Using Ibotta is a great way to add to the $2017 in 2017 Challenge!
Ibotta is an app that offers cash back on grocery items, even on any brand items such as produce, chips, soda, cookies, milk, eggs, and many more. Be sure to check the app before you head to the grocery store to see what you can save on! I like to look at my grocery store flyers and see what is on sale, and my list of what I need then I try to match those items to Ibotta offers.
My favorite thing about Ibotta is the team work challenges all of your Facebook friends are your team mates on Ibotta. You earn the teamwork bonus’s by redeeming a certain number of rebates valued at $0.25 or more and by your team mates redeeming a certain amount of rebates money wise after your team and yourself have meet the threshold you receive a monitory bonus. Usually every month teamwork level 1 is you redeem 10 rebates valued at $0.25 or more and your team redeems $10.00 or more in rebates and you get a $1.00 Bonus.
Here’s how to get cash back from Ibotta:
Once you create an account and download the app you will then be able to see the different offers they have. When you launch the app you will see a screen similar to this.
You want to make sure you are looking under the store you are going to be shopping in. The offers are not the same for all stores, that is why it is important that you make sure you are looking in the right store that you are planning on shopping at.
You can then click on store to see the offers for each store. You can also use the search box to search for whatever it is your are looking for and it will find the offers available for that brand.
Complete the short fact/task or quiz to add the offer to your Ibotta account (less than 30 seconds per offer).
Manufacturer coupons can be used with the Ibotta offers and so can other money saving apps. Meaning that if the offer such as the candy above is available on Ibotta, Checkout 51, and MobiSave you can redeem all of those rebates plus you could use a coupon on the purchase in the store.
Once you have picked out all your offers and matched them to coupons and sales, head to your favorite store or stores to make your purchases.
After completing your purchase, click on the redeem button button at the center bottom of every offer or on the upper left hand corner (were there are 3 small diagonal lines stacked) click there the word redeem is at the bottom of that box. You will have to scan each item to verify it then you take a picture of your receipt with your phone and upload it into the Ibotta app (took me about 1 minute).
Then scan the UPC on each of the Ibotta offer items (less than 15 seconds per item)
Submit your receipt for approval (took about 3 hours for them to approve my receipt, but it can take longer)
Once you reach $20.00, cash out immediately for Paypal, venmo or select gift cards!
A helpful feature of Ibotta is the barcode scanner. If you’re unsure of whether you are matching the right product to the right offer, then this is an easy solution. When you’re in the store, just bring up the ibotta offer you’re trying to match and then click on the little barcode icon in the very top right corner. A scan window will open so you can scan the product and find out whether it’s a match!
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