Hey You is an iOS, Android and Windows phone app that allows you to order drinks and snacks from local cafés around you. Why is it handy for earning more points? Hey You handles the payment between you and the retailer, and it accepts American Express – meaning you can increase your points earn by using it at cafés that wouldn’t otherwise accept Amex.
It’s been around for a year or more, but is worth mentioning as uptake spreads. The app also has it’s own loyalty card for each business you frequent regularly, so you don’t miss out on the free coffees from your coffee card.
And talking of free coffee – you can pick up a free coffee when signing up for the app using our referral code, which also gives us a coffee too. Helps with getting more guides out the door, you know?
About Hey You
You can download Hey You on various app stores here:
Free Coffee – use our code X5J4YVX5 when signing up and you’ll pick up a free hot drink from any cafe in their network, and shout one for us too 🙂
Once you are signed up you can look around and see what cafes near you are signed up.
There’s also a map view, naturally. Each cafe on the app has their menu (or some of it) available for ordering:
Ideas for using Hey You to earn more points
Here’s how you can put Hey You to work to pick up more points on a daily basis.
Use it to pay for coffee, tea, lunch with your Amex
Hey You accepts every major type of credit card and can store several of them in your account, with discrete labels so you can quickly tell the dfference between the stored cards.
Ordering drinks through Hey You is helpful for a few reasons, but it’s one of those quick wins for putting transactions that you would otherwise be using cash for onto your credit card to earn points, and in theory at no extra cost.
Another win – the pre-order function also saves you time waiting around.
Use the built-in loyalty cards
The Hey You app, if you use it consistently, can replace the paper coffee cards used my your local cafe, allowing you to keep track of your coffee orders and elite coffee status 😉
This can lighten your wallet and avoid coffee-credit loss from mislaid paper cards.
Be kind to your colleagues
Work in an office with a coffee run routine? Get ordering via Hey You and pick up points and coffee credits for everyone you’re doing the coffee run. Just don’t compete too hard with other points-nerds around you, it’s not worth picking a fight over.
Final tip – this one isn’t a given though. Given the sole purpose of the app is to order food and drinks from cafés, you would imagine a credit card that offers dining bonus points like the Velocity Platinum or Platinum Charge card would offer the dining points bonus on purchases via Hey You – but unfortunately, it doesn’t.
That said, I know some people have asked Amex to top up their points from Hey You not being categorised correctly and they have willingly obliged – just request ‘in bulk’ every couple of months and try your luck.