Most people take on a side hustle to up their income so that they can pay down debt or help to pay their monthly bills. There’s no denying that the cost of living is steadily creeping up and our wages just aren’t rising to match it so every penny towards those monthly bills really does count. That’s why ZIPZERO is such a handy new app, unlike other receipt scanning apps that reward you with tokens to put towards an Amazon gift card, ZIPZERO rewards you with actual cash that can be paid towards your monthly utility bills!
What is ZIPZERO
ZIPZERO is a new receipt scanning app that rewards you with cash to put towards your monthly bills. It will give you 1% of each transaction as cash directly into your ZIPZERO wallet that you can then use to pay towards your bills.
How does it work?
To get started you need to download the mobile app and create an account using a valid email address. Whenever you buy something you open the app and take a photo of the receipt using the camera on your phone. The app will show your snapped receipt, it’s total value and then the ZIPZERO credit value. This ZIPZERO credit will be pending until the receipt has been approved (which takes 24hrs).
You can use any receipt as long as its a purchase you have made in the past 7 days and it’s from a UK-based retailer.
No matter how big or small the purchase, you can gain ZIPZERO rewards for your receipt!
So that’s anything from petrol to a pack of chewing gum, washing up liquid to the meal you go out for with your mates once a month, medicated shampoo for the dog or a new pair of shoes for yourself, as long as you get a receipt you can snap it for ZIPZERO and feel happy in the fact that you are getting something back on your everyday spending.
You can use your rewards to make a full or part payment towards your utility bills including water, gas, electricity, telephone, TV, Internet and council tax.
To do this you just have to go to the ‘Bills’ section of the app you click the “+ Add Biller” button.
Fill out the details it asks for including any customer reference number that you have (that way the company you’re paying know to put the payment to your account) Once you’ve got the companies you want to be able to pay added you simply go to the Bills section of the app, select a Biller from your list, enter the Available Units you’d like to use from your ZIPZERO wallet and confirm your payment.
What if I usually pay by Direct Debit?
That’s not a problem, ZIPZERO is Direct Debit friendly! You’ll likely pay your utility bills either by Direct Debit or by a Standing Order which are both different types of transactions.
With a standing order you are telling your bank to send x amount of money to x company on x date. A direct debit is set up by the company you are paying after you have given them your details such as account number and sort code so they can automatically collect what you owe on a set date each month. If you make a payment to one of your bills with ZIPZERO your next direct debit will then be lower to accommodate the extra payment you made with your ZIPZERO rewards.
How much can you make?
Whilst there is no limit on the number of receipts you can scan with ZIPZERO there is a maximum reward earnings cap of £50 per month (to hit that you’d need to scan £5,000 worth of receipts)