Is The Yaarlo App A Scam or Not?


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Update: It appears Yaarlo has disappeared off the face of the internet. Their website is down and the app has been removed from Google Play and the App store. If you'd like to find a way to make money from a company that has a positive BBB rating and has been around for many years, then I recommend looking into SwagBucks.com & FusionCash.com.

This is starting to feel like deja vu. Because here I am yapping about another app that pays for you for shopping. I'd almost run out of fingers trying to keep count of all these apps. Who am I to complain? Because in this situation, the more the merrier, right? It just may lead to more cash for something you already do. However, let's not jump to conclusions. Just because there is another get paid to shop app doesn't mean it's good. So for that reason, I've decided to write a Yaarlo App review. Hopefully it will help you determine if it's worth downloading.

What is The Yaarlo App?

The Yaarlo App is a free smartphone app by Budflix which allows you to earn some cash through shopping and then uploading your receipts to them. That's right, the app pays you for spending your money shopping at retail stores, gas stations, pharmacies, fast food restaurants, wholesale clubs, local restaurants as well as grocery stores. Why would they pay us for this? Well, certain companies would like to know what people are buying and how much they are spending on products. For that reason, they pay companies like Yaarlo for the data it collects. Chances are they're using this information to help improve their own pricing or products. Either way I could care less as long as they're paying.

What Are The Ways To Earn With Yaarlo?

Obviously, one way you earn money is uploading a picture of your receipts to the app. But the app also has a Shop and Earn feature which enables you to rack up points when you shop online via the Yaarlo app. Each time a purchase is made via the app, a cash back percentage is automatically applied to your account. Once you purchase an item through the feature, it moves to the pending section. However, it may take up to a month for your cashback to appear in the accepted section. So it can take a while for this method to actually pay you. Uploading the receipts at other stores seems to be faster.

How Much Money Can You Earn on Yaarlo?

Now we discussed the ways the app can make you money, let's get into more details about that cash. Unfortunately, if you were looking to quit your day job and spending your time shopping, that's not going to happen captain! Not surprisingly the money you earn from the app isn't much to write home about. If you want to make a lot more money, then you may want to check out SwagBucks.com & FusionCash.com as a different way to make money.

Currently you only get a 1%-2% cash back on your receipt totals. This means that if you spend $200 per purchase, you stand to make $2. However, they have a minimum payout of $20 dollars. So you can only cash out via Paypal once you've reached that minimum. So this isn't something you can use to pay immediate bills. It's more like extra money you can use at a later date.

How To Get Started With Yaarlo?

If you are eager to start out on making money through the app, here is the process:

  • If you have an iOS or Android device, you start by downloading the app for Free on the app store or on Google Play. You then create an account via email or simply by logging in through Google + or Facebook.
  • The next step is to scan your receipts which you do through the ‘scan receipt' button on by taking a photo of your receipt. Be sure that the pic includes the date, store name and the total purchase amount on it.
  • If you reach the minimum amount, you can cash out by clicking on the ‘My Balance' button so as to view your prizes. The details are usually sent via email or sent to your PayPal in 7 business days.

Yaarloo Hacks & Tips

If you're looking for ways to earn more money with the Yaarloo app, here are some legal cheats you can use.

Yaarloo has a referral program. You can earn $.50 cents for every friend that you refer. You receive a referral code when you sign up with the app. You can then share your referral code via email, text message or simply copy and paste it to a social media site of your choice. However, your referral points won't be credited until your friend happens to verify the email and also happens to complete a transaction on the app.

Another way to earn more with the app is when Yaarloo runs promotions. These temporary promotions will boost your receipt upload earnings up to 2% – 5%. So be on the look out for that.

Yaarloo Complaints

As always, every company will have people that aren't happy with their policies or how they conduct business. So this section is if you want to know the nitty gritty about some of the bad points about this company. It doesn't necessarily mean it's a scam. But it will help you determine if this is the right opportunity for you.

Commission Discrepancy

Apparently any users have complained that the app doesn't honor its side of the deal by ensuring a 1%-2% payout. Some of the app users have claimed they earn way less than they expected. I don't know if this is a situation where folks math is fuzzy or the company misrepresented the earnings.

