Some people are drawn to ibotta (and other grocery apps) and have a successful experiences. While others are repelled by them and/or have no success.
Assuming you are one of the "successful users," what do you consider are your personality traits that lend to successful ibotta-ing?
It's not a personality trait. I don't want to choose between paying bills and feeding and keeping my family clean and healthy anymore. So I started couponing and using rebate apps so I don't have to do that anymore.
Intense FOCUSED curiosity and unlimited buy-in and want-to, that is for me applicable not just Ibotta but all the other cash back apps I've made a part of me as if they were my hands and feet.
For me that's rather unique and peculiar to me with my cash back apps, and also Old Master art and classical music. If I could have somehow mustered it up for math and science classes I'd be an architect, engineer, petrochemist, commercial real estate broker, CPA, CFP, lawyer or stock/commodities broker
Note: all the apps I've adopted offer varying #s of cash back deals for what I call CAT. B items, i.e., yogurt, crackers, chips🧀, candy bars, beer, bread, 🥣, etc.
If an app is ALL CAT. A, i.e., clothes, shoes, full service restaurants, electronics, appliances, subscriptions like meal kits, PURPORTED wellness products and services, etc., I would very quickly chuck it. Most notorious was Ebates-Rakuten, I call it 'rich women Elitist-bates.' Also I THINK I still have a Dosh account. I've largely ignored it, I downloaded it to my last iPod Touch, which after I dropped and cracked it went comatose and croaked and never downloaded it to any subsequent devices. I did get 2 e-mails from Dosh saying thanks for buying Dunkin Donuts, you got 30-60¢ from Dosh - big fat hairy whoop when I've claimed and completed many 10% cash back deals with my bank (BoA)
also, like @Dana The money saving part. My parents were divorced when I was in my early teens (cue violin music) and money was REALLY tight. So I baby sat (my 1st job) and cut out coupons w/ my mom from the time I was young. My husband and I had 1 car for 4 years to save to buy a house. I currently drive a 2003 Jeep Liberty (which I love). So I'm a saver.
I also think it's my work ethic - I've always had to work hard for what I want - I've had my own business since I was 31 and I'm so proud of that.
and I'm a nurturer (I get so much enjoyment out of sharing deals with everyone here). I guess this one should probably be first.
NOTE: "Buy them for FREE" is a quote from our renown Kudos Queen: @FelskyNY