What is the Monthly Subscription?

When you SmartScan a receipt, we’ll read the Merchant, Date and Amount of the transaction, create an expense, and add it to your Expensify account automatically. By default, all Expensify users have access to 5 free SmartScans per month.

With the Monthly Subscription, you gain unlimited access to SmartScans. No need to spend time rationing SmartScans or manually entering in receipt data; let us do the work for you! 

How do I purchase the Subscription?

If you're using Expensify's website:

  • Head to Settings > Policies > Individual and you’ll see the option to activate a monthly Monthly Subscription:

This option will prompt you to add a billing card to your account (unless you already have one ready to go). Once the payment is complete, you'll be all set.

If you're using the mobile app:

  • Tap on Subscription under Settings to upgrade:


So, how much does it cost to gain easy access to unlimited SmartScans? The Monthly Subscription is available at the following price points based on your selected billing currency:

USD: $4.99
GBP: £3.99
AUD: A$6.99

While purchasing the subscription from the Web or via Android, you'll be able to select your desired billing currency while entering your billing information. 

For iOS users, the home currency set for your particular Apple ID will be taken into account during purchase. 

Managing your Subscription

Web and Android: When you purchase the subscription from the Web or from an Android device, you’ll be prompted to enter your billing information right away. Once you’ve completed the purchase, you can view or cancel your subscription at any time by heading to Settings > Policies > Individual > Show Details:

iOS: If you have an iOS device, you'll be directed to purchase the subscription directly from the App Store. Unlike Web and Android purchases, the Monthly Subscription is managed (including cancelation) from within the App Store, and not within the Expensify app. You can learn how to manage iTunes and App Store Subscriptions here.

For all three purchase options, the date you purchase the subscription is the date the subscription will automatically renew the following month. For example, if you purchase the subscription on September 7th, it'll renew the following month on October 7th.

If you no longer need unlimited SmartScans, you're free to cancel your subscription at any point during the month. If you do cancel, keep in mind that your subscription (and your ability to SmartScan) will continue until the last day of the billing cycle.

Troubleshooting and FAQ

What if I don’t use any SmartScans during the month? Will I still get charged?

Yes. Unlike Group Policy subscriptions, the Monthly Subscription is paid in advance. The Monthly Subscription isn't activity based, so you'll be charged no matter how many receipts you SmartScan. That said, there's no limit to the amount of receipts you can scan in a given billing cycle!

Do I get any SmartScans if I don't purchase the subscription?

Yup! Without the subscription you still have 5 free SmartScans each month.

I'm on a group policy with my company. Do I need to purchase the Monthly Subscription?

Probably not. Given that members on group policies already have access to unlimited SmartScans, there's likely no need to purchase the subscription for yourself. However, if you leave your company's policy for any reason, this subscription will be available for personal use if you need it!

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