@Luv2shop73 Lord knows how many people sign up for Ibotta day in and day out, but the difference between the guy who makes bupkis in Ibotta and the guy who makes at least $50/month is that the latter has enough of a CURIOSITY ITCH to thoroughly rummage through Ibotta then it occurs to him 'Holy cow! There's enough appealing compelling deals to complete that could mean at least $2-5 a day.
It's amazing how some people think 'shopping' is department store type stuff and something more spectacular like booking a flight, hotel or both. Sure, there's cash back from those kinds of big ticket purchases from Ibotta, but most people's cash back is based on more routine purchases like chips, crackers, frozen entrees, candy and snack bars and the like.
Ultimately, the difference between those who have Ibotta and maybe more other cash back apps and those who don't is that the former make money from routine - & not so routine - shopping
@Bwoltjer go to the app (Ibotta) daily and rummage intentionally. You should find enough appealing and compelling deals (that's very relative and varies from person to person) to claim/activate and complete the same day. You really should be able to claim and complete a minimum 2-5 deals a day
Holy Cow guys! How much shopping do I need to get to get those kind of numbers. I go grocery shopping about 1x week. Maybe about $100-200 a week. I’m lucky if I get $1.00 in savings. What’s the best way to save? Any other ways I can save and get more money? I’d love to save the way you guys have done!
If you really want to earn more money back from Ibotta, you have to look at it differently. You can't buy groceries like you use to.
I start with Ibotta. I make a list of all the items I might be interested in buying and then add the things I need. I check my coupons and other apps to see if I can stack savings. I check web sites like the Krazy Coupon Lady and the Ibotta Community to see what deals are available.
If you want to maximize your savings, you have to consider trying new products. Do I buy things I know I won't use? Yes, but only if they are free or a moneymaker. I donate the items I don't use.
My wife just donated a bunch of bottles of shampoo to an elementary school. I was a bit surprised, but the school is a Title 1 school and the teachers know which kids NEED this stuff.
When we need to purchase something, I try to make the purchase through Ibotta. Sometimes it isn't very much, but every little bit helps. If I find it cheaper by going to a non-Ibotta site, I will buy it wherever I find the cheapest overall price.
@John102, Walmart just may have the cheapest prices on a whole host of stuff. I've started buying Wasa crisp bread since early December because I wanted something in addition to bagels and baguettes to use up a bunch of soft spreadable cheeses along with cream cheese and hummus (all of which I got Ibotta cash back for). I've bought all but my last Wasa crisp breads at Kroger, where it costs $3.25, but the last most recent one I bought was from Walmart, where it was $2.32. Meanwhile when I rummage through Publix and spot it it would be $3.99+.
On another note, who doesn't like Haribo gummies, especially gummy bears? Ibotta has been offering cash back for Haribo gummies since December or maybe even November and the offers are still going on. The chewy cola bottles (just finished a bag after putting it in and taking it out of the fridge back and forth) carry a 50 cents per unit cash back. However some Einstein at Ibotta had this bright idea of requiring the purchase of 2 bags of gummy bears to get a whopping 50 cents cash back.
I was just at Publix not too long ago and looked at what Haribo gummies cost and they were on a 2 for $4 sale, or $2 per unit. However, I've seen at Kroger they cost $1.25-$1.50 per unit and at Walmart they're $1-$1.25 per unit, so do you think I'll partake of this deal at Publix?
I didn't partake of these offers for a month+ because I partook of them back in the fall and still have 3-4 unopened bags of gummy bears
@DRBYLVR, look at this way. Honest **bleep**, for much of spring and summer LY Ibotta offered a quarter cash back for Butterfinger with a maximum credit of 5 units a transaction, ergo $1.25 maximum cash back. BTW Walmart was the only place where you could partake of this deal, but anyway Butterfinger is just 88 cents apiece there. Ditto all that for Baby Ruth bars for a shorter engagement just last fall, but that's just another story for another day.
Anyway let's say you're just starting out with Ibotta and all you do your first month is partake of the exclusive at Walmart Butterfinger offer every day the offer is available to you. In the real world most offers become available again a minimum of 2 days after completion, but just for the sake of illustration let's get goofy.
Your first month in Ibotta is a 31 day month and every one of those days the Butterfinger at Walmart is available. Remember Butterfinger is 88 cents apiece at Walmart and you get a quarter cash back with a maximum allowable 5 units a transaction so your first Ibotta deal you buy 5 Butterfinger bars at Walmart. You spent $4.40 and get $1.25.
Now let's say you get to do the same thing over again daily for the next 30 days like rinse and repeat. Over 31 days you would have spent $86.40 with $48.85 cash back from Ibotta.
Could you then imagine having a buddy doing the very same thing YOU'RE doing to earn Ibotta cash back but he didn't have Ibotta or any other cash back app? Your buddy merely SPENT $86.40 but you INVESTED that same amount and got $48.85 in return