Your step by step guide to using BuyMe

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored by BuyMe. It is legitimately confusing to use (on purpose, I’m pretty sure) but just about all of us get it, it is valuable, and it can free up real money for other uses. Chaval not to use it.

I recently treated a friend to a much needed gals’ breakfast at a local cafe. The conversation went something like this.

Her: “That’s so nice you want to treat me, but I can pay for myself.”

Me: “Don’t worry about it. We have enough BuyMe to spare. Finn and I have a policy that we never pay for breakfast out. We only go when we have free vouchers.” (We always pay the tip in real money, of course.)

Her: “Where do you get all of this BuyMe?”

At breakfast, I showed her how to find all of the BuyMes she’s ever gotten and that are still valid. It turns out that she had over 2000 shekels of BuyMe credit that she didn’t know about. That’s huge! She was so blown away that she insisted I write a blog post about it. So here it is.

If BuyMe wanted to be easy to use, it would only have one card that covers everything instead of the million and one categories of gift cards it have. But clearly that’s not the case.

When you are gifted a BuyMe, the gifter will either choose the type of card for you or let you choose yourself. The broadest BuyMe card we know of is the BuyMe All, so if you have a choice, pick that one unless you know for sure that you want one of the other very specific options available. While BuyMe is valid for five years, my friend and I learned that day that the window to choose a card closes after six months. After seeing that a bunch of hers were blocked, we called customer service and they reopened them for another six months.

To see what each type of BuyMe covers, click “בתי עסק מתכבדים”. A screen will open up that will let you search by category, region and/or name of store. Make sure you are looking at the list for the type of BuyMe you have as they cover different things. (I know, needlessly complicated.)

When you have decided what you want, go to the store, pick out the item and show the cashier the codes either printed out or on your phone. They’ll know what to do. Vouchers can also be partially used and leave a balance, so you shouldn’t feel the need to spend everything at once.

There are really so many options to choose from on there. Have fun 🙂

Have you ever discovered lost gift cards? What did you use them for?

4 responses to “Your step by step guide to using BuyMe”

  1. Ariel (@poiromaniax) Avatar

    How did you manage to link multiple email addresses to 1 account? I simply dont see any options for that


    1. fionistdream Avatar

      You can do it through שיוך מתנות under המתנות שלי either on the site or the app. Enjoy!


  2. devraariel Avatar

    Hey howdy. I’m really enjoying your blog! I’ve always thought of the holiday gifts as an opportunity to score something I wouldn’t otherwise spend money on, but I’m finding it harder and harder to choose what I want. I’ve come around to your way of thinking and was quite proud of myself for taking the gift card (for a specific store, but one we do shop at) instead of the tangible gifts that were recently offered by my employer.
    We also have the “hightechzone” benefit. Do you know anything about it? I’m wondering if it’s worthwhile. (It might be free–in which case it can’t hurt, right?)


    1. fionistdream Avatar

      Amazing! And thanks for the compliments on our blog 🙂 Neither of us have hightechzone, but I’d love to learn more about it.


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