products and then scan the receipt you get more points!
    4. Add digital receipts. You can link your Amazon account and email account to earn points when Fetch Rewards scans your accounts for purchases.
    5. Use Single Care for prescriptions. Single Care is a card inside Fetch Rewards you can use to save money on prescriptions and get more points in Fetch Rewards.
    6. Refer your friends. You can get $2-$4 for every person you refer to use the app. When they sign up using your code and scan their first receipt you both get extra points!

    Want to learn more? Here is some more detailed descriptions of the ways you can earn points:

    Use a referral code when signing up. When you sign up you can get between $2-$4 worth of points by using a referral code. If you don’t have a friend already using Fetch Rewards you can use my referral code MV7RR

    Earn over 1,000 points for scanning your first receipts. Fetch Rewards has high bonus points for the first couple of receipts. You can earn at least 1,000 just for using the app and scanning the first receipts! It only takes a second so get those initial points!

    Earn 2,000 points for referring a friend. Once you are using the Fetch Rewards app you can also earn points for getting your friends and family to sign up. Earning $2 per friend you refer can be a nice bonus for sharing about this useful app! A friend must create an account, use your code, and scan a receipt for you to earn the points.

    Earn points for your emailed receipts. Fetch Rewards works with online shopping not just physical receipts! In the app there is a blue “e” icon where you can upload e-receipts. You can add your email and your Amazon account to link to Fetch Rewards so receipts will automatically upload and you’ll be credited the points.

    Earn points when you buy specific brands. You’ll get some points for every receipt you upload but the big bonuses will come when you make a purchase on a qualifying brand or product. You can browse the current bonus opportunities that offer extra points for your spending. Even if you don’t plan for it you will still automatically get points any time you upload a receipt and have purchased a brand giving extra points.

    Earn extra points when you buy specific products. Just like the brand purchases you can earn extra on specific products. You can find the Special Offers on products on the home screen if you scroll down. These have expiration dates so the ones with high points values don’t last as long!

    Keep looking for new ways to earn. Fetch Rewards continually adds new ways to earn points to keep both users and advertisers happy. Things like getting 5,000 points for picking up a prescription using SingleCare or scanning receipts to drug stores not just grocery stores have all been added since I started using the app. Make sure you open it and look for new opportunities every so often.

    There are many videos and sites that encourage unethical ways to game the system and earn points in Fetch Rewards fast with hacks. I recommend not trying these because they will get your account shut down and you will be unable to earn gift cards. You can still earn a lot of points by doing the things listed above!

    How To Redeem Gift Cards On Fetch Rewards

    Redeeming gift cards on Fetch Rewards is a simple process once you know how to navigate the app. This video tutorial is the first one I made for my mom since she was eager to redeem her free points for a gift card after signing up!

    In this video I show you how to use the points you have earned in Fetch Rewards to get free gift cards to your favorite stores.

    How to redeem a gift card instructions:

    1. Open the Fetch Rewards app
    2. Click the Rewards tab in the lower menu
    3. Or you can click the points balance in the top menu
    4. Scroll through reward options by category or you can search for the reward you want
    5. Select the reward at the retailer you want (options available to you will have a gold circle based on points balance)
    6. Click the amount circled under the retailer name
    7. Click the “Get my $$ reward” orange button
    8. Fetch Rewards will send you a security code to your phone or email
    9. Enter the code you received by tapping the box and entering the 4 digit code
    10. Click the “Validate” button to finish
    11. Congrats, Fetch Rewards has created your gift card!
    12. Click the “Go to my rewards” orange button or click the Rewards tab in the bottom menu and go to the “My Rewards” tab
    13. In the “My Rewards” tab you can view current gift cards
    14. Click on the reward in the “Current Rewards” section to get the code to use for redemption
    15. Tap on the code to copy
    16. Close Fetch Rewards app to go redeem the gift card code on the appropriate site
    17. Either add the code to your gift card balance in your account or apply it when checking out

    Hopefully these steps make it easy to understand how to use Fetch Rewards to earn points and redeem gift cards!

    Is Fetch Rewards Legitimate?

    You might be wondering if Fetch Rewards is legitimate or if its a scam. How do you get gift cards for free?

    Fetch Rewards is a safe and legitimate! It is a real company that gives users real gift cards for points that you can collect for free. They do this by then selling the data from the receipts to companies as valuable market research.

    Fetch Rewards does ask for a minimal amount of personal information to determine your age and location that makes the receipt info and your spending habit info valuable. This app is not for anyone who does not want to freely give up that information.

