Regular readers will know I love making extra money from home, including earning cash from my receipts. It only takes a moment of time and makes a nice bit of pocket money. I’m always so excited when I reach the threshold for cashing out. I’d much rather use these sorts of phone apps than get hooked on addictive app games!
Earn gift cards from supermarket receipts with HuYu
The app I am going to share with you today is called HuYu. I’ve recently discovered this app and I now have four receipt apps that I make money from. My collection of this type of app is growing, which hopefully means I can make more money from most of my receipts if they qualify for all four apps!
I’m very new to HuYu and haven’t cashed out yet, but I wanted to share the app with you now so you can start earning too. I’ve seen other money bloggers write about the app so I’m confident it’s trustworthy.
My best advice is to always cash out as soon as you reach the threshold. It’s usually more beneficial to wait until you have more points, as you get more value for your points, but I always worry these businesses could fold and disappear so I prefer to cash out as soon as I can!
Which receipts does HuYu accept?
HuYu only accepts receipts from the following supermarkets:
You are allowed to upload 10 receipts per week.
How many points do I need to cash out on HuYu?
You’ll earn 5 points per receipt. You need 500 to cash out £5. The difference with this app is you earn gift cards rather than cash. It says a list of voucher options will be available at the time of redeeming your reward.
Top tips when using HuYu
- You must upload your receipts within seven days.
- Make sure the receipts aren’t blurry or the ink running out as they’ll probably not accept them
- Use the receipt auto scan feature to capture and upload your receipts speedily
- Click on ‘earn’ and go to ‘surveys’ to boost your points balance
- Refer 3 friends to make a quick £1.50
HuYu referral scheme – give 50, get 50
HuYu allows you to refer three friends and you’ll each receive 50 points when they scan a receipt.
My three codes have gone, but the refer a friend section on the app says 'watch this space - refer a friend is finished for now, but will be back soon' so perhaps they'll start to give more than just three referral codes in the future.
Easily see how much you spend each month at supermarkets
One clever feature is the ‘Insights’ tab which shows you exactly how much you are spending at each supermarket retailer per month. It breaks this down into a visual graph and also lists the amount per retailer.
However, you are only allowed to upload 10 receipts per week on this app, so it's only an accurate representation of your spending if you only have 10 receipts or less per week.
First impressions of HuYu
The app is really straightforward to use and I like the auto-scan functionality. I really like the insights tab and I’ll be checking this each month to keep an eye on our supermarket spending. It will take 100 receipts at 5 points each to reach the 500 point threshold, so I’m not going to be cashing out any time soon, especially when I go through phases of online shopping instead of going to the supermarket!
I’ll continue to use it alongside my other receipt apps. It’s habit now to save and photo every receipt, so I’ll be making the most money possible per receipt by using all the different receipt apps in a row!
Download the app here: www.huyuapp.co.uk