I save every single receipt from everything I purchase. I scan them with several apps, and then log them in my budget spreadsheet. It takes very little time, and I get some money back, so why not?
So far, I’ve received $200+ in cash back using the following apps, and a few more I haven’t listed yet. I haven’t updated that amount recently, and the amounts listed below also do not include my current pending balances. Over time, I’ve learned to wait to cash out because the payout is usually higher.
A Few Things To Remember
Make sure you scan them before they have expired. Usually they give you about two weeks, but double check. Also, be sure to capture all of the required information when you scan your receipt. It helps to tap the screen to focus when needed.
These are the apps that I am currently using to scan my daily receipts. I’m using a Droid phone, located in PA, USA. Please use my referral links so that we both may receive an incentive. Thank you!
- Coin Out
- Fetch Rewards
- Inbox Dollars
- National Consumer Panel
- Receipt Hog
- Receipt Pal
For the Google Docs version, click here.
- Coin Out:
I scan every single receipt through CoinOut, and also email them my digital receipts as well. They give you random amounts for each one. There is a daily scan limit.
Besides scanning receipts, you can also shop through the app for cash back, enter a contest, sign up for offers, and more.
So far, I have received $23 back.
Please use my referral link. My code is TAYT94E.
I often use Coupons.com to print coupons, but now you can also scan your receipt for cash back. Some store loyalty cards can even be connected to your account. You would need to add the digital coupons for each store you shop at. If your card is linked, you’ll automatically receive a payment via PayPal.
Why not sign up, if you haven’t already. If you have, make sure you’re taking advantage of all the savings.
- Fetch Rewards:
Fetch Rewards lets you scan receipts, and also checks your email for digital receipts. This has been great for getting cash back from my Amazon purchases. I just added my Giant Direct as well.
I’ve cashed out $41 so far.
If you want to try them out, please use my referral link. My code is E4HFT.
With Ibotta has a slightly different process. First you add the offer on the app, then scan your grocery receipts, and then the items that you purchased.
Besides scanning your receipts, you can also get cash back from online shopping and buying gift cards.
I’ve earned $43.35 so far from this app. I’ve seen others making a lot of money back, if you do this right.
- Inbox Dollars :
Inbox Dollars is now accepting receipts, but it doesn’t seem to work well for me. They are in a beta mode from what I was told.
This is also listed on the Extra Money page, under Surveys.
- National Consumer Panel :
National Consumer Panel is slightly different. Instead of scanning your receipt, you scan each of your items. You will need to enter things like the price, if there was a sale, total receipt amount, if you used a loyalty card, and method of payment. They also accept things that are unable to be scanned, like take out and Amazon purchases.
NCP also has surveys to complete either on the app or online.
I couldn’t find any referral information, but still wanted to share since I just cashed out $25 from here.
- Receipt Hog :
Receipt Hog accepts most receipts. Keep an eye out for an occasional survey too.
I’ve made $30 back from this one so far.
Try them out with my referral link. My code is por35884. Thanks!
- Receipt Pal:
You can scan most receipts with the Receipt Pal app. They have sweepstakes that you automatically get entered in. You can connect multiple emails to be scanned for digital receipts. I also have my Amazon account connected.
So far, I have cashed out $45 in Amazon gift cards. Last I checked (2/1/21), you can also get cards for Target, Best Buy, iTunes, Lowe’s, Starbucks, VISA, and Walmart.
If you try them out, please use my referral code: PPTWMPZJ
Swagbucks has a section on their app for scanning clothing, Hallmark store, and everyday receipts. They don’t take certain ones. I’ll have to double check.
I’ve made $14 so far, but I’ve heard people making a lot more.
Swagbucks is also on the Extra Money page, listed under Surveys.