While most receipts will earn you rewards, there are a few that do not qualify.
Disqualified receipts include include:
- Ticket Stubs
- Credit Card Slips
- Hand-Written Receipts
- Non-English/Foreign Receipts
- Refund/Return of Purchase Slips
- Individual E-receipts (Digital or Printed)
- Service Invoices/Non-Retailer Businesses
- Non-Standard Receipts Not Printed From a Cash Register
Tickets stubs would include receipts from most entertainment venues such as: the cinema/theater, amusement parks, casino, or concert/events.
Credit Card Slips:
Credit cards slips would include receipts that you'd typically receive from a cafe or restaurants after you've paid for your meal. These types of receipts often contain the business' name and transaction total for your purchase, but does not contain info on what you've purchased.
To qualify for rewards your receipt uploads must contain the following in clear & unaltered form:
- Store name
- List of Items Purchased with Prices
- Transaction Total
- Date of Transaction
Receipts with ambiguous store names, missing the purchased items entirely, or receipts that are cut off/too faded in any of those 4 areas will not be rewarded.
Hand-Written receipts would include any receipt that was not printed from a traditional cash register or POS system. Unfortunately we cannot accept these receipts because they can be easily created or altered to game our system for rewards.
Receipt Hog only accepts receipts from the United States ($), Canada ($) and United Kingdom (£). Non-English receipts or receipts from non-participating countries will not be accepted. This includes grocery receipts that are primarily non-english receipts. Items on receipt list must primarily be in english to qualify for rewards. Please note that French-Canadian receipts are accepted for rewards.
Refund/Return of Purchase Slips:
Refund and return slips would include those receipts that you receive after returning a product.
Individual E-Receipts (Digital or Printed):
E-receipts would include receipts or invoices that come with online purchases. These include both printed receipts and digital receipts. Please do not take photos of your digital receipts displayed on a computer as they will not qualify for rewards.
Charity Shops/Goodwill/Thrift Stores:
Thrift Stores and other Non-Profit Stores like Goodwill or Salvation Army don't qualify for rewards because they do not generate data regarding first time sales of products. Our receipt data is the reason we can afford reward for receipts, so it wouldn't be feasible for us to continue to reward receipts that we can't use to generate funds.
Service Invoices/Non-Retailer Businesses:
Service invoices would include receipts that you'd receive from service providers. A service provider is defined as a place of business that does not sell retail products as their primary means of business. But rather, charges for a particular service provided to the consumer. A few examples of service providers would include:
- Auto repairs
- Transportation hubs
- Government agencies
- Health services (doctors, dentist, optometrist, etc.)
Please note: smaller businesses that are housed within a service provider, (i.e. hospital cafeteria or hotel restaurant) also do not qualify for rewards.
Non-Standard Receipts Not Printed From a Cash Register:
Non-standard receipts would include receipts that do not come in standard form like those typically received from major retailers (i.e. Target or Walmart). A defining factor that would make a receipt non-standard, would be how a receipt's information is formatted on the receipt. An example of a business that may sometimes provide non-standard receipts would include: auto part stores or pharmacies.