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Hi everyone,

I want to share several smartphone apps that I have used successfully over the past 2 to 3 years.  I believe that all of these apps are available for IOS and Android. 

Checkpoints:  This app is similar to Shopkicks.  The only difference is that Checkpoints does not give you points for walking into a store.  With Checkpoints, you scan various grocery, beauty and pharmacy items for points.  You can cash in the points for gift cards to Amazon, Waldemar and others places. 

Shopkicks:  Like Checkpoints, you can earn points on Shopkicks by scanning the featured items.  Shopkicks will also give you points for walking into a store.  Points are cashed in for gift cards to Starbucks (my personal fave), Best Buy and many other establishments. 

Receipt Hog:  With this app, you scan in your grocery receipts for "coins".  The amount of coins a receipt will earn is based on the amount of the receipt.  A grocery receipt of $8.00 will earn less coins than a grocery receipt of $100.00.  Receipt hog also gives you the opportunity to scan some of the items you have purchased to earn 2 extra coins.  Some receipts will also you earn "spins" on the slot machine which give you the chance to win more coins.  When you accumulate 1000 coins, you can cash out for $5.00 cash to your PayPal account or a $5.00 Amazon gift card.  Of course, the more coins you have accumulated, the more you can cash out.  I have cashed out successfully several times. 

Ibotta:  Ibotta is like having another coupon in your stash.  You get cash back to Paypal or gift cards buying the featured grocery items.  Some items are exclusive to certain stores so you have to make sure that your receipt is for that store.  You must have accumulated a  minimum of $5.00 to cash out.   If you are into couponing, you can do very well at stores like CVS if you stack your Extra Care Bucks, manufacturers coupons, Ibotta and Receipt Hog.  Plus you can scan items on Checkpoints, too! 

Checkout 51:  Like Ibotta, you get paid for buying the featured grocery items.  One plus is that the receipts can be from any grocery store as there are no exclusives.  Once you earn $20.00, they send you a check. 

Viggle:  With Viggle you earn points by checking into the featured TV shows.  You can also earn points by matching music.  I have used Viggle for 3 years and it has changed through the years.  It takes much longer to earn enough points for a gift card now than in the beginning.  I still use it and I cash out mainly for Barnes and Noble or Starbucks gift cards.  Sometimes, gift cards are not in stock and you have to wait until they are restocked which is very disappointing if you have been saving up for a specific gift card.  I still use it because it was my very first rewards app and it has sentimental value  :)

I hope this list of apps helps everyone out there.  What reward apps do you recommend?
 

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Re: Checkpoints, Receipt Hog and other Smartphone Apps
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2014, 02:23:11 PM »
Receipt Hog struck an interest with me, I'll have to search the Play store for it.  So you can scan receipts from any chain of grocery store?  What about Wal-Mart?

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2014, 02:23:11 PM »
Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

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Re: Checkpoints, Receipt Hog and other Smartphone Apps
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 08:38:24 AM »
Definitely Walmart.  All the big retailers like Target, CVS, Walgreens, Kmart, Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Family Dollar, etc.  The only rule is that the store has to sells grocery items.  You don't have buy grocery items necessarily but the store must carry groceries.  If you shop at local/regional chain, you can scan your receipts but it will take a little longer to get the points because they will have to verify the store first. 

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Re: Checkpoints, Receipt Hog and other Smartphone Apps
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2014, 11:43:25 AM »
Right now, I am using Receipt Hog and Viggle. So far, I love Viggle. I actually started a separate post about it until I saw this one! Oops. Receipt Hog is great even if its a bit of a slow earner. I just saw a post on here about AppTrailers which has me intrigued. I think I might try it out.


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Re: Checkpoints, Receipt Hog and other Smartphone Apps
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2015, 07:20:35 PM »
My two favorites are Ibotta and Shopkick.  Shopkick is so easy because all you have to be at the mall and you can earn kicks.  They also have a lot of great gift cards to cash out for.  Ibotta is also great because it pays you for products you purchase, unlike many other apps that just give you points. 

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Re: Checkpoints, Receipt Hog and other Smartphone Apps
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2015, 10:13:13 PM »
My favorite is Checkout 51. It offers many cash back offers including cash back on purchases at Walmart. I have earned over $50 in less than a year and all you have to do is request a cheque to be mailed to you. You can get cash back on groceries, baby items and even wine. They update their list weekly.

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Re: Checkpoints, Receipt Hog and other Smartphone Apps
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2015, 05:35:46 AM »
My favorite is AppTrailers and ReceiptPal. Both of these apps have earned me money over the last few months. ReceiptHog took longer to earn points since they don't take all receipts, but it is still a great app to earn from receipts that you would throw in a bin.

