15 Grocery Apps That Pay You in Gift Cards to Shop

Who LOVES free gift cards? I know I do! Here is a list of 15 grocery apps that pay you in gift cards OR cash to scan and submit your itemized receipts. Start earning gift cards from your favorite stores absolutely free starting today! You grocery shop every week anyways, don’t you? I think I grocery shop a LOT! And I do 99% of my shopping in-store as opposed to curbside pickup. Why? Because did you know that you cannot submit your receipt to these grocery rebate apps listed below if you use a service such as outside pickup from Kroger and Walmart? You need an actual grocery receipt printed from inside the store at the cash register. Keep that in mind. Since I use grocery rebate apps often, it’s not worth it for me in my honest opinion. If you want to earn cash back then be sure to shop in-store ONLY!

Grocery Apps that Pay You in Gift Cards

Grocery Apps that Pay You in Gift Cards and CASH to Shop

Some grocery rebate apps pay you to Paypal or Venmo (which is the same thing as cash in my opinion …I think most people would agree). Others pay you in the form of gift cards to your favorite retailers, restaurants and more. You earn these gift cards for doing various tasks such as grocery shopping and submitting your itemized receipt through the app. Some offer other tasks on top of that such as viewing ads or videos, scanning product barcodes in-store, shopping online, referring your friends and just linking your credit/debit card (you get rewarded automatically when you swipe your card at checkout). And some offer random bonuses!

How Does Each Grocery Rebate App Pay You?

1. Ibotta – earn $10 FREE (after submitting your first receipt)
Cash Options: Paypal, Venmo
Gift Card Options: iTunes, Uber, Walmart, Amazon.com, Best Buy, Regal, Cabelas, Gap, Hotels.com, Old Navy, Kmart, Whole Foods, Starbucks, Target, Sam’s Club and more.

You need a minimum of $20 to get paid from Ibotta. You can request money via Paypal or Venmo or you can request a gift card of your choice. Keep in mind that you will earn $10 for free to start after you submit your first receipt. Plus, there are bonuses to earn. And you can earn $5 per referral.

2. Checkout 51
Cash Options: Check via postal mail
Gift Card Options: N/A – not available at this time

You need to earn a minimum of $20 in rebates to request a check be sent to you in the mail.

3. Fetch Rewards – earn 1,500 points FREE to join
>>> USE CODE: Y2GBD
Cash Options: N/A – not available at this time
Gift Card Options: Best Buy, Gamestop, Regal, AMC, Fandango, Xbox, Hot Topic, Virtual Mastercard, iTunes, Staples, Petco, Burger King, Amazon.com, CVS, Target, eBay, Kohls, Ulta, Sephora, Walmart, Whole Foods, Lowes and MANY MANY more!!

Fetch Rewards has been my easiest earner by far. You submit a receipt from any store and you will earn points. If your receipt has specific items on it you will get bonus points. I submitted a single receipt that had a ton of bonuses on it. I was shocked when I saw how many points I accumulated so fast. If you do not get this app you are missing out on free money. Most of the gift cards that I like start at 5000 points ($5.00). Keep in mind that you get 1500 points ($1.50) for free when you join and use the code Y2GBD.

4. Mobisave
Cash Options: Paypal
Gift Card Options: N/A – not available

Mobisave does not have many offers lately. I am unsure what is going on with this grocery app. I’m not really suggesting this app at the moment. Hopefully they get their act together.

5. Shopkick – earn 250 kicks (points) FREE
>>> USE CODE: DEAL878433
Cash Options: N/A – not available
Gift card Options: Walmart, Marshalls, American Eagle, Target, Best Buy, Starbucks, Lowes, Gamestop, Old Navy, AMC, Toys R Us, JCPenney, Fandango and more.

You need a minimum of 500 kicks (points) to redeem a gift card worth $2. Keep in mind that you earn half of that right away just by joining. Get 250 points ($1.00) for free when you join and use the code DEAL878433. There are a few ways to rack up points fast! You can submit receipts, do tasks, scan barcodes in stores, walk into stores with the app open and more. Learn more about the Shopkick app here: How to Earn Free Gift Cards with Shopkick

6. SavingStar
Cash Options: Paypal, Bank Account
Gift Card Options: Starbucks, iTunes and AMC.

You need a minimum of $5 in your account in order to request a gift card or payment.

