HOW TO: COLLECT CASH FOR A CHRISTMAS PRESENT
Collect cash for a
So you've volunteered to organise a group Christmas pressie for someone you love. Nice one!
Up has some really simple ways to collect money from mates, keep track of who's paid and who needs a bit of a nudge, and keep the money you collect separate and safe, away from your other cash.
Quick Slice or Request a Payment
Let’s say you told the fam that if they put in money, you‘d pick out some extra nice earrings for Mum. She's worth it, and you don't trust your Aunty Marge to choose.
The super simplest way to do this is just to Slice the cost or Request Money. You buy the earrings, and use Up to send requests to everyone else. Up will remind them to pay you back so there's no awkward follow ups.
To use Slices or Request Money you’ll need everyone else to be on Up (hook them Up and you’ll both get $ for more pressies). You’ll also need to be cool with fronting the bill. If that isn’t the right fit, let’s go with Option 2.Learn how Savers work
Share your Upname or generated PayID to collect cash
Every Up account comes with a convenient (and unique) Upname and corresponding PayID you can send to everyone asking them to contribute. Most PayID payments arrive instantly and you'll be notified as soon as the money hits your account.Learn how Upnames work
Forward Those Funds
As the payments roll in, long press on each transaction in your Activity feed to “Forward” that amount. A list of your Savers will appear, and you can shoot those $$ straight into your “Bling for Mum” Saver for safe keeping.
That way, the money isn’t hanging around in your main balance pretending to be yours. And you can see how much you’ve collected at a glance. You'll know when it's time to head to the shops.Learn about Forwards
Head to the shops or order online
Yes! Everyone's paid and it's time to get shopping.
You pay for the surprise (Up lets you use Apple and Google Pay straight away), but that money has come out of your main account instead of the Saver you set up.
Things are out of kilter - you’re out of pocket, and your “Bling for Mum” Saver is still full. Let’s Cover that purchase to restore balance!Use Google and Apple Pay straight away
Cover To Restore Balance
Just like Forwarding, long press on the purchase notification. Now you can Cover the charge from your “Bling for Mum” Saver.
The exact amount of your purchase will be transferred from the Saver, back into your main account. Your balance, and your personal equilibrium, are restored.Learn about Covers
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