There are lots of gimmicks out there on how to “travel for free” or “get paid to travel” but let’s be real. FREE travel doesn’t really exist. Even as a travel writer I have more out of pocket travel expenses than I’d like for press trips, which usually cover most, but not all expenses. On top of that, once I complete the “free” press trip I then spend days, sometimes weeks, editing images, writing content about places I visited and pitching stories to publications. So that “free” trip is far from free. I’m sharing how to earn cash back when you travel by using the DOSH app.
HOW TO EARN CASH BACK WITH DOSH?
The Dosh App is a quick and easy way to book your hotel stays and then, once your stay is complete, receive a percentage of money back. At first, I was a bit hesitant because you have to tie your credit card to your account, but for you, dear readers, I took a chance. I was signed up and had my first hotel booked within minutes.
The Dosh App has connections with hotels in any destination you may want to visit. I checked for hotels in all my favorite spots and there were hotels listed each and every time. I eventually settled on booking my hotels in Detroit because I LOVE that city! Three nights booked with the app in minutes and, just to confirm that everything went through, I called the hotels the next day to confirm my reservations.
Plus you can use Dosh to earn cash back on other purchases like food! If you are traveling with teens this is going to be a great way to earn some money back from feeding them.
Once you’ve booked your hotel your reservation stays in the app under “my bookings” for easy reference. If you are driving to the hotel simply tap on “my bookings”, tap on your reservation to open it and then tap “open in maps” and just like that directions to the hotel appear on your phone. It also tells you how much you earned from that booking.
HOW MUCH MONEY CAN YOU REALLY EARN?
Well, it depends on multiple variables. Cost of the hotel, percentage back being offered, etc. As a bonus, you’ll earn a $25 when you book and stay at your first hotel. So, a 3-night stay netted us $75.11. Not too shabby! That’s $75 I wouldn’t have had before Dosh.
HOW DO YOU GET YOUR CASH BACK?
To access the cash back you have the choice of transferring to your Paypal account (my choice) or your bank account. A few simple clicks and BAM, money has been transferred.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
Why wouldn’t you want to earn money back from your hotel stays? Go, sign up and download DOSH, and start earning money back from your next trip now.