Damn Technology

It appears that some users have experienced a lot of technical issues with the app. This includes the app freezing during use. Sometimes you might not be able to upload receipts. While others have complained that they could not log back in once they logged out.

Where the heck did it go?

Some users have complained that receipts have been lost by the app while uploading them.

Is Yaarlo Legit?

The Yaarlo app does not appear to be a scam. They have closed down and left their users high and dry. That said, it's definitely NOT something you can use to make any significant amount of real money. It's really just a cash rebate that just gives you a bit of the money back you spent shopping. So you're basically just giving yourself a discount which isn't a bad thing.

But if you're looking for a way to actually supplement or replace your income then this would be a no go. If that's your goal, you may want to consider SwagBucks.com, FusionCash.com, My Top Free Work At Home Recommendation or my popular Work At Home Courses. I would recommend exploring both since they can help provide you with multiple streams of income. Folks that are successful online and in life don't limit themselves to one source of income. You shouldn't either. You can still use apps like Yaarlo but don't depend on them. Explore some of the other options I mentioned as well.

Let me know what you guys think of this app. I would love to hear your experience. So don't be shy and post a comment down below. Thanks for reading.

Eddy with a y

25 thoughts on “Is The Yaarlo App A Scam or Not?”

  1. Yesterday, I was trying to snap receipts to this app, and it kept freezing and buffering, never taking me to the page to send the receipt. In the past, customer support would advise me to delete and reinstall the app, and it always fixed the problem. I deleted the app and when I went to install, there was no Yaarlo app to be found in the App Store. I googled it and found all these comments…it appears the app and my $38.00 is just gone.

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    • Yup the company is gone. Fortunately there are other ways to make money like the companies I listed that have a proven record and don’t just disappear.

  2. It would appear the company is now defunct as my app won’t open, previous emails come up blank, and it doesn’t come up searchable in apps… this just happened in the last three days… guess I snapped receipts for nothing

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  3. As I read through your review It felt like dejavu. I’ve experienced every issue mentioned. An additional issue I noted was that suddenly my app won’t upload, the app is no longer available, Yaarlo’s response was to delete and install a newer version that does not exist. I’ve searched both Google Play, Apple, and even the internet on various browsers. There is no updated app. Being untrusting of Yaarlo after all the slighting and lies they have claimed, I refuse to uninstall as the suggest because the app is no longer available meaning I’m out all my earnings.
    An even more annoying issue is that my balance is going the other way. Two weeks ago I was at the $50.00 mark to cash out. Today my balance is below $49.00 and receipts submitted aren’t being credited. BBB and the government need to put sanctions on these apps because too many people are getting ripped off. Support has been silent for over 2 weeks now.

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    • Hey Bonnie,

      Thanks for sharing your experience. It doesn’t sound like it’s been a good one. But it’s good you’re spreading the word because people read reviews like this.

  4. Total SCAM. I FINALLY reached the $50 payout and tried to cash out to PayPal. Now they won’t pay me and won’t respond to my emails. Is there anything that can legally be done to apps like this when they don’t comply with their promises?

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    • I’m sorry to hear about your experience. See if they have a social media presence and harass them there. But most times when you join sites like this you’ve agreed to their terms and conditions and they usually protect them from being sued or anything like that. The best thing to do is share your experience out on the web so people can see what they did. Hopefully, the bad publicity will shame them into fixing the situation or not. But that’s pretty much all you can do at this point. Personally, I would chalk this up to a lesson learned. There are other legit companies that do pay. So just stick with the ones that are recommended by people you trust.

  5. Yaarlo is not a scam. I do agree that it is hard to navigate and understand the terms, but once you understand the concept, you can SAVE…key word…SAVE…$$$$$. First and foremost, they want you to shop through their website (similar to eBates). You earn the top % rate by shopping through them and earning % for your receipt and purchase. If you are just snapping receipts, then you will only make .25% on most purchases you submit.
    I use Yaarlo more often than eBates because the return % is double at times.
    Bottom Line…It’s free! What ever you receive in the way of gift cards is a blessing for the 15 seconds it took you to snap the pic.

