What is the Ibotta app and how does it work to save you money?
We talk about a lot of different ways to stack offers and to save on those items you purchase at the store. These can be very overwhelming to understand. I wanted to just take some time to revisit these and explain them to you, so that if you have not yet started using them, you can do so.
Today’s app is Ibotta yet? This is a rebate app. You make the purchase of the various items and they will give you cash back (yes – actual cash). So, you won’t see the savings instantly at the grocery store, but you still are being paid when you shop!
How do you use the app to save?
Once you have the app on your device, you are ready to use it! Scroll through the Rebates. You will see them divided by category, so you can look for those you can use towards groceries, pet and more! Just click on the category you want to review.
From there, you will see the various retailers listed and the offers you can use at those stores. Keep in mind that sometimes offers are available anywhere, but there are some which are limited to redemption only at the store listed. Therefore, it is important that you review the offer at the store where you will shop.
Once you select the store you will be visiting, you can review the offers. You will see the product image and below it, the amount of the rebate. Click on the offer you want to redeem. You will find smaller buttons which show dollar amounts. You will click on each one of those and do what it says to save. Sometimes, you need to watch a short video and other times you need to share it with a friend. The more you do, the more you will be able to save! It is up to you!! Complete all required steps and you will claim the maximum offer.
For instance, Target previously had a rebate for a 12 count box of Pop Tarts. You see that if you watch a video you will earn $0.50 and if you get a recipe from them, you will earn another $0.25 – for a maximum rebate of $0.50 on your purchase!
You will visit the store and purchase the item on the app. If you are not sure that you are buying the correct item, you can visit the offer on your phone while shopping and click on the Verify Product Barcode button. Then, scan the product to make sure it qualifies for the rebate.
Once you are done shopping, click on the Redeem button on the bottom of the screen. Click on verify purchases and follow the steps to upload your receipt. Within 7 – 10 days the rebate is in your account!
How do I get my money?
At the time you are ready to get the cash, you will click the Cash Out button (from the bottom menu). It will show you your balance. You can now opt to get it sent to you via Paypal or use it towards the purchase of a gift card or other methods.
The minimum payout amount is $20, so you will not be able to request your money until your account reaches this balance.
That’s it! It is really that simple to use! I know many of our readers love this app and have made some amazing cash back by using it! So, what are you waiting for? Create your account with Ibotta and get started saving!