To start, download Ibotta for free, browse the available offers, perform the short tasks to complete the offer, then head to a participating store or restaurant. Scan the bar code of the product before you buy to make sure you've got a match, then head to checkout. If you’ll be at a restaurant, make sure to read the fine print to ensure you meet the necessary requirements.
Once you finish your purchase, snap a picture of your receipt, scan the product's bar code (when applicable), then submit it. Ibotta will then verify the transaction, and the money will be added to your account within 24 hours (often much sooner). Once you've reached $5 or more, you can choose to have the money transferred to your PayPal account or earn gift cards to places like Starbucks, Redbox and iTunes.
To tailor which offers you get in the future, give feedback via a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down on each offer. Soon, Ibotta will learn your preferences and give you more customized savings. To check out which coupons you can pair with your Ibotta offers, visit the KCL Coupon Database!
Another perk: Ibotta frequently has extra bonuses, contests and giveaways when you complete certain actions. To stay updated on current extras, make sure to check out the Ibotta blog!
Learn more about how to use the Ibotta app by reading this previous KCL post.