Ibotta is a new coupon app for Apple and Android devices. It’s similar to an ecoupon, in that you load your offers before you go to the store, but there’s a twist. Each offer has several steps, and for each step you complete, you receive another discount. Steps include everything from watching a commercial, learning a fact about the product, completing a survey or posting on Facebook.
Once you’ve completed the steps for your offer (they’re surprisingly quick – the “learn a fact” consists of reading a short statement about the product, and the surveys are usually one question about the product) then head to the store. The app tells you which stores you can shop at to qualify for the discount. Ibotta works with many chains around the country, but in Chicagoland, you may see offers from CVS/pharmacy, Dominick’s, Kroger, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, or Meijer.
After you shop, take a photo of your receipt with the app and upload it. Your account is credited with the money you receive within 24 hours, and you can withdraw it to Paypal. You can also donate your earnings to a local school or to charity.
Another plus – you can use Ibotta in conjunction with other store and manufacturer discounts! So, you can use coupons to buy products, then receive money back from Ibotta too.
When you sign up for Ibotta through this link by 1/11, you’ll receive $5 once you complete your first Ibotta offer by 1/17! (You’ll also receive a personalized link to share with your friends too, and you’ll get $1 when they sign up for Ibotta as well.)
Want to learn more? Let’s walk through an offer…
And that’s it! Are you using Ibotta? What are your thoughts? Get started by signing up at this link, and receive a $5 bonus when you redeem your first offer by 1/17.
Ibotta screenshots from Google Play Android App store.