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Checkout 51: The Ultimate Guide

Checkout 51: The Ultimate Guide

Have you heard about Checkout 51? Checkout 51 is based out of Toronto and is looking to change the world of couponing in Canada and the US by offering consumers cash back, without them having to use a single coupon.

Here’s what Noah Godfrey, Checkout 51 co-founder, has to say about the service:

“Since the Coca-Cola Company issued the first coupon 125 years ago, coupons haven’t changed much. Shoppers have to do a lot of work to save money on groceries, clipping or printing, stuffing wallets, holding up checkout lines. Checkout 51 makes it easier to get discounts on peanut butter, toilet paper and everything else found in a grocery store.”

Checkout 51 Logo

How does Checkout 51 work?

  1. Buy items at any store in Canada or the US (excluding Quebec). Yes, that even includes stores such as Costco and The Bulk Barn.
  2. Send a photo of your receipt. Receipts must be very clear and readable. You must send a photo of your entire receipt, from the very top to the very bottom. If you have a long receipt, you can add “sections”.
  3. Get cash back. You can request a cheque once your account hits $20, or you can let it grow to a larger amount. The choice is yours. Cheques will be mailed to the address you have on file.

Yes, it really is that easy! And no, it is not a scam. It works!

Checkout 51 Submit Receipt

Checkout 51 Add Section

Is Checkout 51 a Scam or a Legitimate Way to Earn Cash Back on Groceries?

Many people have been asking me if Checkout 51 is a scam and I’m here to put your mind at ease. It’s not a scam.

Now, you may be thinking: “this sounds way too good to be true”, but guess what – it’s true.

Since they just recently came out with an iPhone app, many people have been asking me the following question: “is Checkout 51 a scam?”.

Checkout 51 is NOT a scam. It’s a legitimate way to earn cash back on your grocery purchases. I have been using the program myself since it first launched, so I know this for a fact. Many MapleMoney.com readers have also been using Checkout 51 since it launched and they will agree that it’s a great program. Many of them have received multiple cheques already (some have received more than $100 back!).

Right now, only those with an iPhone or iPad can sign up to the program (it also works on any camera-enabled iPod Touch). They are working on making it available on other phones, as well as for people who may not have a phone.

Who can be member?

Anyone can be a member of Checkout 51, as long as you live in Canada or the US. It’s free to sign up.

Each member is allowed one account per device.

Can I get cash back on multiple items?

There is a limit of 1 rebate per item, per account. If you wanted to buy, for example, 3 of any particular item, you would only receive cash back for 1 of those items, per account.

You can submit multiple receipts each week, but you can only use a receipt once. This means you can’t buy 2 of the same item and submit the receipt once for one account and again for another account.

Checkout 51 Rebate

When are new offers available to claim?

New Checkout 51 offers are released every Thursday (we post them on MapleMoney every Tuesday so you can plan your shopping trip) and are valid until Wednesday of the following week.

There are usually around 10-15 offers available and you can claim 1 or all of them, but you must hurry, as quantities are limited (beta members – who are those that signed up before this app was available to everyone – never have to worry about limited quantities). New offers are announced through email, the Checkout 51 app, and the Checkout 51 Facebook page.

Note: Sometimes you will find exclusive offers when you view available offers via the app. These exclusive offers vary by account and are based on your previous rebates. Checkout 51 will evaluate what you have purchased in the past and give you these special, exclusive offers.

Can I use coupons and other discounts and still get my rebate?

Yes, you can use coupons and other discounts and you will still receive cash back for your purchase(s).

This is a great way to get free, or close to free, grocery items each week!

Checkout 51

When do I get my cash back?

You are able to cash out and receive a cheque once your account reaches $20 or more. You don’t have to cash out right away, but if you want to, you can.

Cheques are sent out via mail within 7 business days. From personal experience, I usually receive my rebate cheque about 1 week after I request it. They’re very fast!

I live in Quebec, can I use Checkout 51?

Eventually, yes. Right now, no. They are currently working on perfecting their technology so that it will be able to read French receipts, but currently they can only read English.

Once they are able to read French receipts, Quebec will be able to participate.

I don’t have an Apple or Android device, can I use Checkout 51?

Yes! You can now use Checkout 51, even without an Apple or Android device.

If you haven’t signed up to Checkout 51 yet – what are you waiting for? If you love saving money, but hate the hassle of carrying coupons around with you (or if you want to combine your coupon savings with your rebate savings), this is the app for you!

