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    • FunLovinCriminal
    • By FunLovinCriminal 28th Mar 16, 3:22 PM
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    Receipt Hog
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    Receipt Hog 28th Mar 16 at 3:22 PM
    Hi all
    Does anyone use receipt hog? Ive started to use it; and a little sceptical.
    Is it as good as they say? Or too good to be true?
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    I'm using it at the moment. I would say its quite a slow earner but it seems to recognise the receipts pretty well and as I'm doing a similar thing with Shopitise it only takes a few moments to do this as well.
    • emperorstevee
    • By emperorstevee 7th Apr 18, 12:56 AM
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    Wombling with Receipt Hog
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    How could they possibly know if the submitted receipt is wombled?
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    • By Hermia 7th Apr 18, 2:27 PM
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    How could they possibly know if the submitted receipt is wombled?
    Originally posted by emperorstevee
    I think these apps are cracking down on this. For example, Shoppix won't let you submit two receipts from one store with the same date on. It is a pain for me as I often pop into the supermarket before and after work so I lose out. I expect as more people do this these apps will impose more restrictions on what receipts you can use.
    • emperorstevee
    • By emperorstevee 7th Apr 18, 3:57 PM
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    I think these apps are cracking down on this. For example, Shoppix won't let you submit two receipts from one store with the same date on. It is a pain for me as I often pop into the supermarket before and after work so I lose out. I expect as more people do this these apps will impose more restrictions on what receipts you can use.
    Originally posted by Hermia
    I see. But say I submitted one receipt from say Tesco at 1pm which was mine and then a wombled Poundland receipt from 3pm, might there be some sort of way for them to determine that the Poundland receipt is not mine, maybe looking at one of the many codes present on the receipt, particularly if that person paid with a card?
    • Hermia
    • By Hermia 7th Apr 18, 4:03 PM
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    I see. But say I submitted one receipt from say Tesco at 1pm which was mine and then a wombled Poundland receipt from 3pm, might there be some sort of way for them to determine that the Poundland receipt is not mine, maybe looking at one of the many codes present on the receipt, particularly if that person paid with a card?
    Originally posted by emperorstevee
    I don't see how they could. I mean, I will sometimes pay with my credit card in one shop and with my debit card in another shop. Also some of those apps allow you to submit receipts for anyone living in your house so that would account for different cards. I doubt these apps have access to the list of codes each company uses. I think what makes these companies suspicious is if people submit multiple receipts from the same shop or submit a ridiculous amounts of receipts every day.
    • scaredofdebt
    • By scaredofdebt 23rd Apr 18, 11:44 AM
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    Receipt Hog vs Shoppix
    Hi, hopefully this is useful to someone, if not then sorry for the post!

    I've been using both these apps for a while now and felt it was worth a quick comparison, both pay you for sending photos of receipts.

    Both apps are easy to use but Receipt Hog is slightly easier in my experience.

    However, Shoppix is far more generous, or less stingey, depending on how you look at it!

    For example, it took me 20 months to earn a 20 Paypal credit from Receipt Hog, so 1 a month.

    Shoppix has just paid me 10 and I have used that for 5 months, so it's 2 a month or twice as generous.

    Of course nothing stopping you using both as I do.

    Hope this info is useful to someone.

    Are there any other apps like this available?

    It may not seem worth it but it's very little effort, I tend to scan the receipts when I am waiting in the car for the kids etc, so just utilising "idle" time.
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    • Mummy2cheekymonkeys
    • By Mummy2cheekymonkeys 23rd Apr 18, 3:53 PM
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    Can I ask how they work? Do you have to snap a certain amount of receipts or is the money off of certain times you purchase? I use shopmium and checkoutsmart but I'm not familiar with the 2 you have mentioned.
    • BoraBora123
    • By BoraBora123 23rd Apr 18, 6:31 PM
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    I already use Receipt Hog, it does take a long time for any kind of reward. Can you scan the same receipts if you use both apps?
    • Spendingqueen
    • By Spendingqueen 23rd Apr 18, 6:36 PM
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    I use both but always happy to hear of more receipt scanning apps.
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    • MetalLaLa
    • By MetalLaLa 23rd Apr 18, 6:39 PM
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    I use both apps, same receipts on both with no problems. Only limits for Shoppix is one receipt per retailer per day, Receipt Hog is three receipts per retailer as a daily limit (IIRC). Both apps offer little surveys for extra coins, however I find this to be a rare occurrence on RH.
    • Spendingqueen
    • By Spendingqueen 23rd Apr 18, 6:51 PM
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    Yes I believe you can.
    • scaredofdebt
    • By scaredofdebt 24th Apr 18, 9:42 AM
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    You can use both, you simply photograph the receipts, it takes seconds.
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    • Lilith1980
    • By Lilith1980 29th Apr 18, 7:49 PM
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    Shopprize is another app where you earn coins and can enter sweepstakes to win prizes, or I think you can accumulate your coins to buy vouchers. I signed up and had to be put on a waiting list for a spot. I think I was waiting for a few months but I'm now using the app
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    • emperorstevee
    • By emperorstevee 2nd May 18, 1:19 PM
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    Wombling is working It seems they have no way to tell as long as it was physically feasible for you to have made all the purchases at the times stated in the receipt. They don't seem to check card numbers on the receipts either
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