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Mar. 19, 2020 12:54 pm

GetUpside just landed two new partnerships to expand its digital rewards platform

With the new partnerships with GasBuddy and Checkout 51, GetUpside reports servicing 25 million monthly users.
GetUpside CEO Alex Kinnier and COO Wayne Lin.

GetUpside CEO Alex Kinnier and COO Wayne Lin.

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GetUpside, a growing tech company based out of its own floor on WeWork’s 1701 Rhode Island Ave. NW location, has landed two new partnerships to expand its digital platform’s offerings.

Founded in 2015, the company manages an app offering rewards on purchases at more than 15,000 stores as well as promotions at gas stations around the country. GetUpside’s platform will now be available to customers of travel app company GasBuddy and Checkout 51, curator of a mobile couponing app, the company announced last week. With all of its users combined, GetUpside reports servicing 25 million monthly users.

“For merchants, making GetUpside’s offer technology available to other apps and platforms increases reach and profitably drives more consumers to their locations,” said GetUpside cofounder and CEO Alex Kinnier in a statement. “For consumers, we’re meeting them where they want to be — whether that’s in the GetUpside app or elsewhere — to increase their purchasing power.”

Last month, GasBuddy released its Deal Alerts feature, which now included GetUpside’s personalized fuel offers. Checkout 51 customers users have also gained access to GetUpside’s cash back reward on gas and grocery deals across 42 states. Checkout 51 accounts for more than 17 million users across the U.S. and Canada alone.

Financial details of the partnerships were not disclosed.

“Partnering with GetUpside allows us to provide our community of drivers with even more ways to save money on fuel,” said GasBuddy CEO Sarah McCrary. “The GetUpside team make it easy to integrate their offers into our platform.”

Currently, GetUpside is active in 45 states. Kinnier said partnerships like this are the first of many that the company will announce in the comings months, including some with financial services companies.

As of November, GetUpside had more than 140 employees, 75 of which were located in D.C. The company’s other employees were split across offices inside WeWork locations in Austin, Texas and Chicago.

A GetUpside rep did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether the company’s business model would be affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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