Get ready friends because I have some big news about how you can earn some extra cash for your school. PAINLESSLY.
It’s called Shoparoo and it’s pretty much the best thing since Box Tops.
Do you go grocery shopping?
Do you own a smartphone?
Do you teach or send your kids to school?
If you answered YES to those questions, you NEED to know about Shoparoo.
What is Shoparoo?
Shoparoo is a free app for smartphones and tablets that allows users to turn photos of shopping receipts into dollars for you school. It really is that simple. Every grocery receipt is accepted: from big chain stores to family owned convenience stores. All of the tracking is handled through the app. No parent volunteers are needed to clip, count, ship or record any information. Shaparoo keeps track of earnings for you!
Getting Started with Shoparoo
How Shoparoo Works
I know you’re super-busy (and perhaps a bit skeptical) so I took some photos of my most recent receipt upload to Shoparoo. I’ll walk you through the process so you can see how simple it is for you help your school earn fast and easy cash.
When you first open the Shoparoo app, the home screen provides a quick overview of your school’s financial progress with Shoparoo. My school has only been using the program for a few months, and in that time (as you can see from the graph above) we have earned nearly $225. Each receipt scan delivers a specified amount of “Roo Points” depending on the total of your grocery bill. All receipts earn a minimum of 10 Roo Points. As your school hits certain milestones, those Roo Points equate to cash for your school!
The app keeps track of how many Roo Points other individuals within the community have raised for your school. The School Leaderboard always displays this information, as well as your own personal rank. In the above image on the right, you can see that I am currently ranked in 17th place for the year. If you don’t your own spending to be public for other members of the school community to see, you can always sign up as an anonymous user.
When you’ve made a trip to the store and are ready to scan your receipt, the process is fast and simple. Simply push the green camera icon that appears at the bottom of the Shoparoo home screen.
Hold your phone flat and line up the receipt within the on-screen guidelines. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
Once the receipts is in position, push the blue “snap” button on the screen. If you have a long receipt that doesn’t fit within the photo, you can take multiple photos of the receipt. Once you are all set, push the “Done” button on the lower right corner of the screen.
Next, a preview of your scan appears and asks if the quality is good. At this point you have the option of retaking the photo (do this if your receipt is blurry) or submitting it. If all is well with the photo click “Looks Good” in the lower right corner.
As one final measure, users are asked about who purchased the groceries on the receipt (adult male, adult female, boy, or girl) and how you would rate the shopping experience (on a scale of 1 to 5 stars). Answer the questions, then touch “Done” to proceed.
THAT’S IT! The process literally takes less than 15 seconds.The next screen provides a summary of your recent receipt scans.
See the little clock beside my Meijer transaction on the top of the list? That simply means that Shoparoo is busy analyzing the data from that receipt and I haven’t earned any Roo Points on it yet. In my experience, most receipt data appears within 24 hours.
Earn Bonus Points for Your School
As if free money for scanning receipts wasn’t enough, you can also earn BONUS points for your school with Shoparoo. Once you sign up and log in to Shoparoo, you can invite your friends to join too. Shoparoo will credit your school with 150 extra Roo Points for every person that signs up using your referral code, even if they choose a different school to support. I added my own referral link in this post. (If you sign up for Shoparoo using my link, it will help BOTH of our schools.)
More Questions, Answered!
I know you may still have a few questions about Shoparoo and how it works. This video explains how Shoparoo offers “Fundraising in a Snap!”. You can also visit the Shoparoo FAQ page for even more information about this great way to earn money for your school.
Just in case you were wondering…
Shoparoo did not contact me to write this blog post and I am not getting paid in any way. I wrote this post because I genuinely believe Shoparoo offers a great, painless way to help schools earn some extra money and I wanted to spread the word so your school can benefit from Shoparoo too!
So what do you think? Are you ready to start earning cash for your school?
This isn’t a sponsored post. I just really, really LOVE Shoparoo and how easy they make it to earn money for my school.