I do photograph my receipts if I have to - apart from the Lidl ones where it’s done for me - but I never look at the stored files as it’s too complicated to make any use of them. What I’m suggesting is only the first step towards a very definite goal of being to do things I can’t do at present.
Call me anal if you like, but at some point in the future I would like to be able to analyse my purchases. Such as:
How much did I spend on peanut butter in the past 12 months?
How much has corned beef gone up over the year?
To do this by viewing images is time-consuming. I’ve never once had the patience to go through such an exercise. But the information I want is there so why should I not hope to be able to access it more easily?
The digital receipt from Lidl is at present only an image but it’s an image of actual data and points the way to better financial management in the future. It’s not over-complication, Rob, it’s being able to do for ourselves what companies do every day.