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Mar 10 2014
4 years ago
12:40 PM MDT

Video: How to Earn Cash Using the Ibotta App

Mar 10, 2014 @ 12:40 PM MDT
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In this video, I will show you how easy it is to earn money using the completely FREE Ibotta App for both iPhone and Android Devices. Enjoy!

(If you can’t see the video, go here.)

Here’s a summary on how to earn money via the Ibotta App:

Head over here and download the Ibotta app for FREE (notethat this app is currently only compatible with iPhone 3gs and newer, iPod Touch fourth generation and newer, iPad 2 and newer, Android devices running on platform 2.2 and newer, and Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 only).

Before you head out to shop, browse through all the different product offers. To earn cash, you’ll need to purchase these products… BUT FIRST, you’ll have to unlock these money-earning offers by watching quick videos, viewing recipes, taking polls, posting to your Facebook Wall etc. AND then actually going to the store to purchase these specific items.

Note that Ibotta works at over 100,000 locations and at over 80 different retailers (like Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid and many more stores!) in the United States. The awesome part for all of us couponers, is that in addition to getting cash back on your purchases, you can also use manufacturer’s coupons to lower your out of pocket expense even further! 🙂

Be sure to check out the product detail page on the app itself in order to view the offer’s details including the size you’ll need to purchase, expiration date etc. Once you unlock a rebate, the expiration date can be found on both your Checklist and in the Ibotta Product Gallery (tap on the item to reveal the expiration date). Once a product is on the Checklist, Ibotta ensures that the expiration date of a product will not change. Please note that all qualifying receipts must be submitted before the product rebates expire AND receipt submissions are only accepted as valid if submitted within one week of purchase.

After you make your in-store purchases, you’ll just need to upload your receipt via the Ibotta app. Ibotta will then verify your purchases and determine whether credit should be added to your account within 24 hours. In many cases, you will receive word from Ibotta in under 1 hour. It is super simple to upload your photo and money was added to my account within an hour. Very cool!

Once you’ve reached at least $5 in earnings, Ibotta lets you transfer funds to PayPal/Venmo; and once funds are withdrawn from the app, you should expect to see payment within 24 hours. You can also take advantage of other Cash Out options, which include Gift Cards from iTunes, Redbox, and more.

There is no limit on the number of rebates you can redeem, but note that each product rebate featured is for a single purchase only and no additional credit will be given for multiple purchases of the same product.

In addition to the Ibotta App, you may also want to check out Shopmium and Checkout 51, which both offer similar cash back opportunities!

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Have you ever had moments when you're either out of time or out of printer ink, or both, and you really want to keep track of a "Hip" deal or print a valuable coupon in the next day or two? Or what do you do when an outstanding, but pricey, deal is posted and you want to save it for discussion with your significant other? Well, now you're in luck! No more searching through pages of posts to find the coupon or the deal. Simply move the post to your Hip List and access it at your convenience.

How Does the Hip List Work?

It's easy! To use this feature, first head on over here and register and log into your account. Whenever you find a great deal that you want to come back to later at a later time, just click on the HIP List icon located on each post (see images below) and the information will be saved in your account. To remove a post from your HIP List, just click on the HIP List icon and it will be removed.

When logged into your account, you will see the HIP List icon at the bottom of every post if you are viewing in classic view.

If you prefer to view in river view, you will see the HIP List icon located on every post above the post title and to the right.

If you're wanting to print a certain deal, blog post, or the Weekly Store Matchups from your HIP list, click on the small blue printer icon in the upper right corner of the HIP list. This will allow you to customize the information that you want or don't want to include when printing from your HIP list so you're only printing the information that's most important to you! If there are deals (or portions of deals) that you are not interested in printing, just click on the red x button to remove them. To restore a section, click on the green arrow icon in the upper right hand corner.