What is Ibotta?

Ibotta is a FREE smartphone shopping application (app) to enable users the ability to earn cashback on in-store and mobile purchases with receipt and/or purchase verification for things they buy every day. The mobile technology company that developed this app is based out of Denver, Colorado.

How Does it Work?

With Ibotta you have three options to earn:

1. Your Receipt
2. Link Ibotta to your loyalty card
3. In Via In-App Purchases

How Do You Utilize the Options?

Make your list of what you intend to get at home BEFORE you go shopping.
Download and/or sign in to your Ibotta account.
Select the places you shop and find a shop that is offering the best deal.
Add that item to your Ibotta shopping list.
After all you have selected all your items, go shopping at the shops you selected and be sure to ask for the receipt.
When you are done shopping, scan the receipt back to Ibotta and they match up your actual purchases to the ones you previously selected and process you rebate.

If you are using a loyalty card, say your Kohl’s card, you will need to enter your account number, store account or phone number prior to following the steps as listed for using your account above.

Thirdly, you can use the app on your phone by simply opening the app, selecting the items you intend to purchase and making the purchase online in your phone.

How Do You Get Paid?

The qualifying purchases will be verified, and you should see confirmation of payment in the app within 48-hours.

Couponing & Rebates Couldn’t Be Any Easier!
Without annoying coupons, you can be paid within 48-hours of purchase, putting your hard-earned money spent back into your pocket. Personally, I am glad I found Ibotta which was referred to me by my sister – I think you will love it too!

Give Ibotta A Try for Yourself! 
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8 thoughts on “IBOTTA | PRODUCT REVIEW”

  1. I heard about IBOTTA about when it first came out but didn’t try it out until a few years later. Until this day i use it and love everything about it. I like that it’s free because some shopping apps ask for money first. I have referred lots of friends and been rewarded smartly. Thanks for such a great review, you are spot on.

  2. You must he kidding, you need to see how big my grin is right now. I usually go shopping at month end and I buy lots of stuff which cost quite a lot most times and I don’t get a single discount on getting these products. So seeing an app that could give me a money back is just wow. When you get this app do you pay to be a member,  Like payment after signing up?

    • Hi Chloe, To be totally honest, I have not paid anything for this app yet and my sister hooked me up with it two years ago.  Perhaps down the road, they will charge, but I consider myself grandfather – at least for now. In fact, we tend to compete to see who will get the most, and she always wins.  

      Be interested to know how it works out for you as well.

  3. Hi Donna! I like your website about budgeting products.

    Using a free software offering to build an e-mail list, I am hoping that it turns into an affiliate commission for you. I am now thinking about how I can implement an offer like that!

    As far as the budgeting services: are you offering one on one budgeting, like over Skype? I would appreciate you to clarify the offer in my head. As in, and I have not had success with doing this properly, but it is all about building the funnel of 7 to 9 touchpoints and an authority in the space. By establishing yourself as a consultant, you build credibility. You keep the credibility by offering valuable products and content that bounces around in their head. The more positive attention you can garner onto the brand, the better chance you will have of converting.

    To build authority, maybe tell your story, and the successes you have had with budgeting. I like the article about how to help build credit. I didn’t read all of it but offering a secured card as an affiliate offer there is sweet, as well as legal and potentially financial services. There is a long list of potential that can be provided in a funnel that introduces the most value optimized according to when in the process they are introduced. I hope that helps!


    • Thank you for your thoughts here. And yes, it helps a lot. You seem to be reading my mind – I am thinking of one-on-one, possibly skype counselling as well as adding podcasts. 

      I see so much possibility with this niche to help others. 

  4. I haven’t heard of such app that gives payback when I go out to purchase stuffs. This is a really nice offer as there are so many people out there who have very small money to get some things for themselves but would need some sort of discount stuff or payback like this. I’ll be glad to inform those college kids that lives around my house. Thanks for the information.

    • I hadn’t heard of it either until my youngest sister hooked me up with it, now I am hooked. Nowadays it seems every penny counts that we make, so why not get some of it back.  


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