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Nearly all of us nowadays own some form of smartphone and that you will also be snowed under with receipts. Why not put that smartphone to work and earn money through snapping some photos of your receipts via Receipt Hog? I shall be giving you all an app review of Receipt Hog, a smartphone app that allows you to make money from your receipts.
What is Receipt Hog and how does it work?
We all will gain receipts via our daily and busy lives and Receipt Hog gives you the ability to earn from those receipts that you would normally just throw away. Though in my case it used to be the receipts I would forget about and dig out after a few months or maybe years.
You earn amount of in-app coins in exchange for uploading receipts to Receipt Hog, which is simply allowing the app access to you phone's camera and taking a clear photo of the receipt. Once you have taken the photo of your receipt you will be asked literally a couple of questions, which will only take a couple of taps to answer. Your receipt will then be uploaded and you will be awarded some coins to the value of your receipt. These coins can then be exchanged for cash to your PayPal account or an Amazon gift-card, once you have reached the threshold amounts.
The more that you have spent on your receipt then the more coins you will be able to earn.
Bonuses to Receipt Hog
Receipt Hog give you extra ways in which to earn their in-app coins and even have some fun via these extra bonuses.
The most fun extra is their Hog Slots. When you upload certain receipts you will earn an amount of spins in which to use on their Hog Slots, rather than coins. You can earn extra coins or even have the chance of your last uploaded receipt of a shopping or restaurant trip being paid for!
Now Receipt Hog also really like it when you upload to them frequent receipts and as such will reward you with extra coins and spins for each week that you are uploading. They even have levels which will increase the amount of the reward for your bonus!
There is even a sweepstakes that occurs each month in which you can earn up to 5,000 in-app coins. Each receipt that you upload will give you a entry into the sweepstake.
Unfortunately as of writing this Receipt Hog are not doing Refer a Friend for bonus coins. As they have almost reached their maximum capacity. This might return if their capacity increases.
What receipts can I upload?
Now I bet you are thinking what receipts are they after then? The answer is simple, they are after nearly every kind of official receipt that you will receive from a store! Big chains or smaller stores, as long as the receipt is clear and understandable, with the stores name, purchases, date & transaction total on the receipt.
To earn coins then you will need receipts from:
- Grocers & Supermarkets
- Corner Shops & Convenience
- Off Licence
- Cash & Carry
- Beauty Supply
- Pet Supply
- Toy Stores
To earn spins then you will need receipts from:
- Office Supplies
- Sporting Goods
- Arts & Crafts
- Home Improvement
- Home Funishings
They really do like any all and all sorts of receipts don't they as I can't think of any stores that would be missed off that list. As I said though the receipt will need to show the store name, purchases, date and transaction total. You can even use the receipts of others in the household!
What do Receipt Hog do with your receipts?
The ultimate question now some of you will be asking is why are they that interested in my receipts that they are willing to give me cash or Amazon gift-cards for my receipts?
Receipt Hog are a market research company that works with consumer goods brands. The data that is collected from the receipts is summarized into market research reports for the brands who purchase the information. No personal information is sold, that is kept anonymous and is never sold to third parties so you don't have to worry on that front.
Is it worth it?
In my opinion, yes!
It takes literally less than a minute to snap a photo of a receipt and to answer the questions. My wife and I have even snapped them off in the car after leaving the supermarket, though I don't think you will have to go that far. You are then able to easily build a pot up to receive money or a gift card. When I combine this with our reduction shelf raids or our reselling then I can have some pretty awesome coin and spin intakes after a restocking trip – to find out more about reselling then please read An introduction to reselling.
To earn extra then you can also use other apps such as Shoppix, which you might as well do since you will already have your phone out and a pile of receipts right?