Credit card rewards can be complicated. With rotating reward categories, introductory offers, personalized offers, and other special rewards, it can be difficult to keep track of the rewards each of your cards offers. In 2019, I missed out on $17.50 in credit card rewards because I didn’t realize that one of my lesser-used cards was offering extra cash back. When I recognized my mistake a week after making the purchase, I began wondering how often I was ‘leaving cash on the table’ by not optimizing my credit card rewards.
I quickly realized that I am regularly too distracted while making day-to-day purchases to analyze and optimize my credit card rewards. I searched for an app or extension that could provide me with timely reminders and automatic credit card comparisons, but could not find a solution that met my needs. So I decided to solve the problem myself, and set about creating AddUp Rewards.
Today, there is an easy way to track your credit card rewards and receive notifications of extra opportunities to earn. AddUp is a free Google Chrome browser extension that is available to anyone in the United States. Once installed, you simply create an account and select your credit cards from a list. Then while shopping online, AddUp provides realtime comparison of what rewards each of your selected credit cards would earn for each retailer you visit.
AddUp was built around the user experience, so the interface is intuitive and easy to navigate. Because it is designed to provide you with just the information you need – and only when you need it – AddUp uses visual indicators on the extension icon and browser notifications to alert you to earning opportunities. These notifications are generated only at checkout, and can be disabled on the Account page of the extension popup. For more details on how AddUp works, please see the answers to our frequently asked questions.
Our goal is to make it easy for everyone to earn more credit card rewards. We take the guesswork out of determining which card will reward you the most for each purchase you make, so you don’t miss opportunities to earn.
Today, our AddUp Rewards is available as an extension on Google Chrome. In the future, we will expand to
- Extensions on additional web browsers
- Mobile apps for iOS and Android
- Dynamic functionality on this website
- Add additional functionality – stay tuned!
We are just getting started, and look forward to sharing more details soon! You can download our Chrome extension here. Thank you for your support, and please let us know if you have any questions or feedback.