LEGIT MileUp App Review: Get Paid to Drive - Scam or Legit?


Bronze Wordsmith
Apr 16, 2018

Here at EarnThatBuck, we are always finding new (and even old) ways to literally “earn that buck.” We love to cover and review money making apps and work from home ideas or by earning using your mobile device. It is the reason why we share app reviews with our members because we want everyone to know of opportunities to earn, big or small.

This write-up is about the MileUp app. The company behind MileUp will pay you in rewards to drive your truck, SUV and such. It’s not about renting your car to people, using your vehicle to deliver goods and products, like Postmates, driving for Uber, or wrapping your car with ads similar to MyFreeCar. MileUp is not like any of that.

How The MileUp App Functions

I will explain to you the shortest way to understand how MileUp works and it’s very easy:
  1. You have to download the app on your mobile phone.
  2. Every time you use your car to drive, MileUp will give you points.
  3. These points can be converted and redeemed as gift cards.
Basically, that’s it. That’s the gist of MileUp.

If you want the longer version, then, let me indulge you with a thorough explanation. We all want to earn rewards, right? Well, with MileUp, this is the process.

You can go to the official website right here for more details – https://www.mileup.ai/.

If you own an Apple smartphone or any iOS device, you can check this link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mileup/id1162876326?mt=8.

For Android devices, visit this link – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.agero.mileup&hl=en.

After you download the app, your way to earn rewards can now begin. What’s the catch? Do you have to do tasks? The answer is NO. Do you have to deliver something? Again, that would be NO. So, what is the work? What’s the driving job?

If you notice the name of the app, it’s called MileUp. That’s because every mile you drive, there is a corresponding number of points as your reward for driving! As you install the app on your smartphone, it will track your driving “ways.” Just drive like you habitually do on a regular day. You don’t have to do anything special. The app has a sensor and that’s what will track your driving movement.

What will MileUp track? The app will measure how long you drove. It will also record how many times you’ve stopped during the trip and of course, your driving schedule. The app will collect all necessary data from your driving. As to why the company behind MileUp need the information for is what we will discuss later on in this write-up. For now, let’s tackle on MileUp points and rewards.

Are you ready?

As mentioned earlier, MileUp will track your driving activity and in return for the data gathered, the company behind the app will give you points. These points can be exchanged into gift cards from the many companies that MileUp has partnered up with for this program. Once you reach 1000 points, you can redeem that rewards that you like. 1,000 points is equivalent to $5, by the way.

What gift cards are available?

Some users of MileUp reported that the choices for MileUp gift cards are almost limitless. You can get one from Amazon , Walmart, Target, iTunes, Nike, and more. So, if you like these companies and the brands, then, you might as well download MileUp so you can get the rewards.

How To Earn More Points In MileUp

Driving will earn you regular points in MileUp, but you can also get bonus points. See these other options and keep your mobile phone handy in case these situations pop up so that you can earn bonus points.

Accident Reports – If you report an accident in MileUp, you will receive 50,000 bonus points. If you compute that, it’s earning gift cards worth $2,500 – assuming 1,000 points is $5, unless the app has a policy on its redemption.

Weekly Challenges – The app also offer weekly challenges. Some users participate in these challenges especially if their normal routine will fit the task. For example, if you can drive up to 200 miles in one week, MileUp will give you bonus points.

Street Sweeps - This may sound weird to you, but there are street sweep tasks that will offer bonus points if you do some things. For example, if you drive during lunch break, you can earn bonus points.

Referral System - It is one of the best ways to earn bonus points in MileUp. If you refer a friend to use the app, you will get 100 points. It doesn’t stop there, though. Your referred friend must drive for at least 10 miles before you can earn your 100 bonus points.

Tips And Tricks On How To Earn Points Quickly In MileUp

The idea here is hitting two birds with one stone. How exactly? Well, you can double up on your points and earnings if you use MileUp together with other money-earning apps that involve driving. For example, you’re also an Uber driver or you’re delivering goods for Amazon while using MileUp. See the concept now?

The Million Dollar Question: Why Does MileUp Need Your Driving Statistics?

MileUp app is a company managed by Agero. Agero is among the biggest roadside assistance companies in the country. Each year, Agero responds to roadside assistance calls and accident calls that reach to at least 10 million. That is 10 million people being served by Agero every single year, and the number goes up.

Agero designed the MileUp app program because they believe that from the data gathered in people driving around, they will understand the issues concerning road accidents. Perhaps they can find a way to lessen the fatal encounters on the road by improving driver safety.

The app has a very essential feature and that is its mobile crash detection technology. If the app detects a severe car crash, the app will contact the first responders immediately, therefore cutting the rescue time short and possibly save lives of the people involved in the crash.

Why is this important? Well, it’s a person’s life saved if the action is faster than the regular 911 call. The U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provided a 2014 data about car crashes. Back then, there were 32,675 car collisions and 29,989 proved to be deadly. If you compute the numbers, it means that in 2014, 91% of car crash cases killed at least one person in the accident. This reality is nerve-wracking, but MileUp is trying to change all that.

