How many receipts do you just chuck straight in the bin or find laying around your house? Why not use those receipts to make yourself some money? You could be using receipt apps on your smartphone, that will pay you just for uploading pictures of your receipts.
There are a few apps that I’ve been using, which will pay you in exchange for your shopping data. It’s really quick and easy. The basic idea is that you take a picture of your receipt after you’ve been shopping and upload it to the app. It literally takes a few seconds to do. Photos must be clear and show itemisation, date, time and shop. It doesn’t have to just be a supermarket shop, you can snap your receipts for clothing, or restaurant trips and the like. Receipts need to be dated within the last seven days. You collect points or cash and when you’ve reached the minimum payment threshold, you can withdraw your money.
Here are some of the best receipt apps that I’ve been using and can recommend. You can use these in conjunction with supermarket cashback apps to make the most of each shopping trip!
This receipt app is available for both Apple and Android devices. To use, you simply upload your receipt and answer a couple of questions about who did the shopping. With Shoppix, you collect tokens in exchange for your receipts. You will occasionally be offered short surveys which you can take to earn extra tokens. You also receive scratchcards for completing surveys and for uploading receipts in consecutive weeks; these give you the chance to win more tokens. When you reach 3000 tokens you can redeem for a £5 PayPal payment or gift card.
You can use my code ARDIW4SK when you sign up to get 200 tokens free.
Receipt Hog is another receipt app that works in much the same way. Whether you have an iPhone or an Android phone you can just upload your receipt and answer the quick questions about the shopping trip. With Receipt Hog you collect coins in exchange for your receipts. You can also earn spins on their ‘slot machine’ where you could win extra points or cash prizes. 500 coins is equivalent to £5 which you can withdraw to PayPal or request an Amazon gift card.
Snap My Eats
This one is specifically for receipts where you’ve purchased something to eat. They pay £1 per 3 receipts snapped, but you are limited to earning £5 per month – so 15 receipts a month. You are paid in Amazon vouchers which are sent out automatically each month. They are now accepting new registrations – you can download the app from the app store.
Why do they want to see your receipts?
Your receipts are used for market research about consumer behaviour. Your data is completely anonymous, and your personal data will never be sold or passed on to third parties without your consent.
You could use just one, or all of these receipt apps. You can even upload the same receipt to each! It’s so easy to do, you may as well make the small effort to upload receipts as it only takes a few seconds. It might take a while to build up to a payout, but overall, it’s easy money!