Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Ibotta

There is a new app in town.  Well, new to me.  It's called Ibotta. Before I continue I'll add that Ibotta has no clue who I am.

Starbucks doesn't either and I have no idea how that is still possible.
  

Ibotta was brought to my attention by my brother.  He sent me a referral code, I joined.  We both immediately had money deposited into our accounts.

I still wasnt impressed. I'm wary of apps that claim to earn you money.  I'm wary of anything other than an actual job that claims to earn you money.  The only reason I'm sharing this app is because Ibotta actually delivers on the money earning, which is astounding.  I joined Ibotta in March and by June I had earned over $100.  

Ibotta is a lot like the Target Cartwheel app (another one of my favorites).  Except rather than percentage off deals you earn actual cash back.  You select a store, view their deals and check the deals you want to redeem.  After you shop, you take a photo of your receipt and submit it to Ibotta.  Within hours the money is in your account. 

You can withdraw cash as soon as you reach $20.  You can turn it into gift cards or simply transfer the money right to your paypal or venmo accounts. It really is that easy.  I'll add that the selection of stores is quite impressive, and all my favorites were included.  You can also make money online shopping and they offer bonuses on certain products as well. 

A few things:

1.  As with anything, the app is not foolproof. When you scan your receipt rebates may be missed.  Make sure you check what offers were redeemed before you hit submit.  You have the option of adding offers and scanning the item barcodes if the app misses any. 

2.  Read the rebate details carefully.  Some require more than one purchase, some can be redeemed once per receipt, some can be redeemed multiple times.  

3. Be prepared to watch 20 second clips, answer a survey question or choose your favorite flavor of an item.  I'm sure part of the system is that the app is collecting information for these companies by our shopping habits.  If they're paying me I'm happy to share. 

Use ibotta?  Comment below and share how much you've saved!  Want to sign up?  I'd love to have you as a "friend" so we can save together!  My referral code is rjsxfcg.

Happy earning!!

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