OUR VERDICT – Scam or Legit?

MileUp is under the supervision and management of Agero, which happens to be among of the top roadside assistance firms in the US. Once you register in MileUp, you will start earning points. These points will earn you gift cards and as proof that MileUp delivers to its users, you can read about it on Reddit.

This app is 100% LEGIT in terms of earning rewards, and I really like the idea of it “saving lives.” You will get your points and you can exchange it for gift cards. It’s been done by many users and all the user reviews are saying the same thing about MileUp.

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If you’ve tried MileUp, please let us know how it went for you. How long did you drive around to get your first 1,000 points? Was it hard to reach your first 1,000 points? Have you tried reporting an accident? Did you get the 50,000 points for doing that? Was it easy referring a friend to use MileUp? Did you really earn 100 points with the referral? What gift cards did you redeem? What other tips can you share with our readers concerning MileUp? Please, we’d love to hear from you!



Oct 10, 2018
They used to be good but they messed up when they changed from paying via gift cards to forcing people to use their mileup sweepstakes. Basically in the beginning you would get 2 points for every mile you drive which was awesome. You were able to get paid by gift card buy around last year they only allowed people to redeem their points by participating in their sweepstakes which is scandalous if you ask me. And then the rumour is that no user is winning the prices but it's all internal. I didn't win anything and I also don't know anybody who did. I would not recommend them at all. While they're somehow legit I find it close to being a scam because they force their users to participate in the sweepstakes. ( and then nobody wins!? sounds very shady to me). I stopped using them and if they would go back to their original model I would probably try it again but for now I would stay far away from this provider.

@earnthatbuck. Exactly the same with their mileup iphone app. When you check the app reviews you will see that they got a ton of 1 stars lately because of the sweepstakes thing. The users hate it


Dec 17, 2018
MileUp is legit as they have paid me a couple of times before, but it may not be the best way to make some money online anymore.

They're doing well back then, but not until they switched from gift card rewards to only giving sweepstakes entries as a way to spend points. They have lost a lot of their loyal members (including me) who once touted it as a simple way to earn some extra cash.

However, the app is very easy to use. You just need to bring your phone with you, turn on the app, and let it track your driving. You don’t have to do anything else with it besides turning your points in for sweepstakes entries.

If nothing else, you still have a chance to win some big cash prizes and help improve road safety.


Jun 13, 2018
I’ve written before about how reward sites with alternate earning methods are awesome. The MileUp app definitely fits that bill. There are lots of sites that will let you turn your car into a billboard (via vinyl wrap ads) or you can even rent your car out. But with MileUp, all you need to do is drive your car – something you already do, right?

As the OP mentioned, it’s recommendable that you use MileUp along with other earning methods. I once had a vinyl wrap advertisement on my car, and it definitely helped ease the burden of my monthly car payments.

But back to MileUp. The MileUp is a sort of crowd-sourcing that lets other people know the roadside conditions. This includes stuff like traffic situations, accidents, and other miscellaneous details that help fellow motorists navigate these super-busy streets.

My only concern is of privacy. The hubby and I are really private people. Knowing sites like Google are tracking our online activity is concern enough. Having an app track my driving habits may seem like much. But thankfully, I have yet to have a negative MileUp experience. So far, my experience is been positive overall. You should give this a try, if you drive a lot!


Oct 4, 2018
This app WAS a good way to earn extra income while driving, but not until they messed up. Not only do they have a faulty point system for rewards, but it seems they aren’t doing a stellar job at tracking miles.

MileUp has clearly stated that on their website that you’re going to need a stable internet connection to records your miles. However, this doesn’t change the fact that there are a lot of users who are complaining about the same issue for over a year. Of course, it's inevitable to drive in places where there’s a slow internet connection, and as a result, miles won’t likely be registered, or they may not prompt until you’ve been able to sync to them successfully.

These are the reasons why I decided to stop using this one; it's not worth it anymore. However, I hope they fix these issues soon.


Jan 17, 2019
Getting points that can be redeemed for rewards while doing something that we already do is great, especially to me who drives every day to work.
This app is almost perfect. Actually, I've received two gift cards when I was using this app, so I can say that they were legit. They used to be good. It's just a shame that they're not paying anymore. The app got messed up and stopped tracking my driving miles. It's true, using this app is not worth it anymore.


Dec 9, 2018
MileUp is a legit way to earn free gift cards before and like any other apps, it is free. It only takes a minute to install it on your device, and once you’ve installed it, that’s it. You can start earning gift (which now a "sweepstakes entry") by just driving.

This app used to be good. But it may not be the best way to receive gift cards anymore. Because instead of gift card rewards, they changed it to only giving sweepstakes entries. It's sad, but it's how the way it works. It's also the main reason why I stopped using this app.