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New ibotta app for e-coupons

Posted December 10, 2012


There's a new app called ibotta available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that allows you to earn cash back for groceries and more.

Here are the details from the app download page. Obviously, first you need to download the ibotta app HERE.

"Here's how it works:

1. Before shopping, choose your offers. The more you choose, the more cash back you'll earn.

2. Go Shopping. Buy your chosen products at any of the major retailers that Ibotta supports.

3. Take a photo of your receipt. We'll verify your purchases and credit your account right away.

4. Get your cash. Yes, real money, loaded onto your PayPal account or donated to any school in America."

Participating stores: Ibotta works at 14 retailers including these stores in our area: Target, Walmart, Kroger, CVS, Walgreens.

You can increase the amount of your offer by doing different (easy) activities like taking a poll, liking the company on Facebook or reading a recipe. 

Once you redeem your first successful offer, you'll receive an extra $5 in your account as part of their referral program!

Like Savingstar.com discounts, the money does not come off at the register.  It is deposited into your Paypal account. You will need a Paypal account to get the money.  If you prefer, you can also donate the money to a school of your choice. 

Big benefit: You can use the ibotta savings in conjunction with manufacturers coupons and savingstar.com e-coupons so you can stack a number of different savings avenues.

For those of us who have an Android, we will just have to wait until that app is available. You can get on a waiting list to be notified when the Android app is ready to roll.

If you use ibotta, please share your experiences. This app does require a little extra work as far as taking pictures of the receipts but that shouldn't take too long.

You can find many more details about the program on their website in the Help Center  HERE.

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  • smolder13 Dec 10, 2012

    Yes, please let us know when this is available for the Android!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 10, 2012

    You are welcome! I hope you save a bunch with the app. I'll definitely be signing up when it's available for Android.

  • LucyLooo Dec 10, 2012

    Thank You