Not all stores offer the same FAO. Ibotta doesn’t have the FAO category that groups all FAO for that particular store in one place yet.
How do you keep track of them?
I usually take a screenshot of the FAO for the store that I want to visit. So that once I am there I don’t get distracted by so many eye candies! This way I know which store and what product to look for before I go inside the store.
I recently did an FAO challenge where I visited 4 stores to find their elusive FAOs. That challenge gave me that sense of adventure of going somewhere very far that I couldn’t have during Covid!
When I make a shopping list by the store I'm planning on visiting all FAO are highlighted. This helps me to know I should look for these items first....
So.....lol.....I have spreadsheets. Many different ones for different reasons.
Anyway, I have a spreadsheet for my shopping list. It details everything I need, including amounts for DQ, PQ, ibotta, FETCH, Checkout51, Swagbucks, Shopkicks, Kroger Cash Back, etc.
I print out that list when I go to the store, hiding many of the columns.
While still at the store, I check the receipt to see that all DQs and PQs came off correctly so I can resolve them at the store immediately. I am sure most people do not want to do this, but I don't like having to return another time for adjustments
The more apps you have, the more difficult it is to track. To those casual users who think some of us cr-azy, I get it. Many of us enjoy the hunt. It can take a lot or a little time.
Everyone has to find the system that works for them.
Everyone has to decide what their goals are of the couponing & rebating.
@rocklady6960 FAO = Free After Offer. Technically, it's the abbreviation for the term ibotta uses on their rebate offers for free items. In general, we also sometimes use it here for non-ibotta offers that end up being free.
I was actually revising my answer when What replied.
The only other thing I was going to mention other than what she already did is that it may not technically be completely free if your state has tax and the item is taxable. However taxes are never really mentioned in deals because they vary from state to state."
Some people may also simply say FAO even if it is a moneymaker.
Regardless, FAO pretty much means free after all coupons and rebate discounts.