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learn how to use ibotta

KRAG6763
Rewards Hunter

hi im new to this but any ideas on how to use ibotta to save for me and my family is greatly appreciated???

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Re: learn how to use ibotta

Dana
Deal Expert

It's not rocket science don't over think it. Go into the store you want to shop at. At the top it will tell you how to get your rebate scan receipt, link account/card, or both if both you can pick one. If it's a linked store link before you do anything. Click on what you want to buy then go buy it if it's a linked store you do not have to do anything but wait pending time is normally 48 hours buy can take 3-5 days sometimes longer that's with all linked accounts. If it's a scan click on what you want to buy then buy it the scan receipt follow the prompts it tells you exactly what you need to do. Then wait for it to process a few hours to a day. For online purchases like the children's place, home depot etc go into the website from ibotta and do your normal shopping just like if you were to be on the website on a computer do not use any coupons or discount codes because you will not get the rebate they don't double dip that way. When you're done exit out and up to 90 days or whatever the pending time is it will say in the fine print (read the fine print on everything it will tell you exactly what you can get) you'll get the rebate. If you don't get credit for something or it misses something keep your receipt and packaging they will need that info when you put in a ticket. Tickets take a week some longer to get answered because people put in tickets for every little thing they will get back to you and help.

Re: learn how to use ibotta

What-Shot
Super Saver

@KRAG6763 

Welcome! Let me share with you a link that I consider a treasure! It was a dialogue of do's and don'ts tips for newbies. Click the following link and enjoy while learning: https://community.ibotta.com/t5/deals-forum/newbie-knowledge-wanted-please/m-p/8574.

~ibotta.like.you.mean.it~

Re: learn how to use ibotta

What-Shot
Super Saver

If you are new to the world of grocery apps,  you will start hearing about more apps you can be using to get extra cashback.  That is great....but don't get burned out on too many apps as a newbie.  In my experience,  ibotta is the most lucrative. Focus on that one as your primary,  then you can add others if it's not too exhausting.  You don't want it to become a drag which leads to burnout. 

Once you feel inclined to expand your horizons, make sure you avail of the grocery apps (for digital coupons) at stores where you already shop (e.g., Kroger,  Target,  Sprouts). 

To branch out farther (while keeping it simple and not too cumbersome) i would recommend these:

1) Fetch: https://fetchrewards.onelink.me/vvv3/referraltext?code=JJ8RX (link including my referral code). 

2) CoinOut: https://coinout.com/referrals/new?r=ZEY2AKJ (link including my referral code).

3) Checkout51 

4) Coupons.com

Again....start slowly.  If it gets cumbersome,  most bail and don't save another dime. 

~ibotta.like.you.mean.it~

Re: learn how to use ibotta

FelskyNY
Deal Master

@KRAG6763 

You can also check out this link.   I also use other apps such as Shopkick and Swagbucks, but it may be best if you start slowly.  Referrals are always welcome.  Let me know if you are interested.

https://community.ibotta.com/t5/deals-forum/newbie-knowledge-wanted-please/m-p/8574

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Re: learn how to use ibotta

ScottyS
Former Ibotta Employee

Hi @KRAG6763

Welcome to Ibotta! I'm glad you chose to join the Ibotta Community. The community is here for you to ask questions, share & find deals, and connect with Savers across the country. The tips above from your fellow Ibotta shoppers should be very helpful. In addition, I recommend checking out this helpful blog post that walks you through all the different ways you can earn cash back using Ibotta:

How to Use Ibotta: A Complete Guide

I hope that helps. Happy shopping! 😊

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