Did you know that you can make money from receipts for your every day purchases? Yeah, those pesky bits of paper that fill every pocket and purse going (in my house anyway) can earn you some extra dough?
Let me tell you how easy it is to earn some extra money or gift cards for just a few minutes of your time every day, or at least, whenever you have receipts to upload.
There are a number of apps out there which allow you to upload receipts in exchange for points which can usually be redeemed for money, usually paid into Paypal, or for different gift cards for top retailers such as Amazon. I am currently aware of five different apps which allow you to upload receipts, Let me explain a little bit about each of them.
This app allows you to earn points in exchange for Amazon vouchers or a Google Play gift card. The threshold for redeeming a gift card on this app is 10,000 coins. All you need to do is take a photo of your receipt and upload it which earns you coins. These can either be saved or you can use them to enter sweepstakes to win prizes.
It might sound like a lot but if you upload receipts every day it adds up quickly. Each receipt is worth 100 points. The more you snap receipts, you move up levels which then gives you a higher bonus. You can upload a maximum of five receipts per day and they have to be dated within the last 30 days.
There are four sweepstake prize draws per day for various different prizes. You can use your coins to enter and the number of coins required is dependent on the prize up for grabs. Currently the cost is around 80-100 coins per entry. If you don’t happen to win a sweepstake that you have entered, then you are given the spin of the wheel of fortune to win some coins back.
My referral code for this app is 21yaq. This gives you and I 200 coins.
The app is only available on Android. Unfortunately, Shopprize is fully subscribed at the moment but keep checking as it’s one of the best receipt snapping apps.
Shoppix works exactly the same as Shopprize. Take a photo of the receipt and upload it to earn tokens which are redeemable for vouchers or a Paypal payment when you reach a certain amount.
3200 token will get you £5
6000 tokens will get you £10
11500 token will get you £20
You can upload as many receipts per week as you like but you will only receive tokens for the first 30 approved receipts. The cap is calculated over the previous 7 days rather than a fixed Monday to Sunday. A receipt is worth 25 tokens but if you upload it on the day of purchase you will receive an extra 5 tokens time bonus.
You will also receive notifications to complete surveys where you can earn scratch cards worth 0 to 100 extra tokens.
My referral code for this app is BQH5ISNI. This gives you and I 200 free tokens.
HuYu is exactly the same as the first two apps, however, it is specific to the following retailers at the moment:-
The do accept receipts for online grocery shopping from Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose and Ocado.
Receipts must be dated within 7 calendar days or they won’t be accepted
You need to earn 500 points from receipts and surveys before you can redeem them for shopping vouchers. Each receipt is worth 5 points so it might take a little longer than the previous two apps to earn a reward. It’s still worth it if you are uploading receipts anyway.
You can refer three friends to the app but once those codes are gone you need to wait until they give you more. They do no state how long it takes to receive more referral codes at this time.
I have no referral codes left for this app at the moment.
This app works pretty the much the same as the previous three apps above. I would say that a common criticism of this app is that it is a slow burner when it comes to earnings. It takes a lot longer to reach the points level to be able to redeem a gift card.
All receipts need to be dated within 2 weeks and you can only upload a maximum of 20 receipts each 7 days. Only 3 receipts from an individual store are permitted each day.
If you spend less than £10 you will earn 5 coins. A £10-£50 spend will get you 10 coins, a £50 -£100 spend will get you 15 and £100 or more will get you 20 coins.
There are also opportunities to earn more coins. For example, linking your email will earn you 100 and if you link your Amazon account, you will earn 36 coins and 5 sweepstakes each month.
Sometimes, instead of earning coins you will receive an entry to the hog slots. This is basically a wheel of fortune where you can earn bonus coins. Each day, one person will get their last shopping trip paid for.
The more receipts uploaded the more you will level up ad receive extra hog spins.
Every receipt that you upload enters you into a monthly prize draw to win extra prizes.
To redeem an Amazon voucher or Paypal payment, you require the following number of coins:-
1000 coins – £3
2850 coins – £10
5300 coins – £20
12,000 coins – £50
1500 coins – £5
2850 coins – £10
5300 coins – £20
12000 coins – £50
Receipt Hog no longer have a referral scheme.
Snap My Eats is a little different to the other apps in that it will only accept receipts from the purchase of food and drink. Upload receipts, take surveys and earn Amazon e-gift codes.
You can earn up to £5 per month and it only takes 3 receipt to earn your first £1 reward.
All you need to do is locate the SnapMyEats receipt survey located within the app, answer five short questions about your food or drink purchase, take a picture of the receipt and upload.
This is a pretty easy way to earn Amazon vouchers and as most people regularly eat out or on the go then there are always receipts kicking around. You just need to remember to ask for receipt when buying that tea or coffee!
There are no referral codes for this app.
I hope you enjoyed this post and that it demonstrates how easy it is to make money from something that is usually thrown away. As always, if you have any questions please leave a comment or drop me an email.