Long gone are the days where you sit around and cut coupons to save money. This is the time for cash back apps, digital coupons, and automatic promo codes that make the things we buy every day, more affordable. If you are not saving a little money on your everyday purchases, you are missing out. Months ago, I introduced She Makes Cents readers to the Cash Back App, Ibotta. I shared my review of Ibotta after using it for one month because I was impressed with how easy it was to earn money quickly with minimal effort by shopping for the things I would normally buy. Seriously, they have over 300 supported Ibotta retailers so there is no excuse not to earn money. Since downloading the app, I have earned money back from buying groceries, clothing, Uber rides and even experiences from Groupon (I used that one as a birthday gift for the Mr. last year). The $10.00 welcome bonus was also a great boost to add to my lifetime earnings using Ibotta. Since then, I have learned a few ways to raise the earning potential so that everyone can get more money even faster.
How to Use Ibotta
How To Earn More Money With Ibotta
- Welcome Bonus. Who doesn’t love FREE money? A few people (my hubby included) missed out on the $10.00 welcome bonus because they did not know how to redeem it. Repeat after me: “We are not leaving money on the table anymore”. This happened to them because they didn’t understand that after downloading the app with my promo code (tahbinu) you MUST redeem your first rebate within the first month of setting up a new account. You will receive your special bonus AFTER you have redeemed a mobile shopping offer or an in-store offer (Any Brand and Any Item offers excluded). Follow the link to begin earning money with Ibotta.
**Please note: Make sure you sign up through my link on a unique mobile device that is not already associated with another Ibotta account. Also, remember to verify an offer (excludes “Any Brand” or “Any Item” offers) within the allotted time period found on your bonus.**
- Add Things You Are Planning to Buy to Your “My Offers” When You Find Them. The folks from Ibotta suggest that you should save your desired offers as soon as you see them. It is what I do especially when I am planning our household meals for the week. I quickly scroll through to see if any of the items on my grocery list are also cash back items and when they are I add them to “My Offers” tab on the navigation bar. I find it to be a much easier process when it is time to redeem.
- Try to Redeem Offers Weekly. Unless you are on a no spend week, I imagine that you will make a purchase from one of the 300+ retailers at some point during your week. I say this, not to encourage you to shop and spend more but more so to make you aware that it really is easy to earn money back from things you are already spending on. You can earn even more by redeeming weekly offers and earning bonuses with your team. Plus when you check back weekly, it ensures that you won’t miss out on the option to opt into additional bonuses that usually have a bigger payout.
- Invite Friends. Build Your Team. Earn Cash $$$ Faster. By simply inviting friends to Ibotta and helping them redeem their first offer (excluding “Any Brand” and “Any Item” offers) you earn money and they do too. Build your team by inviting friends. Each month, your team will be given a total earning goal. If you and your team reach the monthly goal, everyone on your team will earn a cash bonus! The more friends you have, the faster you will earn.