Checkout 51 Couponing App Review

Whether you’re an avid or occasional coupon user, you have probably heard about the new cash back/rebate application available in the (Apple) App Store and the (Google/Android) Play Store called Checkout 51. This app is still fairly new and Canadian shoppers are buzzing about it.

A beta version was initially introduced mid-August of 2012 and was publicly available in December 2012 to iPhone users (the Android version was made available on April 18th, 2013).

I have been a member for about 4 months and I have received two cheques already and am working on my third. With Checkout 51, I have saved over $55!

Like many other smartphone users, I was excited about the concept of this app, but apprehensive about the quality of the deals – as well as whether it would be a scam or not. This app is the first of its kind and the concept is very innovative. I quickly learned that Checkout 51 is not a scam. It has actually become one of my absolute favourite apps to use.

How Checkout 51 Works

It’s easier than using traditional coupons

This free app is perfect for experienced couponers as well as those that are beginners. A huge plus is that you can access Checkout 51 straight from your smartphone and you do not have to worry about potentially losing coupons.

You can pull out your phone while at the grocery store and check the current offers, as well as the stock of the deals (as they are limited and can run out).

There are no physical coupons involved with this app so your checkout experience is simplified since no actual couponing is required while the cashier checks out your purchases.

Checkout 51 Instructions

It sweetens your deals

My favourite thing about this app is that I’m capable of doubling and even tripling up my deals. As we all know, coupons can provide you with amazing deals on their own – but even better ones when you pair them up with a sale price.

Here in Ontario, we are not allowed to use more than one coupon per purchase (no coupon stacking), so it’s very important for us to use coupons on sale items to maximize our deals. Now, Checkout 51 allows you to receive a rebate on items that you purchased on sale (or price matched) as well as used coupons for. That’s the ultimate deal!

I love this app because it has finally allowed me to purchase items for a couple of cents, receive items for free and in some cases – make money from purchases! For example, if an item is on sale for $1 and you have a coupon to save $0.50, and a Checkout 51 rebate for $1, you will end up making $0.50 for purchasing the item!

Diversity in weekly product offers

From months of using Checkout 51, I have found that the weekly offers are quite diverse. They have a good variety every week but for some people it might take longer to reach the $20 mark depending on personal preferences and diets.

I appreciate how the offers range in food, household cleaners, to personal hygiene products as well. There are some offers that have restrictions on sizes of products and variations, but from my experience, it’s not overly limiting.

Perfectly timed offers

Since offers begin on Thursday mornings, this app allows shoppers to watch out for flyer sales that not only end on Thursday nights but also begin on Friday mornings. It is best to take advantage of the offers as soon as possible because there have been times when I’ve checked the app while at the grocery store and noticed that certain deals were all claimed.

There are indicators when the offers are low in stock (it says “not many left”), so watch for those.

Checkout 51 Limits

Device compatibility

I originally had the app on my iPod (4th generation with camera), but I found that the camera took low quality photos, so whenever it came to uploading photos of my receipts, I took photos with a lot of natural light or with the help of a desk lamp. Luckily, the processing team was able to read all the information on my receipt and approve them within 48 hours.

So, for those with the 4th generation iPod, Checkout 51 does works fine with this device!

Checkout 51 Receipts

Good response time

After 4 months of having this app, I have submitted a total of 10 receipts. From my personal experience, the processing time is very fast. The quickest that I’ve ever had my receipt approved was 9 minutes and the longest was 22 hours and 39 minutes.

After reviewing all my processing times, I determined that they take an average of 2 hours and 26 minutes. Much less than the 48 hours that they estimate. I’m very impressed with their processing team.

The two cheques that I have ordered have arrived in about one week, but I live in a neighbouring city of Toronto. Your cheques may take a bit longer if you live outside of Ontario. I also appreciate the fact that Checkout 51 will email you every step of the process to keep you up to date on your rebate.

Multiple accounts per household

Here’s a bonus – they allow multiple accounts per household! The only restriction is that they only allow one account per smartphone. So you and your spouse could both take advantage of the weekly offers if you have 2 devices.

If you’re looking to start couponing or you want to push your deal hunting to the next level, I would definitely recommend that you try this app out. It’s a free cash back/rebate app that has so much potential to save you a great deal of money off your weekly grocery bills.

