I downloaded the mobile app Ibotta in 2018 I have already earned well over $440 in cashback shopping rebates. The Ibotta mobile app is very simple to use once you get the hang of it. You simply download the app, “clip” your coupons, purchase those items, take a photo of the receipt once you get home (or provide your shopper’s card and let Ibotta do all the work for you), then the scan the items purchased (the camera on your smartphone scans the items), and redeem for a cashback rebate. The approval process for earning cashback is simple and offers get approved quickly and the money goes straight into your account. Once you earn $20 you can cash-out for gift cards or Paypal. Earning that 20 bucks is simple too!
I love using the Ibotta mobile app. Not only is it a wonderful way to save money on products that you already purchase but the app also gives you an incentive to try out new products. I have come across and discovered many great new products through the app. When I give these new products a whirl through the Ibotta app, I often become a regular buyer and regular customer if I enjoy the products!
Download the Ibotta app
First things first! You need to download the app to start earning money. The app is available in both app stores: Apple and Google Play.
When you use my code mohoyyu you can get $10 instantly loaded into your account.
What can I earn?
You need to earn at least $20 to cash out. If you use the code I posted above you start out at $10 and it is very simple to earn that $20 to cash out. You can cash out to receive Paypal money (which is often sent instantly) or you can cash out and receive gift cards to various stores like Amazon, Whole Foods, Target, Ulta, Ebay, Itunes, etc. They have a very large gift-card shop where you can withdraw your money earned. I usually just go with the Paypal option so I am free to choose my earnings however I like.
Start earning money
Start earning your dollars by selecting the store that you would like to shop at and start adding those items to your account.
Ibotta mobile app example:
You can earn $1.20 cash back on each Blue Bunny Load’d Sundae Cup at Kroger. You hit the plus button to add that offer to your account. You then purchase that item at the store. Once you are home with the purchased item hit the “Redeem” button in the lower center part of the screen. Select your store, in this case, Kroger. Make sure that your receipt falls into the required dates, then capture an image with your phone’s camera of the receipt. Make sure you finalize the process by submitting the receipt.
When you take a photo of the receipt you can tap the screen to make sure the image is in focus. The photo has to contain text that is readable. If you have a long receipt you can take photos with multiple photos of the sections.
The easiest option for earning cashback at the grocery store! This is a newer Ibotta feature!
You can also load your Kroger shopper’s card to your account so you do not have to take photos of the receipt. Ibotta will automatically credit your Ibotta account with each valid purchase.
View all of the current Ibotta mobile app offers HERE
Here is an example (edit to add: this is an older example) of a great way to earn some decent money in your account. Check out the Halo Top ice-cream offer in the photo below. You can purchase up to five pints of Halo Top and earn $1.50 cash back on each pint! That comes out to $7.50 if you purchase the max limit of 5. You can also see in the Hot Offers section of this photo that Olly vitamins and supplements are a simple $2 cashback transaction.
The cashback offers section of each store is broken down into categories as you can see in the photo below (this is not a current screenshot, this is a previous example that I saved). If you select a category the relevant items available will show up that you can load onto your account.
Each store has several different offers to choose from. Some offers have a very decent payout.
What I love about Ibotta is that the cashback gives me incentive to try new things.
I have discovered several new items through discovery on the mobile app Ibotta. While browsing the offers you may see plenty of items that you do not typically purchase. Don’t feel discouraged! When I am getting cash back to try out new items and get a discount on those items, I enjoy buying them and trying them out. Often times I end up becoming a repeat customer of these new items that I found out about through Ibottta.
Here are some more examples (these are current as on May 2019)
Mobile Shopping with the mobile app Ibotta
Ibotta is not just for grocery shopping. There are many stores (Amazon, etc) where you can earn cashback by purchasing items online. With these offers, you usually receive a percentage back on the total purchase price. To earn money with mobile shopping you select the store that you are going to shop at and click through. The Ibotta mobile app tracks the purchase that you make through the link. You do not need to redeem a photo of a receipt for these offers.
Bonuses with the Ibotta mobile app
Ibotta also offers many different bonuses. Always be sure to check the app to see what bonuses are currently running. There are some simple ways to earn extra money through the bonuses.
Example: There is currently a $10.00 shopping bonus. When you make 30 eligibles shopping purchases you get a $10 bonus in your account. There is a photo of that offer below.
Bonuses do not stick around too long so it is best to check out the dates on which they are valid and be quick to earn that bonus.
Question & Answer Time!
So what do you think? Will you be signing up for the Ibotta mobile app? Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts on the app. If you currently use the Ibotta app leave me a comment and share with others how much money you have earned through cash back shopping.
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