Last week I learned about a great new way to save more on your groceries- the Ibotta App. I often say that saving is an “art” and this is definitely another tool to make your masterpiece!
The FREE Ibotta App pays you cash for buying your favorite products in the store. When you download the app you will find lots of great products listed. Perform the actions for an item you are wanting to purchase For instance earn $0.25 toward an item by talking a poll, reading a tip or sharing on your Facebook wall. Then head on in to your store and purchase the item. Currently, Ibotta works with every Target, Walmart, Walgreens, and Duane Reed in the US. And adding new retailers all the time! When you get home, scan your store receipt and your Ibotta account will be credited. Once you reach $5 you can cash out via PayPal or donate your earning to a school. It is really that easy!
UPDATE 4/2013: Ibotta has rolled out an upgrade with a ton of new ways to earn more free cash! Check out the new Ibotta features.
UPDATE 11/25/12: Read about the newest stores added (Kroger, CVS and more) as well as a limited time $5 new user bonus! Details here. Update again, even more stores added up to 24 total
What I love about this app is that you can use in in conjunction with paper coupons and store promotions. Take for instance this Walgreens Cottonelle deal I tried last week:
Cottonelle Ultra (Purple package)- $5
$1/1 Cottonelle Walgreens Store Coupon (now exp)
$0.55/1 Cottonelle Bathroom Tissue printable
Paid= $3.45 after stacked coupons
+ $0.50 Ibotta Savings
Final price= $2.90
Do you see the potential for some really great scenarios!? So to recap:
- Sign up or Log in to Ibotta
- Complete tasks on the offered products to earn savings
- Go to the store and buy the products offered
- Take a picture of your receipt for redemption (Ibotta must be used with an in device camera) and scan the bar code for faster cash deposit.
- Cash in once you reach $5!
Another thing I love about this app is that it doesn’t require you to “check in” at the store. So for me, who has an iPad with no data plan- I can still take advantage of this app’s great savings!
And you know I love a great referral program. Tell your friends about Ibotta via Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest and you will get $1 for each person who signs up.
Have you heard of Ibotta? Already used it? I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on this new and exciting app/program.
This App looks very interesting and worthwhile. I’m going to download it and play with it. i’m all about saving some more $$
I can definitely see how this app can be quite useful! I may have to get it 😉 Thank you for sharing!
I am so behind the times-I don’t have a smartphone but hoping for one for Christmas! I love coupons and saving money:)
I actually don’t have a smartphone either. But I do have an iPad. And I love that this app doesn’t need a data plan to work. I can actually take the receipt pictures at home. Nice!
And I hope “Santa” bring you a smartphone for Christmas, I would like one too! 🙂
Jamie T. says
I need Android 🙁
Jamie, hang tight… I am sure it is in the works to be on Android soon!
Rose Powell says
Cool, everyone loves extra savings, I’ll definitely have to look into this. Thanks for sharing!
You’re both right! “watch savings add up” and “SO easy”!
AWesome! I hadn’t heard of this app. I love it when saving is made SO easy. Thanks for sharing!
This is great – I am always looking for ways to save even more and ibotta seems to have knocked this app out of the park! Can’t wait to get started with them and watch my savings add up! Thanks!
Tamona Valentine says
OMG I laughed so hard when I saw the name on the app! I kept thinking ibotta get this app lol! Its corny but tell the truth, you laughed didn’t you lol!
Now that you say it like…yeah that is funny. I just was thinking “I bought a”, like I bought a ack of TP today and saved $0.50! Your way is funnier! 😉