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Let’s Talk About Receipts

Let me apologize ahead of time for the long post. As boring of a topic it may be for you, it’s actually profitable for me so I wanted to share a few points with you.

Let’s talk about receipts. You know that piece of paper that most of you either don’t take from the cashier or you just toss out right away. Do you know how bad I want to ask for your receipt? Seriously. It’s really awkward, so I don’t, but I’d like to.

If this is you, you’re literally throwing money away. Maybe not a lot, but it adds up. Eventually, it’s enough to pay for something you couldn’t afford before. Or maybe it will just be some extra pocket money. Either way, why not just take that receipt home and make some money off of it? Not to mention, with the cost of things going up these days, this helps to bring it back down. That’s how I think when I use my gas rewards points every month.

Okay, I got you take your receipt home. Now what? It depends on the type of person you are. I constantly change my routine. You can either just scan them right away, or place them somewhere till you have a few. Once you are ready, open the app and start scanning according to the instructions provided. They all seem to be slightly different.

I’ve tried most of them out and have a few favorites. Some of the apps let you link some of your loyalty cards, your email, or your Amazon accounts. I love this feature! Some let you forward receipts. There’s an app that makes you scan every single item purchased, which can be a bit much for me. Everyone is different so you may prefer that more than I do.

Oh, I know, it’s all just a pain in the butt no matter what. Who wants to bother with all that for a few cents? If it helps at all for you to know this, I do the bare minimum. I have all of my accounts linked for automated savings. Otherwise, I miss deadlines, I forget, I get overwhelmed, and so on. I often don’t stick to things for very long. Yet, so far, I’ve made a few hundred dollars back and I still continue to obsess over receipts.

I don’t expect to go through any of what I did when I first started out. I’ve spent so much time and effort trying out apps to get my money back any way I can. Then I share all the information I can with you. Also, I don’t just submit my receipts. I also use cash back credit cards, shop through cash back apps, use promotional codes, and more. Subscribe to follow my adventures of saving money.


Here’s just three of the many apps that I use for my receipts, along with some basic info. The links provided to each site are my affiliate links. In most cases, we both may receive a bonus when you use them to sign up. For more information about these or the other apps that I use, go to the Scan Receipts page.

  • Coupons . com

A lot of people know of the site Coupons.com for printing coupons. Now you can also get cash back from your shopping trips. You would need to add the digital coupons for each store you shop at. If your store loyalty card is linked, you’ll automatically receive a payment via PayPal when you shop. Some stores you will need to submit a picture of your receipt.

  • 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 Giant as well. If you want to try them out, please use my referral link. My code is E4HFT.

  • Pogo

You don’t need to actually scan your receipts with Pogo. You can just link your Amazon, Walmart, PayPal, Walgreens, Target, and others. Every time the app picks up purchases, you’ll get a notification to claim your points. You can also take surveys, get location rewards, and more. Try Pogo with my referral link or use my code 7ZWBV, and connect an account.

To see the rest of the apps that I’m using, visit the Scan Receipts page.


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Cash Back From Receipts

If you know me, you know that I save every single receipt for every single thing. I record them for budgeting purposes. I also use several apps to scan them to get money back. It doesn’t take very long at all to scan them. The points add up and you can cash them out for a gift card or deposit.

A few key points in general:
Scan your receipts right away so they don’t expire.
Don’t crumble them up or they may become illegible.
For up to date information, see the app or site itself.

I have listed below all of the apps that I have successfully received money from.
This information can also be found on the Financial Tips page.


COIN OUT

Current Cash Out To Date: $22.79
This app allows you to scan pretty much any receipt. It gives you a random amount of money for each one. One receipt may get $0.01, while another gets $0.13. You can also email them your receipts for same day purchases. They have cash back for purchases and “badges” that you can click on for additional offers.
* Referral Code: TAYT94E
* Referral Link:  
https://coinout.com/referrals/new?r=TAYT94E

FETCH 

Current Cash Out To Date: $31
This app only lets you scan certain receipts via app. Offhand, I can tell you that it doesn’t accept take out like McDonald’s. When you used my referral code or link, we will each receive 2k points when you scan your first receipt.
* Referral Code: E4HFT
* Referral Link:
https://fetchrewards.onelink.me/vvv3/referralsocial?code=E4HFT

RECEIPT HOG

Current Cash Out To Date: $25
Receipt Hog seems to take every receipt. You get points, slots chances, and sweepstakes entries. It also scans your email for e-receipts.
Referral Info: Per RH, they discontinued referrals due to approaching max capacity.

RECEIPT PAL

Current Cash Out To Date: $25
This app also seems to take most receipts. Each card that is filled up equals 100 points. You also receive sweepstakes entries.
* Referral Code: PPTWMPZJ.
* Referral Link: https://app.adjust.com/oqlq9t9?label=PPTWMPZJ


Try them out and let me know what you think. I’m always looking for feedback, as well as information on any apps you have used.