How Does Receipt Hog Work? Can It Make You Some Cash?

Receipt Hog makes some fascinating claims about turning everyday receipts into real cash. So, I expect to see questions like, how does Receipt Hog work? Or even, how much cash are we talking about?

After all, many of us have crumpled receipts scattered about most of the time, don’t we? It’s hard to think of those wadded slips as money-makers. But maybe they are!

Read on to see if Receipt Hog really can make you some cash, and how the process works.

What is the Receipt Hog App?

Receipt Hog is a mobile receipt-scanning app that’s free to join for residents of the US, Canada, or the UK. Members can snap pictures of everyday retail purchase receipts from within the app and submit them for coins or spins of the Hog slot machine, and also a sweepstakes entry.

Market Track, LLC is the market research firm that owns Receipt Hog. The purpose is to gather information about consumer purchasing behavior. When a receipt is uploaded, you are typically asked how many people participated in the shopping trip, the gender of the purchaser, and how you would rate the shopping experience (one to five stars).

Data is compiled in reports that are then sold to brands or large retail organizations. Payouts to members total $2.5 million.

How Does Receipt Hog Work?

Receipt Hog sign-up is a reasonably quick and easy process. You first download the app from either the App Store or Google Play, depending on your device. The ratings of 4.7 on the App Store and 4.3 on Google Play are quite impressive, with tens of thousands of reviews.

You must provide both an email address and your home address. From there, you have to complete a short survey with demographic profile information and enable location tracking. I immediately received a 50 coin bonus for joining. At this point, you can begin submitting any retail receipt with a transaction date in the last 14 days.

The type of items listed on your sales slip, along with the amount you spent, determines your award.


Purchases of items from stores that sell fast-moving consumer goods such as supermarkets, pharmacies, convenience markets, pet supply retailers, toy stores, or beauty supply outlets earn coins.

Receipt Hog Coins

The number of coins you earn is based on the total dollars you spent.  You will earn 5 coins for a purchase of less than $10. If the slip reports between $10 and $50, the award is 10 coins. From $50 to $100 you receive 15 coins. And, any invoice over $100 receives 20 coins,

On occasion, you may be asked to take an optional survey for additional coins. In my experience, these surveys are short (maybe 5 questions), and you earn 30 coins.

Finally, you may choose to connect your Amazon account or email account for the opportunity to earn bonus coins and additional monthly sweepstakes entries. Receipt Hog will use the connections to analyze your electronic receipts.

Hog Slots Spins 

Receipts from all other retail establishments (such as clothing, hardware, furniture, auto, etc.) are termed spin-receipts. You receive one spin of the Hog slots machine for each submission.

Receipt Hog Slots Machine

Spins of the virtual hog slots machine have the opportunity to win additional coins. Plus, each day, one winner receives their last submitted receipt in coins.

Sweepstakes Entries

Members earn 1 sweepstakes entry with every valid receipt that is uploaded. A monthly drawing is held where you might win up to 5,000 coins. Moreover, some receipts that aren’t eligible for either coins or spins will still earn you an entry in the monthly drawing.

Gas, restaurant, bakery, and deli receipts are sweepstake-only submissions but shouldn’t be overlooked.

Limitations and Bonuses

Receipt Hog encourages users to upload every week, and they award bonuses if you meet your goal each week. But you are limited to 20 receipt submissions per week and no more than 3 slips from the same retailer each day.

If you ever have any questions on what you earned from a particular receipt, just tap on the bell icon in the upper left-hand corner of the home screen. Every submission is listed with the award you received. Opening any entry in the list will display the photo you snapped.

It’s actually a very handy way to organize and keep track of your expenditures for budgeting. And, a picture of your receipt could come in handy if you have to return something and the original receipt is lost.

Receipt Hog Rewards

You can request a redemption as soon as you accumulate at least 1,000 coins. Your reward choices are an Amazon gift card, a prepaid Visa card, or a PayPal distribution. If you delay receipt of your reward, coins become more valuable the more you earn.

Here are the redemption values:

  • 1,000 coins = $5
  • 2,900 coins =$15
  • 4,300 coins = $25
  • 6,500 coins = $40

Just click on the Rewards tab at the bottom of your home screen to claim your earnings. It may take up to 7 days to process your payout. But I have not had any issues whatsoever with receiving the Amazon gift cards I requested.

Unlike many similar platforms, Receipt Hog does not have a referral program. It seems they attract all the members they need without one.

Final Thoughts

I hope my answer to your question, how does Receipt Hog work, was helpful. Can you really earn some cash with this application? Yes! Receipt Hog is an entirely legitimate program that pays you for the receipts that provide useful data on your consumer purchasing habits.

Is Receipt Hog worthy of your time? I think that’s a question only you can answer. I think it’s worthwhile because it takes so little time and effort to get paid. We all buy a ton of stuff during the course of every month, right? Why not derive some value from those purchase transactions that you engage in any way?

For me, Receipt Hog is a no-brainer because it’s so simple!

