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New ibotta app now available for Android!

Posted December 20, 2012


The ibotta app I blogged about last week is now available for Android (as well as iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch). The app, called ibotta, 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 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 e-coupons so you can stack a number of different savings avenues.

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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  • Nancy Dec 20, 2012

    Packy, you can vote for stores here online:

  • Packy Dec 20, 2012

    and there's no food lion on there. :(

    Looking for the place to vote for stores now.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 20, 2012

    I downloaded it for Android this morning with no issues. Added a bunch of coupons and just need to go shopping!

    Scout - I totally agree about voting for Harris Teeter.

  • scoutmomof2 Dec 20, 2012

    Please if you download it vote for them to add harris Teeter. I downloaded it this morning and it is pretty clunky and has frozen several times. But they did say they were trying to work through the bugs on it.

  • Packy Dec 20, 2012

    cool! Never heard of it before. I'm going to download it now. Thanks! :)

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 20, 2012

    FYI - there is a $1.25 off 1 ibotta coupon for Frosted Flakes available.