6 apps to earn quick cash from your RECEIPTS!
Yep, even that often unnecessary bit of paper you get at the end of an in-store transaction may not be as useless as you might think.
Aside from tracking expenses, that receipt could also help earn you some extra cash!
Some companies will pay you to submit photos of your shopping receipts. This can be done within a simple app on your phone, so it takes very little time and gives you a bit of extra cash to put towards more shopping trips!
There are plenty of these apps available for both iOS and Android phones, so here are some that I’ve tried and tested.
1. Fetch Rewards
Fetch Rewards is among the higher-paying companies when it comes to scanning receipts.
Every time you upload a receipt, Fetch Rewards scans their database to find offers that match what you bought, then awards you points.
You can search through the app before you go shopping to find products that will earn you rewards too, in a similar fashion to Ibotta.
They also give out extra bonuses sometimes, like 1000 points for scanning ANY receipt!
Fetch Rewards points can be cashed out for gift cards to many popular stores, including Amazon.
1000 points = $1.00. And it’s not that difficult to get 1000 points either!
ReceiptPal is a straightforward app that pays for every four receipts you submit.
You will be awarded 100 points for each “card” you complete, and each card equals four receipts.
You’ll need to link your email to ReceiptPal to redeem rewards. This also enables the “e-receipt” feature in which ReceiptPal will award you points automatically whenever it detects any valid email receipts!
You also have the option to connect other accounts too including Walmart, Kroger, Instacart, and Starbucks.
He came away with a $250,000 investment from Shark Robert Herjavec, in return for 15% of his company.
And since then, CoinOut has grown to be a trusted member of the GPT community.
CoinOut doesn’t pay out in points but in real money. Each time you scan a receipt, a few cents will be added to your balance.
This can be cashed out to your bank or PayPal account, or redeemed for an Amazon gift card.
You might already be familiar with Swagbucks since they’re one of the most successful GPT sites around. You can earn from participating in surveys, completing tasks, and watching videos – amongst many other things.
One of those many other things happens to be earning Swagbucks for taking photos of your receipts.
Swagbucks will pay you for every receipt you upload via the Swagbucks app. The base payout for each receipt is 2 SB (2¢ USD), with the opportunity for additional SB if you’ve purchased certain items.
It’s not much, but think of it like extra cashback for a purchase you would already have made.
You can find out more about Swagbucks here.
ReceiptHog is probably my favorite app of all.
This feature-packed app not only pays you for your receipts but also has extra chances to win stuff.
The Hog Slots game gives you a chance to pocket some extra points, bringing you closer to your cashout quicker.
And there’s also a sweepstake that takes place on a regular basis in which you can win real money.
You’re entered into the sweepstakes when you submit receipts.
Each time you submit a receipt, ReceiptHog will ask you a couple of questions asking who went shopping on this trip and whether you bought a gift or made an impulse purchase.
This takes a couple of seconds to do and doesn’t dampen the experience of the app.
ReceiptJAR pays in points for receipts not older than 14 days.
1000 points gets you a $5 gift card, and each receipt pays a minimum of 5 points, with that amount increasing depending on how much you spent.
I can see it taking a while to reach the cashout amount, as a receipt for $160 still only gave me 20 points. That means I need to spend $160 50 times to reach the $5 cashout limit.
Still, it’s money for very little work.