How would you like to earn shopping vouchers, just from taking photos of your old receipts? Take a look at my HuYu review to see if it’s the best reward app out there.
Until around a year ago, I paid no attention to receipts. Unless I was buying something expensive, they would always end up in the recycling. Then, I found out that there were companies that would reward you for sending them photos of your old receipts.
After a shaky start to my scanning life (I would avoid Receipt Hog), I am now making a decent amount each year to make it worthwhile.
Who is HuYu?
How does HuYu work?
Taken from the HuYu website:
Scan receipts and answer surveys for real rewards, like shopping vouchers.
It’s the fair way to share your data
So, once you’ve downloaded the app (see below) onto your phone, you take a snap of your receipt, edit if needed and upload. You are then awarded points, which can then be redeemed for shopping vouchers.
HuYu has a feature called ‘Snapshot’. Every few months, they will ask if they can have access to your recent browsing history. If you accept, you will need to download an app to your computer. It takes a few moment and then deletes afterwards. For doing this, you will receive 150 points.
You don’t have to take part and whether you do, really depends on how comfortable you are with sharing this kind of data.
The app is incredibly easy to use and takes just moments to figure out. Taking a photo and the upload shouldn’t take longer than 30 seconds. Usually, the app automatically detects the receipt, but occasionally you may need to give it a little help by adjusting the little yellow box (see below).
Standard receipts will only pay you 5 points, but if you’re an online shopper, you can send these receipts by email and they will pay you 10 points.
Receipts aren’t the only way to earn points either. There are surveys to complete too, which are usually short and reward you with 15 points.
Although HuYu doesn’t pay you in cash, there are plenty of shopping vouchers available, including; Amazon, John Lewis, Argos, Tesco,
When it comes to withdrawing your payment, it is almost instantaneous, so no waiting around!
My major gripe with HuYu is the type of receipt you can scan. Unfortunately, they only accept receipts from the major supermarkets: Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose, Aldi, Lidl and Co-op. They also accept receipts for online shopping from Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose and Ocado.
And, you can only submit 10 receipts per week. Most people won’t go to the supermarket 10 times in a week, but it has actually happened to me!
And, except for the handful of surveys I completed when I joined, I have only received one every month since.
You can withdraw your earnings when you reach £5, which is the equivalent of 500 points. When you consider that a receipt is only worth 5 points and many of us only do 1 supermarket shop each week, it could take 2 years to reach £5!
But… surveys do bump up your earnings slightly, plus I usually do several top-up shops during the week. Realistically, I am looking at earning £5 every 3-4 months.
Pay per hour is a little difficult to work out. However, the app is very easy to use (unlike Receipt Hog) so I think we’re looking at around £5 per hour.
My HuYu review conclusion
Overall, a little frustrating. An easy to use
HuYu referral code
HuYu can be a little stingy when it comes to referral codes. I had 3 codes recently, but they have all been used. I will put more up when I am sent some.
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