Save On Grocery Shopping – My Checkout 51 Review

There is no secret – I like grocery shopping apps. It’s like a race where I’m against the big stores, chasing the best value for my money. It’s easy, fun and adds up to nice amounts that I like to cash out and use for Holiday gifts at the end of the year. What is Checkout 51 and how is it different from other similar apps?

Checkout 51 is one of the favorite apps in my toolbox. It works similar to Ibotta but has a different set of popular brands to chose from.

Check out (51 🙂 ) this review and you’ll see how it works and how to make the most out of it.

You’ll also get $5 bonus if you chose to sign up with the link from this post (see more details below).

Finally, I have an app to recommend to my friends from Canada! (Unfortunately, most of the apps I use are for the US only). It’s wonderful that Checkout 51 works in both the US and Canada.

Sign up for checkout51 button

Quick summary:

  Description
 Grocery app for scanning receipts
  Rating  😀 😀 😀 😀 8.0 out of 10. Give it a try!
  Sign up bonus   $2 for the first receipt and $1 for three more (total of $5)
  Minimum Cash out   $20 via check or PayPal
  Pros Works at any store in the US and Canada

Selection of offers from popular brands

The scanning process is simple and fast

  Cons ♠ Some offers are available only at one specific stores chain
♠ Very few produce or “Any brand” offers

 

Is Checkout 51 a scam or a legit app?

From my experience, it’s a legit app. It’s available in the US and Canada. Most of the offers are valid at any store that sells the product. However, some offers would work only at specific store chain, like Walmart or Wegmans.

Here is my account with $2.40 (I’ve cashed out recently).

checkout51 account balance

How does Checkout 51 app work?

The process is very similar to Ibotta app if you are familiar with it. Just follow the steps below.

Sign Up and $5 bonus

First, you need to sign up and create an account. You can choose English, French or Spanish language. The sign-up form will look like this:

checkout51 sign up form

If you use the link from this post, you’ll get $2 bonus for uploading your first receipt and another $1 for your next three receipts. The total bonus of $ 5! Nice, right? This bonus is not available for direct signups without my link.

Sign up for checkout51 button

Download the Checkout 51 app

Next, download the app to your smartphone. The app is small and takes only about 35MB on Apple iPhone. The app itself is user-friendly and works quite fast. Login into your new account.

Browse and select the offers

Once you have downloaded the app, take a tour and check the list of available offers. Click on ‘+’ button on the products you plan to purchase.

For easier selection, you can use filters by stores or product categories, such as a pantry, beverages, bakery, dairy, home, personal care and more.

Here are some sample offers from snacks and sweets:

oreo rebate offer on checkout51

Mentos rebate offer on checkout51

Some of the well known national food brands you can find on Checkout51 are Auntie Anne, Bob’s Red Mill, Kellogs, Kikkoman, Uncle Ben, Country Crock, Land O Lakes, Stella, Organic Valley, Oreo, Welch’s and many others.

Checkout 51 has great offers for household products from Viva, Scott, Kleenex, Cottonelle, Glade, Clorox, CLR,  and other brands. Here is a little sample:

Household rebate offers on checkout51

In the personal care section, you can find AXE, Degree, Dove, Suave, St.Ives, SebaMed, CeraVe, and more well-known names.

Medicine and Health section offers rebates for Allegra, Claritin, Nexcare, Nasacort, Band-Aid and more.

allegra rebate offer on checkout51

All the offers go live on Thursdays at 12 am and expire on the following Wednesday, 11:59 pm. You must upload the receipt while the offer is live. Some of the offers are limited in amount that can be redeemed by all the customers, so act fast!

Special bonuses

In addition to the regular rebates, there are several special bonuses that can be found in the top of the offers list in the app. For example, this Suave bonus below:

suave rebate offer on checkout51

How to scan the receipts with Checkout 51?

The app has an easy access to the camera of your smartphone.

Place your receipt on a flat dark surface, open the app and click on the “Redeem” button on the bottom.

Select the offers for the items on your receipt, adjust the amount, if there are more than one of the same item, and click “Continue”.

Take a clear picture and add more sections if required to capture the whole slip.

Let the system process the receipt and credit your account.

Note that the purchase must be made in the country of registration. If your registered address is in the USA, you can’t upload a receipt from Canada.

Here is a nice video that shows how to do it:

 

Cash out options

You will be eligible to cash out once your Checkout 51 account reaches $20. Request a check and it will be mailed to the address in your registration data. PayPal option should be available as well.

Just a quick warning: if the account is inactive for 12 months, $2 monthly management charge will be applied.

