What's the deal? Scan your shopping receipts to earn "coins" you can redeem for Amazon gift cards and cash via PayPal, or accumulate "spins" for a chance to win bonus coins on Hog Roulette.
How it works: Launch the app to take photos of your shopping receipts, making sure that the store name, all of items you purchased, the total amount due, and the date are all visible. Receipt Hog doesn't care what store you go to or who made the purchases; it could be you or any other family member that you regularly shop for (friends and roommates don't count). You can earn "coins" for purchases at retailers including grocery stores, drugstores, dollar stores, and big-box stores like Costco and Sam's. Purchases at clothing, department, furniture, home improvement, sporting goods and office stores earn "spins" instead. Receipts from gas stations, bars, restaurants, and coffee shop don't earn rewards, but each one counts as an entry into regular sweepstakes drawings for bonus coins. At present, you can only earn credit for in-store purchases, but the company says it plans to offer credit for online purchases in the future.
Earning and redeeming rewards: You'll earn a minimum of 5 points for each receipt under $10 that you submit. Purchases of $10 to $50 are worth 10 coins; $50 to $100, 15 coins; $100 or more, 20 coins. Earn 100 coins or more in a week, and you'll get a 5-coin bonus. Receipt Hog has four redemption levels: 1,000 coins are worth $5 in cash via PayPal or in Amazon gift card credit; 2,900 coins are worth $15; 4,300 coins are worth $25; and 6,500 coins are worth $40. Forty dollars is the maximum amount you can redeem at one time.