Are you receiving SNAP/EBT benefits? The campaign is live and accepting new members. Learn more about receiving $50 for submitting a SNAP receipt and $50 for getting your COVID-19 vaccine here and join today!

Step-by-step guide to submitting your report for reimbursement

Sheena Trepanier
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We're excited to announce the SNAP & VAX campaign ,where:

  • Any household that receives SNAP benefits can request to join the new campaign here
  • Any SNAP recipient that did not get reimbursed during our 2020 campaign can get $50 of groceries reimbursed.
  • Any SNAP recipient that hasn't yet gotten the COVID-19 vaccine, can get $50 for doing so.

How it works:

Step 1: Join the Policy and download the Expensify mobile app

  1. Go to the Apple app store or Google Play store and download the Expensify app, and set up an account (it’s free).
  2. Request to join the policy here.
  3. When you get an email to say you have been accepted to the policy, move onto the next step.

Step 2: Vaccination

  1. Save your official Covid-19 Vaccination Record Card (showing both doses, the first dose must be dated after we started this campaign on 26 May 2021).
  2. Grab your ID.
  3. Put them both on a flat surface, one above the other so we can see both at once.
  4. Open the Expensify app and hit the camera icon, and snap the two documents in one picture.
  5. Tap ‘Add Details’ then ‘Fill Out Details Myself’.
  6. Fill in Vaccine as the merchant name and $50 as the price tag and Save.

Step 3: Groceries

NB: This is only for SNAP users who were not reimbursed during our 2020 campaign

  1. Purchase food as normal with your SNAP card and save the receipt.
  2. Use the app to take a photo and SmartScan the SNAP receipt. This will tell us how much you paid and show that it was paid for with SNAP benefits.
  3. Note: Receipts must be dated May 1, 2021, or after. We will not accept receipts dated prior to May 1, 2021.
  4. If your receipt is more than $50, Tap the expense and edit the total to $50 and Save.

Step 4: Bank account

Add your Personal Deposit-Only bank account to receive the funds:

  • On your phone, tap Settings > Reimbursement.
  • Or, on your computer go to and click Settings > Account > Payments to add a Deposit-only bank account.

Step 5: Send your expenses to the team

  1. In the Expensify app, tap Menu > Reports and then tap the blue ‘+’ in the top right.
  2. Tap Expense Report.
  3. Tap Edit and select the SNAP policy, done (if you don’t do this step, we won’t see your report!).
  4. Tap Add Expense to add your SNAP & VAX expenses.
  5. If you added both, tap into each expense to resolve the ‘potential duplicate’ and “ignore”.
  6. Also tap into Category and set this to Volunteer Reimbursement.
  7. Look for any red flags, if there are none, tap the green Submit Report button at the top of the report.
  8. The report will move from Open to Processing at this stage.

We'll reimburse $50 for proof of vaccination and up to $50 for groceries (per new household) within five business days.

You can find more in-depth instructions and visual examples in the links below. If you get stuck at any point, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] with your questions!

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