What is Ibotta and How Does Ibotta Work: Earn Cash + $5 Just for Signing Up!

January 3, 2013 · 96 comments

by Jennie




Some of you may have noticed us including Ibotta coupons in the Target and Rite Aid weekly posts. I've been getting a few questions on what Ibotta is and how the program works, so I thought I'd break it down for you!

First of all, I'll tell you that this new program is awesome since it actually lets you earn cash on your purchases.
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Now here are some more details on Ibotta:




What is Ibotta and How Does it Work?
Ibotta is an app for smartphones (Android and iPhone) that contains many different money saving offers for popular products. You can learn facts, watch videos and take one question surveys before purchasing a product to earn cash. Once you have purchased the product, you simply take a picture of your receipt showing your purchase of the item. Ibotta allows you to earn up to $40 cash per shopping trip.

How Do I Get Paid?
Once you’ve redeemed offers totaling $5 or more, Ibotta lets you transfer your earnings directly to your PayPal account.  Choose "Withdraw Cash" from the main menu of the app, then select "Get My Cash" to link Ibotta to your PayPal account.

What Stores are Ibotta Coupons Good At?
Ibotta recently added a bunch of new partners and they are adding more all of the time. Here is the currently list of stores participating in the Ibotta program:

  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Walgreens
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • RiteAid
  • Kroger
  • Safeway
  • Publix
  • Stop & Shop
  • Fred Meyer
  • King Soopers
  • Ralphs
  • H-E-B
  • Meijer
  • Vons
  • Duane Reade
  • Smith's
  • Fry's
  • Pick 'N Save
  • Dominicks
  • Pavilions
  • Tom Thumb
  • Dillons
  • ShopRite
  • Giant Eagle
  • QFC
  • Harris Teeter
  • Randalls
  • Food 4 Less
  • Hy-Vee
  • CityMarket
  • WinCo Foods
  • 7-Eleven
  • United States Armed Forces Commissary

Get $5 for Signing Up and Earn $1 When Friends Sign Up

Ibotta will pay you $1 for every friend who signs up using your personal referral link. It’s easy - just Invite Friends from within the app or email them your personal referral link, and we’ll do the rest. There’s no limit to how much you can earn!


How Do I Get Started and Make $5 Cash for FREE?

1. Get the Ibotta app on your tablet, iPad, iPhone or Android phone using this link: http://www.bargainblessings.com/ibotta
*Keep in mind that if you download it directly from the app store and do not use this link, you will miss out on your $5 New Member credit.

2. Register with the app on your phone.

3. Redeem one of the Ibotta offers. There are tons to choose from and you can find some great scenarios in the store deals on Bargain Blessings.

4. Once you redeem your first offer, your $5 will be credited to your account and you can then transfer it to your Paypal account!

Head on over here to sign-up for Ibotta and get your FREE $5 cash credit! I can't wait to hear what you all think about this new money saving option. Since they just added more participating stores, we will be including their offers in our King Soopers, Walgreens and Safeway match-ups starting next week!

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{ 96 comments… read them below or add one }

mildred bean April 17, 2014 at 9:23 AM

I have no smart phone or I pad


Carmen March 20, 2014 at 7:48 AM

My friend and I both load this one from this site one straight from the App Store. Both of us got a $2 sign on bonus. They must not offer $5 for joining anymore. I do have a $5 for each friend who sins up under me though


Della February 26, 2014 at 9:02 PM

I would like to sign up for this but after reading some of the comments I am wondering if it is now available for the Windows8.1 Verizon phone? Please let me know if it is or when it will be available as I don’t want to go through the hassle of signing up if it won’t work for me.



jean February 15, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Hi Jennie
I am trying to buy a straight talk phone from wal-mart that will work with ibotta. Do you know which ones? I have looked all over.


Jennie February 16, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Hi Jean~ I wish I could help, but unfortunately I have no idea. Have you tried going into the store to ask them? You might also want to try asking on the Ibotta Facebook page. :)


tanea February 7, 2014 at 3:31 PM

hi I started using ibotta and am having a problem. after I take a picture of the receipt its asking me to scan the receipt……………am I supposed to push a certain button to scan it or does it scan itself………………..Help!!!


Jennie February 8, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Hi Tanea~ I would recommend contacting Ibotta on their Facebook page with this issue….I’ve never heard of anyone having this problem so unfortunately I’m not sure how to fix it. Sorry that I could not be more help.


stephanie January 20, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Hi, I was wondering if the ibotta app charges you any taxes or fees other than reactivation $1.99. So do they charge any , monthly or yearlytaxes or fees of any kind?


Marylea Scott November 29, 2013 at 4:20 AM

When will you have an app for the Windows phone?


Andy November 28, 2013 at 9:46 AM

I used your link to sign up and download the app, and I did not receive a new member credit? Am I missing something here (besides the $5)


Patricia M Bassett November 27, 2013 at 7:59 PM

I recently connected Ibotta to my cell phone. Now I have a problem … how do I use it? What do I need to do and how do I cash in? I would love to recommend this to friends, but really would like to know what it is and how it works first. Please send instructions to my email address, listed above, and I will be a happy person. Thank you for your assistance.


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