What Is Checkout 51 and How Does It Work.

What Is Checkout 51

 The Answer to Your Question ~ What Is Checkout 51 ?

 

We’ve been asked ” What is Checkout 51 ?” by many people so we thought we’d create a place to address the basics. This is a fairly new cash incentive program, similar to ibotta. It’s free and super easy! Basically you browse the offers, upload your receipt to show you’ve satisfied one or more of them, and then you get that cash in the offer! Those of us who use coupons can stack these savings on top of what we have already saved. Imagine having a sale price, a store coupon, a manufacturer coupon, an ibotta offer, and a Checkout 51 offer all on the same item! 

What is Checkout 51 ?

What Is Checkout 51

Checkout 51 is a company that partners with brands to bring its members cash back offers. The cash for redeemed offers is paid to Checkout 51 by the brands. That money is then passed on to the members when they request a cash out payment. Checkout 51 makes its money from the brands by getting its members (us) to try the products in the hopes of us becoming a regular customer. It’s advertising for the brands and cash in our pockets!

It’s easy and completely free to sign up as a member of Checkout 51. Once signed up, members are able to view the offers.  Offers go live on Thursdays at 12:00 AM in each time zone. They expire the following Wednesday at 11:59 PM in each time zone when a new set of offers become available. You can satisfy these offers by making purchases at any store or even online. 

How does Checkout 51 work?

What Is Checkout 51

There are very few steps involved for Checkout 51. In fact, it just may be the easiest tool we’ve used. We’ve outline the basic steps below, but there are also some great FAQ’s on the site.

  • Sign up simply by entering your name, email address, and password. In addition, you can download the app to your smartphone but it is not mandatory.  You can do everything you need to with your home computer. If you prefer to use your phone then you always have that option! 
  • Browse the offers and buy products at any store or online. It makes no difference (to them) whether or not you used coupons or other apps and discounts toward the purchase. You may still redeem your Checkout 51 offer. There are no other activities other than purchasing the item(s) required for an offer.  
  • Upload your full receipt using Checkout 51. 
  • Watch your Checkout 51 balance increase. Once they confirm your purchase (up to 48 hours but usually quicker) they will credit your account with the offer amount.
  • Request your check! When your Checkout 51 account reaches $20, you will have the ability to cash out. It will then prompt your for your mailing address and they will mail a check. Of course, you can let it add up as long as you like. You must have a minimum of $20 to request your check. 

Key Guidelines

What Is Checkout 51

We’ve addressed the questions What is Checkout 51 and How does it work, but there are some other points that we feel are important. There is additional information and a “help” link on the Checkout51 website if you still have questions.

  • Offers go live on Thursdays at 12:00 AM in each time zone. They expire the following Wednesday at 11:59 PM in each time zone. You must submit the receipts while the offers are live.
  • Offers are available in limited quantities. Please check your offer list before you go shopping to ensure that the offer is still available, and upload the receipt immediately after purchase to avoid disappointment.
  • A quantity of (1) of each offer is eligible for cash back per member.
  • Each receipt can only be used once.
  • They only give cash back for the exact product listed, so please read carefully.
  • You are permitted to use Checkout 51 cash back offers with any other coupon or discount unless otherwise stated.
  • Products must be purchased in your country of registration. (They currently support the United States and Canada, excluding Quebec.)
  • Receipts submitted must be in English.
  • Items purchased from online retailers are eligible for cash back. Packing slips are accepted as proof of purchase. Online purchases are subject to the same submission timelines as receipts.
  • Terms

Have you been using Checkout 51? What are your likes/dislikes?

What Is Checkout 51

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  • How do you upload? Do you need a smart phone?

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    • Donna,

      That is one of the great things about Checkout 51. You do not have to have a smart phone. You can actually scan your receipt or take a picture of it and upload it from your computer. NO smart phone required although you can use the app if you have one.

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  • Can I use receipts from the 99c store or similar stores?

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    • Hi Stephanie,
      The answer is yes, you can purchase the items at any retailer as long as the receipt you get is an itemized receipt with a description. A receipt that simply has numbers on it like a manual adding machine tape would not work. There must be a readable description so they can tell it was indeed the product that was purchased. I hope that helps!

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  • Has anyone actually received a check from Checkout 51 once requested or experienced a long delay? I requested my check in early-mid July, received notification that it mailed 27 days ago, and I still haven’t received it. I went back and confirmed my address submitted was correct and contacted their help desk which indicated to check back if not received by the end of this month (According to their terms of service if they issue me another check they deduct $10). I don’t want to continue using the app if the payout isn’t reliable. It makes me appreciate Ibotta’s use of PayPal and Venmo even more!

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    • I do love ibotta’s paypal option! I just requested my check today from checkout 51 so we’ll see how long it takes.

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      • It took about 2 weeks to receive our check. I hope you finally received yours!

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        • Thanks for posting. I requested my check on the 23rd and was wondering how long it might take. I noticed their address is in Canada.

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  • 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.

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    • Good to know Stephanie. Thank you! Fortunately we’ve never had a problem but it’s great to know there is a solution for anyone that does!

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      • I went through a lot of heartache to get to this solution. I don’t want anyone else to go through it. If any rebate app is giving you trouble, contact the manufacturer. Remember, the app is working for the manufacturer and they have to abide by certain terms. The manufacturer is the one who can alter/enforce those terms!

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  • Im new to Checkout 51 — Can you upload any receipts from any store — like Piggly WIggly – Pick N Save – Rechecks Food Price — or does it have to be from specific stores?

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    • Sorry about the delay.I don’t know how I mised your comment earlier! You can upload a receipt from any store as long as the receipt is descriptive so they can tell the item. There must also be a clear store name and checkout date showing.

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  • I love checkout 51, it super easy and you don’t have to have a smart phone, yay. So far no issues with them approving my receipts, in fact to date my account is credited within an hour of uploading the receipt. Wish all of the cash back sites supported PC users.

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    • I definitely agree. I do like the option of being able to use my desktop and we have also had great service from them!

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  • What happens on your account after you cash out? Does your balance go back to 0?

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  • How big of a balance can I carry before cashing out?

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  • Does this work with EBT? Or does method of payment not matter either?

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    • yes, it doesn’t matter

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  • If an item is a BOGO, will that count as twice or do I have to buy four of the items?

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  • I purchased the 12 pk of cottenill and stated i could get back .75 back but the scanner cant pick up so how else can i showed i purchased this item.

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  • How do you upload your receipt?

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    • I’m with Gail on this one. How do you upload your receipt? It shows a little camera. I take it you just take a picture of it?

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      • correct Jackie. You hit the camera picture to upload the receipt whether you are on your phone or on your pc.

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