Hana's Story

12 November 2021

Our iTravel Inspiration Prize winner for October is Hana, a Biomedical Science student at the University of York, who won a £25 York Gift Card. Hana very kindly shared a photo and took a few minutes to tell us all about her experience of BetterPoints York.

" I found out about BetterPoints through my sister, who is a student at the University of Sheffield and earns rewards through their Step Up programme which is also run on the app. She raved about it and I wanted to see why so I signed up. 

It gave me motivation to walk over driving, and being able to quantify how far I was walking made me realise what a difference it makes reducing emissions. I've probably halved my car use since I started using the app.

I feel physically fitter, more relaxed and more in touch with nature since walking more. I now reach my target of 10,000 steps every single day.

My advice to anyone who is thinking about walking for transport would be to do it!! Start walking in places which make you feel happy and relax you, and always bring an umbrella!

Now that it's getting darker, I have a backpack which has a strip of light on it, and plan my routes around well lit areas as much as possible. I also recommend walking with a friend or family member if possible when it's dark. Also in the light for someone to chat to!

I plan to spend my York Gift Card on food. There are lots of great independent places in York, so there are plenty of places to choose from."

Make sure you take the iTravel Inspiration survey (tap ▶️ in the top right-hand corner of the app) this month to be in with a chance of winning a £25 York Gift Card. You can also win a £10 York Gift Card in our Refer a Friend prize draw.