Your insight is confused.
My experience, Food Lion credits the next day. Your account is linked, meaning you will NOT need to scan your receipt after completing your purchase/s.
ibotta will "see" your purchases on your Food Lion MVP Account, since it is linked, and credit you accordingly.
I'm so sorry😞 to hear you're having such a yucky experience with Ibotta. Do you possibly like to shop at Walmart, Publix, Kroger, Whole Foods, Sprouts and/or Target? This may not be what you might want to hear but you might have a better deal with any of these other retailers.
BTW I have Fetch Rewards too, great thing about that is that it's considerably less retailer specific than Ibotta
I love Fetch too. I seem to have less issues with Fetch and Shopkicks. I do not find Ibotta hard to use but I have to say the experiences I have had lately with their customer support representatives has a lot to be desired. My gripe is that they do not seem to read the email or look at screenshots. A simple issue takes over a week and in some cases two weeks to resolve. The upside is that I have saved over $4000 in about three and a half years. I do not link any of my cards and do not have any stores around here that require you to link cards. I stick to Walmart for the most part.
@Lnklnk92 Shopkick has been drifting off into eBates/Rakuten territory, i.e., too department store item-biased. I ditched eBates/Rakuten minutes after downloading because it was and very likely still is COMPLETELY department store item-biased
I emailed Shopkick 3-4 times earlier this year and said I wish they would start offering kicks for chips, crackers, kombucha, fruit and fruit-veggie puree drinks and sparkling probiotics and kefir. The people answering my emails said they'd give polite consideration and so far they're essentially blowing me off
I've had my food lion mvp account linked since I started using ibotta, I click on all the offers and not once has it ever given me a credit for anything brought with a linked account.