My Favorite Websites and Apps for Saving Money: Receipt Hog (Day 7)

Welcome to my first series ever–My Favorite Websites and Apps for Saving Money. In this series, I’m detailing websites and apps that I use to save money.   A few of these are actually legitimate ways to EARN money!  These are all websites and apps that YOU could easily start NOW in order to save money or even EARN money!  Every little bit adds up!

Thank you for joining me, and remember that you can ask me any questions in the comments and I’ll answer them to the best of my ability.  Let’s continue with Day 7!!

App #4:  Receipt Hog

What is Receipt Hog and how does it work?

Receipt Hog is an app, available on iOS and Android devices, that rewards you for taking pictures of all your receipts.  Once you download the app, you simply take pictures of all your receipts–from the grocery store, gas station, clothing stores, restaurants, etc.  Each receipt earns coins; how many depends on the dollar value of your receipt.  Some receipts, such as those from restaurants, earn an entry into the monthly sweepstakes, rather than coins.

There are also chances to win free shopping trips and extra coins within the app by playing the “Hog Slots.”  The more receipts you submit, the more slot spins you will earn, so I submit any receipt we get, because hey–games are fun, and earning free cash is even funner.  😉

My highest praise for Receipt Hog is that the app does not crash on me, and whoever reviews the receipts does an excellent job.  There is a feature that allows you to request a second review of your receipt if it is originally rejected.  Every time there has been an error resulting in my receipt being rejected or not enough coins being awarded, they have immediately corrected it and not rejected it again.  For a free money-earning app, this is a BIG DEAL.  This app really makes it worth the few seconds it takes to submit your receipt–you’re never wasting your time with this one.

How do you cash in the coins you’ve earned?

Once you’ve accumulated enough coins to trade in for a reward, you can choose to either trade them in for gift cards or cash through PayPal.  This is limited options, but remember, this is FREE money that you’ve earned by simply taking pictures of receipts…  Translation:  I mean, don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

Is it worth it to use Receipt Hog??

Of course.  The Receipt Hog app is very responsive and quick to use.  Like I said above, it really is an efficient use of my time, and requires such little time anyways.  You cannot ask for a better way to EARN FREE MONEY with something you already have in your hand every time you shop.  I wish I had started using this app a long time ago!!

Because Receipt Hog is so easy to use, I generally submit my receipts to Receipt Hog before I start my car to leave the grocery store (or wherever I just got a receipt of some kind).  This helps me remember to submit every receipt and not miss out on earning my coins.

Don’t be like me and put off trying Receipt Hog!!  Once you give it a try you’ll know exactly what I mean when I say it’s my favorite money-saving/making app!  Let me know if you get addicted too..


Be sure to come back on Monday (12/5) for our last installment in the series!  I’m going to cover the final money-saving/making app, Yaarlo.

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