If you paid with a debit card, it may be easier to get a copy of a receipt.
If you need to obtain a copy of a receipt, the method you can use to obtain it depends on why you need a copy of the receipt. Common reasons for needing a copy of the receipt include giving gifts, needing to return an item, mailing discounts, and saving a copy for your personal records. You can usually obtain copies of receipts by contacting the store where you made the purchase or by using a computer scanner to make a copy yourself.
It is relatively easy to make a copy of the original receipt using a copier.
It is usually easier to get a copy of a receipt if you still have the original copy. If you’ve lost your original receipt, you should contact the place where you made the purchase, or possibly your credit card company. You should keep in mind that some stores and businesses may not accept receipts or a statement from your credit card company if you plan to use the receipt to return items.
Some companies offer the option of sending receipts via email.
The best way to obtain a receipt if you have lost the original copy is to return it to the place of purchase. Some stores may look at a previous purchase and print a new receipt for you if you used a credit card, debit card, or personal check. If the only reason you need a copy of a receipt is to return items, some stores will allow you to return items without the original receipt, but you may have to accept the current retail price or a gift card from the store. to do this. If you need an extra receipt for discounting purposes, many stores may print additional receipts at the time of purchase or later if you still have the original receipt. If the store can’t help you and you used a credit card or check, you can contact your bank or credit card company for proof of purchase.
A flatbed scanner can make a copy of a receipt if you have the receipt.
If you have the original receipt and only need a copy of a receipt for your personal records, you can probably scan the receipt using a flatbed scanner or copier. There are also special devices available that can scan receipts and put them in a database along with your previous purchases. One advantage of copying a receipt electronically is that you will have less to worry about losing the paper copy or damaging it in some way. You can also store the electronic copy in many places for safekeeping.