Kraft Wants to Pay You $20 to NOT Make Cheesecake This Year | Submit Your Dessert Receipt Now

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What’s your favorite holiday dessert?

If the answer is cheesecake, we have good news and bad news. The bad news is that Kraft – the maker of Philadelphia Cream Cheese – is actually experiencing a cream cheese shortage.

But the good news is that you can actually get paid NOT to make it! That’s right, Kraft is paying up to 18,000 people $20 just to skip the cheesecake this year and make something else instead. Unfortunately, all rewards have now been claimed. However, if you were able to head here on December 18th to reserve your spot, be sure to submit your dessert receipt today, December 28th!

Due to higher demands for cream cheese over the last couple of years, it’s been difficult to keep shelves stocked with the popular ingredient – hence Kraft’s decision to ease the burden of those looking for alternative desserts!

pouring pumpkin cheesecake filling into pan

Want to help the cause & make another dessert on Kraft’s dime?

If you were able to visit the Spread the Feeling website AND were one of the first to reserve a spot…

  • Your reservation should have been confirmed via a unique, single-use link. Once you received your link, you would have needed to purchase any dessert between December 17th and 24th in order to qualify.
  • Through January 4th, 2022 at 11:59PM EST, you will be able to use your unique link to submit your dessert receipt for the chance to receive a $20 digital reward.

Need dessert ideas? Check out all of our sweet recipes here!

About the writer:

Brandi has an Associate's Degree and 5+ years of experience writing and creating online content for local businesses.

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Comments 29

  1. acgold

    Thank you! I was able to register. I just received the link and submitted a Costco receipt!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! So glad it was successful for you, acgold!🙌

    • Mani

      Did you get any confirmation email after you submitted receipt? ? I did submit mine and didn’t get any email so just checking !

      • acgold

        No, I didn’t get a confirmation e-mail.

  2. roxanngoo

    I was able to upload my receipt too today. Thank you!

  3. Sue

    Aldi has cream cheese and it’s only 79 cents a block. That’s what I used for my Christmas desserts.

    • Mrs C

      Same. All my grocery stores had plenty

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      That’s what I use, but mine has gone up to 99¢ now. Still an awesome price, right?

  4. Sugar Plum

    Does anyone knows if brownie mix counts because that’s what I made for dessert?

    • Liz

      Sugar Plum, from the FAQ’s on their page, it stated “Dessert or dessert ingredient.” I would think that qualifies as long as it is identified on the receipt as “brownies” (or the like). It even stated that it could be from a restaurant, I believe.

      • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

        Thanks for looking that up, Liz!

      • Sugar Plum

        Thank you Liz, I’m going to submit my receipt now.

  5. Joanne McCarthy

    Thanks, submitted it this morning~Easy Peasy

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      So glad to hear that! 🙌

  6. tipaye

    I ordered Great Value brand cream cheese and was subbed Philadelphia in my Walmart Online Grocery Pickup order. This was a couple days before Christmas. Hope everybody gets their rebates 🤞🏻

  7. Barbara James

    They told me it was reserved but I have not received an email yet for my next steps.

  8. Barbara James

    They told me I was registered last week but I have not received the link for the next steps.

    • Barbara James

      Sorry this was duplicated. I found it in my spam folder.

  9. Liz

    Just received my $20 reward. Yeah, it actually worked!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)


  10. Gail

    I received my $20 virtual Visa gift card today 🙂 Super easy process to submit receipt and receive gift card via email.
    Woohoo – thank you!!

  11. MsAnnie

    I received my $20 virtual gift visa gift card today, you can take your choice virtual or have a card mailed to you. This was a great deal. Thanks for the heads up

  12. Kelsie

    Is anyone else still waiting on their $20 reward?

    • Michelle

      Yes, I was expecting the $20 reward, but received a free coupon in the mail, $4.00 value on purchase of cream cheese.

      • Mel

        me too! i opted for the physical $20 gift card and received a $4 coupon in the mail. although i appreciate the $4 coupon, i am hoping this isn’t the only thing i receive and that the $20 gift card is also on its way?

  13. Karen.

    I got an email from them last Friday and chose to have the $20 card mailed. Then today I also got a paper coupon from them in the mail for a Free pkg of Philly Cream Cheese up to $4 value. any variety or size… so watch your mail for that.

    • Eden (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      That’s awesome, Karen! Thank you for the tip 👏🏼

    • Michelle

      Interesting, I just received the coupon in the mail but no other reward. Maybe there is still hope!

  14. Jane

    I got the same $4 coupon and am still waiting for my actual visa card to be mailed. I think we are getting both! I picked up my 2 pack of cream cheese blocks at walmart today with coupon, $3.84 and coupon self adjusted at register. Awesome deal!

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