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Job Spotter app to close down due to coronavirus

The Job Spotter app – which allows users to submit photos of job adverts in exchange for Amazon vouchers – is to close down. You'll soon no longer be able to submit new photos and the app will be suspended altogether on Friday 15 May, though if you've already earned vouchers they should be sent to you.

Job Spotter has been featured on our site for years and was very popular with MoneySavers (and a number of the MSE team), some of whom made £100s during the time it was in operation. We reported on one MoneySaver who collected £270 in vouchers in under three months.

Job Spotter says it will stop accepting submissions 'shortly', but will process any pending submissions as normal. It says any points you've earned in the app which haven't been redeemed by Monday 20 April will be automatically converted to an Amazon gift card, which will be emailed to you. To be extra safe though, it may be worth going into the app and manually redeeming any points you've earned as soon as you can – particularly if you've a large stash.

For more ways to make a bit of extra cash, see our Boost Your Income and Make Money Online guides.

How did Job Spotter work?

The Job Spotter app, which featured in our Make Money Online guide, let you earn points – which you converted to Amazon vouchers – just for taking pictures of job ads in windows.

These were then posted on the Indeed recruitment website. An individual photo could earn you points worth anything from a few pence to around £2-£3.

What does Job Spotter say?

In an email sent to its users, Job Spotter said the decision had been prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.

It said: "In light of the global health crisis brought about by Covid-19, Indeed has made the decision to cease the operation of Job Spotter for the time being. It is our intention to reward you for qualifying submissions you have submitted, and honour all points we've awarded you.

"On 15 May 2020, the Job Spotter app will cease operations. From this date forward, you will no longer be able to access information in the app, including information about your past submissions. If you need that information, or other information that may be important for you in the app, be sure to capture that information from the app before 15 May 2020."

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