Checkout 51 Sign In

To download Checkout 51 please visit their website.

Pros and Cons of Checkout 51

Checkout 51 Pros

  • It’s very easy to use and it’s free
  • No physical coupons involved
  • Capable of tripling deals (sales/price matching + coupon + cash back)
  • Diverse offers with good timing
  • Works on Apple & Android devices, even with lower end cameras
  • Quick approval time (average of 2-3 hours)
  • Quick cash outs and cheque arrival time (approximately 1 week within Ontario)
  • Multiple accounts per household (one account per device)

Checkout 51 Cons

  • Limited number of deals, potential of missing rebate offers
  • Not available in Quebec
  • Without a data plan, you won’t be able to check the availability of deals while shopping

A Newbie’s Guide to the Checkout 51 App

Step 1: Sign up

It took me less than 2 minutes to open an account on Checkout 51. Plus I received a $1 bonus for joining and a $1 bonus for reading a 20 second introductory note.  Ha.

Step 2: Scan the List

A quick scan of the list of current offers has me officially impressed! Here are a few items I could easily save on:

Eggs, yogurt, cereal, laundry detergents and the list goes on. I see why so many shoppers are pumped about this app. These are items I purchase often – not products I would buy just to get savings. I’m also pleased that quite a few items are not brand specific.

Step 3: Shop

Sadly for me, I joined on a Tuesday night, and these offers expire every Wednesday. With a little one home sick, I don’t think I can take advantage of this week’s deals. But – I do realize that my Vector cereal I got for free yesterday, qualifies me for a 50 cent rebate. I’m making money without even leaving the house.

Step 4: Upload a Pic

I took a picture of my receipt showing my Vector purchase and sent it in. Sending in my first receipt also qualifies me for another $1 bonus. Stop the madness.

Step 5: Cash in on Future Deals

As a hands-on learner, just trying this process once has helped me see how easy it is. And easy is key for this busy mom! Here are a few things I have learned to maximize future savings:

  • Savings for the week are published on Thursdays. But you can get a SNEAK PEEK on Mrsjanuary.com on Tuesday so you can plan your shopping trip in advance.
  • Shop early for the best deals. The offers expire once a set number of people cash in.
  • Deals expire every Wednesday by midnight.
  • You can request your cheque every time your rebates reach $20. Or you can let them accumulate before cashing out. Save up for a special something?

It feels great to try something new. I can bump my status up from Checkout 51 Newbie. Then Rookie then Expert. And isn’t that how smart shopping happens? Mastering one saving strategy at a time.

Do you use Checkout 51? Do you like it?

Comments

  1. jessielyn

    i love this post very helpful

  2. Helene

    I am using it and it’s great!

  3. teachermum

    No data plan on my phone but I have an iTouch which has a camera and wi-fi capability. Has anyone ever tried that?

    It does get frustrating in this “everyone has/needs data” world…just trying to find a new phone was near impossible!

    • Kris

      I use it with my iPod Touch. No problems so far. We have wifi in our home so it’s easy for me to upload my receipts. If you don’t have wifi, just bring your receipts with you to a place like the public library or any other place that provides free hotspots.

    • Jamie

      You don’t need a data plan, just upload when you are connected to WiFi.

      • teachermum

        Thanks Kris and Jamie, we do have wifi, I think I’ll give it a go!

  4. Lulu

    I use this app and it is simple and easy to use. Do not use this app if you need that “instant” (kind of like a scratch lottery ticket) high from using a paper coupon, as it takes forever to get up to $20. I’ve had the app for months and am only at $8.

    • Meghan

      It depends on buying habits. We’ve been using it for around six weeks and have earned approximately $150 in cheques. I only buy things our family usually eats or uses or items that are free, nearly free, or money makers that I would like to try or would use such as Glade products, but wouldn’t pay out of pocket for due to our tight budget.

      As with couponing, it does take a bit of time to organize receipts and buy multiples on separate receipts. My husband and I each have an account, so I can buy up to two. Sometimes three if my mum is coming to visit and I know she hasn’t bought that particular item. I’m attempting to get her hooked as she doesn’t understand why I spend the time couponing, but she has submitted a few receipts. She sent me an email from her vacation in Asia this week commenting on this week’s offers, so I think she is coming around!

  5. Abbie

    You forgot to mention that you also need a facebook account. I don’t have one and don’t plan on getting one….I don’t think that the two should be connected.

