You don’t even need to be a master photographer to make money taking photos.
After you’ve been shopping, simply snap a photo of your receipt (even if you’ve just spent £1) and you can earn money to spend on whatever you want.
Here are the best apps you need to be using.
And the best thing…you can use all the apps at the same time – meaning one receipt can earn you money on every single app!
Receipt Hog lets you earn points when you take photos of your receipts. The points you earn depend on how much you’ve spent on the receipt and you can collect between 5 and 20 points, with a maximum of 100 points being earnt in each week.
You’re also able to play on the Hog Slots to earn a few extra coins, £66 cash or even the value of your last shop back!
You save your points up until you can exchange them for cash via PayPal or you can opt for an Amazon voucher instead.
Answer a few questions about what you eat, take a photo of your food/drink receipt and earn. You’re able to earn gift cards when you take pictures of your receipts and just 3 receipts a month will earn you £1. Taking photos of 15 receipts will earn you £5 a month.
If you buy breakfast, snacks, the odd coffee on the go from fast food or restaurants then you can make a few quid back easily with this app. Plus, they offer bonus opportunities and extra gifts too.
Scan your in-store receipts with the HuYu app to earn points which you can swap for rewards.
You’re only able to use grocery receipts from Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose, Aldi, Lidl and Co-op.
You can also boost your earnings by completing short surveys within the app.
You earn 5 points per receipt and can cash out shopping vouchers when you hit 500 points.
Snap photos of your receipts and you earn tokens that you can save up for Amazon, iTunes or Love2Shop vouchers.
On top of earning token from your receipts, you can earn more points by taking part in short surveys and scanning regularly, which will move you “up the shelves” for more bonuses.
The app is available on both the App Store and GooglePlay.
Use the Shoppix referral code 3B74ZJ55 to get a bonus 200 token when you join.
With Zipzero, you’re able to earn up to £50 a month.
Instead of being able to cash out as money or vouchers, Zipzero works a bit differently to the other apps.
You’re able to reduce the cost of your household bills, like your water, gas and electric, TV/internet/phone and council tax.
Read up on our Zipzero review for more details about how the app works.
For those of you who were checking my counting skills, yes there are more than 5 apps here.
Shopprize is not available to download anymore.
The reason we’re still including Shopprize (if you’re already downloaded it) is more of a warning to current users.
If you delete the app, you won’t be able to download it again from the Android store. But, you should still be able to use it (for the time being anyway).
With the app, you scan photos of your shopping and save up points which you can swap for Amazon vouchers or use them for daily sweepstakes and giveaways.
It doesn’t take too long to collect points but you’re only able to put 5 receipts through a day.
Please remember, while it’s a great way to boost the pennies in your pockets, these apps may not be around forever.
If any of the companies were to go bust then you’d lost any points or earnings in the app. Therefore, it’s best to cash out as soon as you’re able to, rather than leaving any vouchers or cash saved up in the app.
If you’re a wombler please do check the terms and conditions of the apps.
Read next: What on earth is a wombler?
Many of them state that you need to use personal receipts (or receipts from your household). If they think you’ve been scanning other people’s receipts (like from wombling) they make close your account down.
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