This Zeek review was written in May 2015, so some of the screenshots my be out of date, but the code is a current one.
I am writing this post from Starbucks where I am sipping my discount skinny hazelnut macchiato, thanks to a new app called Zeek. I’m not normally one for voucher apps but the concept behind Zeek is so simple it literally feels like you’d be stupid not to use it.
Read on for your £5 Zeek promo code.
How many times have you been given a gift voucher, maybe for a birthday or Christmas, and found yourself either buying something you don’t really want, just to use it, or discovering it the week after it expires in your purse and getting annoyed with yourself? Zeek is the answer to that problem, providing a secure marketplace for people to buy and sell unwanted vouchers. The benefit as a seller is that you get the cash instead and for buyers, there’s a discount of around 5-20% on every voucher.
I didn’t have any vouchers to sell but I was happy to put it to the test from a buyer’s point of view as there were plenty of vouchers on offer for stores that I would normally spend in. It’s ridiculously easy to use, just download the app and start browsing. You can browse the hot vouchers, search by category, or look up individual brands. When you’re ready to buy you just hit the button and you’ll be asked to pay either by card or through a Payapl account. (I was given some credit to test the app, hence only having to pay £1 towards my voucher).
I’d opted for a Starbucks voucher for £14, but worth £16. I go into Starbucks quite regularly so I was basically swapping £14 of cash for £16 – you can see what I mean about feeling silly for not using it. I was interested to see what would happen when I got to Starbucks with it, so headed down to my local to see what the staff made of it.
They were confused as first as they hadn’t seen the app before, and one member of staff did comment that I had been very trusting to part with money for someone else’s voucher. Zeek are hot on security though – all vouchers go through several verification processes when they are sold and paper vouchers that need to be posted go through Zeek so no one else ever has your personal details. Credit card details go through a 3rd party secure site so aren’t ever stored by Zeek.
After some discussion we decided that the easiest thing would just be for them to scan the code and see what happened – success! It came up straight away with the balance of £16 just as if I was using a gift card. We could have stuck at that, but we wanted to see if it was possible to transfer the balance to my existing Starbucks card, (so I could collect my stars), and it was; the whole process turned out to be very simple indeed.
And so here I am, happy with my discount macchiato. Another nice feature of the Zeek app is that you can choose to share a special link and discount code with friends, qualifying you both for a £10 credit when you make your first purchase. I tried this feature out too, texting Bee to give it a go, and she bought herself a Boots voucher. The next time I opened the app a notification popped up to tell me that a friend had opened an account and that my £10 promo code had been applied. Easy peasy.
If you’d like to share my code and get a free £5 to buy and sell your own vouchers then all you have to do is download the app and enter the code 2ZGBE9WY.
Do let me know how you get on, I’d love to hear your Zeek reviews!
Zeek gave me some credit to put the app to the test but all opinions are my own.