I have been really using ibotta for nearly a year now, and I love it! Like many others, it took me a while to figure out how everything meshed, and I am still learning.
Just this question and the replies have helped me a bunch. I still like to blend “old school” methods with the new trends.”
I don’t have much to add—maybe just that as I shop, and definitely before I leave a particular store, I check my ibotta store list on my phone at the base of the app just to be sure I did not forget an offer that I planned to buy. This really helps me, even with my written list.
Here is a dos and donts type of tread that @mmoore01 and I sort of went back and forth on last year, and others have added on to after that. It has a lot of suggestions.
I watch YouTube couponing videos for the stores I shop:
Rite Aid—patel7ravi7, NYC Couponer, mrsemptynester
CVS—Couponing with Star, Savvy Coupon Shopper
Kroger/Ralphs—Ohio Valley Couponer
They are all active on Ibotta and they find unadvertised deals as well as coupons you can stack with Ibotta rebates (other savings apps, too).
So it seems like there are a lot of great strategies y'all are sharing so this might be a two-part sort of thing. We'll assemble one for the launch of the new layout, and we'll do another sometime shortly thereafter.
If you have multiple cash back apps and you're on the ball for many if not all of them you might score double play stacks or better.
I only heard of Kind Thins this year (maybe the best thing I ever put in my mouth of the Kind brand). Without fail every one I bought had at least a double play stack but the last one I bought was a triple play (Ibotta, Fetch Rewards and Kroger cash back)