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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 snapping apps on your smartphone, that will pay you just for uploading pictures of your shopping receipts.
How to get paid to upload 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 currently available. You can use these in conjunction with supermarket cashback apps to make the most of each shopping trip!
Snap My Eats App
The Snap My Eats app is specifically for receipts where you’ve purchased something to eat. Your receipt needs to be dated within the last seven days. With the snap my eats rewards scheme you earn £1 per 3 receipts snapped.
The downside with Snap My Eats is that you’re limited to 15 receipts a month. You can snap more than 15, but any over 15 will give you sweepstake entries rather than cash. Once you’ve earned £10 worth of credit you can cash out for a gift card such as Amazon.
Snap My Eats app is currently accepting new registrations – you can download it from the app store.
This receipt snapping 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 share your Shoppix referral code with your friends to earn extra tokens.
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.
Update – Unfortunately Receipt Hog is no longer available, but you can use new app STOREWARDS instead.
Huyu is also an app that rewards you for sharing your grocery shopping data. Photograph your receipts and complete surveys to earn vouchers.
When you scan your receipts with the ZipZero app you’ll earn 1% of the value into your ZipZero balance. You can scan your receipts for any purchase at any shop, and can earn up to £50 per month. The money you earned can then be out directly towards utility bills of your choice.
Why do they want to see your receipts?
When you use receipt apps, the data from your shopping 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!
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