Neat Receipts Review and Giveaway


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Neat Receipts Review

I am a receipt keeper, and they seem to be taking over the house. Seriously, my box of receipts is a hot mess! Recently I was lucky enough to receive a Neat Receipts mobile scanner to review. Neat has also graciously offered to give one away to one of our lucky readers. We will tell you how you can try to win one at the end of the post, but first let me tell you WHY you want one.

neat receiptsWhat Came In The Box

  • Neat Receipts Mobile Scanner w/ USB Cable
  • Neat 5 Software Installation Disc
  • Bonus PDF Software
  • Welcome Quick Start Guide
  • 1 Calibration Paper
  • 1 Dry Cleaning Paper
  • 1 Alcohol Cleaning Paper

The set up was SUPER easy, all I had to do was put in the disc and it did a walk through set up. I was also given a trial of the  Neat Cloud and Neat Mobile app. My first “neat project” was to tackle the box of receipts I’ve been collecting.

The software allows you to set up folders. I found this very convenient for organizing the mess I had on my hands. I started with the receipts I had for major purchases. I keep these in case we ever need to file an insurance claim we will have back up for the purchase price.

I was so happy and impressed what started out to be a small scanning project turned in to a full blown scanning marathon! Not only did I do the purchase receipts but then I started on the bills, pay check stubs, and warranty papers. Next will be these scraps of papers containing various recipes. I will finally be able to get rid of the binder that is falling apart!

What Data Can Be Stored With Your Scanned Receipt

The software not only stores a scanned copy of your receipt or document it allows you to enter information about the scan.  Some of the information you can store includes…

  • Place Of Purchase
  • Date Of Purchase
  • Assign A Category
  • Method Of Payment
  • Purchase Amount (with tax separated)
  • Notes (great place for serial numbers)
These are just the tip of the iceberg!
What I Liked About the Neat Receipts

Screen Shot Of Neat Mobile

  • I love the Neat Mobile and Neat Cloud- being able to have access to the scanned documents right on my iPhone is amazing. You can also scan items on the go with the phone’s camera. This will work great with my home inventory. Should anything happen at home I will have the receipt copies right at my finger tips to file any claims.
  • The software is “smart.” When scanning receipts it picked up most of the information on it’s own, such as the place of purchase, date and amounts. On most major stores all I had to do was pick the category I wanted it in and notes on the purchase.  This is where the Neat Receipts varies from your ordinary scanner.
  • Moving documents around was a snap. If I inadvertently scanned a document in to the wrong folder with just a couple clicks it could be moved to the appropriate place.
  • While Neat has a larger Neat Desk unit, I love the size of the Neat Receipts mobile scanner. I have a very small desk and it fits perfectly. It’s small and light so I can easily move it to the side when I need room and pull it out when I need to use it.
What I Learned About the Neat Receipts

I learned I should read the instructions.  When I first started scanning I could not understand why the receipts were coming out so light.  It was operator error, had I read the instructions first I would have known that I should be putting the receipts in face down. That is pretty par for the course with me, I get excited and run off on projects without planning it through!

All in all I have to say I love this Neat Receipts.  I would highly recommend it to anyone.  It is a worthy investment.

Want to win your very own Neat Receipt? Enter below! ~Cyndi

(Sorry, this giveaway is over)




Comments

  1. Vicki Dupree says

    I have a pile of receipts I would use this for! This would be awesome! 🙂

  2. it would help me clean up my paperwork

  3. This would be so helpful for both my business and personal record keeping! I’ve seen these and always wanted one!

  4. I so need this! I feel like I have receipts everywhere. Seeing the information all in one place instead of thumbing through each receipt would really be nice.

  5. Michelle Schlund says

    I would be able to get rid of the pile of receipts that tend to accumulate on my desk and just put them straight into the file instead of having to keep them to file through when I needed to find something!!

  6. Miranda Greene says

    This would make my life so much easier!

