In this Receipt Hog review, I'm sharing yet another app you can use to profit from your shopping. I love these because it's a great way to get paid for something you're going to be doing anyway (that you don't usually get paid for).
I've been on a kick lately finding apps like Ibotta, my all-time favorite app that pays you for grocery shopping. Another to add to that list is Receipt Hog. It works in much the same way, and it is getting good reviews.
Currently Receipt Hog is available for both iOS and Android devices.
How does Receipt Hog work?
It's very simple. Take a picture of your shopping receipt with your smartphone and upload it to Receipt Hog. You will then receive “coins” that are redeemable for cash or charitable donations.
Unlike many other similar apps, you can use Receipt Hog at any store. It doesn't matter where you shop or what you buy. Just upload your receipt, and earn.
You can also earn a little extra within the app by playing slots, taking surveys, and other things.
How are you paid?
Receipt Hog pays with virtual coins that you can trade for Amazon codes, Mastercard or Visa e-gift card/code, Paypal cash, or free magazines.
You aren't eligible to request rewards until you have at least 1,000 coins in your account.
How fast does Receipt Hog pay?
Receipt Hog may take as long as seven days after you cash out to review your request and send over your payments.
Is it easy to sign up?
Yes. Just go find the app on your phone and then install it (free to do) and enter your email. You can then start uploading your grocery store receipts. Keep in mind your receipts can't be more than 15 days old. If they are older than that, they are invalid.
Who Is Eligible To Sign Up For Receipt Hog?
According to the terms, you may sign up if you're at least 18 years old. It also says that if you're between the ages of 13-18, you can sign up and use the app with parental permission.
Unfortunately, Receipt Hog doesn't provide specific information on which countries can sign up. That said, they do have some information on cashing out if you're in the UK, so it's pretty clear that in addition to the US, Receipt Hog is also open to the UK.
If you're aware of other countries Receipt Hog may be open to, please comment and let us know.
Does it matter what grocery store you shop at?
No, it doesn't appear to matter. Unlike Ibotta, receipts from just about any store will count and give you coins.
Where Do You Sign Up?
Go here to learn more about Receipt Hog and sign up if you're interested. You could also just do a search on your app store and sign up via the app.
If you have experience with it, please share in the comments below!
Want to maximize your cash back from grocery shopping?
These are a few other recommendations. You can use these in addition to Receipt Hog to get a lot back!
Post originally published on February 3, 2013. Updated and republished on October 3, 2019.