I both love and hate to shop. Yes, I know that’s a weird sentence to hear from a shopping editor, but it’s the truth. While I love the thrill of getting a new package notification on my phone—I may know exactly what’s inside, but there’s still a mix of anticipation and excitement every time I open a box—I hate the time it takes to shop smartly. So I end up spending way more money than I should because, frankly, I’m just too impatient to look for deals. But I’ve finally found a shopping rewards app that doesn’t make me do the savings legwork I loathe.
When I first heard about Fetch Rewards, which, I should add, is free to use, I thought it was like any other rewards program that makes life more difficult for lazy shoppers. But instead of making you comb through hundreds of deals in order to see what items you can save on, Fetch gives you points for every receipt you scan, whether it’s from the grocery store, Amazon, or a gas station. These points can then be put toward gift cards, magazine subscriptions, and even charitable donations.