Have you heard the news? Shoparoo is my favorite way to earn cash for my school and now the free iPhone and Android app has even more amazing features to support your school! The app also has a whole new look.
Don't worry though, all of the basic features that you love are still there. The new version just has a LOT more ways for your school to earn some extra cash. Prepare to be amazed!
Kinder-Craze fans first learned about my great love for Shoparoo in this blog post a few months ago. You can read all about it, but basically Shoparoo allows users to painlessly earn cash for their school by snapping a quick photo of their shopping receipts. That's it! Shoparoo keeps track of all receipts linked to your school and sends a check at the end of the school year. It's like box tops, but better because there is no counting, clipping, or shipping involved. It truly is painless.
The New and Improved Shoparoo App
Here is a quick peek at the new look of Shoparoo. I will walk you through each of the screens step by step so you can see all of the new features.
Once you have downloaded the FREE Shoparoo app, you can quickly set up an account and select the school you wish you support. The app's home screen provides and overview of how many Roo Points your school has earned so far this year. If you scroll down, the home screen also shows who has earned the most points in your grade level this month.
That's right… Shoparoo now lets members designate a grade level. The grade level feature allows schools to boost motivation by setting up competitions between grade levels. I teach in a private school and jean days are a powerful motivational tool at my school. Imagine how many more scans our school would receive if students asked all of their relatives to join in the cause and scan their receipts to help their class earn an extra jean day!
The Shoparoo app provides an overview of the top earners for the entire school, as well as within your designated grade level. Users that don't wish to make their data public to the school have the option to sign up as "anonymous" users.
Scanning receipts is still easy in the new Shoparoo app. Use your phone's camera and take a photo of your receipt in the app and push the "Snap" button. If your receipt looks good, push the "done" button when you are finished. It's that simple!
Start Scanning Non-Grorcery Receipts
The new Shoparoo is no longer limited to grocery receipts. You can now scan receipts from restaurants, department stores, hardware stores, even fast food chains. As long as you have an itemized receipt with a time and date stamp, you can scan it!
Non-grocery receipts are sort of like bonus receipts in the system. These receipts do not earn Roo points, but they are entered into Shoparoo's monthly sweepstakes to earn $1,000 in cash for your school. Each month, Shoparoo will choose a new winner from the non-grocery receipt entries. You can see photos from sweepstakes winners if you follow Shoparoo on Instagram. I REALLY want my school to win one of those giant checks.
The Shoparoo app allows users to easily see how many sweepstakes entries your school has earned this month.
Check the Status of Your Scanned Receipts
You an always check the status of your receipt scans in the Shoparoo app. The little cart beside the receipt total indicates that it is a grocery receipt that earned Roo Points. The little blue ticket icon shows that this receipt serves as a sweepstakes entry.
Earn Shoparoo Bonus Points
There are even more ways to earn extra Roo Points to support your school. Just tap the little "earn" tab at the bottom of the screen. Sometimes you can scan the barcode from a particular product you recently purchased to earn extra Roo Points. There are also quick survey opportunities (each survey is about 5 questions long and only takes 2 minutes to complete) and you can earn extra points by connecting Shoparoo to your facebook account to earn extra cash for your school.
Plus, if you upload a receipt for 5 consecutive weeks, you can start earning +5 extra Roo Points per receipt as a frequent user BONUS.
Refer Your Friends
Want to earn some extra points in a big hurry?
Invite your friends to join Shoparoo!
You earn 150 Roo points each time someone signs up using your link. I embedded my own referral link in my previous blog post and earned 3,000 extra points for my school! You might not have a blog, but you do have email and facebook. Go ahead and invite your friends. You will earn 150 points for each person you refer and that person will automatically earn 100 points for their school just for signing up. It's win-win!
Referring your friends is easy. You can email or text them right through the app. Or, you can use word of mouth to tell them about the app and provide your friends with your personal referral code. Just click on the "invite friends" button in the "earn" screen to get your personal referral code or contact friends through the app.
Be The First to Support Your School and Earn $10
Shoparoo has extended a very special offer for Kinder-Craze fans that are pioneer supporters of their school. If you are the very first member of your school community to sign up for Shoparoo, you can earn $10 immediately for your school (that's the equivalent of 5,000 Roo Points!). Just use the code KINDER100 when you create your account. Download the Shoparoo app from iTunes or Google Play and push the "I Have a Code" button when the app opens.
If people at your school already have an account, don't worry. You won't be able to scoop up the $10 bonus, but you will earn 100 Roo Points automatically just for signing up.
Are you ready to start earning money for your school?
Download the Shoparoo app and start scanning receipts today!
If your school already uses Shoparoo to use the raise money, I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment and share your story!