8 Ways to Get Money for Paper Receipts


You certainly can earn some rewards simply by keeping your receipt.  It’s as easy as signing up and taking a few pictures of your receipt…just don’t expect anything from your McDonald’s visit five years ago 😉  Here are 8 ways to earn some rewards from those paper receipts!

1:  GetUpside

Just like the other apps listed here, GetUpside works by scanning receipts, but with a pretty cool twist.  In this case, by selecting participating Gas Stations, you can scan your gas fill up the receipt and earn money back.

gas receipt

Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign Up for an Account
  2. Use the App to find a Gas Station Nearby
  3. Claim Offer on App
  4. Fill Up with a Credit or Debit Card
  6. Scan Receipt on the GetUpside App
  7. Earn Money

It’s a pretty neat way to earn extra money back from a recurring expense like gas so you should give GetUpside a shot!

2: Checkout51

Acting almost identical to the way Ibotta works, Checkout 51 is an app focused on the digitized receipt function and marketing tool.  It’s a good idea to utilize multiple apps like Checkout and ibotta so that you don’t miss out on additional receipt based cash back opportunities!

Additional tips on Checkout51:

  • PayPal Payout Available
  • Must Reach a Minimum of $20 Cashback
  • Thousands of Products Updated Weekly

checkout51 payout

With Checkout51 there are products ranging from paper goods to traditional Groceries!  As long as you have a receipt from a major retailer or grocery store you should earn cashback!

3: Fetch Rewards

Yep, the same model as both Checkout51 and Ibotta but with a twist.  Instead of earning cashback, you’ll earn reward points for scanning an individual receipt, and if there’s a comparable product they advertise on the app, you’ll earn points.  Points vary of course depending on each product, but you can easily stockpile points without having to select individual offers and having to worry about clipping them from an app much like the above two options do!

fetch rewards

4: Receipt Hog

A combination of Fetch Rewards and Ibotta, you’ll earn points (which can be redeemed for PayPal Cash) by scanning in any receipt, no matter the products involved!  No need to clip, no need to worry about specific products!  Plus you’ll have options to earn additional points from:

  • Basic Surveys
  • Slot Machine Game
  • Connecting Apps like Amazon

One of the features that sets Receipt Hog apart from their competitors is the gamification part of it all.  With each scanned receipt (must be within 14 days of purchase), you’ll be eligible to play a Slot Machine game where you can earn points and prizes.  Don’t expect much from this feature but it’s a nice segway to keeping things organized.

receipt hog how it works

5:  ibotta

Earn money back on items found on the ibotta app by scanning your receipt!

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Here’s how it works:  once you’ve downloaded the Ibotta app, you can scan for products.  If you have already purchased an item that offers the money back, you can browse your receipt, and it’ll find it automatically for you!  ibotta works with most major chains including Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, and Meijers.  You can link your loyalty cards as well to the app, so those Meijers Perks don’t go to waste, or use your Target offers and look for stacking cash back opportunities.

6:  Shopkick

Like walking around and just going into shops?  Shopkick will reward you simply for walking into a store!  Of course, you’ll need to have the app loaded up and walk into eligible stores to get points.  It’s one of the easiest ways to earn a few bucks here and there.  Here’s how Shopkick works:

  1. Download and sign up
  2. Find your location
  3. See eligible stores and items
  4. Either walk into the Shopkick store of your choice
  5. You can also scan for products that are listed on the app
  6. Scan Your Receipt for Extra Points!


Points can then be exchanged into gift cards when you’ve accumulated a good amount of reward or Shopkicks.

7:  Receipt Pal

Here’s another entrant that pretty much is the same as Receipt Hog.  The goal here at Receipt Pal is to scan receipts, earn points, and redeem points for gift cards.  Plus, you’ll be eligible for weekly contests for more points and prizes.

receipt pal

8:  Receipt Surveys

Did you know that most major restaurants and retailers offer receipt surveys that reward amazing prizes like Cash Rewards and Gift Cards?!

What Type of Questions Are Asked on Store Surveys?

In these types of surveys you’ll have questions asked about:

  • Store Cleanliness
  • Store Customer Service
  • Menu Items
  • and other related questions
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