Groceries are crazy expensive especially when you are trying to feed kids! Today I am going to tell you how I maximize my Ibotta rebates and earn more cash back. You will fall in love with this great way to stretch your grocery budget.
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I started with Ibotta several years ago but quit using the after having trouble finding rebates and app crashes. But I am so glad I installed it again and gave it a second try! Now they have tons of rebates available rebates and their app works great on my iPhone!
What is Ibotta?
Ibotta is rebate shopping app that earns you cash back on purchases you make. They reward on trying new things, buying your favorite items, and even cash back on your online purchase. Any cash back is paid in real cash via PayPal, Venmo, or gift cards and not in points. Win!
7 Crazy Ways to Earn More Cash with Ibotta!
Each month Ibotta has several options to earn more cash by qualifying for their bonuses. For example, they have an extra $.75 bonus when you redeem two Silk yogurts. So if you redeem the two $1 rebates on Silk yogurts then add the bonus you end up with $2.75 in your account!
How to find available bonuses: Click on your account icon on the bottom right of the screen.
Combine Ibotta Rebates with Coupons
This is one of my favorite ways to save! Just use your normal store or manufacturer at coupons at checkout then submit your receipt. You will save instantly on the coupon then get the rebate in under 24 hours!
Bonus Tip: Not all rebates work for all stores. Some will only work at a specific retailer like Walmart or Sam’s Club.
Invite Friends to Join
For every friend, you invite Ibotta gives you a $5 bonus and a $10 welcome bonus to your friend! That can add up quick! Plus, these friends will be on your team (I’ll explain why that is important next).
To get you referral bonus:
- Your friend must use your referral code or link and not go directly to an app store. Here is mine if you want to join!
- Your friend must redeem a rebate within 7 days. Those rebates cannot be “Any Brand” or “Any Item” rebates.
- They must be new to Ibotta.
- Your friend user must register on a device that has not been used by an Ibotta user.
Bonus Tip: Sometimes they have extra bonuses for referrals! That is a great time to rack in the rebates.
Complete Team Bonuses
This is where Ibotta gets fun! Your friend becomes part of your team, and you work together to earn even more bonuses. Take for example this month, when I redeem 8 rebates, and my team redeems $10 worth of rebates I earn an extra $1! There are several levels to this bonus, and you can easily stack up more bonuses.
How to Get Team Members:
- Invite new users with your unique link or referral code. Join my team!
- Link your Facebook account.
- Encourage your friends to link their Facebook accounts.
Ibotta is More Than Just Groceries
Most people don’t realize they have rebates for popular stores like eBay, Amazon, iTunes, Groupon, and tons more! Some of these rebates maybe up to 10% and that can add up fast.
Don’t Forget Any Band or Any Item Rebates
These are great because they work for any item! This week they have any item, any tomatoes, any kale, any bleach, any limes, or any apple juice for a rebate of $.25 each. If I happened to get all six that would be an extra $1.50 in rebates. Keep in mind any brand rebates do not count for any bonuses including referrals.
Check Their App Weekly or Before Each Shopping Trip
Their available rebates change constantly! So take a little extra time while meal planning so you will not miss out on any chances to earn extra cash back.
Bonus Tip: Always check the barcode before purchasing your items! It is so easy to pick an item that does not match the available rebates.
Do you use Ibotta? How do you like it?
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, but based on my usage of the Ibotta app. Rebates and bonuses are subject to change at any time.