I also use Shopkicks but haven't been able to cash out yet since I only collect points by walking in and not scanning items.

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Re: Checkpoints, Receipt Hog and other Smartphone Apps
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2015, 06:38:29 AM »
I have never tried making money using any smartphone apps since I don't think they would work effectively for me. I am living somewhere from Asia, and most GPT apps are only available to US, UK, and Canada. Anyway, thanks for sharing this list. Maybe one of these days, I would give them a shot.

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Re: Checkpoints, Receipt Hog and other Smartphone Apps
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2016, 05:01:59 AM »
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I have never tried making money using any smartphone apps since I don't think they would work effectively for me. I am living somewhere from Asia, and most GPT apps are only available to US, UK, and Canada. Anyway, thanks for sharing this list. Maybe one of these days, I would give them a shot.

I hope one day someone from Asia would make apps like these shopping apps to give you all a chance to get some money back. Maybe, in time these apps will be available for you over there. Technology changes so fast so we have hope :)

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Re: Checkpoints, Receipt Hog and other Smartphone Apps
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2016, 11:06:18 AM »
I started using Checkpoints recently, with success, though I have a question for anyone who has more knowledge and experience with this app. I have done a few Radium One offers through it, which credited, but instead of getting points added to my total on the top in the screen, it shows a number 8 over the rewards button on the bottom. I can't figure out how to get these points added to my total so I can use them toward my next reward.

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Re: Checkpoints, Receipt Hog and other Smartphone Apps
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2016, 12:19:49 PM »
Thanks, I'll have to look into Checkpoints. I've never heard of it, but it sounds as if it might work for me.

I was using Receipt Hog when I had an ios device, but couldn't find an app for my android tablet, so stopped using it. Regarding Receipt Hog, it also works for convenience stores and gas stations that sell grocery items. For some reason, it seemed to highlight those, and I believe I would get more coins back when I scanned them. Note that although I don't usually buy grocery items at convenience stores or gas station shops, I would buy particular items there, because they tend to be cheaper, since they function as 'draws', drawing people in for those items, who then spend money on impulse purchases. The items that tend to be cheaper at convenience stores/gas station shops are eggs and milk.

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Re: Checkpoints, Receipt Hog and other Smartphone Apps
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2016, 02:17:12 PM »
Receipt Hog is working well for me but I haven't got enough coins to cash out yet, which is somewhat frustrating. I recently did my first cash out with Ibotta, which went smoothly. I had Shopkick for a bit but it was killing my phone to quickly. ReceiptPal is pretty promising too. It takes all of the receipts so I get credit for every purchase I make instead of just certain kinds. You can even send them your e-receipts, which is more than can be said for the other apps. I have these on my ipad and my Droid phone.

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Re: Checkpoints, Receipt Hog and other Smartphone Apps
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2016, 11:03:29 PM »
I am kind of new to the whole smartphone app thing. I havent really gotten the hang of any of them. I know that when I try to check into a store with Shopkick, it never seems to work. I have only made a bit of money on Perk. I will not give up on moneymaking apps...but I am not in an area where they work too well. It seems like I am always rushed when I am trying to use them. and that is part of the problem.

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Re: Checkpoints, Receipt Hog and other Smartphone Apps
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2016, 05:21:36 PM »
I was enjoying Checkpoints for a while.  They had TONS of checkins in my town and I was always able to quickly and easily max out my checkin points.  Now, for some reason we have lost all our checkins and only have 3 stores with scan rewards, but I don't shop at any of them, so all I have left is video earnings.  Probably going to drop this one when I reach my next Amazon dollar.  I have them time to get back to normal, usable app, but they have not improved at all.

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Re: Checkpoints, Receipt Hog and other Smartphone Apps
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2016, 08:21:49 PM »
I use Receipt Hog and Ibotta.

Receipt Hog is not a huge payout, you can get maybe $5 maximum per month and it takes many, many receipts to reach that payout (most receipts do not give more than 10 coins, and it takes 1,000 coins to reach 5 dollars!). However, the time involved is minimal as all it involves is scanning your receipt and rating your experience at that store on a scale of 1 to 5. Also, unlike many other apps it doesn't discriminate where your receipts are from: I've only ever had one receipt not qualify. You can use gas, food, clothes, grocery receipts from any retailer.

Ibotta I love, but I think I would love it more if it wasn't so focused on brand name items, as I usually buy generic brands.

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