Here’s How to Turn Your Crumpled Receipts Into Free Gift Cards

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What do you usually do with your receipts? You check out, they hand you a mile-long piece of paper, and you frantically stuff it to the bottom of a grocery bag. Pretty worthless.

But a free app called Fetch Rewards will turn them into gift cards. It partners with tons of brands to give you points for every grocery receipt you share. Then you can exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Walmart, Chipotle and dozens of other retailers.

And it’s perfect for those of us who don’t want to put a ton of work into this. All you have to do is send Fetch a photo of your receipt, and it does everything for you. No scanning barcodes or searching for offers — and you can use it with any grocery receipt.

Not so bad for a useless receipt, right?

Sooo… Want to Get a Free Gift Card?

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Download the Fetch Rewards app (available for iPhone and Androids users).
  2. Create your account. You just need the basics — no credit card information or anything super personal!
  3. Enter code PENNY when it asks for a referral code. This will get you an extra 2,000 points once you take a photo of your first receipt.
  4. After your next grocery run (at any store), snap a photo of your receipt to collect your points.

How Do You Earn More Points?

The points you earn per receipt vary, depending on what (and how much) you purchase. Promoted brands and products earn you more — as much as 5,000 points for one item.

Points add up quickly. Once you collect enough — as little as 3,000 — you can pocket a gift card to popular retailers, including Amazon, Kohl’s and Target. Or, save up your points for higher value gift cards.

Plus, with its new e-receipt feature, any time you shop online at partner brands using the same email as your Fetch account, you’ll earn points.

Just remember: Fetch rejects receipts more than 20 days old, so don’t forget to take that picture! You’re basically throwing away free gift cards if you don’t.

Sign up with Fetch to get started.