Start using the ZIPZERO app for all your shopping to earn cash towards your monthly bills.
ZIPZERO’s mission is to help consumers monetise the enormous value in our shopping data. Every day, global giants like Google and Facebook track our transactional behaviour and earn cash by allowing retailers to target us online. Meanwhile, none of this wealth is shared with the owners of that data – the consumer.
We started ZIPZERO with the belief that consumers have a right to some of the money that is earned on the back of our shopping data. We created a smart tool – the ZIPZERO app – to give everyone the ability to gain access to these funds. Furthermore, we wanted to put this money directly towards an essential cause – monthly bill payments.
Our latest update introduces some major improvements:
- Get personalised special offers daily - all on the simplified ‘Wallet’ screen with a summary of all your Units.
- Discover the new Explore section with all your ZIPZERO essentials.
- Earn rewards for all your shopping trips - share your in-store receipts or online confirmations to earn funds to pay your monthly bills! Gain more from Premium Offers - both In-store & Online!
- The simplified ‘Transaction’ screen will help find purchases more easily (all receipts in one place).
Ratings and Reviews
Every penny counts!
I downloaded and used this app way back pre-covid. It was brilliant and I quickly accumulated a lot of money to pay towards my bill. When I then sent this it was put on hold, understandably due to the financial crisis however there was no communication during this time over what the future was to be. I’m glad I stuck around though. I am now paying off bills every month with the amount I worked up pre-covid and from recent receipt uploads. My only fault is that all the money I accumulated before is sitting and only £10 is released each month. Sometime receipts don’t upload as data such as date/time/total cannot be read however the team are quick to help with this if you send images via their instagram page. Again, this requires effort and time so you have to weigh up if it’s worth it. In the current climate when every penny counts in my household, I’m willing to give up a little of my time to upload. When I do cash out each month I am happy with the time it takes to reach my bill provider- EON energy where it clearly states bank transfer with the amount. I would say the % you now earn is however very little, compared to pre-covid. I’d hope as the economical climate changes, perhaps the % will increase. Overall I believe it’s worth the download- it helps my family!
Developer Response ,
Hi there, thank you for your review and continued support. Rest assured that we are constantly working hard to better your user experience and we can't wait for you to see what we have in store for the future. Let’s continue to let your shopping pay your bills!
Modest returns for receipts
This app rewards you for snapping your receipts. It used to be quite lucrative prior to COVID but recently the value of receipts has depreciated. For any small spend you’ll get minimum of 1p, but basically 0.1% value of each receipt. Once you accumulate £5, zipzero will pay that amount off any nominated household bill, eg council tax, fuel bill; you cannot withdraw as cash. I felt negatively about zipzero until finally last month I could access monies earned in 2019. I will continue using the app because snapping receipts is quick, easy and fun, and it takes much less time to be payable now. Some users also get higher returns for shopping online through zipzero but I don’t personally. You may also choose several specific retailers for a boosted rate of return but this has failed for me due to misidentification of the receipts. It’s not worth following up for the small amount involved.
Developer Response ,
Hi there, thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you are receiving your historic units. With regard to the scanning issues you are experiencing, please send us a quick message via firstname.lastname@example.org along with a picture of your receipt and our team will be able to assist you and make sure you do not miss out on units.
There are MUCH better apps out there!
There are MUCH better apps out there which don’t require you to wait a lifetime to build up your money and are far less restrictive with their rules. From my understanding you can scan receipts to gain ‘Base Reward’ units but they will only become available if you use their app to shop online which gives you ‘Premium Reward’ units at 0.5 % of your purchase price as a base reward and whatever % on top according to the retailer. You have to wait for your item(s) to be delivered and the return period to be over in order for your ‘Premium Points’ to become available. The points work on a £1 to £1 basis meaning what you build up in ‘Premium Reward’ units also becomes available in ‘Base Reward’ units so for example if you gain £2 in ‘PR’, £2 will then become available for ‘BR’.
I currently have £5 in ‘BR’ from scanning receipts before the update but they now saying pending and will not become available until I use their app to shop online at selected retails as explained above! It’s ridiculous!
If you want something a lot more straight forward which actually lets you cash out, I would suggest ‘Shoppix’, ‘ Storewards’ or/and ‘HuYu’ these apps are MUCH better in my opinion. Looks like I will have got forfeit the £5 I accumulated because this app is a waste of time unless you do a lot of shopping both online and offline. I could be wrong about the rules so double check for yourself but in my opinion this app is a waste of time.
Developer Response ,
Hi there! You are right about the complexity of the app - however, it is intentional as we are focused on giving more and more people access to the rewards that can be drawn from retailers’ marketing budgets. The existing rewards app out there are concentrated on gathering user data with a minimal reward and no other benefit. ZIPZERO uses the information we get from shopping data to personalise offers and get better offers and higher rewards for each user individually. This will eventually lead to users getting more of what they want and higher rewards on top. It may be complex, but the long-term goal is to have more attractive offers coupled with much higher rewards (with both base and premium rewards paid) - that, most importantly, are directed towards a crucial goal: monthly bill payment.
If you have any additional questions - you can always write to us via email@example.com. All best!
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- ZIPZERO GLOBAL LIMITED
- 80 MB
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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