How to use the JamDoughnut cashback app
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Have you heard of JamDoughnut? It’s a handy free app that helps you save money on your shopping – you buy a gift voucher code using the app, and earn a % of your purchase as cashback. Then simply use the code at the checkout (in store or online) when you pay for your shopping. Currently you can buy the vouchers using Apple Pay and Google Pay – or you can claim a higher % cashback rate by using direct payments via your bank’s mobile app.
JamDoughnut features over a hundred brands, from B&M and Sports Direct to Ticketmaster and Deliveroo.
What I love is the range of supermarkets, currently including Sainsbury’s (up to 2% cashback), Waitrose (up to 2.5%), Iceland (up to 3%), Morrisons (up to 3.5%), Aldi (up to 2%) and ASDA (up to 2.5%). And new to the app is Tesco, with up to 1.5% cashback! With the rising cost of groceries it’s an easy way to save while you shop, particularly for products on the compers shopping list!
You can also buy gift voucher codes on the app and send them to friends and family to use – my husband treated his entire Under 13 football team to lunch at Nando’s so I sent him two £100 Nando’s codes to use, saving him £14 (6.9% cashback rate).
JamDoughnut run regular prize draws for app users, so keep checking the app home screen for new promotions.
Jam Doughnut have regular giveaways in the app so make sure you check it regularly! On the new Daily Doughnut screen, check for your referral code. Ten codes are shown every day, and if yours is there you can claim £10 of points!
How to use the JamDoughnut app
Download JamDoughnut for free from:
If you search for it manually, do NOT put a space between Jam and Doughnut: it’s one word!
When you register your details, use my referral code 5XTC and when you make your first gift card purchase, you’ll get a bonus of 200 points (worth £2)
Browse the retailers on the app and tap to purchase a gift card code for a value of your choice. JamDoughnut is compatible with ApplePay and Google Pay so payment is quick and easy – but you can get a higher cashback rate if you connect the app directly to your bank and transfer the money straight from your account via your online banking app (you can choose which account the money is debited from).
The voucher code plus your credit (in the form of points) will both be added to your JamDoughnut wallet – this is usually instant but can take a couple of minutes to load! It’s better to be prepared and get your voucher purchased before you get to the checkout in store.
When you want to use the code at your chosen retailer, open the JamDoughnut app and tap the wallet icon to access your prepay codes. Scan the barcode or enter the voucher number at the checkout. Any credit left on the voucher will stay in your JamDoughnut wallet to be used in future. Some brand vouchers will automatically update with the remaining balance, but for other brands (eg. Asda or Waitrose) you will need to manually add your latest spend so the balance updates.
Once you’ve used all your voucher credit up, head to your wallet, swipe across to Archive the voucher and it will disappear from your wallet.
When you reach £10 in your wallet you’ll be able to cash out, by adding your bank account details. JamDoughnut charge a flat rate of 30p per cash out. Payment is within 48 hours (90% of payments are within 24 hours). You must cash out within 12 months of earning your points, otherwise they will expire! If you have earned points from friends signing up, these expire within 3 months.
You can also choose to receive a voucher instead of cashing out to your bank account – this incurs no fee, and you’ll also get a % discount on the voucher!
Refer a friend using your unique code, and when they cash out for the first time you will earn £3 of points!
I’ve been using JamDoughnut regularly and earned over £1,000 cashback from purchasing gift card codes and referral cashback, which is credited when a referred user cashes out. It might seem like a bit of effort at first – but now buying a gift card with JamDoughnut in advance of my supermarket visit, and then simply scanning it when I shop has become second nature! It’s a super easy way to save money on my weekly shop, and also have a chance to win some prizes too.
My tip would be to archive any used gift cards right away, otherwise you’ll still see them in your wallet and might try to use them again.
Let me know if you have any questions! I hope you enjoy the app as much as I do.