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An ibotta app review is one you won’t want to miss. This amazing free user friendly app that pays you to buy your own groceries is one of my great finds in Diaspora introduced to me by my dear sis in law. Get a cuppa coffee and read along while I walk through how to use the ibotta app with this app review.
What is Ibotta App?
Have you signed up with Ibotta yet? Maybe I should be asking if you have heard about IBOTTA. I wouldn’t blame you if you haven’t. I was totally clueless about this amazing app before sis-in-law introduced me to it.
Ibotta is a FREE mobile app that enables users to earn cash back in store, mobile app and online purchases with the virtual submission of receipts.
It’s better than a coupon. You earn real cash while you shop. Your cash back is deposited within 48hrs of uploading your receipt. Then you cash out when your money gets to $20.
Oh my! That little sister of mine sure knows how to save money. As a Nigerian who now lives in the United States I couldn’t have had a better tutor on how navigate my now American life and stay frugal.
How does ibotta app work? Is ibotta legitimate?
This app literally pays you for buying your own groceries. This isn’t one of the get rich quick schemes you see on the internet.
It actually needs a little effort on your part. But it’s effort you would ordinarily put in anyway, if you already buy groceries. A win- win right?
So don’t worry it’s absolutely legitimate.
I have been using Ibotta now over 2 years and I must Say it’s an amazing way to earn some extra cash. My apologies for not sharing this app with you earlier than this.
I would blame it on laziness. I was always procrastinating on putting up this tutorial but Thank God I have finally done it.
Ibotta is free to download and the cool thing is you get a $10 Sign-up bonus after uploading your first receipt.
* Unfortunately Ibotta is for US and Canadian Residents only
How to use Ibotta app.
1. Download the app already 😎 it’s FREE
- Register with your email address. If you haven’t? Register here.
- After registration, log in using your information. Then select the stores you love shopping at if you haven’t done that already.
- Find offers. You could click on home to take you to the homepage where you can look through offers suggested by the app.
- Select an offer, then complete a task associated with the offer. (It’s usually an easy question)
- Add as many offers as you can because the more offers you add, the more cash back you get. *
*Offers expire so remember to redeem them before they expire.
2. Go Shopping
When you add offers to your account, they can be found in my offers list. Then go shopping and buy those items in the participating stores ( some offers are retailer exclusive so be sure to check it out before shopping)
3. Redeem your offer
Click Redeem on the Navigation Bar then select the retailer where you bought the product
Take clear photos of the receipt and select any eligible offers.
Some retailers will require you to scan a QR code or receipt barcode in order to get your offer.
4. Earn Cash
When your redeemed offers get to $20 you can cash out. ‘REAL MONEY’
Tip. The fastest way to get your $20 cash out is by inviting friends. Make your to invite your friends too using your referral link or code.
When you invite a friend using your referral code you get $5 for each friend you invite* and your friend gets $10 but you will have to redeem your first offer by uploading a receipt to get this bonus.
* You can only get this sign up bonus when you redeem your first offer by uploading your receipt and if your friend isn’t already registered with Ibotta.
Ibotta App FAQs
How do you get your money from ibotta?
Getting your money from ibotta is easy as soon as your cash back acrues to $20. You can either cash out into your PayPal account or use gift cards.
First you need to link your PayPal account and your Ibotta account
Step 1: Open the ibotta app, head over to the account in the navigation bar and select ‘ Withdraw cash’
Step 2: Tap the link account to PayPal section. You will be asked to enter your Ibotta password. Once you enter your ibotta password, you would be directed to your PayPal login page. You will be asked to agree to linking your PayPal account to your Ibotta account.
Step 3: Once you accept, you will arrive back at the withdraw cash page. You are now ready to withdraw your earnings into PayPal.
Now to withdraw your cash from Ibotta to PayPal, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Tap Account in the navigation bar. Then tap withdraw cash.( x amount )
Step 2: Tap PayPal ( for added security you would be asked to verify your phone number)
Step 3: Enter the amount you want to withdraw and Tap transfer cash. You should receive your cash in your PayPal account within 2 hrs. It may take up 24hrs if the app is busy.
If after 24 hrs you still haven’t received your money you can read this article or contact them by clicking submit request are the bottom of the article. ( I have never needed to do that )
Gift card Option:
Step 1: Tap Account in the navigation bar then tap Withdraw Cash.
Step 2: A selection of gifts cards will populate your screen. ( Target, eBay, Amazon, Walmart etc ) Scroll down to browse all available gift card options.
Step 3: Select your choice of gift card, verify your identity and then confirm the payment. You will receive a an email with your digital gift card within 24hrs.
I created a section on the blog a while ago which I named ‘Outside My Kitchen’ where I intend sharing some of my experiences in diaspora.
It will include tips and tricks and won’t be only food related. The first post was about our relocation I haven’t updated that section in a while. So I decided to start with this post about earning money while you shop for your groceries. Cool right?