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If you are reading this blog, and more specifically this post, you probably enjoy saving some money! A few years ago I was introduced to Ibotta which is essentially a couponless way to get rebates on everyday purchases. You are able to receive rebates at popular stores such as Target, Costco, BJ’s Wholesale, Stop and Shop, Walmart, Whole Foods, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Kroger, Publix, Shaws, Smart & Final, Giant, Safeway, Sams Club, CVS, and many other stores. There are actually 312 stores where you can save money! And the best part is that the rebates you receive can be stacked with coupons, Amex Offers, credit card bonuses, any other other money saving opportunities!
There are also non-grocery store partners, such as Best Buy, World Market, Groupon, Babies R Us, Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Macy’s etc. Some of these partners require you to shop online through their app and work similar to an online shopping portal, where others are similar to the grocery store rebate where you’ll receive a rebate by uploading your receipt or entering your partner loyalty number and having the cashier scan your app code (it depends on the actual merchant).
How to Get Started with Ibotta
Ibotta is an app available on any Apple or Android device – you must download the app to receive the rebates. From the app, you can check out all products by store that have rebates attached to them. Some are for specific brands, while others are for any brand within a specific product. It’ll tell you when the product needs to be purchased by and the rebate you’ll receive back. Once you purchase the item, you’ll then need to take a picture of the products bar card and your receipt. You will then receive the cash back within 48 hours! Some stores even allow you to link your loyalty number which allows you to receive the rebate easier!
Ibotta also offers bonuses throughout for various types of activities. Whether it is purchasing at a certain store or a certain number of items or during a certain time of year, you can receive extra cash back on top of your regular rebates. You can also build teams to help unlock rebate bonuses even quicker. The more team members you have, the more money you can make through bonuses. If you want to be part of my team, enter referral code is sqnugco. By signing up through a referral, you’ll earn an extra $10 after you redeem your first rebate (the referee will also receive a $5 bonus).
I personally love the app and think it is a great way to earn some cash on purchases I’d be making anyways. Unfortunately, my local grocery store is not a partner, so I do not earn nearly as much back as I’d like, but I am able to save during my trips to Target, Whole Foods, and Costco. The savings can even be stacked with the Target Cartwheel app! I probably average about a $100 savings a year, which I find to be great for hardly any extra effort!
I promise you, if any of the above sounds complicated, it is not! You should figure it out quite quickly after you download the app and play around for a few minutes.
Enjoy the extra cash in your pocket!