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Earn cashback on groceries with these top shopping apps

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Like saving money? Like food? Course you do! Today I want to talk to you about how you earn cashback on groceries with the top shopping apps I’m about to share with you. ALL of these shopping apps are free to download and use, and will give you reimbursements when you buy products.

Helping you save money on supermarket shopping! I’m going to share my top shopping apps as well as my favourite ways to maximise your returns from these apps. I love to save money on food shopping and, from time to time, I like to complete a £100 grocery challenge.

A look inside my fridge with Aldi groceries

I love being able to save money on groceries, and sometimes get to try products for free too. Earning cashback on your food shop is a great way to help the household budget stretch a little budget – and I’ve had over £300 reimbursed from just ONE shopping app. That’s quite a significant amount of money!

Shopping apps are pretty simple to use. The basic gist is that you buy a product, snap a photograph of your receipt, scan the barcode of your product and you receive cashback. Sometimes you receive a % back on the product, 50% for example, at other times you receive a set amount of money, £1 for example.

The best offers are the ones where you receive the full reimbursement, making your item completely free once you are reimbursed.  

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My top shopping apps to earn cashback on your food shop


This has to be my favourite shopping app! This is the app that I have received more than £300 from so far. For me, this has been a mixture of free products and items that were discounted, but I received the full reimbursement thanks to referral credits. As lots of my friends have taken my advice and joined Shopmium! 

A quick look at Shopmium

A screenshot of the Shopmium app

As you can see there are a variety of supermarkets on Shopmium to make purchases from. There is also a barcode scanner, so you can check the item IN STORE to make sure it is the right item before you purchase it. 

This is what puts Shopmium above other shopping apps for me and is the number 1 reason I love it. Being able to check in-store means I never buy a wrong item and fail to receive my reimbursement.

Cashout with Shopmium: With Shopmium you receive your reimbursements as you request them. Earning cashback on groceries is super simple with Shopmium. I love it so much I wrote a stand-alone Shopmium review.

For example, if you get £1 off a bag of roast potatoes you will receive that back within just a few days. I find that my offers are approved in one day and then I receive the cashback by the second day. Usually quicker!  

How to join Shopmium: Download the app – iOS or Android – then use my referral code KMHMUEAV to get FREE chocolate!

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Run by the people over at *Quidco you can get some pretty sizeable cashback on groceries as there are some great products. As you can see in the screenshot below there are 40 offers on at the time of writing this. I find that Clicksnap often has good offers on beverages in particular.

We’re a household that loves a nice alcoholic beverage so I try to check in to Clicksnap weekly for some new inspiration.

They have offers available at a HUGE range of supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Morrisons, Aldi, Lidl, Ocado and Waitrose. This is fantastic as you can pick up something just about anywhere!

A quick look at Clicksnap

A screenshot of the ClickSnap app

How to join Clicksnap: *Join up to Quidco and then download the Clicksnap app.

Checkout with Clicksnap: Payments over £1. Nice and straight-forward.


Did you know that you can earn cashback on your groceries with supermarkets online? You could be earning money for shopping at Iceland, Asda, Sainsburys and more. Be sure to check terms as often you can’t use new customer offers in conjunction with these cashback clicks.

How to join TopCashBack: *Join TopCashBack and then click the ‘More shopping’ section to see supermarkets and other food & drink.

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This is very similar to Clicksnap, and for this reason, you cannot use the same receipt on both apps. If you want to redeem an offer on both apps then ensure that you make two transactions to receive two receipts. You can earn cashback on groceries from both apps, but you just need to have two separate receipts.

A quick look at Checkoutsmart

A screenshot of the CheckOutSmart app

How to join Checkoutsmart: Download the Checkoutsmart app on iOs and Android.

Cashout with Checkoutsmart: You’ll find offers on at the same stores as Clicksnap pretty much and the cashout is the same. However, there are fees of 5% on cashouts £19.99 and under. Cashouts of £20+ don’t incur a fee, so it is worth saving up if you can.

Green Jinn

When you download the Green Jinn app you can personalise the type of coupons you wish to receive. So if you’re a vegan you can avoid ticking fish, meat and dairy to try and avoid seeing irrelevant coupons. Then you simply choose your supermarket and look through the available coupons.

You can only choose from Tesco, Sainsburys and Waitrose, which is a bit restrictive, but money for buying items you would buy anyway isn’t bad!

A quick look at Green Jinn

A screenshot of the Green Jinn app

How to join Green Jinn: Download the Green Jinn app via iOs or Android.

Cashout with Green Jinn: £1.50 via Paypal or Bank Transfer.

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Try something else: Airtime Rewards allows you to earn passive income from purchases you would make anyway just by linking up your credit and debit cards.

Receipt Hog

Now, this is a little different to the other ways to save money on groceries, and it isn’t necessarily one of my top shopping apps.

Receipt Hog is a mobile app that allows you to upload photographs of your receipts, and they give you points in exchange. The data is sold, once it is made anonymous, to help supermarkets and other companies learn even more about purchasing decisions.

I love being able to earn cashback on groceries. It is a great little boost to our household budget and makes our shop go a little further. Also, if I see an item that is heavily discounted, or free, that I wouldn’t use, then I pick it up for the foodbank. Don’t forget to check out my post to help you avoid overspending on your groceries.

If you’re looking to make some extra money online then be sure to check out my post of great ways to make and save money.

Why not check out some of my recent money-saving posts while you’re here?

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Arthur Dee

Wednesday 27th of May 2020

How did you manage to join ReceiptHog? I could not register because I do not have a zip code. It would not accept my postcode.


Wednesday 27th of May 2020

Hiya, I think I joined around 3-4 years ago. Have you checked it is the UK site? Also, have you tried the postcode with or without a space? Sorry I can't be more help!


Sunday 13th of January 2019

Hi Katy, Just to tell you that I LOVE the idea of picking up free items for the food bank! I am going to start doing it too!


Wednesday 16th of January 2019

Ahh that's fantastic! So glad I could inspire you too x

Tommy Boy

Monday 27th of August 2018

Free chocolate :o :o :o

How could I say no? :P

I have signed up with your referral link to Shopmium. I look forward to using the app :D


Monday 27th of August 2018

ooh hope you enjoy it - I've had lots of free and discounted items now!


Tuesday 31st of July 2018

Glad I could be of help! x


Friday 27th of July 2018

Wow, I never knew there so many ways to save money on the regular weekly shop. I REALLY should start using Receipt Hog since I see so many people write about how much they make from it.


Tuesday 31st of July 2018

It's a bit of a slow burner but it all adds up!

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