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5 Websites That Turn Receipts Into Money

After purchasing for any store, you would usually get a receipt from the cashier. These receipts show you what items you buy, what they cost and how much you spend altogether. I have thrown my receipts away after getting them. Now, I save them in order to make a little extra cash. How do I do that? By scanning or taking a photo of my receipts and sending the photos to a few cashback apps and websites. Cashback is cash that can be deposited on a credit card or sent by a check. When you sign up for these sites and apps, you can get cash send to you, either by your bank account or by a check. Below are five apps and websites to get you started. I have tried about two of the five options myself and I may in the future sign up for the others.

A person holding a long receipts

A person holding a long receipts

Here Are The 5 Websites To Go To

1. Rakuten

Rakuten, which former name was Ebates is a website where you can shop in different stores and you can get a cashback while doing so. You can add a browser extension that will help you find coupons from the stores that you're shopping in. You then get paid in PayPal money, cheque or you can get a gift card. You can sign up today and may get a five-dollar bonus.

2. Ibotta

Ibotta is a cashback website where you can take a photo of your receipt, and shop at various retailers to get your gift card. You can even get the app for easy access. Ibotta also has a browser extension that helps you find the latest deals for your shopping needs. It can compare prices from different retailers to help you make better spending choices for you.

3. Caddle

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Caddle is an app where you can scan your receipt and that can lead towards your cash rewards which are redeemable for twenty dollars. You can also take surveys about your shopping needs. I am using Caddle right now. I can earn a few cents just by scanning my receipt for different major grocery stores. I have also taken surveys. These surveys don't take too long. They usually take about one minute to complete. The longer the surveys though, the more money you earn. There are more money scanning receipts for certain products, which I have not taken advantage of as yet as I don't usually buy the products myself.

4. Swagbucks

Swagbucks is a website where you can scan your groceries receipts towards rewards which you can redeem as cash, gift cards, or even donations. You can also take surveys, and complete various tasks towards your rewards as well. I have signed up to Swagbucks originally to take surveys but later I learned that I can also take photos of my receipts and earn some more money. I have done so a few times and I have really enjoyed it.

5. Receipt Hog

Receipt Hog is an app where you can scan your paper receipt and earn PayPal money or a gift card. You can submit receipts for not only grocery stores but other stores as well. You can submit receipts for pharmacies, clothes stores and more. You can also take surveys and do some fun activities as a way to earn even more money. You can also refer to this cashback opportunity to family and friends as a way to earn more money and to help them to earn some cash too. There are also sweepstakes that you can participate in for a chance to earn more money. Similar to Caddle, you can get more money for items that Receipt Hog listed.


All of these sites and apps are free to sign up for. You can try these sites and see which one is the right one for you. The money you gain may not be enough to quit your job but it is a cool way to earn back money as you spend it. Don't buy random items that you wouldn't use in an attempt to earn some money. You may lose more than you gain and get stuck with items that you wouldn't eat or use. Just shop normally, keep your receipts and enjoy the benefits of having these websites and apps around.


This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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