    • Anna

      They have made it now that you can sign in with email or Facebook.

      • Abbie

        That’s great to know.

  6. ShanB

    I have only been using it for a month and already have $14 saved. I always find one or two items that I would normally buy. Using instore sales, manufacturer coupons and checkout 51 I got $8 of yogurt for $1

    I made one big old batch of frozen yogurt!

  7. Jamie

    I love Checkout 51. I signed up the first time I saw Cassie mention it and I’ve already received over $40 in cheques! πŸ™‚

  8. marie-eve

    I live in QuΓ©bec and i use checkout 51!

  9. mindy

    i have had the app for a couple months. we have 5 apple devices in our home which means 5 – checkout 51 apps! ive saved over $200 already! Love it!!

    • Lisa

      THAT is awesome!

  10. Elissa

    This is how my teenagers are “earning” the money to pay their cell phone bills… ultimately I still have to pay the bill, but I’ve told them I will continue to pay for the phones as long as they keep putting in my receipts and signing over the cheques. Generally we save enough each month to pay for the basic phone plan on each of the phones. I haven’t put it on my son’s ipad yet, but I am debating that too… he’s young though so I’d have to scan the receipts in on that one…

  11. kim

    We have two ipod touch and it only works on 4th and 5th generation.

    • teachermum

      I’m pretty sure mine is 4th generation-might just have to give it a go!

  12. Tamara

    I have been using it for a month and have my daughter doing it as well. I think it is a great marketing idea and I love the fact I can use my paper coupons too!

  13. Danielle

    a few questions for you pro’s, i haven’t tried this yet (and I’m in quebec)
    -how long do you have to submit your receipt? if i shop, do i need to submit asap, or can i do it on say a monthly basis?
    -if i shop in ottawa for example, but live in Qc, can i still submit that shop? or does it need to be only from my province?

    -how are they making money? i don’t want to have to put up with the hassel of fighting for my money like i did with the kidsfutures rewards program from a few years ago…

    thanks in advance!

    • Cristina

      Hi Danielle,
      Hopefully these answers help!
      – You have to submit your receipts in the same week as the deals (eg. if the deal runs from March 21st-27th, you must submit your receipt between those dates). Also remember that some deals are only available in limited quantities, so you definitely want to submit your receipts as soon as possible to avoid disappointments.
      – You can submit receipts from ANY store in Canada, it’s not province specific.
      – They partner with the brands to offer these “online coupons”, so they get a cut of every redemption. I have already received cheques from them and it couldn’t have been easier or quicker!

  14. Nicole

    Great post!
    My husband and I have been using it since January. I love how they organized the Beta group and so lucky to be apart if it. We have saved almost 180 since January. We only buy what is onsale, have coupons for or what we will use. Except for the Glad items because they made us money. I have a check coming for $51 right now!!! Feels like bigger savings when you get a check. I would love to see the list each week get bigger. Writing a separate post matching up seeking deals with checkout 51 would be very beneficial with so many people using it πŸ™‚

  15. Jennifer

    I love checkout 51, only been using it 3 weeks and doing great….don’t forget you can still use coupons at the store with price matching you can get some really great deals!

  16. Miss Molly

    I just got an iPad and have $3 in my account. I love this app!

  17. Jennifer

    I love it…triple the deals if you use paper coupons at the store and match with sale item, Three weeks I am at 15 dollars

  18. Krystal

    I LOVE Checkout51 and recommend it to all my family and friends. I find it really easy using an ipod touch 5th gen and wifi at home. I’ve mad over $54 since Feb this year with items I would normally buy or trying new items at great prices.

  19. Angie

    What about the fact that quantities are limited? Is it possible that others can get the rebate and you can’t, even after following everything properly? Does checkout 51 indicate how many more submissions will be accepted for a given item before it is rejected?

  20. Bern

    Just wondering how the receipts are uploaded. Is it done through email?

  21. Jacquie

    I love this app as well. I use my I-Pad and response time is super fast.

  22. Vickie

    I tried to upload my receipts for this app although I did not see the receipt reflected on my Iphone. The app did confirm I was owed 4.50 cents. I kept trying to take a photo of my receipt but did not see the pic of my receipt on my screen. Now I have nothing pending in my Check out 51 account and no money owed. I am really bummed out as last weeks offer has now ended. Am I supposed to see the photo of the receipt? I just kept seeing blank pages on my screen. Help! I just lost 4.50!

