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Take pictures of your receipts and earn cold, hard cash with a FREE app!

Posted at 3:57 PM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-31 09:31:59-04

If you're looking for a side hustle, but would rather just get paid for your daily tasks, this might be for you!

Viewer Marlana Isaac wrote to us about her positive experience with a free app called Receipt Hog. The app is owned by InfoScout, used to collect research on consumer's spending habits.

Here's how it works:

You download the app for free on your smartphone. Take pictures of your shopping receipts. Earn "coins" that can be redeemed for real cash via Amazon eGift Cards or PayPal. You can also earn "spins" instead of coins. There is a "Hog Slots" area, like a slot machine, and you can spin to earn that way as well. Plus, you can be entered for a chance to win sweepstakes prizes.

Let's talk coins. For example, if your receipt totals $50-$100, you can earn ten coins. And, it goes up from there! You need 1,000 coins to get $5. So, it could potentially take a while to make money.

In about three years, Isaac has received about $185 back from Receipt Hog. That total will be more or less depending on how often you use the app.

Get more information on how Receipt Hog works, the pros, cons, hacks to get more cash, and so much more. This thorough review is from 2016.

Let us know what other ways you make extra cash!