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So I have an awsome new app that I literally use every time I buy anything – this is Receipt Pal.
This app works a lot like Receipt Hog – with the BIG difference being that you can submit any receipt to this app (short of doctor’s bills) plus you can also submit your digital recipes/online orders. This means my Julep subscriptions get’s submitted to this app, my gas receipts, shopping receipts, and even restaurants receipts.
How this app works is you earn “cards” – each card contains 4 receipt’s. Once you fill up a ‘card’ you earn 100 points.
Your point total will be in the top right hand corner (as you can see mine is currently 3,650 points). All you do is simply click on one of the camera icons in one of the boxes on the card and snap a picture of the receipt. The only thing is you have to capture the entire receipt in the picture because there isn’t a multiple picture option. I have submitted receipts before that I had to set on the ground, stand up, and hold the phone at shoulder level to get the entire receipt in frame – I’ve never had any issues with this type of picture not being accepted.
You only get so many ‘cards’ to fill up per week (I think it’s 5) and then you can enter the ‘sweepstakes’ for each receipt submission past that. I do a lot of couponing and often times end up with a lot of receipts – so I always fill up my cards each week. This prompted me to start my husband on this app.
If you look right next to the total point value accumulated you will see Rewards. This is where you will redeem your points for gift cards (actually e-gift cards). Obviously the longer you save your points the more bang for your buck you will receive – also it seems to be cheaper to save for an amazon gift card over any other gift card with the same value (if you just click on the regular gift cards you will see that you can choose from many stores like Best Buy, Walmart, Bass Pro Shop and more). I’ve never actually redeemed from the regular gift card because I prefer to get amazon ones.
So I love this app because it doesn’t require you to purchase a specific item to obtain a rebate and it is isn’t limited to grocery stores. It literally will add up points on the things you’re already buying and you can then cash those points in for gift cards. Plus if you use Receipt Hog it’s almost like a double dip with each receipt!
Just think of all the savings you could have if an offer overlaps between all of these apps!