  23. Corina

    What if I purchased the item the day the rebate wasn’t available yet, example purchased item at 5 pm on Wednesday and the rebate started 12 am Thursday, can i still use the receipt?

    Thankyou
    Corina

    • Erica Ashley

      sorry Corina you cant.

  24. SavingMentor

    I just got the email confirming that Checkout 51 is now available for Android. I’m pretty excited because both my wife and I use Android phones. Go download it now πŸ™‚

  25. Dean

    By far, one of the most used apps on my phone. I love it!!
    I tell anyone I know with an iPhone (& now android users) about it.

    I’m waiting to cash in for my first cheque…waiting for something substantial!

    Good write up.

    • Samantha

      I have to agree, it’s very close to my top used apps (after my email app)

      Great to hear that you’ve been spreading the word too! I was so excited when it came out on Android and was definitely telling all my friends about it that day.

      Good luck with your first cheque Dean!

      Thank you!

  26. Nicole

    Great review of Check out 51. I was worried in the beginning as well and as soon as I hit $20 i requested a check. Ive been saving since Jan and already have saved $140 πŸ™‚ My husband has saved $104 πŸ™‚ Its my favorite App. P.S it felt amazing to get a check in the mail for $56!!!

    • Samantha

      Thank you Nicole!
      $140 & $104!? I’m super impressed, great job!

  27. Krista

    I love this app but have a question….it says you can have multiple accounts her household – I want to make sure it’s for different receipts? (ie if I buy 2 of a product that is on the list, I should get them on separate receipts for each account?) I assume they don’t let you scan the same receipt twice….
    just checking, thanks πŸ™‚

    • Alison

      Yes, it need to be two different receipts. They will cancel both if you try to copy.

      • Krista

        thanks, but whoops! πŸ™‚ we used same receipt last night, but claimed different items on the receipt (she claimed the over 60 in groceries and I claimed the silk milk), haven’t heard back from them so maybe it didn’t go through. we’ll know better for next time! thanks for letting me know.

  28. M

    I checked out their website and they have photos of the staff. Seem like a bunch of young, energetic people. I like how when you submit a receipt, they respond and say, “You’ve saved XX dollars. Yay!” Fun πŸ™‚

    • Samantha

      Yes, they seem to be a great team – very motivated and quick!
      I agree! I really like those emails as well.

  29. Susan

    This is an awesome program, coupon clipping is tedious, this is great THANK YOU

  30. Anita Maio

    I don’t know what kind of cell phone I have. I am not very techy! lol
    It is a Virgin phone with a limit of 55 minutes for calls per month or it is extra. It is an awesome phone. I just have a bare minimum plan. My husband’s phone is a telus but he does not use it for the internet.
    My daughter set up an acct. on her phone but trying to get her to scan the receipt has been a problem as she just keeps forgetting or when she does scan it, there are no rebates left. I love couponing and wish my husband and I could get in on this.

    • Samantha

      Yeah, I know that feeling of wanting to claim an offer and noticing that it has all been claimed πŸ™ It can be a bit heartbreaking but I usually just hope that it returns the following week!

  31. Sukhi

    I love this app! I’m close to receiving my first cheque as well. I’ve shared this app with others that I know. I use my 3rd Gen iPod and no problems with any of my receipts so far!!

    • Samantha

      Great to hear that you’ve been spreading the word Sukhi! Good luck on that first cheque!!

  32. Linda

    I was a Beta tester and was ever so glad that they allow me (my cell phone is very limited and doesn’t have apps) to still scan and email. I have requested one cheque so far (it was for the $10 before it became $20) and am now over $100 and waiting for a bit before I cash out. I have told others about it and one person let me know she finally had it now that it is available on whatever the heck it is available now lol. It is pretty neat.

  33. Vicky

    Hi Sam,

    Vicky, Community Manager for Checkout 51 here πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the awesome write-up!

    Just wanted to let you know we’re working on an offline mode in the app. This way you can see what the offers are in the supermarket even if you don’t have a data plan or don’t have a signal. Availability can only be updated when the app is connected to the internet though.

    The Android version already supports the Offline mode and the iOS version is coming very soon πŸ™‚

    • Samantha

      Hello Vicky,

      No problem!

      That’s fantastic news! I had only just downloaded the Android version shortly before this post and I missed that feature. I have actually been screenshotting my iPod app before my shopping trips. The only thing about that is that the stock wasn’t up to the second.

