If you have never heard or seen Ibotta before you are in for a REAL treat! Ibotta is an app that you can download to your phone that pays you to buy everyday needs. Say what!? Yeah, they pay you to shop…. Best. App. Ever!! To make it even better (as if it could be) they also give you $10.00 when you sign up for the first time! All you have to do is redeem a rebate, and if you haven’t read my deal on Enjoy Life Chocolate Bars then read it here to learn how to get PAID to buy chocolate. That means if you are a new user you can make $14.50 to buy chocolate!! You’re probably thinking this is too good to be true, but it’s not! Read on to learn of this magical app!!
Ibotta is what I like to call a reverse coupon (but is actually called a rebate). When you go to use a coupon you have a piece of paper with a dollar amount on it, and they take the amount listed off immediately prior to paying. When you use Ibotta they do it after instead. So, when you go to the store and buy something all you have to do is save your receipt, and once you are ready you log into Ibotta, take a picture of your receipt, then Ibotta reviews it (usually within 10 minutes), and then they GIVE YOU MONEY!!! You can immediately transfer that to a paypal account, or get a gift card every time you hit $20.00 (or save it like a savings account, that’s what I do).
So why does that make it any different than a coupon? Well, for one, you can use these in addition to a coupon. They don’t care how much you paid for it, what you paid for it with, or if you stacked a million coupons. All they care about is that you bought it, and have the receipt as proof. What this means is you can save a ton of money when you find something that is on sale, has a coupon, and has an Ibotta rebate (like the chocolate). It’s what I like to call the coupon trifecta. A lot of my deal breakdowns use Ibotta, so get it, love it, use it, and let me know if you have any questions! Happy Couponing!!