Checkout 51 is another app you can use that pays you back for buying certain groceries. This one is very much like Ibotta, an app I’ve written a lot about that you may already be familiar with. Checkout 51 has a few advantages over Ibotta.
- No smartphone needed. They have an app you can use on your Apple or Android device, but you don’t have to use it. You can redeem the offers online, too.
- It works at all stores. It doesn’t matter where you buy the featured items from. You can upload receipts from anywhere.
Checkout 51 is available to US and Canadian residents.
How Does Checkout51 Work?
It’s very simple. Basically you just browse through the offers on Checkout 51 prior to doing your grocery shopping and make note of the things you think you might buy. Then, when you get home, simply upload a pic of your receipt via the app or the website showing that you bought those items.
You can easily take a pic of the receipt with your smartphone, or if you have a scanner, you can scan the receipt and then upload it that way. And yes, you can redeem things you purchase online. Just upload the packing slip.
Unlike Ibotta, Checkout 51 does have a higher cash out threshold. You need at least $20 before you can redeem. Also, they don’t have Paypal. As of now the only option is mailed check. But I know some of you don’t like Paypal and you may actually prefer a mailed check.
The offers Checkout 51 has available changes each week on Thursdays. You have to be sure and upload your receipt during the time that the offers you’ve purchased are live. Most seem to pay over $1. For example, right now they have an offer up for any brand of milk that pays you $1 cash back. Below is a screenshot of some of the things I’m seeing on my offer wall now:
Which app should you use?
Why not all of them, if you can? You can use Ibotta, Checkout 51, Saving Star, and also Receipt Hog to get money back for things you buy each week at the grocery store. If you use them all, you should be saving money every week.
And for those of you who can’t use apps, it’s great that this one is web-based so you can use it anyway. Saving Star is another one that you don’t have to have an app for.
Go here to get started using Checkout 51. Please comment below if you are using it currently and share your experience.