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 – and they are also beta testing direct payments from your bank account.
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 (3% cashback), Waitrose (4%), Iceland (3%), Morrisons (4%) and ASDA (3%). With the rising cost of groceries it’s an easy way to save while you shop, particularly for products on the compers shopping list!
As well as offering great cashback rates, JamDoughnut also run regular prize draws for the chance to win cash prizes and gift cards!
Read on for a guide to using the JamDoughnut app.
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 400 points (worth £4) plus a bonus 100 points (£1).
Browse the retailers on the app and buy a gift card code for a value of your choice. JamDoughnut is compatible with ApplePay so payment is quick and easy. The voucher code plus your credit (in the form of points) will both be added to your JamDoughnut wallet.
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. 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. Payment is within 48 hours (90% of payments are within 24 hours).
Earn rewards & win prizes when you use the app
- Refer a friend using your unique code, and when they cash out for the first time you will earn £2 of points
- Every month ten randomly chosen JamDoughnut users will get triple cashback when they cash out.
I’ve been using JamDoughnut regularly for several months and earned £360 cashback (£240 from purchasing gift card codes for Asda, Sainsburys, Waitrose, Deliveroo, M&S, etc. plus £120 in 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. Some gift cards (eg. Sainsbury’s) show you the remaining balance in the JamDoughnut app, but for other gift cards you will need to adjust the amount manually after each shop.
Let me know if you have any questions! I hope you enjoy the app as much as I do.