If you’re already reading this based on the free V-Bucks headline, then you need no introduction to Fortnite V-Bucks, the in-game currency to buy Outfits, Emotes, Gliders, Pickaxes, and the current season’s Battle Pass for one of the most popular video games ever made.
Fortnite, developed by Epic Games, has over 350 million worldwide players* and while the game is free-to-play and easy to access on many platforms, Epic encourages their players to buy DLC (downloadable content) to enhance gameplay through customization and gaming perks.
And in order to get to the DLC, players need V-Bucks first, the in-game currency that can be purchased with real money. Depending on which platform you play the game on, which is currently only available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, GeForce NOW, and the Epic Games App on Android, prices can vary.
But on average, players can spend around $82,* and with the regular cadence that Fortnite pushes out new content, it always tempting for players to buy more V-Bucks! So save some money as we explain below on how to get free V-Bucks.
How to Get Free V-Bucks
Maybe you skipped straight to this part. And that’s ok.
You can get free V-bucks just by collecting all your shopping, restaurant, grocery, basically almost any receipt, even digital ones, and uploading them to this free app called Fetch Rewards.
It’s pretty low effort since it’s not like other savings app where you have to scan barcodes or clip coupons. Fetch Rewards will automatically give you points to redeem for gift cards on eligible receipts.
For example, I tend to keep every receipt I come across (even when they’re not mine) and upload them into Fetch Rewards before I toss them. After I get the points for each, then the receipt’s purpose is done!
- Download Fetch Rewards
- Upload any receipt to get points
- Redeem points for Visa® gift card, Xbox gift card, PlayStation® Store gift card, Google Play gift card, etc. for whichever platform you’re playing most on
- Use those gift cards to get your free V-Bucks!
Types of Receipts
You can scan any receipt from a grocery store, convenience store, drug store, club store, liquor store, restaurant, fast food joints, practically everywhere, regardless of the amount purchased.
Important: Receipts must be scanned within 14 days from purchase and must include the store name, items purchased, date of purchase, total amount, and store address. Any eligible grocery receipt will get you 25 points each! Other types of receipt points can vary.
You can even have the app scan for any digital receipts in your inbox which comes in handy for all those Amazon, Best Buy, instacart, Target, Walmart, and more, e-receipts.
If your receipt happens to have any participating partner brands, you can earn anywhere between 250 and 3,000 points per offer! No need to manually search, the app will scan it automatically for you. Some current partner brands are Gatorade, Honey Nut Cheerios, Ben & Jerry’s, out of the 273 popular brands available.
You can also get bonus points for completing certain tasks in the app as well as referring a friend or family member to sign up with your unique referral code. You’ll both get 2,000 bonus points when they complete their first receipt. There is no limit to the number of referral bonuses you can earn.
Don’t Try to Game the System
There have been Fortnite players trying to game the Fetch Rewards system by repeatedly referring themselves using different email addresses to gain more referral bonus points.
That’s definitely against the Fetch Terms of Services, so we highly suggest not doing that and keep the actual gaming to Fortnite.
It’s not hard to get receipts to upload, and you can even ask your family members to give you all their receipts!
Redeeming Points for Free V-Bucks
It can take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours to receive your points once you have scanned a receipt but in my experience, it’s usually pretty quick.
Once you reach a minimum of 3,000 points, you can head to the “Rewards” section of the app. There, you’re able to browse hundreds of different reward options by category. Available rewards include gift cards to popular retailers like Amazon and Target but Fornite players will want Visa® gift cards, Xbox gift cards, PlayStation® Store gift cards, or Google Play gift cards.
Once you find a reward to redeem, tap the “Get This Reward” button and you’ll be sent your electronic gift. Then use that electronic code on whatever platform you’re playing on to purchase V-Bucks!
What You Need to Know Before Using Fetch
For new users, you’ll automatically get 2,000 Welcome Bonus Points from The Smart Wallet on your first receipt! You’ll see the promo code REWARD already filled in.
Just remember to ask your family and friends to help save receipts for you and you’ll have to upload them to the app within 14 days of the receipt purchase. By uploading receipts of stuff you were already going to buy, you’ll consistently be earning points to redeem for free V-Bucks on Fortnite!
* $82 per player average spending based on 2019 Statista data