In this ReceiptPal Review, we’ll be looking into this relatively new rewards app, and why you should download it today
You’ve probably heard of apps like Ibotta and Ebates, where you get cash rewards for shopping in-store and online. Ibotta is, by far my all-time favorite. But I personally love cashback and rewards apps all around!
I mean, I’m literally getting paid to shop when I was already going to do it. It’s made the shopping chore that much more fun.
Well, ReceiptPal has been catching my eye, making itself more and more known in the app category. So before downloading it myself, I checked out the scoop, and here’s what I found.
ReceiptPal Review: What is ReceiptPal?
ReceiptPal is an app that rewards its users with gift cards and cash prizes for submitting their store receipts.
This app is the creation of The NPD Group, a market research company founded in 1966. NPD specializes in gathering information from consumers, like me and you, and handing this information to companies and businesses. The information is always anonymous and only used to better products and services for us.
One of the ways NPD gathers this information is by creating apps like ReceiptPal, which looks at the items on our receipts and sends it over to market research companies.
These companies pay NPD to keep doing its job, and NPD shares the commission with their app users to encourage us to use the app more.
How Does ReceiptPal work?
ReceiptPal rewards its users in a point-based system. These points can later be redeemed for gift cards or cash prizes.
There are a few ways to earn points. The most used way is by saving your store receipt after you finish shopping. Then, using the ReceiptPal app, upload pictures of the store receipt, making sure everything on it is clear and focused Doing so will avoid any problems getting points for it.
Once your receipt is uploaded, it usually takes less than 24 hours for ReceiptPal’s review team to verify it. And when they’re done doing that, you’ll be credited your points.
You can also connect your email address to redeem points for the online shopping you do. Your e-receipts will automatically be logged in this way.
And if you have an Amazon account, you’d earn more by connecting it to the ReceiptPal app. Any purchases you do there will also be automatically logged-into the app.
What kind of receipts are allowed?
Really, just about any kind of store receipt can be used for the app. The only restrictions that apply are for receipts like utilities, doctor’s visits, phone bills, etc.
Also, receipts, where the total costs are $0, aren’t going to be accepted, along with lottery and scratch off tickets.
For a complete list of receipts that aren’t allowed, click here.
Basically, receipts from the grocery store, convenience store, clothes store, restaurants, and even car dealerships are acceptable.
For the complete breakdown on receipts that are acceptable, click here.
All receipts must be from within the last 30 days. And when uploading pictures, you must be able to see the receipt clearly.
How much can be made with ReceiptPal?
The answer to that varies from shopper to shopper. But typically, you can make a cool $100 a year uploading your receipts. It’s definitely not enough to put up for retirement. But it’s extra cash you didn’t have before, all from doing a weekly chore!
The potential would be higher if there weren’t restrictions on how many receipts you can upload.
The ReceiptPal FAQ states that only 12 receipts per week are allowed for submission. This could bring in about 300 points. Afterward, any receipts uploaded will go to sweepstakes entries, for which (you probably already know) the chances of winning aren’t high.
Which devices can be used?
It’s an app. so no computers. Also, unfortunately, tablets are allowed. But the ReceiptPal app is available for an Android smartphone or iPhone.
What do users think of the app?
From my research, there are some pretty mixed opinions on it.
Some find the app easy and convenient to use. Others (more experienced ReceiptPal users) claim that the company is always coming up with new rules and restrictions, which makes it harder for users to earn anything.
It seems that over the years NPD has made some changes to the app that turned out less desirable for their early users. Eventually, these alterations drove them away from using the app as faithfully as before.
Another concern among their users is the “email monitoring” that the company has been putting an emphasis on. Understandably, it has raised a privacy concern for members.
This, combined with the constant rule change, which still seems to be a problem now, hasn’t exactly put ReceiptPal in a good light. But these problems could change or even disappear over time; maybe even by the time, you read this article.
Regardless, the app isn’t a scam or anything dangerous. You get free gift cards for turning in receipts, and you don’t have to gout of your way to obtain these receipts. As long as you need to shop, you can earn some points for gift cards.
How do you sign up?
If after reading this ReceiptPal review you’d like to look more into it or even download the app to try for yourself, you can do so here.
Signing up is quick and easy and doesn’t require any hard info (social security number, bank account info, etc).
If you’d like to make real cash for your receipts (which works great in conjunction with ReceiptPal) download the Ibotta app; they’ll give cash bonuses for signing up while earning cashback on your regular purchases.
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