Wednesday, February 13, 2013

{ 'Ibetta' you want some cash back! }

I know we all like to earn cash back on the items we buy. If you sign up for a credit card through your bank (and your bank offers it), you can get cash back on gas, groceries or other items. While these options are nice, there is a new way to get cash back within the app world! This is where Ibotta comes in!

Ibotta is a FREE app that you can download onto your smartphone (Android and iPhone) and even your iPad that allows you to get cash back on the groceries and other items you buy. 

How does it work?

First, you will want to download the app. Did I mention it is FREE? Next, you will want to sign up for an account. It's very simple and takes only a few minutes. You can either do so through your Facebook account, or your email - whichever you prefer.

After you sign up for an account, start going through the various offers and click on items you know you will buy. Do this by clicking on the pink "Earn [insert amount]" button below the items.

When you click on an offer, there can be two to three 'tasks' you complete in order for you to earn the cash back amount. These 'tasks' can range from taking a poll such as "When was the last time you bought this product?" and it will give you four options. Other tasks include sharing it on Facebook or watching a quick video. You have to complete all of the offers in order to receive the full cash back amount, but if you only want to complete one or two offers that works as well. As you complete the tasks, the amount you have to redeem will appear at the bottom of your screen.

Now it is time to go shopping! Yes, you can pair coupons with the items you added to your Ibotta list. You will still earn the full amount (based on how many tasks you completed) and the coupon will not affect the cash back offer. Make sure you keep your receipt handy because you will need it to submit to receive your cash back!

Taking a picture of your receipt is extremely simple and even has an option to 'add a section' if your receipt is very long. Simply place the receipt on a flat surface and snap a picture of the entire thing, or only a small section if you have a bigger receipt. If you have a bigger receipt, simply hit 'add a section' and it will save all the pictures you snap of your receipt. Please be aware you have to take pictures of your ENTIRE receipt - not just of the sections that have your redeemable items!

The second part of verification involves you scanning the bar code of the item(s) you bought. After this, you're done! Just hit submit and you will receive your notification of cash back fairly soon if everything is verified and you followed all of these steps. I submitted my first transaction and not even an hour later I had my cash back! You can have the money transferred at any time to a PayPal account or you can donate it to a school. It's that simple and it's that fast! I highly recommend it!

The more you use this app the more personalized the offers become. As soon as you submit a receipt and it's verified, new offers will pop up in the place of the redeemed offers. 

Ibotta is just another great way to save even more on the items you purchase!

I was not compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. Replies
    1. You're quite welcome! Thanks for reading :)

  2. I'm learning about all these fantastic apps now. Thanks, Kayla!

    1. Awesome! I'm happy that I can pass on the awesome apps that are available when it comes to couponing :)