Fancy an app that gives you discounts towards your weekly shop? Take a look at this Shopmium review to see what kind of savings you can make. Plus, use my Shopmium referral code for a bonus to get you started.
As a family of five, one of our biggest expenses every week is our grocery shop. It hasn’t helped either that the cost of shopping has increased over the last few years much quicker than my wages!
There are several ways to save money though, such as changing to store named brands and meal planning.
And there are several apps available that help you to save by giving you cashback when you make a purchase. Shopmium is one of the more popular apps but how does it work and is it worth it?
What is Shopmium?
Shopmium is a free app that offers you cashback across a range of products from the major UK supermarkets. Simply purchase a listed product, scan the barcode and receipt and receive some money back.
Is Shopmium safe?
Shopmium is owned by a company called Quotient Technology Inc. The company has been operating since 2011 with an office in London.
How does Shopmium make money?
It’s all very well seeing these receipt scanning apps, but what’s in it for them? Well, they work in promoting products on behalf of manufacturers. So, if you receive cashback from the app, the manufacturer will reimburse Shopmium and also give them a fee.
The hope is that you’ll like the product you bought so much, you’ll be a customer for life.
Where to start?
First of all (surprisingly), you need to download the app. Either follow my links below if you’re using your phone or visit the Shopmium website.
You will then need to register the country you live and then sign up using an email address or Facebook. And that’s it. Once you’re signed up, you’ll instantly have a list of offers to use.
What discounts can I expect?
All kinds of food and drink are listed. Bread, milk, cheese, cereal, alcohol, it’s all there and it changes every few weeks. Some of the discounts allow you to try the product for free, whilst others offer the product for around half price.
In all, Shopmium claims to have £50 worth of savings every week.
How does Shopmium work?
Open the app and scroll through all the offers available.
When you’ve seen a product you like, simply pop into a store and purchase it. When you get home, open the app and select the correct offer. Then, scan the product barcode and take a photo of the receipt.
And that’s all you have to do. You just need to wait until your cashback is confirmed.
Once it is, it can then be transferred into your bank account or via PayPal. Money usually takes 1-2 days to reach you but with popular offers, it can take a little longer.
Which stores are covered?
Taken from their FAQ’s:
Shopmium is retailer independent, meaning you may purchase qualified products at any retailer the product is sold, unless the terms and conditions suggest otherwise. However, you must buy the product in a store that provides a computerised receipt with the name of the store, clear product details and the date and time of the purchase. Receipts from small delis or markets are sometimes not accepted since they are prone to fraud attempts.
This means that unlike some of the other apps, Shopmium’s special offers aren’t linked to any specific retailers. That means that generally, you can buy the product anywhere you like. There are some exceptions but these are few and far between.
My particular favourite at the moment is an offer for Absolut vodka. At the time of writing, Tesco had bottles reduced from £16 to £11. And using the Shopmium app gave an extra 25% off.
That meant I was paying a grand total of £8.25 per bottle. And the best thing is… I could keep using the offer!
Any other features?
The app has a handy map that shows you local stores and which products are stocked there. This saves you trying to find a product that isn’t even sold in that store! And you can refer your friends to receive £3 in referral credits.
There is also a Shopmium Club. When you join Shopmium you start as a beginner. However, as you complete offers, you move up to Silver and then on to Gold.
Moving up levels means a quicker payment time, faster response time if you contact customer service and a special gift on your birthday.
Where to download the Shopmium app?
Apple users can download here or Android users can download here. When you sign up if you use my Shopmium referral code AMUAFFUR, you will receive a special offer. At the moment, this is a free jar of Nutella but is subject to change.
My Shopmium review conclusion
Is it worth it? Kind of. It’s certainly worth downloading, but it can be tough to find items you actually want. And if you end up buying things you don’t want, it’s not really a bargain. But offers change regularly, so you should check back on a weekly basis.
If my Shopmium review interests you, there are plenty of other apps you can join. Take a look at the best receipt scanning apps.
Please note that I will receive a referral fee if you join Shopmium using my code.