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