The app does have a cashout limit of $20 but you can also cash out alot faster than other apps with cashout limits for several reasons.
How to Cash out sooner and Ibotta Stuff you may like
Any Brand Rebates
Ibotta offers the most buy “any brand” rebates of all my rebate apps. You can easily and quickly get closer to the cash out limit of $20.00 by just buying items you normally buy. I often will buy cheap store brand items for these when their is no coupon deal available.
Ibotta Referal bonuses
Ibotta has the highest bonus payout (compared to other apps) for refering people to use the app for both the refer and the referee! New users who download the app through a referal link can get an easy $10 in their account after they redeem their first rebate! And the person who refers them gets $5.00! So you can quickly get closer to cashing out and making money by refering this awesome app to someone who does not use it. So, if you are new to Ibotta they will pay you to try Ibotta and redeem one rebate! If you need a referal link you can use this one to get Ibotta and the $10 bonus! I wish they had that when I signed up! Do not wait to long to redeem your first rebate. I would try to redeem it within 10 days.
Ibotta Brand Bonuses
Often Ibotta will have Bonuses if you buy and redeem a certain amount of rebates from a certain brand or brands to get an extra bonus. So you get all of the original indvidual bonuses and an extra bonus after you redeem the last rebate that qualified you. Need an example? Go here to see an old Target sale when we happened to have a Kellogg’s brand bonus info – this link is for example only the deal is void now.
Ibotta Teamwork Bonuses
If you are redeeming several Ibotta rebates per month you could easily get extra free bonus money by building your Ibotta Team. Every month Ibotta offers diffrent bonus levels with goals for you and your team to do to get the bonus. This is super easy to do once you build your team. Go here for more Teamwork Info and How to Easily Build your Ibotta Team!
Beer, wine, liquor, any bar, and any restraunt rebates
Ibotta has the most money back rebates for alchol. If your state allows rebates on beer, wine, and/or liquor you will find lots of rebate offers for alchol. If you do not see them or are missing some you may live in or really close to a state than bans these rebates. Ibotta has no control over this.
Time related bonuses- examples: weekend ,end of month, or holiday bonuses
Often Ibotta will offer bonuses where if you redeem a certain amount of rebates by a certain date then you get bonus money in your account. These type of “time” bonuses vary per user. Users who have not used the app in a while will get higher bonus offers and /or less #s of rebates to redeem to get the bonus. So if you have a spouse or someone else over 18 in the house who has Ibotta (like your spouse ) you could make more money by letting your spouse redeem more rebates for a period of time and then you wait till they offer you a higher time bonus to use your app. And then stop using his account for awhile until he gets a good time bonus. (CAUTION: See the Beware section below for tips so that you do not accidently get banned for having two accounts for 1 person.)
BEWARE : Tips to avoid getting banned from Ibotta if there are more than one adult in your household using Ibotta (or other rebate apps)
Just like other apps, Ibotta will and often ban users for having more than one Ibotta account per person. It is against the terms and conditions that you agree to when you download the app. Receipts have alot of information on them and Apps have workers looking for abuse. If you get banned you can lose $ saved in your account if the appeals to customer service does not work. Any adult is allowed to have the Ibotta App (and any other rebate apps) but you can not share receipts on purpose or by accident that makes it look like it is one person using two diffrent Ibotta accounts. Here are some tips to avoid accidently getting banned:
#1 – Always cashout when you get to the cashout limit of $20. If you want to save the money, save it in your Pay Pal account not the app.
#2 – Never share receipts. Example, lets say Ibotta has a $0.20 rebate on “Any brand pasta sauce”. You go shopping and in one transaction buy two pasta sauces. You can not redeem the “any pasta sauce” rebate on your app and your spouse’s app. The correct way would for you two to do seperate transactions each buying one pasta sauce and then submitting the diffrent receipts seperate.
#3 – Do not mix up the receipts. Stay extra organized with your receipts if your household has more than one account. After you scan a receipt, label it with what apps you used and for who’s app. Example, if my husband redeems two rebates in Ibotta (let’s say “Any chips” and “one of the beer rebates. I will label the receipt like this ” I (short for Ibotta) , his name , $0.20 any chips, $3.00 Budweiser. Then I would label other receipts. RH = Receipt Hog, F&S = Find & Save 2%, RP= Receipt Pal, Checkout 51 $0.25 carrots. Why do I this? For example the next day I relize that I forgot to redeem an Ibotta rebate. If I take that same receipt that we used for his Ibotta account and accidently scan the forgotten rebate in my account. Ibotta will flag it for same receipt and possibly ban one or both accounts. If you had it labeled (which only takes seconds) you would know who’s receipts were yours and avoid getting banned.
