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Re: Newbie Knowledge Wanted Please

FelskyNY
Deal Master

@Rickibotta   Next time buy 3 Gift cards - you were so darn close!  I feel your pain though.

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Re: Newbie Knowledge Wanted Please

OBSHOP
Shopping Enthusiast

@Rickibotta 

A few options to consider 

  • You can purchase gift cards that count toward your bonus count ie walmart or a restaurant 
  • Place an online order at walgreens or Walmart my credits were always credited the date I made my purchase
  • Watch out for this changing quantity. It has happened to me with suja drinks
  • Be prepared for OOS with an alternate list. 
Don't let what you don't have prevent you from enjoying what you do have.

Re: Newbie Knowledge Wanted Please

Rickibotta
Deal Master

@OBSHOP 

I appreciate your response, but as a computer consultant for over 35 years, I  avoid chrome extensions.  The risks are not worth it.  It is my understanding that Walgreens can provide a store-generated receipt for pickup orders, but that doesn't work if I am using PQs.  I may try that sometime though.   And I had 27 offers, or 9 extra, so I wrongly assumed that was enough of an alternate list.........lol

This is the first time I have gotten caught though, so I can't really complain.

But these disappearing offers are getting worse and worse.

 

 

“about me: Suburbs of Indianapolis Indiana. BOILER UP!! Favorite stores: Kroger & Meijer"
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Re: Newbie Knowledge Wanted Please

mmoore01
Deal Master

@Rickibotta 

I try to place at least one Walgreens pickup order each week.  I look through the ad online and find something small that isn't in Ibotta and any coupons are on the Walgreens.com website.

For example: I bought Dial soap, 8 ct for $3.49 on sale and there was a digital coupon for $1.00 off.  Great price.  I used some of my Walgreens Cash and ended up spending  $.74 out of pocket.

Oh, by the way, you can still shop Walgreens through the Ibotta app.  You don't need to use the Chrome extension.

Re: Newbie Knowledge Wanted Please

Rickibotta
Deal Master

@mmoore01 

Yes I know I can use the app, but I was just responding to OBSHOP, who was talking about the chrome extension because I could place the order via extension at night to get it in before the bonus expired.  And I struggle to find Walgreens ibotta deals because one guy can only use so much soap, shampoo, razors, etc etc....lol 

My main point of posting today was just to reiterate that one should not wait until the last minute to try to get a bonus in.

“about me: Suburbs of Indianapolis Indiana. BOILER UP!! Favorite stores: Kroger & Meijer"

Re: Newbie Knowledge Wanted Please

RCKCreatEnt
Deal Expert

@mmoore01 when you request funds directly to your bank account it takes 1-3 days, no percentage service charge like PayPal does for instant or next day

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Re: Newbie Knowledge Wanted Please

Rickibotta
Deal Master

Has something changed with PAYPAL?  I withdrew to PAYPAL last November 3 and the funds were in my account that day.  There were no fees.

“about me: Suburbs of Indianapolis Indiana. BOILER UP!! Favorite stores: Kroger & Meijer"
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Re: Newbie Knowledge Wanted Please

mmoore01
Deal Master

I have never paid a fee to PayPal.  It may take a day or two, but that is fine with me.

Since I can now buy a Gift Card with my Ibotta Earnings, I haven't withdrawn my money at all.  When I need three more offers to get a bonus, I buy three gift cards to Walmart for $10 each.

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Re: Newbie Knowledge Wanted Please

RCKCreatEnt
Deal Expert

LY from April to maybe September PayPal WAIVED its customary percentage fee for instant or next day transfer to checking account

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Re: Newbie Knowledge Wanted Please

SaverGirl67
Moderator
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Ok I read this whole thread like -  yeah that’s good advice. Yes - they need to know that. Wow - you guys are checking all the boxes ... and then ... it turns into this thrilling late night run to get the bonus!!  And I’m like this is sooo good!!  Like a cliff hanger in some soap opera where they made you get invested in the characters before they got one in trouble. 

I read this while eating dinner tonight - and it was better than any show I could have put on!   I know I’ve said it before - but wanted to tell you all - I’m so happy to be a part of this group. Xoxo