    If you are concerned about safety and protecting yourself you can do a couple things. First, create an account from scratch using your email instead of connecting via Facebook or Google. Second, use an unique password for your account. Third, do not connect your email or Amazon accounts for the e-receipts portion of the app.

    While Fetch Rewards is legitimate and safe it is up to you to determine what information you are comfortable giving to them in the exchange for gift cards.

    Fetch Rewards Review

    If you haven’t used Fetch Rewards yet I truly believe it is the best app for scanning your grocery and other store receipts. For each receipt you scan you’ll earn points which you can then redeem for gift cards. There is no need to select items before hand or scan barcodes – it’s the easiest grocery scanning app out there!

    Reasons why I like Fetch Rewards:

    • easy to use and scan receipts
    • free points when you sign up
    • lots of opportunities for bonus points
    • easy to redeem gift cards
    • no need to do extra work like scanning barcodes
    • no need to research what you buy before – it’s all automatic
    • can do physical and digital receipts
    • earn 1200 points ($1.20) minimum just for the first receipt
    • earn 2,000 points ($2) for referring a friend
    • earn bonus points when you buy certain brands
    • lots of special offers to earn extra for certain purchases
    • you can monitor spending in the app based on receipts

    Downsides to Fetch Rewards:

    • can’t use receipts if it’s past 14 days
    • some receipts don’t earn much so it’s not worth the time spent
    • bonus opportunities aren’t usually things I would buy

    One of the cool things that has happened since I’ve been using Fetch Rewards is that they’ve added way more opportunities.

    Fetch now accepts receipts from the following:

    • Grocery stores
    • Convenience stores
    • Drug stores
    • Big-box retailers

    There are so many ways to earn points to redeem for free gift cards!

    Clearly it has a lot of benefits that other apps lack! I use Fetch Rewards in addition to other grocery scanning and digital coupon apps but it is by far my favorite because it’s so easy and mostly passive.

    You can get $2-$4 for free by using my referral code when you sign up, code: MV7RR.

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  • How To Get $100 of Baby Stuff FREE

    I love free stuff. Who doesn’t enjoy getting things for free? Getting free stuff is even more important once you have a new baby and many new baby expenses.

    Today I’m sharing exactly how I got $100 worth of baby stuff for free.

    Getting free baby stuff when it’s things I need? AMAZING. That’s why I loved the Amazon baby registry and it’s many, many perks – they give you $100 of free baby stuff for using it!

    If you’re expecting a baby then you need to be using the Amazon registry system to get as much free stuff as possible! Using the Amazon baby registry for most of your baby shower gifts is an easy strategy to use to maximize all the free baby stuff you can possibly get.

    In the video above I’m sharing my experience redeeming the $100 Baby Bucks bonus for the Amazon baby registry to buy wipes, diapers, diaper genie refills and even a high chair!

    This is all stuff that would have had to come out of my normal budget but instead I was able to get it all for free! All of the items I got for free from using the Amazon registry were useful and things I would have bought anyway so it really did save us a lot of money using this strategy when planning for our baby’s arrival.

    Because I used the Amazon baby registry and loved it so much, the links I’m sharing in this post are affiliate links, which means at no extra cost to you this site will make a commission. I only share links to actual items I’ve bought or used and recommend. I highly recommend this registry for getting free stuff!

    Why We Used The Amazon Baby Registry

    There are a lot of options for baby registries out there and many people use multiple. There is no real reason to exclusively use just one, but we focused on Amazon’s for a few reasons including the option to get $100 in free items.

    Other reasons why we used it:

    1. It’s easy. It’s super easy to setup, it’s easy to use, and it is easy for out of town friends and family to access. Since we had a lot of out of town family buying us gifts, Amazon was an easy choice.
    2. You get free stuff! Even if you don’t get the $100 you get a welcome box full of surprise items for parents and baby worth $35. You can see what came in my Amazon baby registry welcome box here.
    3. You get a registry completion discount. Every baby registry does this but it’s a nice perk nonetheless in case you didn’t get items you really need.
    4. You get $100 baby bucks which means you get $100 in free baby stuff! It’s an ever changing supply of items to choose from so you can’t buy anything you want, but we got a ton of great stuff we will use.

    Here’s a look at what our registry dashboard looked like after we had claimed our item. Once you are eligible for the baby bucks you’ll be able to choose the items you want to redeem for free via the baby bucks bonus page.

    What We Bought With The Free $100 Bonus

    The baby bucks bonus is a specific page where you can buy an assortment of diapers, wipes, and other baby products.