      Thanks for sharing, very exciting!

  34. Samantha

    You’re so lucky that you were a beta tester! Wow over $100? That’s very impressive! Thanks for sharing Linda.

  35. Nicole

    I am just curious as to what the people at Checkout 51 are doing with all the information they are gathering about you – when and where you shop, what you buy, how often … a grocery receipt can tell a lot about you.

    • Linda

      Yes, I wondered that as well. I thought they might be trying to figure out my card number because they wanted the whole receipt showing. It turns out they were trying to prevent receipts being reused by others (shows date, time). But then I thought of all the reward cards one has, credit cards, etc and really, information is being collected by many sources and unless we totally reject every one of these things, that will be how it is.

  36. Neena N

    I was wondering if they allow you to use a receipt twice for Checkout 51. I want to use a receipt for my husband for one item and one for me for the other item.

    Please advise. Thanks,

    • Samantha

      Hi Neena,

      Each receipt can only be used once. If the same receipt is submitted by different members, they will only give cash back on the first submission by the first member who submits it.

      I would sugest that you just mark both items on one account so you don’t miss out on the cashbacks.

  37. Lisa Anne

    I am hearing great reviews about this app. I am waiting for it to be compatible with my OS!!!

  38. Andrea

    I love this app! I’m still new to it, but I’ve already saved quite a bit.

    The new update allows you to use the app offline.

    • Samantha

      That’s great to hear Andrea!
      Yes! I noticed that the latest update for apple allows offline access, this app is just about perfect now!

  39. Mel

    I am close to requesting my first cheque, but cannot find information on whether or not they charge service chargers for processing your reimbursement. If I request a 20.00 cheque do they take any fees out?

    • Samantha

      Hello Mel,

      I have requested 3 cheques now and there are no fees associated with the payment. You will receive a cheque for the exact amount on your account. Good luck with hitting $20!

  40. Sandy

    This is awesome! Although I do have a question. E.g. Out of 10 items you posted on checkout 51, if I buy 3 items in single receipt, I believe that’s valid ….? Please confirm.
    Thanks,

    • Cassie Howard

      Yes, that is fine.

  41. Heidi

    I noticed that buytopia.ca is launching something similar called snapsaves.ca
    Can we sign up for both? Do you think it may be beneficial to sign up for one or the other?

  42. Christine

    So happy with this app!

    I don’t buy anything I don’t need (or wasn’t already planning to buy). I just check this app afterwards and see if anything made the list. No extra spending, just money back!

    Saving up for my first cheque and I am oh so excited!

    This app makes saving money fun!

    Way to go πŸ™‚ I am addicted!

  43. guest

    If I completed one offer last week and the same offer comes back again this week, can I do it again? The limit says one but I do not know if the limit is only for one week. Does anyone know? Thanks.

    • Erica Ashley

      you sure can!

  44. Rachel

    Some (but not all) of my offers now state ‘Cannot be combined with any other offer’ in the fine print section. Does that mean that you can’t combine these rebates with paper coupons in store?

  45. Chelsea

    Hi, I was just wondering about the information they get from the receipt. What happens if I pay with a credit or debit card and my card number is on the receipt?

  46. melissa

    hi , i live in quebec i want to know if i buy in ontario can i use checkout 51 ?

    • Cassie Howard

      Unfortunately you can’t use C051 if you reside in Quebec.

  47. johanna mitchell

    I purchase a lot of produce during a week. Is it possible to use different reciepts for same items.

    • Cassie Howard

      You can only redeem for an item once per week.

  48. Nicole Hachey

    So just so I’m understanding correctly. If an offer is posted 2 weeks in a row I can claim
    it twice off the same receipt ??

  49. Erica Ashley

    No Nicole, you can not use a past receipt to claim a new offer. The dates need to be within the week that the offer is live. So if an offer goes live on June 12 and you have a receipt that is dated for June 11, you are unable to claim it. It must be during the dates listed. Offers change weekly but some are repeated but they still must fall within the respected dates. Hope that helps!

  50. Delaney Forbes

    If the offers states “no weekly limit” does this mean I can purchase 5 of the item on the same receipt and get credited for all 5 of them when I upload the receipt? Or must I go through the till 5 times to get 5 of the same item but can upload each receipt separately that day and receive a rebate for each?

