Receipt Hog Review- A Great Way To Earn Cash While You Shop?

By | March 5, 2017

Name: Receipt HogReceipt hog review

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Price: Free

Type Of App: Couponing/ Money Saving App

Overall Rank: 2.5/ 5 Stars

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With all the shopping apps on the market today you may be wondering which one could be the most beneficial for you?

Receipt hog is another shopping app that claims to reward you for simply snapping photos of your grocery receipts and many other purchases.

If you happen to be reading this review then obviously you have questions that need answering before deciding whether this app is worth your time or not.

Within the following review, I’ll be revealing everything you need to know about this app to make a sound decision as to whether you could benefit from this or if you’re better off exploring other options.

Let’s get right to it OK? 

Here’s Some Inside Info On The Company

They are owned by a company called InfoScout which has been around for quite some time.

They(InfoScout) are also the brains behind many of the most popular shopping apps available on the marketplace today.

Receipt Hog works closely with many market research companies out there and they act as a middleman between the customer and retail establishment.

They collect this data from YOU when you download and install their app on your phone.

They don’t sell your info to third party companies, but rather use this to get an idea of your shopping habits and learn how to market their products and services to you in the most effective way.

What Is Receipt Hog?

What is receipt hogThis is a smartphone app where you can earn gift cards as well as cash payments sent directly to your PayPal account in exchange for receipts that you may have laying around (Up to 2 weeks old).

You can also upload receipts from items you purchase on a day to day basis.

You’re limited to only 20 receipts a week when first starting out.

Once you gain more levels you’ll unlock additional opportunities to increase this number.

The information you provide them with is reported to big name companies and like I said earlier, they use this data to sharpen up on their marketing skills.

They also use this info to get a better idea of what you plan to purchase in the next 6 months to a year.

Unlike other shopping apps like Ibotta and Shopkick, Receipt Hog doesn’t specify what items you’ll need to purchase to earn cash back.

Who Is This For?

This is open to residents of the United States and the U.K as well.

If you’re the type of person who is constantly looking for a way to save money and earn cashback from everyday things you buy anyway then I think you could really benefit from this app.

Anyone who is interested in saving money while earning some in the process could benefit from what this app has to offer you.

However, if you came to this review expecting to earn enough money to quit your day job and sit at home all day uploading receipts then I’m afraid you’ll be very disappointed with what I’m about to tell you.

Due to the low-income potential, it wouldn’t be possible for you to earn enough money to live on and support a family.

If this is your intention and you would rather learn how to create an online business you should check out my #1 recommendation here. 

How Does It Work?

Walmart receiptIn order to participate in this opportunity and start earning rewards, you’ll need to download their mobile app. This is compatible with both android and IOS devices and is free to download in the app store.

Simply d/l the app, verify your email and take a quick survey and you’ll be on your way to earning rewards.

From there simply shop like you normally would at your favorite stores and upload your receipts once you get home and put everything away.

In order to get credit for your purchases, you’ll need to make sure that these pics are legible and include the following.

  • Name of the store
  • The items you purchased
  • The prices of the items
  • The total amount
  • The date of the receipt (They can be up to 2 weeks old)

The main focus with this app is to consistently feed the pig as many receipts as you possibly can. The more you feed it, the more it will grow.

While you’re doing so you’ll start unlocking some really cool bonuses, earning bonus spins, and leveling up.

Hacks & Tips To Maximize Your Earnings

In additional to uploading receipts, there are a few hacks that you can utilize to maximize your earning potential and get the most out of your account.

This Includes The Following

  • Earn 100 bonus coins + monthly sweeps entries by connecting your email account
  • Amazon Connect Program- Earn extra rewards for simply linking your Amazon account to your app
  • Connect your Facebook account for an additional 6 spins with their mobile game “Hog Slots”

Also if you happen to be a UK resident you’ll have the opportunity of earning more coinage by inviting your friends and family.

For each successful referral who joins and uses your unique referral code, you’ll earn 10 free bonus spins on hog slots. (A mobile game where you can earn bonus coins)

Your referral will also win 5 spins but only according to these specifications!!

  • Be a first time user and d/l their app using a unique device
  • Enter your unique referral code on the signup page
  • Upload a qualifying receipt

Are There Any Receipts That Don’t Qualify?

As long as a receipt has all of the info that I’ve listed for you guys above it will likely qualify and earn you some coinage.

However, there are a few receipts that won’t qualify here and I’ll list these for you guys below

These Are Things Like: 

  • Ticket Stubs
  • Credit Card Slips
  • Hand Written Receipts
  • Receipts That Aren’t In English
  • Return Slips Where You Received A Refund Of Some Sort
  • E-Receipts
  • Invoices For A Product Or Service

The Good

  • An awesome way to earn money on stuff you normally buy anyway
  • Earn on absolutely anything (No specific products like Ibotta)
  • Multiple ways for you to earn cash back

The Bad

  • Can take a while to process your receipts (Up to 7 days)
  • Their referral program is limited to only U.K residents at this time
  • Can take a while before earning enough to cash out

How Does Their Compensation Plan Work?

You’ll have 3 options available to you when you’re ready to cash your earnings out and get paid.

  • PayPal
  • Amazon Gift Card
  • Magazine subscription to either Glamour, Women’s Health, or Men’s Health

Magazine subscriptions will cost you 800 coins, while you’ll need 1,000 coins minimum when cashing out to either PayPal or requesting a gift card.

