I found an amazing little app the other day that makes it so much fun to go shopping. :). If you're going to spend money anyway, why not get paid back a little for doing it when you get home? Introducing — the Ibotta app.
How does Ibotta work?
It is very simple. First, sign up. Then look at the offers available to you. You'll see a ton of products you use every day that you would probably buy anyway when you're out shopping. Each item will have a dollar amount under it.
The dollar amount listed means that if you buy that item at the store, that's how much Ibotta will pay you for proving you bought it!
How do you prove you bought it?
Again, very easy. There's no need to scan bar codes or anything like that. Just upload your receipt to Ibotta when you get home. They will verify that you did indeed purchase the item(s) and then credit your account accordingly. It usually takes less than a day — sometimes just a few hours — for them to verify your items. Ibotta will also ask you to do a few small tasks before they'll let you get credit for the item, like answering a little survey or watching a video.
Also, there are some stores where if you have a loyalty card, you don't need to upload your receipt. Ibotta can trace that you made the purchase through your loyalty card.
And then how do you get paid?
This is my favorite part — you get paid with Paypal or Venmo and you only need to have $10 accumulated! It's very, very easy to reach the $10 amount when you see how much the items listed pay.
Also, once the funds are showing in your Ibotta account, you can cash them out immediately and there is no waiting. You'll get the email that you got paid right away.
Does Ibotta work at all stores?
When Ibotta first came out, it was a lot more limited than it is now. You can go here to see where it's available.
Who can you use this app?
You just need a mobile device (smartphone, tablet, etc.) that can work with Apple or Android. The download is 100 percent free!
Can you get paid to refer your friends?
Yes. Absolutely share the referral link you are given with your friends (if you are impressed with the app and I really think you will be). Ibotta is currently paying $1 for every user you refer, but they have to redeem their first offer within 14 days after signing up in order for you to get credit.
I have been paid …
You can see my payment proof below:
Want to go ahead and download the app? It has great reviews so far! Get started here.