Several days ago I posted about the Ibotta app — an app that pays you back for the money you spend at the grocery store. I’ve been a big fan of the app because not only is the cash out threshold very low (just $5) making it very easy to get paid often, but Ibotta also sends you your money instantly after it’s showing in your account and you request it. I’ve cashed out a few times now and the money was transferred to Paypal right away! So of course that got me thinking, are there any other apps like Ibotta? I did some checking around and actually found a few that are similar and pretty good:
The main difference between Ibotta and Checkout 51 is that you can use Checkout 51 at ANY store (even online). Also, Checkout 51 can be web-based whereas with Ibotta you must use the app. However, Checkout 51 won’t let you redeem your earnings until you’ve hit $20 and there is no Paypal option. You have to wait on a check to be mailed to you.
Receipt Hog is another “scan your receipt” and get paid app. However, this one pays you in coins for each receipt you scan and upload. You can then redeem these coins for cash, donations, or goods. Right now Receipt Hog is open to only a limited number of participants. It currently just works for devices using Apple although it will be coming for Android soon.
This one isn’t a “scan your receipt” app, but you can use it to get paid cash back for buying certain things at the grocery store just like you do with the others mentioned above and the cash out is low at just $5. Also, you don’t even have to use the app so this is great if you don’t actually have a mobile device. You can just sign up at Saving Star and do everything on your computer. The catch with this one is that you do have to connect your store loyalty card in order to get the money back. Saving Star has a ton of different supported products and they change each month. Lots of people do really well with this one.
These apps are all great to use to earn money and maximize your savings. Ibotta is my favorite so far — I just love the interface, the low cash out threshold, and how they pay me right away! The Ibotta app makes it possible to bring home as much as $20 to $40 per shopping trip if you buy the things on their offer wall.
Please share below if you’ve used these or know of any other apps like Ibotta!Note: This post contains affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.