#4 – If your family (with 2 or more adults) does not have time to carefully juggle two Ibotta accounts do not even try. Why risk getting banned?
#5 – Do not scan other people’s receipts. For example, you go through the self check out lane and grab 10 receipts in the garbage. And look for rebates to redeem. Now you are you cheating Ibotta out of lots of money and leaving a trail back to your account. Again, Ibotta has workers looking for fraudulent claims. You give them tons of information on the receipts and in the bar codes you scan to redeem most items. They can tell if you are abusing the rebates. Even if you get away with it a couple times, they will eventually catch you and ban your account and take rebate money in your uncashed account. Ibotta has so much ways to make and get money back fast you do not want to get banned and miss out on way more awesome deals because you cheated on some receipts.
#4 – If you get banned at feel that you do not know why (which could happen if you accidently broke the rules). You can email customer service tell them you love their app, ask them for more information, explain your side if you know, and ask for them to open back up your account. Give them time to respond, Ibotta’s team is not as fast to respond to please activate back my account emails compared to other submissions. If your email seems to go unanswered you could also try to talk to them through social media like Face Book. I have seen on Face Book some people getting activated again from customer service.
Now how does Ibotta work?
I suggest to always unlock deals as soon as you see the deal you want. Deals could disapear way before the expiration date if you do not unlock them. I also suggest to scan and verify the barcode of the item in the store (or at home later if you can not do it in the store). Buy the item(s).Then scan receipt after you shop. Then wait for Ibotta to approve your rebate. The money goes into your Ibotta account. When you get to $20.00 you can cash out.
Ibotta News! Some stores (like Rite Aid) you have to give Ibotta your loyalty shopping card numbers and unlock the rebates before shopping to get paid. Ibotta will not let you see the stores rebate offers under that store section until you enter your card numbers. If you see a deal you want, check that store in your app for the deal before shopping. Get in the habit of unlocking deals before you shop. These loyalty card Ibotta stores take longer to get approved cause Ibotta has to wait on the info from the store.
Like the other Scan Receipt Rebate Apps, You can combine these deals with other Savings:
Sale, clearance, or manager sale specials
- Manufacturer Rebates
- other Shopping or Scan Receipt Rebate Type Apps
- Digital, Printable, Manufacturer , or Store Coupons
- Catalina Deals
Ibotta moved all of the rebates from CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens here. They used to be in the Grocery menu. You can find them quicker in this new category!
- Beer, Wine & Spirits
- Babies & Kids
- On the Go
You will find rebates from gas stations or stores you would quickly stop in for a few things. Examples could be Shell, Speedway, 7-Eleven, Circle K, Marathon Oil, and more.
- Dining Out
You might find rebates from other Non Grocery store retailers here. Check your app for current rebate offers. They often have Best Buy, Office Depot/ Office Max, Babies R Us, GNC, Vitamin World, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Bed Bath & Beyond. If you ever have to buy something at Best Buy always check here first for a rebate threshold offer.
IBOTTA REFERAL LINK
UPDATE: Ibotta gives new users a $10 bonus to new users who get the Ibotta App from a referal link AND Redeem only one rebate offer within 10 days
Here is a referral link to get the Ibotta App with Free $10.00 Starter Money (you will get it after you redeem one rebate). If you already have Ibotta you can refer someone and get $5 after they redeem their first rebate within 10 days.
When should I look for new Ibotta Offers?
How do I use Ibotta at a Scan Your Loyalty Card Store (you can not scan the receipt to get paid)?
Ibotta’s instructions how to redeem rebates without scanning receipts.
How do I buy something with a Buy Online Ibotta Rebate?
Ibotta’s step by step directions on how to Redeem Ibotta Online Shopping Rebates.
Ibotta You Tube Videos
Videos are in this order:
Krazy Coupon Lady
Hip 2 Save (click play & then click Hip 2 Save symbol to play)