Do you want to earn money or gift cards in your spare time? All you need are the receipts from your shopping.  Take a quick scan of a receipt onto your phone, and earn points which then convert into paypal payments or amazon e-vouchers.  Yes it really is that easy.

Making money from your shopping receipts

This is one of the easiest ways to make money out of little bits of paper that you will already accumulate from your weekly shopping.  So how does it work? Well it is simply scanning your shopping receipts from anything you have bought within the last two weeks onto a number of apps on your mobile phone.  For each receipt scan you will receive an award of 120 points.  And what do points make? Prizes!  Yes, a variety of them, payments can be made in Amazon e-vouchers or payment via PayPal. It really is that easy and you can even scan the receipts while keeping your little one happy by sitting next to them and pretending to watch Peppa pig for the umpteenth time.

There are a number of apps that are free to download to your smartphone and once registered you can start using them straight away.  All receipts must be dated within the last two weeks and make sure that you do not scan the same receipt twice.  You will receive a notification of any errors with receipts, such as a blurry image. Make sure that you keep the receipts a few days in case you need to re-scan them.  If you have long receipts you can take multiple pictures to ensure the full receipt is captured.


make money from your shopping receipts


Shopprize UK

This app is my favourite as it has the highest reward. I earn on average about £10.00 a month in Amazon e-vouchers, which I am going to save up to spend on Christmas presents. I just scan the receipts from my purse onto the app. This app only allows 5 scans a day, but you can just scan any additional receipts the next day. You also get a daily reward bonus just by opening the app up each day, so you will see your points go up quite quickly. There are also daily draws that you can enter to win prizes, each entry costs different amounts of coins. You will need to collect 10,000 coins to earn a £5.00 Amazon e-voucher. Use my exclusive promo code 3sato and get 25 extra coins to spend in Shopprize to win amazing prizes.
or search for Shopprize in your app store.


Shoppix is a fast paying receipt scanning app that offers great rewards. You are awarded tokens for snapping receipts and completing surveys. Tokens can be exchanged for Vouchers Amazon, iTunes, Love 2 Shop or cash via a PayPal account once you have reached the minimum qualifying levels of £5 worth of tokens 3200. It is really quick to earn a voucher from this and I currently earn 1 a month.
You will receive 25 tokens for a valid receipt, if you upload your receipt on the same day of purchase you will get an additional 5 tokens. Scratchcards are also awarded for completing short surveys and for snapping receipts in consecutive weeks. Another bonus is that scratchcards gain entry into a weekly prize draw with bigger prizes up for grabs. You can only collect tokens on your first 30 approved receipts every week. If you sign up using my referral code you will receive a bonus 200 tokens to boost your balance straight away:

Search Shoppix in your app store.


This is a new app, which you need scan around 100 receipts to earn £5.00.  You can only scan receipts from the following stores:

  • Aldi
  • Asda
  • Co-op
  • Lidl
  • Morrisons
  • Sainsburys
  • Tesco
  • Waitrose

All receipts must be dated within the last 7 days and these can be both instore and online receipts.  You can also complete surveys to earn additional points.  This app is quite slow due to the store restrictions and the number of receipts needed for a payout, but still worth scanning your receipts.  The £5.00 payout can be in a variety of giftcards, just go to the rewards tab to see them.   The app also has a insights section which adds up how mucch you have spent at each store throughout a month period.  This is useful if you want to monitor your spending.

Download the HuYu app to get started.

Snap My Eats

This is a great app that I use to earn £5.00 every month. Just download the app, sign up then simply scan any receipts that have food purchased on them. This can be receipts from your supermarket shopping, restaurants or even just a bottle of juice purchased for your lunch.   As long as the receipt is dated within the last 7 days and is a single sided receipt.  You have to scan 15 valid receipts within a 30 day period, which is easy enough to do.  Payouts are in Amazon vouchers and are sent via email 2 weeks after the end of the qualifying month.  Just search for Snapmyeats in your apps store.

Receipt Hog

This is another fantastic app to use to earn both paypal payments or amazon e-vouchers.  Just scan the receipts as before.  Some receipt scans will give you spins on the ‘hog slots’, (a spin on a bandit) to win more coins.  There is a limit of 3 receipts with the same date from the same retailer.  You will need to collect 1500 coins for a £5.00 pay out.  For a £3.00 amazon e-voucher you will need 1000 coins.  I personally found it did take longer to get a pay out from this app.  However it all depends on the number of receipts you have and how lucky you are with the hog slots.

To start earning with Receipt Hog just download the app from your app store.  Input this code to get free extra spins on the hog slots: taz82380


So, grab your shopping receipts and make a start and watch your points start to add up and quickly turn into free cash or vouchers.  Also find out further uses for those receipts and earn cashback or get shopping for free: How to earn cashback with shopping apps

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