What Is Receipt Hog And Why Should You Use It?

I’m always looking at ways to cut the cost of my outgoings and this year I’m making it my mission to pay for as many birthday and Christmas presents with vouchers as possible through a variety of apps, including Receipt Hog.

I’ve been looking at ways I can maximise my shopping spend and Receipt Hog is an app that stood out and comes highly recommended.

As a daily food shopper out looking for bargains I tend to end up with a lot of receipts in my wallet.

It didn’t take me long to become obsessed with it!

What is Receipt Hog?

Receipt Hog is an app where you can scan your supermarket or high street receipts when you get back home or get the chance.

For every receipt you snap a photo of and upload by using the mobile app, you are rewarded with coins, which you can exchange for Amazon vouchers or cash into your PayPal account once you have built up enough.

What receipts can I use with Receipt Hog?

It will accept most receipts, from large high street retailers and supermarkets to local businesses and shops.

You can earn coins from:

  • Local shops and convenience stores
  • Off licenses
  • Supermarkets
  • Green grocers
  • Chemists
  • Health shops
  • Pharmacies
  • Pound shops and discount stores
  • Cash and carry’s
  • Pet shops
  • Beauty suppliers (Boots, Superdrug)

Think shops such as ASDA, Aldi, Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons, Lidl, Boots, Spar, Wilkos, Poundland etc.

Earn Hog Slots and Sweepstake entries

For some receipts, instead of earning coins, you will be given an entry to the Hog Slots.

It acts just like a fruit machine, match three items and you’ll win a prize.

One person every day will have their shopping trip paid for too!

As well as Hog Slots, for every receipt you enter, you will receive entry into a monthly Sweepstake where you have the chance to win extra prizes.

You can pick Hog Slots up from places such as:

  • Clothing retailers
  • Book shops
  • Sports shops
  • Office suppliers
  • Electrical retailers (Currys etc.)
  • Arts and craft shops
  • DIY stores

With such a long list of places you can use your receipt on Receipt Hog, make sure you’re never throwing them away once you’ve downloaded it.

Sweepstake entries can be earned on receipts from:

  • Bakeries and cafés
  • Petrol stations
  • Restaurants and bars

You cannot upload handwritten receipts (obviously), cinema stubs, invoices, online receipts or delivery notes (such as supermarket shopping online).

Also, ONLY use receipts that are your own, regardless of how tempting it is.

My local Co-Op have a bin full of receipts at the self serve tills, don’t do it or you could end up with your account being suspended.

Womblers, this applies to you too!

A maximum of 20 receipts in a 7 day period can be uploaded.

There is also a receipt upload reminder which you can access from the settings menu to stop you forgetting!

How many coins do I need to cash out?

You need to save up your coins before you can cash out for Amazon vouchers or cash to your PayPal.

Points are worth:

Amazon vouchers

  • 1,000 coins = £3
  • 2,850 coins = £10
  • 5,300 coins = £20
  • 12,000 coins = £50


  • 1,500 coins = £5
  • 2,850 coins = £10
  • 5,300 coins = £20
  • 12,000 coins = £50

How do I sign up?

Download the app from the App Store or Google Play.

Once you have done it, please use my referral code luss3109 which gives you an extra 5 spins, it also gives me an extra 10.

Once my code has been used 20 times it runs out so feel free to add yours in the comments below.

Is Receipt Hog worth it?

Errr, yes! There is free money involved here!

For the amount of time it takes to upload a receipt, it is well worth the effort.

Plus, it’s a way of earning money from something you would have usually thrown away.

Check out what other apps I recommend here!

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David Naylor is the editor of the Thinking Thrifty blog. An award winning personal finance and lifestyle blogger, he shows how it is possible to live extremely well for less.
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6 thoughts on “What Is Receipt Hog And Why Should You Use It?

  1. On the principle that there is no such thing as a free lunch, what is in it for the app? Is ReceiptHog just collecting lifestyle/shopping data on us or is there more Going on?

    1. Yes, as always these days it’s all about the data it provides. An easy way to perform market research!

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