Saving and Making Money

Dosh App Review: Legitimate or Cash Back Scam?

One of my friends introduced me to DOSH a few months ago. The DOSH app will pay you cash back for making purchases online, in-store, or for booking travel.

The app makes some serious payouts when you shop at participating stores. The only draw back is that there may not be very many local stores in the area you live in so you may have to rely more on getting cash back from online purchases. However, they appear to be adding more stores constantly.

To give you an idea of which stores participate, here are a few that are available near me for cash back: Sam’s Club, Papa Johns, Denny’s, Chili’s, Bob’s Big Boy, Forever 21, Wendy’s, Hallmark, Cost Plus World Market, Juice It Up!, and Black Angus. There are also a huge number of small businesses and restaurants that I didn’t list.

The developers continue to update the app constantly and appear to be working to fix reported issues and from my experience, they’ve worked through most of them. There’s bound to be some growing pains as this app is relatively new.

Let me break down how this app can earn you cash back:

In-Store Cash Back

Once you’ve linked your credit cards to the app, you can feel free to shop as normal and the cash back will load automatically into your account. They offer some pretty amazing percentages for in-store cash back ranging from 2-10% or more.

Online Cash Back

The online cash back deals are right in-line with some of my other favorite apps, ranging anywhere from 2-7.5% or more. They have quite a few online retailers participating so you are likely to find the store you’re looking for.

Referral Bonuses

You’ll earn $5 once your friend joins using your referral link, connects a credit or debit card, and makes a qualifying purchase.

What Do The Pay-Outs Look Like?

The minimum amount you need in your account to cash out is $25. You can receive your cash via PayPal or Direct Deposit. It could take approximately 3-5 days to receive payment, but it may only take as little as a few minutes.

I’ve just started using the app so my payments have started out small at about $40 per month but I have friends that continually receive hundreds of dollars every month. That doesn’t sound too shabby to me!


Some people are reluctant to link credit and debit cards to apps, but rest assured, the company states in their FAQ’s that the card and bank account information are not held on the app or the servers. They also state that the transactions made in-store are encrypted.

However, you certainly don’t have to link your cards or accounts if you don’t feel comfortable. There are plenty of other lucrative ways to use this app and still earn cash back.

If you look at the reviews on the app store, you will see that some people have complained that they’re payments are slow to process or that they are having trouble linking cards. These reviews have responses from the customer service team and it appears that they work to get these issues resolved.

I, personally, haven’t had any issues with receiving payments but I have run into a couple issues with not seeing my cash back on certain purchases right away. Customer service has been very quick to respond and correct the issue, so it’s not a big deal to me.

Is the DOSH app a scam?

No. It’s a legitimate way to earn cash back by making purchases. So far, I’ve been very happy with the money I’ve earned, especially since I didn’t have to do much work for it.

I highly recommend signing up for DOSH and using it for any purchases you make.

To join, visit and you’ll earn $5 just for signing up.


I hope this review has helped answer your questions but if you still need some answers, please feel free to comment.

Happy Earning!




Disclaimer: These statements are the opinion of the author. The information provided in this post is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide medical, legal, or other professional advice. Read and/or use any of the information from this post at your own risk. Some or all of the links displayed on this site may be affiliate links.


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