    There is no guarantee of what will be included there when you visit, but here’s what I got for free with my Amazon baby bucks:

    • Amazon elements baby wipes – One truth of baby life, you will use a lot of wipes! the 9 pack of baby wipes seemed like a great buy, especially when we have to supply wipes to daycare every so often.
    • Diaper genie refills  – The diaper genie has been great and we were just running out of refills from our first pack when this came up! Score!
    • Water wipes value pack – I loved the sample of these wipes I got so grabbing a few more packs of them was a great choice.
    • Fisher Price space save high chair – This high chair is a great example of the “other” baby items available through this bonus program. It was something we needed to buy anyway and we got it for free! It also saw the best baby rocker ever listed too!
    • Baby Aquafor:  This got left out of our video because we were already using it. I stocked up on a few tubes of baby aqaufor because it is amazing for any type of skin issue. We’ve used it for preventing diaper rash, cradle cap, and other little skin problems. I’ve also heard it’s good for sunburn for adults!

    All of these items were high quality and things we needed! We used everything up and the high chair has lasted for multiple years now.

    How To Sign Up For The Amazon Baby Registry

    Signing up an Amazon baby registry is very easy. To start a registry takes less than five minutes from start to finish.

    how to sign up for amazon baby registry fast

    Of course, adding products and deciding on which ones are perfect for your baby can take much longer!

    Luckily they give you a guide to the most popular and wished for baby items on Amazon which means you have a great start to highly rated products other moms and dads already trust. You can select these items quickly and create a fully stocked baby registry in less than ten minutes.

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    Not only do you get $100 in free baby stuff with this registry when you purchase/receive $1,000 in items, but you also get a cute welcome box full of goodies for baby!

    How To Get The $100 Baby Bucks Bonus

    You can get $100 worth of baby stuff completely free with the Amazon baby registry. Free, free, FREE! Can you say free stuff?

    These baby bucks can be used for things like diapers, wipes, diaper creams, or anything in a certain section on the site. Sometimes there are bigger items included as well. We actually bought our high chair with it!

    However, there are a couple things you have to do to get this sweet deal of $100 in free baby stuff.

    1. Sign up for a baby registry on Amazon.
    2. Make sure your account is a prime membership account. Sign up for Prime if you haven’t already. You can also do a 30 day free trial of Prime.
    3. Complete $1,000 in purchases from your registry. Purchases can be made by you or others.
    4. Check to see your Baby Bucks completion is eligible in your account after you’ve hit the goal and had the baby.
    5. Use the link provided in the Baby Bucks section to complete your shopping.
    6. Do this within 90 days or you will lose out on the option!

    Some people have told me that they want to get the bonus items but would not hit the $1,000 spent. I understand we were blessed to have so many items gifted to us from the registry.

    However we still had a strategy in place to make sure we hit the amount to get $100 in free baby items. If you aren’t sure you’ll have a baby shower or have people purchase $1,000 in items then you can use the tips below to hit that number.

    Here are a few tips for how to hit the $1,000 spent on your baby registry:

    1. Start the registry early in the pregnancy. It’s a lot easier to accumulate $1,000 in purchases over many months than all at once at the end! You can also add items you need during pregnancy and buy them as needed from the registry.
    2. Use the registry to stock up on items you will need. You can add things like diapers and wipes that you will use for baby, but you can also add household items you will use and then buy those as well. There are many household items you will need stocked up once the baby arrives.
    3. Use Amazon as your only registry option. Most people have 2-3 baby registry options in order to give people options for their purchases. However, if you want to strategize in order to get the $100 in free items, then you should consolidate and only use Amazon so you will likely have higher spend amounts there.
    4. Tell people about your goal. If people are considering buying you a baby gift to help you out they will be likely to purchase it from Amazon if you tell them it will give you extra benefits. Being open and honest about the ability to get a $100 baby bucks bonus from your Amazon registry will motivate others to help you get to your goal.

    Those are just a few of the ways you can work with the baby registry to get the minimum spending amount you need for the extra bonus.

    Amazon Baby Registry Welcome Box

    One of the first perks and free items I received when I signed up for an Amazon baby registry early on was the welcome box of free baby stuff!

    Some of the items mentioned that I received in the box (affiliate links):

    Note on the video: it was missing the Avent bottle! I forgot I took it out before the video to research it and then completely forgot I set it down elsewhere. Even more great stuff in the box than the video even covers!

    The registry box you receive will differ in items depending on when you start your Amazon baby registry and the time of year it is. They include a variety of items and the value is much much higher than I expected. Each season the items in the box differ slightly which means if you have multiple babies then you’ll have the opportunity to get many different ones.

    If you haven’t signed up for an Amazon baby registry yet, what are you waiting for? Get started and enjoy your free stuff!

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