Have you tried Ibotta?

Have you tried Ibotta?

Do you enjoy cash back on purchases you normally make? Do you enjoy trying new products and getting money back for doing so? If so, I would highly recommend the Ibotta app.

Just like most individuals, I am always interested in saving money, especially on everyday purchases. I’d heard of Ibotta previously, however, I didn’t take the time to evaluate it. In June of this year, I came across a positive review for the app and I decided to give it a try. I am an avid Android user, so I utilized the Google Play Store to download the free app. Once downloaded, I signed up using the referral code located on the review I read. Just for joining, Ibotta will give you a $10.00 welcome bonus as long as you claim your first rebate within 7 days.

When you setup your account, you can choose your favorite stores. My favorites include Publix, Target, Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens. Each store offers hundreds of rebates, Walmart has the most. You can get rebates on items such as:

  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Beauty and personal care such as cosmetics
  • Household products,
  • Beer, wine, spirits, and flavored alcoholic beverages
  • Pet supplies
  • Health and Wellness
  • Apparel
  • Auto Accessories
  • Magazines
  • Special – Any Brand and Any item Rebates

With in-store rebates, you have to scan (take a picture of) your receipt. It takes Ibotta up to 48 hours to process your receipts and credit your available rebates to your account. However, most of the time, the process is completed sooner. I don’t know if any of you remember the process for submitting rebates by mail, or even online. I do. I remember how difficult the process could be and how long it took to get the money back. With Ibotta, the process is simple and efficient and you get your money back quickly.

There are also a wide variety of online rebates available from retailers such as Amazon and Groupon. I have also utilized Ibotta to make purchases for travel. They offer rebates from Booking.com, Hotels.com, CheapOair, Uber, and several other sites. For online rebates, you will need to download the specific sites app and launch it directly from the Ibotta app in order for the purchase to count.

In addition to the rebates available, there are also bonuses offered. There are bonuses for purchasing certain items or for claiming a specific amount of rebates in a given time frame. For example, currently, Ibotta has a July Boost bonus, that gives you an extra $2.00 for redeeming 12 rebates by 7/24/17. They also have a Christmas in July Bonus, that gets you $2.00 when redeeming one rebate from the mobile shopping category, by 7/26/17. Be advised, any brand or any item rebates, do not apply to the bonuses. In some cases, other exclusions apply. Just make sure you read the exclusions carefully.

Ibotta also offers referral bonuses. They offer a $5.00 bonus for each referral you make. This will be credited to you, once the individual earns their welcome bonus. Right now, if you invite two friends to join, and they earn their welcome bonuses, you will receive $5.00 for each, plus a $10.00 bonus. Friends, whether they are through a referral or through a connected account like Facebook, can help you earn bonuses. Their purchases count towards the total amount required to qualify for monthly bonuses.

You can withdraw your rebate funds as soon as you reach $20.00. You can have these funds deposited into a PayPal account, or you can receive a gift card from a list of vendors for the amount.

I have earned over $90.00 since the beginning of June. I think it is a great user-friendly app. I would recommend it to anyone looking to earn cash back for shopping or traveling. Additionally, if you know anything about couponing, you could potentially maximize your savings on certain items. I clip coupons from the Sunday paper, use coupons.com, or print directly from the manufacturer’s website. I also use Target’s cartwheel app for coupons and discounts.

If you sign up, please feel free to use my referral code, EIRTHJB. I hope you enjoy the app as much as I do. Good luck and happy saving!

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