Do you need to earn extra money or have a side hustle? Then I would suggest downloading the iBotta app. The idea behind iBotta is pretty simple and here is my official iBotta review. Download the app, shop for the listed items, submit your receipt and they credit your account with cash $.25-1.00 per offer to be exact! I was very skeptical at first because how exactly are they making money?? I assume they partner up with companies some of which are new (Evol) and others that are well established but are introducing a new product (Ruffles and Kashi.) Some of the products offered are ones I would buy already like Daisy sour cream, Haribo gummy bears and Jennie-O.
I’ve used iBotta for about a month and a half and earned $25 before I checked out. I think it’s easy to rack up the dollars because the more you buy and redeem, the more bonuses you unlock. iBotta will credit you if you do things like purchase one offer a week for a certain amount of time or if you buy all of a certain stores offers. They recently added Whole Foods to their line up and since I shop there for my meat, I was able to pick up a few extra things and get some money back. The interesting thing is that they don’t discount your redemption amount if you use coupons! I’ve used coupons for certain items and then gotten the full iBotta redemption amount credited to my account! You will have to link your account with Paypal in order to cash out but since I use Paypal on a regular basis I think this is convenient.
I did learn that iBotta does not take receipts from online grocery deliveries. There isn’t a notice on the website so when I tried to scan in a receipt from a recent grocery delivery I kept getting the receipt kicked back. I sent a message to customer service who accepted the receipt on a one-time basis. I appreciate this and should say that customer service was prompt but they should really think about clarifying the types of receipts they accept. The good thing is that they accept from lots of popular brick and mortar stores like Target, Walgreens and CVS.
I think iBotta is a fun app and sort of addicting since I find myself repeatedly checking in to take a look at new offers. It can be expensive so I’ve tried to just buy the items I know I will use and always check for any available coupons first. They do have products that I wouldn’t buy but it’s easy to hide these offers from your feed in order to make room for newer offers. I think the interface is very easy to use and downloading the app took literally seconds.
You can learn more and earn $10 after redeeming 5 offers here.*