What is Ibotta?
Ibotta is one of my FAVORITE cash back/rebate apps! It is one of the first apps I started using when I started couponing. It is really easy to use and has a lot of awesome deals that give you cash back on products you buy all the time!
Scroll down to check out my how to use Ibotta video for step-by-step instructions.
How it works?
- Find offers for products you want
- Load them into your account
- Buy the products in store
- Scan your receipt
- Get cash back
Inside the Ibotta app you will find TONS of offers for a variety of products. They have offers for products in categories such as food, personal care, baby, even BEER and WINE! (WOW!) The offers are always changing and they are always adding new products. Make sure to check it often.
Works with online shopping too!
Ibotta has cash back offers for ONLINE retailers too!
Some popluar ones include: Amazon.com, Target.com, Walmart.com, Macys.com, ebay.com, and even Groupon.com.
How to save shopping online:
- Open Ibotta FIRST
- Click on the online retailer’s logo
- Click the big green “Shop (_Retailer’s Name_ )” button
- Ibotta will send you to that retailer’s website
- Make your purchase
- Return to Ibotta
- Get cash back
Before you head over to amazon.com, for example, always open the Ibotta app FIRST. Click on the Amazon.com logo (or other online retailer) and click the “Shop Amazon” button inside the Ibotta app. Ibotta will automatically redirect you to amazon to let you do your shopping like normal. Once your purchase is complete, Ibotta and Amazon do some magic behind the scenes and in a few days, your cash back appears in your account. NO NEED TO SCAN YOUR RECEIPT. EASY!
Something I’ve seen very often for Amazon.com is cash back on their amazon devices. Before you go out and buy an Eco/Alexa start in the Ibotta app! It will save you money! But of course, there are many other categories that are included such as baby, beauty, fashion, furniture, health and personal care and many many more! Just remember to shop through Ibotta first.
How does the CASH BACK part work?
You want to know how you get your hard earned money right? It’s easy!
Each time you “do deals” (load offers, buy the products and scan your receipts – or shop online through the Ibotta app) the money you earn gets collected in your Ibotta account. (You can see your earnings in the “Account” section of the app). You are not able to withdraw that money until you reach the cashout minimum. As of January 2019, the cashout minimum is $20.
This may sound like a lot, but don’t worry! If you are doing a couple of deals per week, you get to this amount very quickly. Using a referral code gets you some extra money too! There’s also extra little bonuses in the app that help you earn money too. Like “Earn an extra $1.00 when you redeem “Milk-Bone” dog biscuits on two separate shopping trips.” Sometimes you “do deals” and all of a sudden you earn extra money because you completed a bonus that you didn’t even know about. SURPRISE! 🙂 You can see the extra bonuses in “Account > Bonuses”.
Once you reach at least $20, you can withdraw the money. You can have them send you the money through Paypal, Venmo, or through a Gift Card of your choice (they have a lot of gift card options to choose from).
That’s it! It really is that easy!
How to use Ibotta video:
Video coming soon
Ready to sign up?
What are you waiting for?
To sign up click this link from your phone: https://ibotta.com/r/wcqhvhk
If you use my referral code, we will both make some extra $$$
Referral Code: wcqhvhk
Ibotta Cheat Sheet
Here’s a quick guide to everything you need to remember about using Ibotta.
- Use my referral code when signing up to earn extra cash: wcqhvhk
- Offers will vary by account
- Some deals are limited to certain stores
- Some offers have an expiration day/time
- Has deals for online shopping
- You have 7 days to submit your receipt
- Cashout minimum: $20 (PayPal, Venmo, Gift Card)
I will always try to include Ibotta cash back offers in the deals I post if they are applicable. I try to make it really easy for you to save money.
Remember: You can use cash back apps in addition to in-store sales, store coupons AND manufacture coupons. This helps maximize the savings! STACK STACK STACK!
Learn about COUPON MAGIC (Coupon Stacking) here.
When signing up for cash back apps or other “couponing” related things, you will always be asked for a valid email address when you are signing up.
Before starting your couponing/money saving adventure, I always recommend that you create at LEAST one dedicated “couponing” email account, but 2 is better!
Read more about this in my blog post: “Why you should have dedicated email addresses for “couponing“