Will you make a lot of money? No, it’s just a source of a little extra fun money. For that reason, I realized that money-making apps were not enough. So, four years ago, I went in search of a better source of recurring monthly income and found the secret to making money online.  What’s more, the platform I use is accepting new members all the time.

Over to You

Have you tried Receipt hog? If so, I would love to hear your thoughts on how well it worked for you? Do you have any other receipt scanning apps to recommend? Please jump into the comments below and tell us what you use.

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14 thoughts on “How Does Receipt Hog Work? Can It Make You Some Cash?”

  1. I did not know that this app can help you in making money! I am so glad the author wrote this article very well. After reading all the details and features of this app, I can not wait to try it myself. The best part is that the author has even explained how to use this app, which is such a big help, especially for people who are not very tech-savvy. My compliments to the author for writing such a great piece content. I am going to forward this article to a few of my friends too!

    • Hi Samatha,

      So glad you found the post informative. I hope your friends do as well! There are so many money-making apps today. Staying informed can be challenging. 

      I hope Receipt Hog works out well for you and thanks for joining the conversation!

  2. Interesting app no doubt. Whoever thought of getting perks for your receipts at the store. And it doesn’t look to be too complicated of a process using Receipt Hog. Unlike other apps this one looks like it might be worth checking out. I have tried some apps that give you extra coins to cash in for games but shopping is something we all do. If you can get something back by just plugging in some numbers on an app, I say it’s worth it. Hopefully they don’t bombard with offers and ads. Either way I think I’ll at least check it out. Especially now when money can be tight, this could be very useful. Well written and thought out blog post. Thanks.

    • Hey Dave,

      Let me put your mind at ease. I have been using Receipt Hog for almost 2 years and have never received email offers or any ads associated with the App. It doesn’t pay a ton, but I do feel it’s beneficial and worth doing precisely because it is so simple and chews up no time at all.

      I hope you enjoy Receipt Hog and thanks for commenting!

  3.  I didn’t know that this App reciept hog can actually generate real money for cash out, this is amazing, and it so cool to know that the use of this App to make money online is real and legal too. I will have to try it out to see for myself, and if it really pay off I will recommend it to my friends too. Thanks for sharing this article and for taking your time to analyse the process .

    • Hi Blessed,

      Yes, Receipt Hog definitely does reward you in either real cash through PayPal or valuable gift cards. The reward is your choice. I highly recommend that you do check it out. You won’t get rich, but you will get paid small amounts that add up over time.

      Good luck with the App and thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  4. Thank you for your post. It is useful for me. I have been thinking about the good way to organize my shopping receipts. Someone told me that there are app for this, but I never take time to do the search.

    Here comes your article, which provides receipt-scanning app to organize my receipts. I though I need to pay for such app. I am surprised that it is not only free, but also providing me with money-making opportunity. I am definitely going to try this system.

    I just went to my iPhone and was able to download the app in one minute. It looks like an easy to use program. 

    • Hi Anthony,

      Yes, I’m sure you will find it to be very easy to use. I think it’s very cool that all of your scanned receipts are saved and available in one location. 

      I hope you enjoy Receipt Hog as much as I do. Thanks for joining the conversation!

  5. Thank you for the receipt-hog review. Is there a receipt value limit before rewards are received?  Is the ‘coin value’ fixed, they could change (devalue) a coin to reduce the rewards? Much like they do with ‘air points.  Airpoints are worth less than what they were worth back in the ’90s.  Is Receipt-hog available in New Zealand?

    • Hi Aaron,
      Unfortunately, Receipt Hog is currently available only in the US, Canada, and the UK. Perhaps at some point in the future, they’ll expand to New Zealand. as far as coin values are concerned, coins are awarded based on type of receipt and amount spent. Even a slip for less than $10 earns 5 coins. Coins are also redeemed based on defined redemption rates.

      Thanks for jumping in, and I’m sorry Receipt Hog isn’t available in your part of the world!

  6. Hey nice article you have there. I have heard little about Receipt Hog from a friend. Having gone through this article, I now have a better perspective of it’s framework. It is indeed an easier way to make money in every of your shopping. Nevertheless, I would love to know how Receipt Hog generate their money which they dispatch as coins?.

    • A market research firm owns Receipt Hog. They gather data about consumer purchasing behaviors and compile reports which are sold to clients. Large Brands need consumer input to make better product marketing decisions.

      You are correct that Receipt Hog is an easy way to make a little extra money with receipts that we would otherwise throw away.

      I hope it works out well for you!

  7. Hello there thanks for the review it was really helpful I must say. It is a good thing to know that one can actually earn cool cash by just snapping and uploading receipts on a platform. I have actually heard of this platform before but then it was too good to be true. I have not tried it before but then I look forward to giving it a try.

    • Hi Philebur,

      After receiving multiple distributions from Receipt Hog, I can assure you it is true that snapping pics of receipts does pay.

      I’m happy to learn that you plan to give it a try. I hope it works out well for you. Thanks for commenting!


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