Ibotta is a marketing company. They list offers from the stores and the manufacturers. Many of the offers are for new products.
If you like the items you currently buy and don't like to try new things, then Ibotta may not be for you. If you only buy store brands to save money, then you might not like Ibotta.
However, if you do like to try new products, you can save money on them using Ibotta. On many items, I pay less for the name brand than the store brand through Ibotta. You can save even more when you stack coupons and use other savings apps together, when allowed.
Stacking is when you save using multiple methods. For example, if your store has a sale and you use a coupon, then you have stacked your savings.
Ibotta rebates can be used with coupons from many sources like Sunday newspapers or you can print them from coupons.com or smartsource.com, for example. You may also find coupons at manufacturer sites like kelloggsfamilyrewards,com. Many grocery stores have digital coupons available on their sites.
There are many savings apps. Some of the ones I use include Checkout 51, Fetch, Coinout, Shopkick and Swagbucks. Be aware that some offers on these apps may not allow you to stack savings.
@savingbites You can stack by using paper coupons from the paper, or ones available for printing (IP). Some stores also offer digital coupons(DT), so you can use the paper or digital plus Ibotta and other apps. As long as you only use one manufacturer coupon ( it will say “manufacturer” on the coupon) you can sometimes use a store coupon as well. Pharmacy’s usually still have that option.
I’ll let @mmoore01 private message you with other apps referral codes.
@savingbites I also use Fetch, like @mmoore01 mentioned. I didn’t know about it until I read in this community. You may not find cash backs from what you regularly purchase but there are often ‘any item’ offers that you could take advantage of. I know these are small amounts, between 0.10 to 0.25 for me, but they’ll add up. I personally don’t do this but you could refer your friends and family and/or team up with them or other community members here to meet the minimum $ amount more quickly.
I think ibotta is a great tool to save money and encourage you to stick around and try a bit more.
The other savings app I use frequently is Rakuten. I recommend buying gift cards from Raise via Rakuten, so you can double up on cash back.
If you think Ibotta only offers cash back for alcohol, you haven't rummaged the retailer pages too hard, if at all. You just might be surprised at what you could earn cash back for, and rummage your Ibotta app daily, and 2 or more times therein, because an offer that wasn't there one day could pop up and be around for the next 5+ days