  51. Rose Ann

    My question is this: lets say i shop for bananas at a grocery store and it only reads “produce” on receipt, will that be excepted?

  52. Juliana

    I haven’t used this app but can’t people abuse the system? I.e, buy the item-> upload the receipt -> then return the item at the store…
    Just saying if this is possible at all?

    • Cassie Howard

      It’s possible, yes, but most people don’t stoop that low. πŸ™‚

  53. Erica Ashley

    Of course it’s possible Juliana. There is always a way to abuse the system. We like to think people don’t do that.

  54. Jen

    No they cant do that.Because they will know they are connected with the store.Its ellegal to that.You can read on they terms and condition.

  55. Zelda

    Are you not doing the Tuesday peak at Checkout 51 anymore?

  56. Erica Ashley

    I post them every Tuesday and then repost them on Thursday.

  57. Nicholas

    Hi. Yes i am looking to sign up with multiple Brands, i have only heard of Kellogs and Christie Corners. Is there other Brands out there??

  58. Erica Ashley

    those are the only current brands right now Nicholas.

  59. Cathy

    I have an iphone and am trying to take more than one photo, i.e., add sections, of my receipt; after I take the first photo and hit add section the app closes. Any ideas why?

  60. nicki minaj

    SRRY NO YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT SAY BANANA TO GET IT APPROVED

  61. LostAngel

    If you’ve had trouble getting Checkout51 to honor a rebate, contact the manufacturer. I received free item coupons and $ off coupons from the manufacturers. They didn’t even ask me for proof! I was very, veyr happy.

  62. Anne

    I live in Quebec, but do the majority of my shopping in Ontario, can I use the app for Ontario bought products???

    • Erica Ashley

      If you live in Quebec you are unable to use this app.

  63. Lauren

    If the same offer comes up two weeks in a row (with a stated limit of one per member), and I buy the item twice (once in the first week and once in the second week), can I claim the rebate both times? Thank you!

    • Erica Ashley

      yes you can.

  64. Lauren

    Thank you!

  65. Virginia

    I am starting to use Checkout 51 but I don’t understand it. How is it a deal if I have to buy two of something to get $2 off? And many of these products I never buy to begin with because they are more expensive than the genericbrand or they are unhealthy, like pizza pops and french fries. I will keep checking back to see if they come up with better products and deals. I guess it’s just a once in a while thing to use if you actually need or would be purchasing the product anyway.

    • Erica Ashley

      Think of it like a coupon. Some coupons you don’t use and some state that you must purchase 2 in order to receive the savings. Only purchase what you need. They offers do change every Thursday so hopefully the variety continues.

  66. Lisa

    How is it a bargain if you save a couple of dollars one month but don’t buy anything on the list the next month then they take an “inactive fee” out of your account?

  67. dan

    the inactivation fee only starts after a year of not using your account. not every month but every month after a full year of inactivity

  68. langleygirl

    How can some one get 2 accounts.
    Different household Member? Or
    same user different device? Can it be same address for more than one account? Thanks for any guidance

  69. Cheryl

    It is easy to use, however, they only accept English receipts. Where I live in N.B. most of the receipts ar in French. Bummer! Does anyone know of an app for the French version?

  70. Angela

    Too funny! My husband and I share a phone too! It is not a smartphone, but an old school style flip phone. He needs it for work, so he has it most of the time. I do use checkout51; have been since they first started. Great way to earn back a bit of cash. Glad you joined!

  71. Karen G

    Thanks for the encouragement Angela – looking forward to earning the big bucks.

  72. amana

    I am curious for my credit card I don’t want anyone to see the last numbers of my credit card it is possible to use cash instead

    • Erica Ashley

      It doesn’t matter how you pay for your groceries. You can use cash, credit or debit. As long as you submit your receipt.

  73. Summer

    I have being member for about 6 months now and I have almost $65.00. It works amazingly. The real deal begins when you wait for item to go on sale, then price match and use coupons and then submit receipt. Have fun

  74. Jujusamples

    I’ve been using this app for about 6 months and loved it! Unfortunately the amount I get cashback for products which I usually get and use goes lower and lower. I”m not understanding why that is happening? I get half the amount that other’s get. Could someone help understand that?

  75. Tammy Curtis

    Just be sure to look over the items good before you submit receipt. I missed $2.00 of community coffee. Found it after I submitted receipt but oh well. Wish it was like the walmart savings catcher app where it checks your items. Love that app.

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