If you’re looking for the best cash back receipt app in the UK then I have not one, but eight to share with you today. I use all eight of these receipt snapping apps to make extra cash at home from all my in-store spending.
Sometimes I scan my receipts on nearly ALL of the apps, if they qualify, to get the most cash value out of every single receipt! It's really possibly to scan receipts for money in the UK and it's so easy.
Read on to discover the 8 best receipt snap apps that turn your UK receipts into free money and gift vouchers.
8 receipt snapping apps that pay money for your UK receipts!
I have all of these receipt snapping and cash back apps on my mobile and I use them as often as I can. Always remember to ask for a receipt when you make a purchase in store as you can get cash back on every UK receipt.
Some of these apps give you cash back on every single receipt. Others have rules such as food purchases only or selected supermarkets only, so I’ll explain the rules below.
Every now and then, especially with food items, it’s possible to use almost all of these apps to get even more cashback!
Just yesterday I was able to scan my receipt on every single one except Shopmium. I’d purchased some Hippeas snacks which were listed as free to try and also half price on GreenJinn and CheckoutSmart, plus the supermarket food receipt could be snapped on Shoppix, Huyu, SnapMyEats and ZIPZERO!
I love it when that happens with receipt apps. What a bonus!
Shoppix is a UK receipt snapping app. As far as I can tell it accepts all UK receipts. There’s an extra bonus if you snap the receipt same day and regular short surveys to earn more credits that can be exchanged for PayPal cash.
I'm not sure if my code still works, but Shoppix promo code 52YFMN8U used to give 200 extra tokens when you snap your first receipt! Give it a go if there's still a place to enter a code when you sign up! Sign up at https://www.shoppixapp.com/
This receipt app replaced another app called Receipt Hog in the UK. (I think you can still get the Receipt Hog app in other countries).
Learn more from my Storewards review.
Huyu is a supermarket receipt snapping app. You can snap receipts from major supermarkets and turn them into gift vouchers for a variety of stores.
Learn more from my blog post: HuYu– earn gift cards with your supermarket receipts
This one is for UK food and drink receipts only. You earn a £1 Amazon voucher per 3 receipts to a maximum of £5. So snap 15 food and drink receipts in one calendar month to earn a £5 Amazon voucher.
See my full review here: SnapMyEats–Amazon gift vouchers in exchange for your food receipts
I did originally recommend ZIPZERO as number five when I wrote this blog post and whilst they are a receipt snapping app, I can't currently recommend them. It's up to you if you take the risk using them given they stopped paying out for well over one year as they were trying to secure investment. Their new business model isn't as appealing and I have nearly £90 stuck in the app now in late 2022 that I can't withdraw. So frustrating! Find updates and my opinion in my original ZIPZERO app review.
5. Amazon Shopper Panel
This is a new one to me in 2022 and it does say invite only, but I was able to sign up without being invited, so give it a go!
This is a UK coupon app that has digital coupons for the supermarkets each week. They refresh on a Monday and if you buy any of the products then you can get the cash back by snapping your receipt. You can withdraw the cash back to your PayPal or bank account.
See my full review here: Save money at the supermarket with coupon app GreenJinn
Save money at the supermarket with Shopmium and their coupons. If you purchase an item featured on their app then simply snap your receipt, scan the product’s barcode and the cash back will be sent to your PayPal within a few days.
Use my referral link to get an item with 100% cashback in the app. It's currently Pringles, but sometimes changes! Here it is: https://www.shopmium.com/uk/referral/46e3t
Learn more from my blog post: https://www.lyliarose.com/blog/read_200328/shopmium-promo-code-free-pringles-and-uk-supermarket-savings.html
This is also a coupon app so you have to buy the exact products in the app to get the cashback. If you buy something then select which item you have bought from the correct retailer and snap your receipt. Once you have at least £5 cash back then you can withdraw. If you have under £20 you will be charged a small fee, so it’s best to wait until you have over £20 in cashback to avoid the fee and get all your cashback. They feature supermarkets, both online and in-store, plus loads of High Street retailers. Here’s their website: https://www.checkoutsmart.com/
Learn more from my blog post: https://www.lyliarose.com/blog/read_192839/save-money-at-the-supermarket-with-checkoutsmart-cashback-app.html
Are ClickSnap and CheckoutSmart the same?
You may already have the ClickSnap app which has exactly the same offers as CheckoutSmart.
The difference is Clicksnap is linked to cashback site Quidco and the money will be added to your Quidco account.
If you’d rather be able to withdraw your money directly to your bank or PayPal then use CheckoutSmart. If you want it to go to your Quidco balance then opt for the ClickSnap app instead. Both let you upload your receipts for cash, it just depends how you want to access the cash and if you have a Quidco account or not.
Final word on the best UK receipt snapping apps
It really is possible to turn your paper and e-receipts into real money with receipt scanning apps. So long as you don't mind sharing your households or presonal shopping behaviour with market research companies, then you can make real money and earn gift vouchers for simply taking photos of receipts or emailing/uploading your e-receipts. It's an easy way to make some extra pocket money each month. You can scan receipts for money whilst watching TV in the evenings so it doesn't have to feel like a chore or take up any other valuable time.
Originally posted in 2019 and updated in 2022