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Target and Ibotta have made rebates easier than the old days of uploading a picture of your receipt – but you may still want to use the old method, anyways. Let’s take a look at how to use Ibotta at Target so you can take advantage of all the possible savings.

Remember to download the official KCL app so you don’t miss out on any deals.

 

1. Link your Target and Ibotta accounts.

Ibotta app in a cell phone inside Target

The first way to get Ibotta rebates at Target is by linking your Target account and Ibotta account. Here’s how:

  1. Log in to your Ibotta account via the app or the website.
  2. Visit Target’s retailer page on the Ibotta website or search for Target in the app.
  3. Click “Link your Target account” in the upper right corner.
  4. Enter your Target.com email address and password.

Linking only took me a minute, but I’ve heard cases where it takes up to a day. While there are separate Ibotta pages for Target and Target.com, once you link your account on one, it’ll be linked to the other.

TIP: Check out the KCL community’s Ibotta FAQs.

 

2. Add Target Ibotta offers before you shop.

Even if you opt to link your Target account to get Ibotta rebates, you do still have to add the offers to your Ibotta account before you shop.

Just click the plus sign next to the rebate offer you want to take advantage of, shop for those items, and check out, which leads to the next thing you have to do.

 

3. Link your bank cards to Target Wallet.

To get those Ibotta rebates for in-store shopping at Target, you also have to pay out of the Target app with your wallet barcode. Before you shop at your local Target, open up the Target app and tap “Wallet.” There, you can add payment methods like gift cards and credit cards to speed up the payment process and get those Ibotta rebates.

Then, tap “Show My Barcode,” scan at checkout, and your purchases will be picked up by Ibotta.

 

4. Add RedCard to your Target Wallet for an extra 5% off.

Why not add an extra discount on top of these rebates? If you pay with Target RedCard, you’ll get an additional 5% off your Target haul, which can be stacked with other deals and Ibotta rebates.

Add your RedCard to your Target Wallet – all you have to do is verify the PIN number.

 

5. Wait a couple extra days for credit on your Ibotta purchases.

A woman laying on her stomach on a bed while looking at a cell phone.

Target is notorious for taking a couple extra days to credit your Ibotta rebates. In fact, KCL readers have even reported that sometimes they have up to 50% of their rebates missing.

If this happens to you, you can reach out to Ibotta customer service to have them fix the issue. Or, you could opt to stop using the linked account feature using the next strategy.

 

6. Unlink your account and upload your receipt.

A person taking a photo of a Target receipt through the Checkout51 mobile app's scan feature. On the table next to the receipt are various grocery items including Triscuit crackers and Bounce dryer sheets.

If reaching out to Ibotta customer service when your Target rebates aren’t applied sounds like a PITA, you can always go old-school and unlink your account. Then, you’ll be able to upload your receipt and claim the Ibotta rebates that way.

It usually takes up to 48 hours for the rebates to process using this method.

How to Use Ibotta at Target and Get Fast Rebates