I’ve just heard about the JamDoughnut Cashback app and used it for the first time today! I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on this money-saving offer. I’ve spoken about cashback sites and apps before – such as Quidco and TopCashBack, as well as some supermarket money-saving apps like Shopimum.
But this one is different. And better, in my opinion. I find Quidco and TopCashBack good for insurance or non-essential spending, such as clothes and homeware. Shopimum is good but there’s not often things you would actually buy on there. But the JamDonghnut cashback app saves money on your everyday shopping.
- What is JamDoughnut?
- Where can I get cashback from with JamDoughnut?
- How to use the JamDoughnut cashback app.
- My experience with JamDonught
- How do I withdraw my cash?
- The negatives of JamDoughtnut
- Join now and earn £2 with my referral code
What is JamDoughnut?
Jam Donghnut is a cashback app that gives you cash back on gift cards for some of the most popular retailers and food places in the UK. You buy a gift card through the app, get the cashback INSTANTLY and then scan the gift card in-store or use the code online instead of using cash or your bank card.
Where can I get cashback from with JamDoughnut?
You can get cashback from supermarkets, clothing stores, restaurants, coffee shops and more.
Here are a few that are on there now. The cashback is accurate at the time of writing this. but you’ll have to download the app and check the current rate for yourself.
- Tesco – 1.75%
- Morrisons – 3.5%
- Aldi – 3.5%
- ASDA – 3%
- Marks & Spencers – 4%
- Apple UK – 4%
- TK Maxx – 8%
- B&M – 5%
- JD Sports – 7%
- Currys – 4%
- Cafe Nero – 6%
- Costa – 8%
- Just Eat – 5%
- Airbnb – 5%
- Halfords – 5%
- ASOS – 7%
- Primark – 8%
- New Look – 7%
- Matalan – 3%
- The Body Shop – 7%
- IKEA – 2%
- Argos – 4%
- National Express – 10%
- Bloom & Wild – 8%
- Pizza Hut – 8%
- Pizza Express – 7%
- Green King – 7%
- Prezzo – 7%
- Toby Carvery – 9%
- Nandos – 7%
- Ticketmaster – 5%
- Butlins – 5%
- Uber – 4%
- Lastminute.com – 5%
As you can see, there are some amazing brands on here! This means you can even get cashback on your food shop! This is just a selection – there’s more!
How to use the JamDoughnut cashback app.
Open the JamDoughnut cashback app, select the offer you want and click ‘pay securely’. Next, enter the amount for the gift card you want to buy. You can then use Apple Pay or connect to your banking app to complete the purchase.
Once your payment is complete, you will receive a barcode that you can use to online or in-store.
The cashback is added immediately to your JamDoughnut account.
My experience with JamDonught
I went to ASDA this morning to do a shop to last us over the weekend. I wasn’t sure how much I was spending so I didn’t want to commit to buying a large gift card, especially as this was my first time using the app.
I use the Scan & Go app in Asda, which means I scan my shopping on my phone as I go around, so I know what the total will be. Near the end of my shop, I had spent about £37 with a couple of frozen items left to buy, so I decided to get a gift card of £40. I did this while in the shop, I opted to pay via my joint account. It asked which bank this was, then launched the app to allow me to confirm the purchase.
It took a couple of minutes, which felt like longer when stood in ASDA with my bored toddler staring at my phone. But the voucher came through and I could access it via the app using the wallet icon.
I finished my shopping, went to the checkout and paid. On the self-serve checkouts, you need to remember to press ‘gift card’ as the mode of payment.
I earned £1.20 from my shopping and also £2 for it being my first purchase!
I also cashed in £4 on my Asda rewards card so saved that, too!
How do I withdraw my cash?
Once you get to £10, worth of points, you can then withdraw the money. I expect I could probably earn around £8-10 a month from my food shop, so it’s not bad. You could even save the money and withdraw it for your Christmas shop!
The negatives of JamDoughtnut
So, let’s talk about the downsides to this app.
Firstly, the gift cards are non-refundable, so make sure you know you will spend the money before you buy a gift card. I shop at Asda and Tesco, so I wouldn’t mind buying a larger amount as if I don’t use it, I can use it at a later date. But if I was going somewhere that’s a one-off, I’d wait until I know how much I was spending to purchase the card. This can be a bit of a faff if you’re out and about and feeling the pressure!
Can’t always use with other cash-back apps
You can’t stack offers with cashback sites like Quidco and Topcashback, it’s likely the cashback will be rejected. So make sure you check with has the better rate of cashback before you commit to buying.
Risk of forgetting about the app
You may forget to use the app, or get out of the habit and end up with money in your account that you can’t withdraw yet but abandon the app altogether.
It might require a bit of planning. For example, going forward I will buy my gift card before I go shopping so it’s ready to go.
It’s a bit faffy
Other cashback sites require you to click a link and that’s it. This is a bit more faffy, as you have to buy the gift card and then scan it to pay. It’s a bit annoying, but similar effort level to the apps like Shopimum where you have to scan receipts in to get money back on products.
Join now and earn £2 with my referral code
Download the app now with this link and use my JamDoughnut referral code PZ97 to get a £2 bonus when you make your first purchase.
Overall, this app has some great offers on everyday retailers and it’s great to be able to get cashback at supermarkets. This app could save you hundreds of pounds a year.