  7. I would use this to clear my husband and my computer desks of reciepts clutter.

  8. Not only do I have lots of receipts, I have tons of recipes to deal with!

  9. I have a horrible habit of storing all my receipts in my broken purses and they are stuffed. I’m hoping that I don’t break another purse, lol. My hubby thinks that I have alot of purses; but, he doesn’t realize why, lol. 🙂

  10. I could get rid of so much paper with this…and save time when I need to find receipts

  11. I would love to be able to get my paperwork better organized and not need the space for a filing cabinet. I could use that space for my stockpile instead of paperwork!!!

  12. Amanda Davis says

    Help clear out the filing cabinet to give me more room for inserts!!!

  13. I would love to have this. It would make it so much easier. Thanks for doing a giveaway for it.

  14. I would love to clean out these receipts! It drives me crazy, when I have to find one, but I have to go through all of them, just to find one!

  15. What a great deal! I would love one of these!

  16. Heather Mishoe says

    WOuld love to clear the clutter!

  17. I would use it to organize all of my blogging expense receipts for tax season!

  18. I need this to help me orgNIZE

  19. Tammy Hayden says

    I NEED this!!! I save everything, receipts, bills, etc. Its getting out of control!! LOL!! I would love to win this and get some organization in my life!!

  20. Katherine S. says

    I soooooooo need one of these! Please!

  21. Ella Bryant says

    I want one b/c my whole household could use it. we need to get thru this clutter asap!!

  22. Nancy Fender says

    Need this ASAP!

  23. My triplets started kindergarten this year. I would scan all of their priceless artwork that is taking over my house! And reciepts, recipes, etc..

  24. I would scan all of my triplet’s kindergarten artwork and goodies they bring home! Then I would scan reciepts. Also, I sell Avon and have tons of invoices and little pieces of paper that can get lost easily. And, my precious family hand-written recipes! The uses are limitless in this house!

  25. I would like one because my hubs runs a small business. We have two little ones and a small 2 bedroom condo. The receipts are taking over the apartment. They are everywhere!!! I hate clutter and always want to toss them in the trash but he needs them. The scanner would make it easier because and I can scan them and shred or recycle them because there are a lot. It would also help hubs be more organized and our home neater

  26. Oh my. I would seriously LOVE a neat scanner for all the business paperwork. That’d save us a ton of time and hassle of having to go through and find the receipt, etc for taxes or whatever purpose. We literally have receipts coming out our ears.

  27. I save all my receipts this would be so great

  28. This would be great! Papers have taken over my house!!

  29. Bristol Choate says

    I keep all of my receipts and such. With being a couponer they sure can pile up fast!!

  30. I keep all of my receipts!! This would make my life more organized and I would have more time to work on Couponing!! I have wanted a Neat Scanner for a long time 🙂

  31. I’ve wanted one of this from the moment I saw them advertised. I have a home business and homeschool. My son is an aspiring artist and I confess to being a paper pack rat and info junkie. I know Neat Receipts would revolutionize my life. Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. Would love to have this! I keep receipts like crazy!!!

  33. amber schafer says

    I would use it to keep track of what and where all my money goes 🙂

  34. I would love one of these. It’d work great for keeping track of bills we’ve paid and my hubby’s check stubs!

  35. Kristen Stuhlsatz says

    oh I would love to organize my 2 filing cabinets using this!

  36. My filing cabinet is screaming: “Please, PLEASE no more receipts!” I must oblige it. For goodness sake, I feel sorry for the poor thing. It’s been so compliant all of these years holding all of my receipts. Let’s give it a break by giving me a shot at Neat Receipts. I promise I’d love you forever. Really. Thanks in advance!

  37. Suzanne Kreutz says

    I have always wanted one of these! I have receipts everywhere – car, purse, computer bag, kitchen, den, you name it!

  38. I think this would be pretty cool- I wouldn’t have to keep all of my publix reciepts anymore to track my spending

  39. I would love to have one of these. It would not only help my husband with his work receipts, but would help me clean up all the clutter from all the receipts I keep. I have looked at these before, I just haven’t broken down and purchased one.

  40. I just threw away a bunch of receipts last week. I have soo much paperwork to shred, file or toss….this would help with the important stuff

  41. I would love to be able to organize our receipts.

  42. This would be awesome to have. Not a very organized person this sure would help

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