Use the Dosh app to get cashback when you book hotels through their booking platform, plus get cashback on regular purchases. Read on to find out how. (This post is not sponsored or affiliated with the app in any way.)
If you travel a lot, you’re probably always looking for new ways to save money on hotels. As a budget traveler, I try to get creative with saving money on travel any way I can. That’s why I was so excited when my sister told me about the Dosh app.
Dosh is an app that gives you cash back on regular purchases at restaurant and retail partners. You’ll find a mix of well-known brands and local businesses on the app. When you spend money at these places, you’ll automatically get a percentage of the purchase back in your Dosh wallet. It’s the perfect way to save a little extra money to put towards your next trip.
The really cool thing for travelers is that you can search for and book hotels directly through the app, and get cash back for your stay!
How to Use Dosh to Save Money
Getting started with Dosh is super easy. It only takes a minute to set up, and then you can start getting cash back immediately.
- Download the free Dosh app (on mobile)
- Create an account
- Link up any credit cards or accounts you use regularly (including Venmo & Paypal)
That’s it! Once you’ve done all that, you can start getting cash back on purchases from retail, restaurant, and hotel partners. The best part is, you don’t have to do anything extra to get it. No scanning receipts or inputting information. As long as you’re using a card linked to your account, Dosh will automatically add cash to your wallet.
Once your account is set up, browse local listings in the app to find nearby partners, check out online offers, or book hotels.
How to Save Money on Hotels with Dosh
Booking hotels with Dosh is pretty straight forward:
- Head to the Hotels section of the app
- Enter your destination and your dates
- You’ll get a list of partnered hotels in the area
- You can review hotel information, prices, & cash back totals
- When you book a hotel & complete your stay, you’ll get cash back in the app
The amount of cash back you receive varies by hotel, so it’s not necessarily based on price. A lower-priced hotel might also have a higher cash back rate than higher-priced hotels. Making your total discount pretty sweet!
I’ve even found 4- and 5-star hotels offering hundreds of dollars cash back. Saving that much money on hotels means you could treat yourself to a luxe vacation (or staycation) at a dreamy hotel.
Other Ways to Save Money with Dosh
As a traveler, obviously I’m most interested in using Dosh to save money on hotels. But you can save money every day with the app.
When you log in to the app, a list of nearby restaurants and retailers will show up, along with the amount of cash back you’ll get. So you can go out to eat, do some shopping, or even get an oil change…there are all kinds of deals available at places where you already spend money.
In addition to shopping nearby, you can also shop online through the app at places like Target, Walmart, Patagonia, Neiman Marcus, Gap/Old Navy, and other big name retailers.
An example of what you get find on Dosh: I signed up for courses through Udemy and got 37% cash back! That’s a big incentive to learn something new this year. I bought two digital marketing courses to try out, but you can find courses on all kinds of stuff through the site.
I’ve also seen offers for purchases mad through apps like UberEats, Door Dash, and Instacart. So if you’re already ordering food through these apps, sign up for Dosh and make sure you get your cash back!
To sum it up for you, let me show you exactly how easy it is to save money with Dosh:
- If you’re on a desktop, come back to this post on mobile
- Download the app
- Link your credit card (you’ll get $1 per card/account just for doing this)
- Book hotels through the platform
- Buy from listed retail and restaurant partners, both locally and online
- Automatically get cashback when you make purchases with linked cards/accounts
- Refer a friend & you’ll get $5 for each referral (yes, I will get a referral credit if you use the app, but I honestly recommend it)
Disclaimer: This post is NOT sponsored or otherwise affiliated with Dosh. However, I will receive a referral credit if you choose to download the free app with my link.