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great day!

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  6. Yaarlo has turned out to be a scam. It took me forever to reach $50 and when I cashed out to my PayPal I never got it. I wrote many times and was told that it was being processed. Next thing you know, I can’t access my yaarlo account because fraud activity was detected and that I needed to contact support. I emailed support and they said I was banned because I submitted too many gas receipts and that it did not represent a normal household pattern. Now they refuse to email me back or give me my money. What a scam and a waste!

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  7. I am about done with the app! Submitted a grocery receipt of $125 and when questioned why I only received .31, I was sent an email stating .10 per $1.00; however, after sending the email, that .31 has now been changed to .13! Are you even kidding me! Horrible app!

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  8. They are inconsistent with their points, but what is really disappointing is that they recently changed their payout options. Instead of being able to redeem a gift card at 10 dollars, now it is only a discount to buy a gift card for a minimum of 50! They just recently changed this! I totally kick myself in the foot for not getting a ten dollar gift card when they still had the option :(. It takes forever for the points to accumulate. I think I prefer Ibotta even though most of the products don’t apply, I definitely think they have a more professional operation. It is a 20 minimum buyout. I think they are more upfront about their business.

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    • I hate when companies raise their payout minimums. It’s just shady and designed to dissuade people. Fortunately there are better options like Ibotta. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Phone number provided is automated and no-one ever responds back after leaving a message. Had an issue in regards to their terms of service and when called them out on it they stopped responding to emails. No counter in app or on website letting you know how many receipts have been scanned. Disputes can only be done online only thru their website no app integration. Not all submitted receipts show up online to be able to dispute if necessary like in the app. Here is what the TOS issue was taken right from their app.

    How many receipts can I submit per store per day, per week or per month?

    There is currently a limit of 2 receipts you can scan per date listed on the receipt, per store. Any receipts after the second one from the same store with the same date will be given 0 points. There is currently no limit on #of receipts per week but there is a limit of 100 receipts per month. All receipts after 100 will not earn any rewards.

    How old can my receipt be?

    Your receipt can not be older than 14 days when submitted.

    The problem I ran into was going over the 100 per month limit or so I thought. So the calendar month reset and started scanning receipts some of them being from previous month that hadn’t been scanned. One by one until they all were were rejected and this is response I got.

    Their response:

    “We have a limit of 100 scanned receipts per month,and also you can able to submit only 100 receipts within the purchased date 1st to 30th of every month.
    In august you have already reached the limit, so now you can able to submit only September month purchased receipts.”

    My response with no response after this.

    Again if you guys would pull your head out of your asses for a minute and actually read the email sent in all receipts marked as zero were scanned on September 1st 2016. Now for the fun part and yes I can actually READ, according to your terms of service stated below 100 receipts can be scanned within a month รขล“โ€, now also according to your terms of service also stated below receipts can be no more than 14 days old รขล“โ€, so regardless if it’s a new calendar month as long as any receipt I hold in my possession that qualifies falls within the 14 day period within new calendar month those receipts are still eligible if I have gone over my quota from previous month. I also know that you offer no counter in your app informing us when we have reached dour 100 limit a month quota. Also one final thing nowhere does it state in your TOS does it state receipts only have to be dated within calendar month you are presently in. So according to your own terms of service all receipts submitted are so far eligible unless I have either gone over 100 count threshold or over 14 days tine frame. So in essence you are falsely misrepresenting your TOS. I wonder how an attorney would view this

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    • Josh, I can appreciate your frustration. You initially explained yourself and the problem as clearly as possible. Then they gave you the song and dance. So that would upset me as well. But once you start cursing at people, then the likelihood of them being receptive to anything you say goes out the window.

      Fortunately there are other fish in the sea so you might want to use another app. It’s not worth the aggravation you’re going through with them.

  10. I figured if I’m already taking pictures of receipts with other apps (i.e. ibotta, checkout 51, receipt hog, mobisave…) I might as well just take a picture for Yaarlo. I mostly use ibotta but I take a picture of every receipt with Yaarlo. At SOME POINT I’ll get money from it, lol.

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