Get some cash back for your purchases with Dosh

I think by now most people have heard of Dosh.  Although perhaps the Aussies haven’t heard much about it yet because the app is not yet available in Australia. However, it has been huge and there has been lots of excited chatter on social media about Dosh.

What is Dosh, and is Dosh legit?

Let’s start with the basics.

Website:  (Note that the app is still in BETA version)

Is dosh legit?

The idea behind Dosh, is that you spend money anyway, so why not get some cash back?  If you shop any of the participating stores, via the online offer site of Dosh, you ‘earn’ every time.  It’s less about ‘earning’ in my view and more about just receiving some cash back – the amount of which you are aware of at the time you purchase the product or service.

Dosh offers are found in the app and will receive cash back when you pay with a card that is connected to the app.

You can get paid to travel, to eat at your favourite restaurant or shop online.

Is dosh legit?

What you do is go to the Dosh online offer tab to see the online offers and select your store.  There you will see valid online offers, the specific discounts available, and any restrictions associated with the offer.

You need to complete the purchase through the Dosh app during the same session, so that Dosh can track your purchase for your cash back.  You will know that you’re shopping through Dosh because the screen will be frame in purple.  Your purchases are tracked via the Dosh app link.

Dosh referral program

Dosh have a referral program (essentially an affiliate program) in place that earns you $5 for all new referrals you introduce to Dosh via your affiliate link who download the app and link a credit card.  If you refer someone to Dosh, but they don’t use your link and go direct to Dosh then you do not receive the referral bonus.

You will receive a notification if your referral downloads Dosh and still needs to link their credit card.  This situation does not lead to a referral bonus for you unless they link their credit card.  You will receive a successful referral notification only when you get paid for the referral bonus.

Dosh sometimes do a boosted bonus referral program, where they increase the referral fee for a period.  They did this for their New Year’s referral program that went from 7 January to 21 January 2018. During this period, the referral incentive was $15 rather than the usual $5.

So for a few weeks, all I saw on social media was this:

Is dosh legit?


Is dosh legit?

It is easy to refer people to Dosh for your bonus.  You can text a link to people using the ‘social’ icon. You then tap the image which contains a referral link, hit the ‘text’ icon, then select the people you want to share it with, tap ‘invite friends’ and then add a personalised message to get your family and friends to enrol. Hit send.  Easy!

Another way to get dosh referrals is to post your link on social media, explaining Dosh and the benefits that people get from Dosh, and inviting your followers to join using your link.

Dosh has a weird ‘Subscriber Limit’ thing happening

Dosh seems to be growing at a rapid rate so downloads are happening left, right and centre.  As a result, Dosh limit the number of new downloads / sign-ups per day.

When Dosh have reached their download limit for the day, your referral will see a link to a waitlist that they will need to add their information to. They will be then be notified when they are able to download the app again.

Dosh referral

How to Get Paid

Make sure you link your PayPal account to your Dosh account.  It’s really easy. Once in Dosh, just:

  • Tap on PayPal accounts
  • Tap on add PayPal account
  • Add your PayPal email address
  • Click Save

Now you’re connected!!

Benefits of Dosh

With Dosh, you don’t need to scan receipts, or use promo codes. They actually make it pretty easy for you to get your cash back.  You need to link your credit card, and Dosh will automatically put any cash back into your ‘Dosh wallet’.

Dosh app reviews

It is rated well in the app store, with a 4.7 out of 5, based on almost 40,000 ratings.

Are we all Doshed out?

Lots of people have been jumping on the Dosh bandwagon, and if you don’t mind asking your family and friends (and pretty much anyone you’re connected with on social media), you can make some decent pocket money.

It seems that the affiliate part (or the Dosh referral program) has died down a little because it did seem to be absolutely everywhere I looked for a while.

There will still be money to be made in referring people to Dosh if that’s your thing.

And referrals aside, it is actually a great way to get some cash back for yourself on products if you are going to purchase them anyway.

Dosh – Scam or legit: LEGIT!

Dosh is a legitimate cash back site

For pocket money, Dosh is great.  You get cash back on products that you will be buying anyway, and if referrals are your thing too then you might get some money from referrals.

If you are wanting a true online career from home rather than pocket money, there is a better way.  For a real and long lasting career that you can build and grow over time, affiliate marketing is the place to be.

Want more than just pocket money?

You can do better than pocket money.  Build your own website that is uniquely yours that will grow with you.  And you don’t need to stop at one website.  The sky is the limit!   To learn how, just click here:

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Please leave me a comment or a question and I’m more than happy to help.

12 thoughts on “Get some cash back for your purchases with Dosh”

  1. Thanks for sharing this content about Dosh with us.
    Dosh sounds like a great app. I’m not familiar with cash back apps so this was all new to me. It is an excellent way to get some money, particularly if you are going to buy things anyway. So why not get some cash back for those services or products. The referral program is an amazing bonus. This is an excellent idea to make some money and I thank you so much for sharing the content.
    My congratulations to you, and I wish you much success.

    • Hi Samantha, thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. You should head on over to Dosh and check it all out. Let me know how you go!
      Thanks Samantha.

  2. Hi Melissa,
    Great review on a really cool app.
    Dosh has a lot going for it, the referral program is a real turbo force in getting the word out…
    I got put into the bottle neck of subscriber limit when I went to take a look.

    But I’ll pop back for sure.

    • Hi Tony, thanks! The subscriber limit thing isn’t great, hopefully you have some luck with it. Referral programs are definitely a great way to get the word out there.
      All the very best to you.

  3. Never heard of this app before. Sounds like a good idea. I’ll have to go check what stores does it cover here in Europe. Who doesn’t love cash back? Thank you Melissa for sharing this and for the detailed review of Dosh.

    • Hi Wei, absolutely – cash back is the best! Why not, right?
      All the very best to you Wei.

  4. Hi Melissa- I have never heard of Dosh and I am not sure if it works here in New Zealand but great article and as you say good for a bit of pocket money
    Thank you

    • Hi Vicki,
      If it does work for you be sure to let me know. All the very best to you Vicki.

  5. This looks very interesting, is a little bit like ibotta? I am in Australia and you say it’s not available yet. Shame. I found your post to be very interesting and engaging. It was really thorough on the subject.
    Keep up the good work

    • Hi Janet,
      Yes it’s like ibotta. Thanks for your comments about my site, I really appreciate that.
      All the very best to you.

  6. Thanks for a great and thorough review of Dosh. You are right, we don’t have it in Australia yet but there are a couple of other similar apps currently available in Oz.
    It sounds like a no-brainer to me… really easy to use plus a bit of money up for grabs with the referral program. Maybe it will give a few people a taste of how to make money online before jumping into Affiliate Marketing.

    • Hi Helen,
      It’s a shame we don’t get all the great stuff at the same time as the U.S. There are a few now that I haven’t been able to access that are huge in other parts of the world. Hopefully we will catch up (or develop our own!)
      All the very best to you Helen.


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