It’s Pay It Forward Day on Thursday 28 April 2016 and we've put our heads (and hearts) together with fellow tech innovator, Hey You.

There’s something pretty cool happening this Thursday. No, Vanilla Ice isn’t making a come-back - it’s Pay It Forward Day. We’ll be spreading the love by giving away free cups of coffee to charity workers and rewarding the first 2,000 generous individuals who get involved with amaysim credit.

What is Pay It Forward Day?

Pay It Forward Day is about all people, from all walks of life giving to someone else to make a positive difference.

It’s been running since 2007 and at last count there were more than five million people in nearly 80 countries around the world participating in the day.

Who is Hey You?

For those yet to experience this epic time-saving app, Hey You is a free app (available on the web, iOS, Android and Windows phones), that lets you order a takeaway coffee or snack from a café ahead of time so that you can beat the queue when you go to pick it up. I know right, genius! We love it here at amaysim and Hey You has become part of my daily routine!

Why are we teaming up with Hey You?

It was a no brainer for us to team up with another mobile-led business who shares the same goal, to make life simpler for Aussies.

In 2012 for Pay It Forward Day we hit the streets of Sydney to buy coffees, bus rides and offer other small acts of kindness. Take a walk down memory lane and read our blog from 2012.

This year we’re hooking up with Hey You to encourage Aussies to do something nice for a part of the community that perform acts of kindness for people in need every day – charity workers.

How can you Pay It Forward?

We’ve made it simple for you to do a good deed -

  • 1. If you haven’t already, download the free Hey You app (iOS, Android and Windows)
  • 2. On Pay It Forward Day – Thursday, 28 April 2016 - use the app to buy a coffee for someone deserving from the virtual “Pay It Forward Day Store” which will appear on the home screen of the app.
  • 3. Then it’s just a matter of following the prompts.

How will Hey You Pay It Forward?

The money raised from the coffee donations will be go towards funding coffee trucks, which will visit a handful of charities in Sydney and Melbourne on Pay It Forward Day. The charities include:

Sydney

  1. Variety
  2. OzHarvest
  3. Barnardos Australia
  4. Humpty Dumpty Foundation

Melbourne

  1. Variety
  2. FoodBank
  3. RedKite
  4. Open Family Australia

How will amaysim Pay It Forward?

The first 2,000 individuals to donate a coffee aka a “cup of kindness” will score $5 amaysim credit. For those already with amaysim, you’ll score $5 off your next bill. For everyone else, you’ll get $5 off any of our UNLIMITED plans. If you make a donation, keep an eye out for an emails from us and Hey You with the relevant promo codes on Friday, 29 April 2016.

It’s simple to do something nice for someone else this Pay It Forward Day. So get your hands on the Hey You app today and get ready to Pay It Forward on Thursday, 28 April 2016!

Cheers,
Mariah

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