iBotta App Explained

by Tamona on December 19, 2012 · 0 comments

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As usual, I am late to the party. The iBotta App is an app that gives you cash for shopping. It is not like other apps you have encountered before because iBotta does not involve a ton of thinking.

Step 1:

Check your iBotta app for cool deals

Step 2:

Pick the item you plan on purchasing!

Step 3:
You will see coins appear. Each coin offers you “x” amount of dollars or cents to perform a task. Example tasks include liking the brand on Facebook, learning about the product, or taking a poll.

Step 4:
Click the redeem button to redeem the offer that will pay you to shop!

Step 5:
Pick the location where you will be shopping.

Once your shopping trip is complete, simply take a picture of your receipt and submit it to iBotta. All receipts need to be clear, flat, and visible. Receipts should also be from participating retailers ONLY. Below you will find a list of participating retailers:

  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Walgreens
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • RiteAid
  • Kroger
  • Safeway
  • Publix
  • Stop & Shop
  • Fred Meyer
  • King Soopers
  • Ralphs
  • H-E-B
  • Meijer
  • Vons
  • Duane Reade
  • Smith’s
  • Fry’s
  • Pick ‘N Save
  • Dominicks
  • Pavilions
  • Tom Thumb
  • Dillons
  • ShopRite
  • Giant Eagle
  • QFC
  • Harris Teeter
  • Randalls
  • Food 4 Less
  • Hy-Vee
  • CityMarket
  • WinCo Foods
  • 7-Eleven
  • United States Armed Forces Commissary

iBotta receipts can be uploaded by simply clicking the button to redeem your receipt. Make sure you have the receipt centered in the viewfinder and take the photo. Do not leave off a price or product number. If you have a long receipt, select add section so that you don’t miss a bit of information. Once you are happy with your image, click done to submit your receipt. You will find out within 24 hours if your receipt has been verified.

Right now, iBotta is offering an awesome referral incentive.

For each friend that registers and signs in using your unique referral link (see below for a description) you will instantly earn $1.  At the same time, friends will earn $5 once they successfully redeem their first offer! The more friends you invite, the more money you’ll earn.  Your friends can also take advantage of the Share the Love program with their own unique referral link.

It is very important that when your friends sign up, they use your unique referral link. This can be accomplished by clicking on the “Invite Friends” link found on the main menu of the app (see below for a screen shot) and you can invite your friends via Facebook, Twitter, your contact list or copy and paste your unique referral link at the bottom into an email and share it with friends.

This is a great time to earn some money. The deals in the stores are getting better and why not get paid for the shopping you plan on doing anyway.


How do I get paid from iBotta?

Once you’ve redeemed offers totaling $5 or more, Ibotta lets you transfer your earnings directly to your PayPal account.  Choose “Withdraw Cash” from the main menu of the app, then select “Get My Cash” to link Ibotta to your PayPal account.

If you don’t already have a PayPal account, you can set one up for free at www.paypal.com.  Money in your PayPal account can be transferred to any bank account, sent to other PayPal users, or loaded onto a debit card.

Please note that it is very important to verify your PayPal account by following the steps emailed to you from PayPal. Ibotta never collects a fee for transferring money into your account, but if the account remains unverified at the time of transfer, PayPal will collect a small fee for the transaction and you will not receive the entire amount owed to you. Because we always want you to receive the entire amount you worked to earn, please ensure your account is verified.

How soon can I get my cash?

Ibotta lets you transfer funds to PayPal as soon as you have reached $5 in earnings.

It is important to make sure you have your PayPal account set up and verified prior to withdrawing your cash, as this can slow down the process and result in a small fee from PayPal. For steps on how to link your PayPal account to Ibotta see the “How do I get my cash?” article in the PayPal section.

If I purchase more than one of any special offer, will I earn multiple monetary rewards?

Of course! Just note that all of our products are featured for single purchase and no additional credit will be awarded for multiple purchases of the same product. The benefit for you as a customer is that after you successfully redeem an offer, a new one will be stocked on your shelf. Also, by tapping on the image of a product and choosing thumbs-up or thumbs-down, your preferences will be registered, and over time your offers will be personalized.


Sign up for iBotta now and start making money! 

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