Monday, February 5, 2018

I keep snap, snap, snapping away

I found another way to earn cashback! It's through an app called Snapcart. I stumbled upon it last December on Google Play while looking for an expense and savings tracker app.


How does Snapcart work? In a gist, you're asked to snap (take a photo) receipts from stores and you'll get a rebate.



The higher your level on Snapcart, the bigger your cashback will be multiplied. I've been regularly snapping receipts so now I'm already on a Silver level and I've only been doing this for two months. I guess that just goes to show you that I'm always spending on something. Well... in my case this is my usual post workout drink, Vitamilk or my in between workout snack, Banana.

What kind of receipts does Snapcart accept? At the moment, the only valid receipts are from supermarkets/grocery stores, convenience stores and drug stores. You can also snap receipts of your department store purchases but only if you bought make up! That's the only item that counts.


I was naturally hesitant that this would work at first. But I did some research about the app's legitimacy and found a few articles about it from online news publications. The app allows you to cash out once you reach the minimum of Php220. I cashed out once I got to Php225. 



You'll receive this notification from the app once you've successfully done your cash out. You can choose to receive your money via Paypal or via bank transfer and the processing can take 5-7 working days. I opted for bank transfer and yes, after the given time frame, I got my money!

My best friend, Ryan, teases me about what has become my receipt snapping habit. But I keep snapping anyway because I'm getting cash from doing this. Actually, while on the process of doing this, I realized a lot of convenience store cashiers don't give the customer their receipt. Most of them automatically tear out the receipt from the cash register, crumple it and throw it out. I guess that's become a norm since most customers also no longer bother to get their receipt after paying for their purchased goods.

So what does Snapcart get out of it the receipts? Well, the very idea of Snapcart is data collection. They collect massive amounts of purchase data and they analyze that and they offer to brands on a real time basis with shopper rich information. You can learn more about Snapcart here.

Anyway, so this app is awesome! Php200 is already a good amount for a meal, added shopping money or  Since I've also been in the habit of collecting my receipts just so I can track my expenses, now with Snapcart, that behavior is paying off literally! In fact, I have some friends who've started getting in the habit of snapping receipts as well for Snapcart.

If you want to earn cash backs too from your receipts, try out Snapcart. It's available on both Google Play Store and the App Store.



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