Refer your friends

For a long time, Checkout51 didn’t offer any referral program and it was one of the disadvantages, compared to Ibotta that has excellent referral bonuses.

Recently, Checkout 51 started a Beta testing program where the member gets his own referral code to share with the friends. The referral bonus is $5 for each friend that joins with the referral code and uploads at least one approved receipt within 30 days from joining.

Why not share this useful app and get rewarded?

Checkout 51 Customer Support

There is a detailed Help Desk page in case you have additional questions. However, you can start from asking me in the comment to this post. I’ll do my best to help.

If you need any urgent help, just contact the support team at support@checkout51.com.

How much money can you make with Checkout 51?

As with other grocery apps, it depends on the size of your household and your shopping habits. The more items from participating brands you buy and redeem, the more money will be credited to your account.

Remember, this is just a cash back from what you spend anyway, not any kind of work from home program. You are not going to be rich, but you can accumulate a nice amount during the year. It’s very common to redeem the rewards from this type of apps during the Holidays and buy presents for the family using the money or the gift cards.

How to maximize your Checkout 51 earnings?

Here are three simple rules to follow when you use any grocery shopping app:

#1 – Don’t crinkle your receipts and keep clean them clean.

#2 – Take the images in a well-lit area, without shadows covering or blocking any part of the receipt

#3 – Be sure to capture the store logo, checkout date and time and the total of the purchase.

More tips from MoCashForYou

Make scanning receipts to several grocery shopping apps a part of your shopping routine. I usually scan right after I’m back from the shopping trip.

Lay your receipts flat on the dark surface and scan them to all the apps you use, like Ibotta, Fetch Rewards, Receipt Hog and Checkout 51 at once. Easy peasy fast and done.

 

MoCashForYou Verdict:

Checkout 51 is a legitimate app that works at any grocery retailer, convenience store, supermarket or club wholesaler in the United States and Canada.

You are not going to be rich from using it, but you can accumulate a nice amount during the year and receive a gift card from a wide selection of available options.

Comparing Checkout 51 vs Ibotta, I would say that Ibotta has more options to make money. But nobody sais you can’t use both! Get everything you can from all the apps.

Sign up with the link below to become eligible for $5 bonus (after you upload 4 receipts)

Sign up for checkout51 button

Other great grocery saving apps that I like and use are:

Ibotta – my favorite app that offers grocery rebates and cash back with various retailers.

Saving Star– an app that allows you to link your loyalty card and earn without scanning receipts.

Fetch Rewards – an app that gives you cash for the receipts from ANY grocery store in the US and bonuses for buying products of the participating brands.

Makeena – the app for people who love organic produce and natural brands

CoinOut – a super easy app that pays for ANY RECEIPT (not only grocery) and offers up to 11% cash back at Walmart.

Thank you for taking your time to read my review. I hope you find it informative and helpful.

Happy savings!

Please share your experience with grocery shopping apps. What is your favorite?

 

Truly Yours,

Mary

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Mary

My name is Mary and I'm the owner of MoCash For You.

6 thoughts on “Save On Grocery Shopping – My Checkout 51 Review

  • October 20, 2018 at 4:13 am
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    Thank you for sharing this article, looks like a very useful app for shoppers the majority of people are looking for bargains or to save money on their shopping.

    Especially when it come up to holiday and festive times this article will be very useful:-)

    Have a great day buddy and have all the success, health and happiness, that you deserve and desire, take care.

    Kind regards.

    Dean.

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    • October 20, 2018 at 7:45 am
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      Hi Dean,
      I like saving money with several apps, especially on holidays. Hope it will help others to save as well.
      Thank you for the kind words.
      Mary

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  • October 19, 2018 at 3:14 pm
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    Hi Mary, Thanks for this very interesting article. I didn’t know these sort of apps existed but they are very useful. Great that it has offers in it as well – I would love to see something like this for the UK – I will have to go looking now.
    Thanks again

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    • October 19, 2018 at 10:34 pm
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      Hi Allie,
      Sounds like the UK is way behind the US in grocery shopping apps culture. Maybe because it’s a smaller market, I don’t know.
      Or maybe you just never looked for it? I’ll update if I stumble upon something that works in the UK.
      Mary

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  • October 18, 2018 at 8:54 am
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    Hi Mary, thank you so much for explaining Checkout 51. I downloaded this app a while back but never had the chance to figure out how it works. Thanks to you now I know!

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    • October 18, 2018 at 10:19 pm
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      Hi Carole,
      I’m glad you have this app – now just find an item you would regularly buy and get some money back.
      Actually, it’s very easy. You can also watch the video in this post for better understanding.
      Happy savings!
      Mary

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