Earn money by buying groceries? Yes, please! A few weeks ago a friend introduced me to the Ibotta app. I was suspicious at first, then I saw how easy it was to use, and I was hooked.
I earned $20 back on my very first grocery shopping trip using the app. The best part was buying brands and products I already purchase on a regular basis, but this time I was getting cash back. My second trip to the grocery store netted me $15! I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m always okay with extra money around our house.
Ready to get started? Download Ibotta from the app store and set up an account. If you sign up using this link, you’ll receive $10 the first time you redeem a rebate. Seriously! You get $10 dollars by just signing up and redeeming a rebate.
Once your account is set up you can start browsing available rebates. There are over 200 stores supported by Ibotta, including health-conscious places like Sprouts, Whole Foods, and The Fresh Market. In addition to groceries there are also rebates available on household items (trash bags, cleaning products, etc.) To unlock a rebate just tap on the item and complete the task. Don’t let the word “task” scare you. It’s usually looking at a recipe or watching a short video right there in the app.
Once the rebate is unlocked it’s added to your shopping list. As you’re shopping be sure to buy the specific item listed in the rebate. Check the details for specifics on size and quantity required.
After your shopping trip, simply tap the “verify purchases” button on the bottom of your screen. Scan the eligible items you purchased during that trip and take a picture of the receipt. Once your receipt is verified your cash will be available within 48 hours. Just link up a paypal account and hit “withdraw cash.” There is a $20 payout minimum, so keep that in mind. I hit that in my first shopping trip, but it may take others a bit to get there.
I hope you enjoy Ibotta as much as I do. Happy earning!