23 August 2016 – I’m afraid this website/app has been closed down. Apologies for any confusion for readers. I’m not affiliated with them in anyway, and only discovered when someone who had read this review contacted me to let me know.
When I heard that there was a new Irish app aimed at saving shoppers money I figured it might be something my readers would be interested in. Reep Rewards is available for free to Irish customers. There are two ways to save money. Firstly you can browse through the weekly offers to see which shop offers the best value, and secondly you can scan your till receipt afterwards to gain loyalty points. It’s an interesting concept. I’ve put some questions to Reep Rewards and their answers are below.
So you set up an app to save people money. Do we have to pay for it? Or will we have to pay for it in the future?
Reep Rewards is free to download on IOS and Android and will always be free. It’s a really useful everyday tool to aid people in saving money on their weekly/convenience shop all at the tap of an app. A user can see all the special offers in real-time and see their total savings based on the offers they add to their virtual shopping list in the app.
Why scan the receipts? Do we have to give you card details?
The user can earn ‘Reep cents’ per receipt snapped using the in-app camera. No personal information such as card details is necessary. For every snapped receipt in Food shop they receive 15cent and 25cent in non-food stores.
Users get rewarded for sharing (snapping?) their receipts. How do they get that money back?
The added bonus of snapping receipts is that we give you ‘Reep cents’ which can be accumulated over time to convert into redeeming various rewards such as cash through the app. Payment is processed safely into the user’s PayPal account and the other rewards range from holidays, spa breaks and electronic items.
Why do you think Reep has been the first (that I’m aware of) to do this in the Irish market? Mysupermarket in the UK for example, has been running for many years. How is the time ripe for you?
Our journey of discovery stemmed from our sister-company Win Win who specialise in brand loyalty but three years ago we decided to branch out into mobile devices. We have come a long way since then and with the findings of an extensive survey of 3,000 shoppers who demand one place where they can view special offers, we have now launched the second phase of Reep Rewards. The idea is ripe for exporting, Ireland is just the beginning.
How much could the average household save every month by using Reep?
Our research shows that the average household can be saving €40 a week (€160 per month) by using our app. We aim to make a difference to people already on a tight household budget.
Reep Rewards have a very interesting concept. I’ve tested out the grocery shopper system on their app and it is comprehensive. I think that if you are a person who regularly buys branded items then it potentially could save you a lot of money.
Disclosure: I have received no recompense in any form to interview and/or feature Reep Rewards on my blog. It is a topic that I find interesting; it’s as simple as that.