7. Berrycart
Cash Options: Paypal
Gift Card Options: Whole Foods, CVS, iTunes, Walmart, Gap, Target and Starbucks.

Berrycart is more for the person or family who is trying to eat healthy. You need a minimum of $6 to request a gift card or Paypal payment. You can earn $2 per referral if you have any friends that prefer to eat healthy.

8. bevRAGE
Cash Options: Paypal, Mailed Check
Gift Card Options: N/A – not available

Bevrage is for those who purchase alcohol only. I do not know much about this one to be honest. I just opened the app and there are no rebates available for me.

9. Drop
Cash Options: N/A not available at this time
Gift Card Options: Starbucks, Old Navy, Dunkin Donuts, iTunes, Amazon.com, Groupon, AMC, Whole Foods, Best Buy, Apple and more.

This app pays you cash back when you swipe your debit card at the cash register. No need to even submit your receipt. Gotta love that! You only get the option to choose 5 stores to shop at so choose wisely if you join. You need a minimum of 5000 points to get a gift card. Get 1000 points ($1.00) when you join and use the code 9ra3r.

10. Walmart Savings Catcher
Cash Options: N/A
Gift Card Options: Walmart, Bluebird Card

You can find Savings Catcher in the original Walmart app. Every time you shop in-store scan your receipt QR code to possibly get cash back. I have received cash back a few times.

11. Checkpoints
>>> USE CODE: kris10zzz
Cash Options: Paypal
Gift Card Options: Target, Amazon.com, Walmart, Gamestop, CVS, Best buy, Groupon, Home Depot, Restaurant.com and more.

You need a minimum of 335 points to redeem a $1 gift card. That can be achieved the day you join. I have been paid repeatedly from this one. There is more than one way to rack up points. Submit receipts (they don’t have many lately), scan product barcodes in-store, checking in at stores, taking surveys, watching videos, mobile shopping and referring friends. I cashed out the very day that I joined. Super easy!

12. Coupons.com
Cash Options: Paypal
Gift Card Options: N/A

This one has been around for a long time. The option to get cash back is rather new. You could always print coupons, but now you can either print coupons or submit your receipt for cash back via Paypal. There is no minimum.

13. ReceiptPal
Cash Options: N/A
Gift Card Options: Amazon.com, Restaurant.com, Dinner & Movie Combo including Fandando and Restaurant.com, Best Buy, CVS, Gamestop, Panera, Regal, Starbucks, VISA and Walmart.

You need a minimum of 400 points to get a gift card. You earn 100 points for every 4 receipts that you submit. It does not matter how much the total is on each receipt. And you can buy whatever products you want to. I got bonus points for completing some tasks when I joined, but to be honest I do not remember what the tasks were. But I earned points fast. This one is really easy to use.

14. ReceiptHog
Cash Options: Paypal
Gift Card Options: Amazon.com

You need a minimum of 1000 coins (points) to request a $5 Amazon gift card or Paypal payment. You get bonus points for every week that you scan a receipt. Plus, you earn coins when you play the Hog Slots. You earn spins from submitting receipts.

15. Find & Save
Cash Options: Paypal
Gift Card Options: N/A

You need a minimum of $25 in your account to cash out with Find&Save. Their offers change every week. You will not have the same stores available every week, unfortunately. I do not use this one very much. I do like when they have Dollar Tree offers.

Does anyone know if Ebates is going to start offering grocery store rebates? From what I hear eBates has some in-store cash back offers, but NONE are grocery stores! That stinks. I wish they would add at least one or two!

So, anyways, that is 15 apps that pay you in gift cards or cash to go grocery shopping. The money adds up every week. You could use the gift cards to buy more groceries for your family if you wanted to. I know a lot of people who do that.

Many of these apps allow you to use printable coupons, newspaper coupons or digital coupons. Plus, you can use WIC, food stamps or gift cards to pay for your groceries and still submit your receipt to earn cash back. And if you use a credit card you might be able to get even more cash back. We use the Chase Freedom card for some of our shopping trips.

What are your favorite apps? Do you know of any other grocery apps that pay you in gift cards?

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