The Shopmium app is an app that is popular amongst the budgeting and finance community. After seeing it a few times on Instagram, I decided to download it and give it a go. I love shaving money so the Shopmium app seemed like something I would love!
The Shopmium app gives you discounts on products from the main supermarkets, some of them, are even free.
How does the Shopmium app work?
It’s simple really! Just follow these steps:
- Sign up to Shopmium
- View the offers on the supermarkets you shop at
- Buy the items
- Open the Shopimum app to select the piggy back button
- Scan you reciept (online or instore receipt)
- Scan the barcode of the product
- Get your cashback via Paypal within 48 hours
It’s so easy to do. I bought my products with my Tesco Online order, I uploaded the receipt about 6 pm and I got my money back the following afternoon.
What I got from Shopmium
Here are the products I got from Tesco the first time I used the Shopmium app:
Kinder Slice: Paid £1, got £1 back = free.
Shreddies: Paid £2.50, got £1.50 back so paid £1 total.
Mushroom Burgers: paid £3.50, got £1.75 back, paid £1.75
Meatless farm mince: Paid £2.50, got £1.50 back, paid £1.
Meatless farm sausages: Paid £2, got £1 back, cost £1.
From these items, they were worth £11.50 and I got £6.50 cashback.
I only got products we would use, we eat meat-free products often so we used them all and I have cereal in the morning. I got the Kinder slice instead of cereal bars that I would have for a snack.
How to make the most of the Shopmium app
It’s easy to get carried away with these apps and get everything, but it’s worth considering if a product will actually save you money. Remember, we are using this app to SAVE money, not buy extra things we don’t need! I think because you get money back after, it feels like a good deal. But just try and treat it as you would any offer at the supermarket. You don’t go and buy every offer in the supermarket just because it’s on offer, right? You just get the products you need!
There were a lot of drinks on there that I wouldn’t buy normally so it was pointless for me to get them as I was still paying for them. For example, some cans of Dark Cherry and Pomegranate sparkling water were £4 for six small cans, with £1.50 off. I would have paid £2.50 for them if I had bought them (after cashback), but it’s not something I would buy normally or something I need so I passed.
I’ve split the types of savings into different categories.
A free product that saves you money
This is a product that has saved you money. For example, if you have got a product for free but bought it as a replacement for something you would have bought instead. Let’s say, a packet of pasta that cost £2 to replace a packet of own-brand pasta that costs 50p. I’d personally only class that as a saving of 50p.
A free product that doesn’t save you money
This is something you wouldn’t usually buy but is an extra treat! Maybe a chocolate bar or a fancy drink. This is more of just a freebie rather than something that’s saved you some cash!
Money off/cashback that saves you money
If you usually buy a different brand that costs £2, but this one is £2 with £1 back, then you have saved about £1 as this is what you’ve not bought in your shopping.
Money off/cashback that doesn’t save you money
If you usually buy a different product that costs £1, but buy a product that is £2 with £1 cashback then you haven’t saved money, you are just trying a more expensive product for the same price of your normal product (this can still be fun!)
Cashback that costs you money
This is if you usually buy a product that costs you £1, but are trying a different one that costs £2 with 50p cashback – you’re actually spending an extra 50p. Or a product that you wouldn’t usually buy at all that costs £2 but you get £1. Then you have spent an extra £1.
I’m not saying any of these are bad, as it’s fun to try new products! But if you are on a strict budget it’s important to be aware if you have actually saved money or spent more as you’ve bought something that was on offer for the sake.
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