Make $$ Just By Scanning Receipts With These Free Apps

3 min readSep 22


How to earn rewards with Rakuten:

  1. Download the app or sign up on the website
  2. In Rakuten, choose the store you want to visit.
  3. Shop online or in person and Rakuten will update your balance when notified that you made a purchase.
  4. Use your linked credit card while booking hotels and travel.
  5. Use the Rakuten browser extension to be alerted to savings while shopping.
  6. Check Rakuten’s website or app for daily deals.
  7. Refer your friends to get a bonus.
  8. Cash out using the website or app and you’ll receive payment via check or PayPal.
  9. Sign up here!

Here’s how to earn money with Ibotta:

  1. Find offers online before shopping or scan the barcode in-store to see if there are any offers.
  2. Buy the products you selected at any participating store (don’t forget your receipt!).
  3. Redeem your offers by taking a photo of your receipt. They’ll match the items you bought to the offers you selected and give you the cash.
  4. Your cash back will be deposited into your Ibotta account within 48 hours.
  5. Redeem for gift cards to popular stores like Amazon, Starbucks, Kohl’s, and other stores — OR request a cash option via PayPal or Venmo.
  6. Sign up here!

For busy people, the Amazon Shopper Panel app was created especially for you!

All you have to do is scan 10 of your physical receipts per month, and you”ll earn one dollar in Amazon Credits for each receipt scanned! It’s a very easy way to earn free Amazon gift cards.

Also check out:

  • Receipt Pal — Earn gift cards just by submiting your paper or e-receipts. Every receipt earns you a chance to win cash prizes in weekly sweepstakes. Three winners are announced every week. Download the app now for iOS or Android.
  • Receipt Hog — I just started using Receipthog and is really easy to use. Scan paper or e-receipts to earn coins. Once you reach a certain amount, you can get cash back via PayPal, Amazon, or Visa gift card. Most receipts also earn you raffle tickets for a monthly drawing or a turn at the Hog Slots to score extra coins. Download the app now for iOS or Android.




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