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Is Dosh worth using in a small town?

Updated on May 9, 2019

I have recently moved back to the small town I grew up in and have found it hard to really make the money I need to live off of. After looking all over the place I have turned to the power of the internet to help me out. Dosh is highly recommended but is it worth it for small town living?

Although you probably won't be making this much money it can feel really nice making passive income with an app like Dosh.
Although you probably won't be making this much money it can feel really nice making passive income with an app like Dosh. | Source

Here's my personal experience...

I have been trying out all sorts of ways to make some extra cash to help pay the bills. One of these apps that seemed to have high rating and was often recommended for cash back programs was Dosh. Dosh is also available on both iOS and Android so that everyone can use it.

Dosh is simple to use and really you can just set it and forget it for the most part. It has a very attractive design and feels good to use. All you have to do is link a credit card and shop at the stores they have rewards with. Before I downloaded this app I had been using Acorns which is similar but instead of cash back it rounds up your purchases and uses that change to invest. This is the big downfall of Dosh for me and why I had such a great time with Acorns or Receipt Hog for example. Acorns and Receipt Hog don't care where you shop so you will always have something coming back to you whereas with Dosh you need to shop where they want you to shop.

But this isn't a review of those other 2 apps so lets get back to Dosh. Setting up an account and then just living your life as normal to get some extra cashback is awesome passive income. Passive income is such a hot buzzword right now because people want to make money easily and that's really what Dosh is great at over other apps.

Here's my answer to whether it is worth using or not.

After 3 months of using this app I have made $0, but I don't think it's fair to say that Dosh wouldn't come through for someone else living in a small town. The best way to really know is to just try it yourself.

My biggest issue is that Dosh only gives me a few options:

  1. Staples
  2. World Market
  3. Mattress Firm
  4. Bed, Bath & Beyond
  5. Pizza Hut
  6. Denny's
  7. Sam's Club

I don't have the money to be spending on eating out which means that I can't take advantage of 2 of my offers. Sam's Club and Mattress Firm no longer exist in my local area so even if I wanted to shop there I couldn't. As for the last 3 offers in my area I really have no reason to visit those places as they are a bit out of my way and they don't sell anything I would need. Lastly as a young introvert I would much rather just buy things (and typically for cheaper) on Amazon.


Is Dosh worth using if you live in a small town? Not for me but I think there is a strong potential but you'll never know if you don't try. Offers vary on what businesses are around you so go ahead and download the app to give it a try! You can help me out by signing up with my referral code but of course you don't have to however I would really appreciate it. ROBERTT177

If you are still reading this and are interested in any of the apps I have talked about then consider using my referral codes

I have been using Acorns for about a year now and have made over $400 so I would highly recommend it.

As for Receipt Hog they don't have a referral code but they are worth checking out. The only thing I find annoying with them is that you have to remember to ask for and take pictures of your receipts but it's really not that bad so give it a try.


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