Nearly all of us own a smartphone, doesn’t matter if we update it yearly or every few years and we all will be given receipts! Unless you are someone that refuses them! So why not put that smartphone to a better use than Facebook and get it to earning some money for you by using those receipts via Shoppix!
What is Shoppix and how does it work?
Receipts are a common factor of everyday life and Shoppix gives you the ability to earn money from those receipts you would normally forget in a drawer (I have had some receipts go back over 10 years!) or just throw away.
So how does it work you say? Well.
For every receipt that you upload you will earn tokens. Uploading photos is very simple. You will need to give the app access to your camera, take a clear photo of the receipt and answer a couple of questions (literally a couple) so can all be over in under a minute. Once the receipt is uploaded and verified you will earn an amount of tokens that collate with the amount spent.
These tokens can be exchanged for cash to your PayPal account or a gift-card for Amazon, iTunes or Love2Shop once you reach the threshold amounts.
Surveys, Scratchcards & Referrals
There are extra ways to earn tokens with Shoppix as well.
One of these is via scratchcards, if you love buying them from shops then I am sure you will love these electronic ones.
These scratchcards are awarded for uploading receipts each consecutive week and for completing surveys. You will also be entered into a weekly prize draw for each scratchcard, whether it was a winner or a loser. There are much bigger and exciting prizes to be won in the Weekly Prize.
There are also quick surveys in which you can choose to do for tokens and scratchcards. These could be the survey of the week, an event or triggered by certain receipts.
You can also invite some of your friends or family to join via your referral code but you will only be rewarded when they complete their profile and upload their first receipt. I would love it you entered my code, which is 2QJJDSBS for an extra 200 token. They will sometimes be running the referral system but sometimes they will not be running it.
What receipts can I upload?
Now what receipts do they want to see? Every damn kind of official receipt from a store! Big chains, small stores, restaurants they will have them! As long as the receipt is clear, understandable and complete with the store name, purchases, date & transaction total on the receipt.
They really do like any all and all sorts of receipts, as I can’t think of a single time a receipt has been rejected other than it was too old. As I said though the receipt will need to show the store name, purchases, date and transaction total. You can even use the receipts of others in the household!
As stated they won’t accept receipts that are over a certain age, which is 7 days. Also be aware that you will not earn tokens for uploading more than one receipts from the same store on the same day. If you have more than one receipts from the same store upload the rest the next day so that you can get all your tokens.
What are the thresholds?
No matter which option you are after, PayPal, Amazon Gift card, iTunes or Love2Shop then the threshold amounts are all the same.
- 3200 tokens = £5
- 6000 tokens = £10
- 11,500 tokens = £20
You should be paid within 7 days, though be sure to keep an eye on your emails just in case they have an issue.
So why do Shoppix want my receipts?
This might be a question some of you are currently thinking. Why do they want my old receipts enough they are willing to pay me in cash or Amazon gift cards?
It is simple, they are a Market Research company that work with consumer goods brands. The data collected from receipts will be summarized into market research reports for brands to purchase to gain insight into the current markets and spending habits of people. No personal is sold, and it is all kept anonymous, so that side will never be sold.
Is it worth it?
In my honest opinion … Yes it is!
It can take less than a minute to snap the photo, answer the questions and upload the receipt.
It is so easy to build up your pot over the year with the receipts you will get. I always save up for around the £20, so 11,500 tokens, as it is easy goal and can hit this once or twice a year. I will often forget to upload receipts as well.
At the end of the day it is money that you wouldn’t have otherwise.
Make the most of it
There are more than one receipt app out there and what is great is that you can use them all at the same time to earn money.
Each works differently from each other so if you are interesting in getting more bang for your buck then check out my other posts on Receipt Hog. I mean you might well right? Your phone will already be out with a pile of receipts.