When requesting gift cards these will be sent directly to the email address on file when you registered your account so make sure you entered a valid email. PayPal payments should

PayPal payments should hit your account shortly after you request a payout.

Listed below is how many coins you’ll need to earn before requesting a payment!!

US Residents

  • 1000 coins= $5
  • 2900 coins=$15
  • 4300 coins=$25
  • 6500 coins=$40

UK Residents

  • 1500 coins= 5 Pounds
  • 2850 coins= 10 Pounds
  •  5300 coins= 20 Pounds
  • 12, 000 coins= 50 Pounds

How Much Can You Earn With Receipt Hog?

The income potential that’s available here is literally up to you and depending on the total dollar amount of each receipt will determine how much you can earn with each one.

Listed below is how much you can earn from each receipt that you upload to their system.

The minimum amount for each receipt is $5 and anything below this will pay out zero coins.

  • $5-$10 receipt- 5 Coins
  • $10- $50 Receipt- 10 Coins
  • $50- $100 Receipt- 15 Coins
  • $100 and Up Receipt- 20 Coins

In addition to the many other ways to earn with this program and this could start to add up for you over time.

My Final Thoughts

If you happen to be an avid shopper and you spend a good amount of money each week at the grocery store and other various retail establishments you could really rack up the coins pretty quickly.

What I like about this particular app is the fact that you can upload any receipts you may have lying around for up to 2 weeks.

I also like the fact that you aren’t limited to certain products and just about any receipt except the ones specified above qualifies to earn you rewards.

However, due to the fact that you’re limited to earning coins, sweepstakes entries, and spins in their mobile game, your chances of making any substantial money here is very slim.

To be completely honest with you guys today, I think that Ibotta would be a much better option for you as the earning potential is much better in my opinion.

I was actually able to earn my first $20 with them in only 3 shopping trips and I qualified to earn $20 in welcome bonuses for simply signing up and using their app to shop like I normally do.

I thoroughly enjoy having the opportunity to save money on stores that I normally shop at and put some of my hard earned money back into my pocket.

Like I said earlier, the income potential with these apps are minimal and it’s not possible to make any life changing money with them.

If scanning receipts don’t happen to be your cup of tea and you would rather learn how to build your own online business where you can earn some life changing money you should definitely check out a program called Wealthy Affiliate. 

Instead of earning coins, sweepstakes entries and free spins, you’ll be learning how to build an online business based on a hobby or interest of yours.

If this sounds like something that interests you and you would be interested in learning more about it then you should definitely check them out and see what they have to offer you.

I really hope this review has given you guys an inside look at what this app consists of and whether you could benefit from this or not.

Do you have a particular story you would like to share with other people today about your experience with this app?

I would love to hear all about it in the comments below and I’m sure other people would as well.



2 thoughts on “Receipt Hog Review- A Great Way To Earn Cash While You Shop?

  1. Cathy

    Aaaanndddd they dropped me. They are terminating my account because they are losing money! Seriously!!?!? They said they are doing it to a lot of people. I GOT $1. Message is below:

    The time has come, sadly, for us to part ways. It’s not you, it’s…us.

    What you need to know:
    Next Monday, March 27th at 11:59PM Eastern, you will no longer be able to log into the Receipt Hog app. (We’ll help explain why further down in this letter).

    If you have 200 coins or more, you WILL be able to cash out via PayPal or Amazon gift card before March 27th at 11:59PM Eastern. You will be able to redeem the exact amount of reward that you have earned, to the nearest dollar that you have earned. (For example, if you’ve earned a coin equivalent to $8.05, you will be paid $8.00, even though you have only reached the $5 cash out tier.)

    At this time, your receipts and any answers you may have provided on surveys will no longer be used by Receipt Hog.
    Why are we breaking up?
    All jokes aside, we are disappointed to have to let you and a number of our Receipt Hoggers go. The Receipt Hog community has grown exponentially in the past couple years (a great thing!), but that has resulted in us no longer being able to afford paying all of our Receipt Hoggers (not a great thing). As you know well, we pay a reward for each and every qualifying receipt that someone uploads. Too many people uploading receipts = danger of no more money.

    1. Scott Newkirk Post author

      Hi Cathy,

      Sorry to hear about your bad experience with Receipt Hog and It’s disheartening to hear that they have terminated your account for NO apparent reason. This sounds like a pretty lame excuse to terminate someone’s account if you ask me.

      I highly doubt that they are losing any money at all Cathy!!

      From what you have told me here and the information that I found while researching this company this would lead me to believe that they are only interested in working with the people who can produce the most and who are constantly uploading receipts to them on a daily basis.

      How many receipts were you uploading each week?

      It could be that they were looking to expand their reach and limiting who they work with to the top earners and dropping users who aren’t that active.

      They have already limited their referral program to U.K residents only so it wouldn’t surprise me if they are moving in this same direction with their app as well.

      Any reputable company would NEVER even think about treating their customers with such disrespect and trust me, there are far better shopping apps out there that pay better than receipt hog.

      I’m glad that you are at least getting $8.00 out of this instead of losing everything that you’ve put into this app since you started.

      Personally, I think you would have much better luck with Ibotta, this is the shopping app that I’ve been using lately with lots of good results.

      I was able to cash out my first $20 within just a couple of days and I also qualified to receive $20 in welcome bonuses on top of that for completing a few simple tasks.

      I really want to thank you for stopping by today, Cathy and sharing your experience with everyone here today.

      It’s really appreciated and this will help other people decide whether this app is worth their time or not.



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