Here’s How to Score a FREE Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, & More w/ Ibotta’s Thanksgiving Offers

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We’re thankful for Thanksgiving freebies🙌

The Ibotta Thanksgiving freebie deals are BACK and we’re givin’ thanks! Through November 22nd, Ibotta is offering 100% cash back on select Thanksgiving essentials! Not familiar with Ibotta? Check out our Ibotta post here!

However, this year comes with a new twist! You’ll need to choose whether you want to earn free sides or a free turkey, and then complete bonuses to unlock your free Thanksgiving offers. If it seems a little confusing, you’re not alone! Check out Hip Sidekick Rachel’s explanation…


Download the Ibotta app and start redeeming offers to score FREE sides and a Turkey this Thanksgiving!! #ibottadeals #ibottarebates #thanksgivingdinner #thanksgivingdeals #freebies #freeturkey #couponcommunity #hip2save

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To get started, just open your Ibotta app and you’ll see a pop-up to begin the Thanksgiving offer. You can choose between starting with the Turkey bonus or the sides bonus. Note that the number of redemptions needed to unlock each separate offer will vary by user.

Once you complete your first bonus offer, the second will be unlocked so you have the opportunity to earn BOTH bonus offers!

To complete your bonuses, you’ll need to redeem a certain number of Ibotta rebates by November 22nd. Each rebate needs to be a unique rebate, and offers that are redeemed more than once in the same transaction will only count one time. Once you’ve unlocked the bonus, you’ll then receive offers for completely FREE Thanksgiving items after cash back!

Check out what you’ll unlock when you complete the bonuses…

  • $14.35 back on any Turkey Roast (limit 1) – free after cash back
  • $1.60 back on Idahoan Mashed Potatoes (limit 1) – free after cash back
  • $1.15 back on McCormick Gravy Mix (limit 1) – free after cash back
  • $0.75 back on  Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix (limit 1) – free after cash back
  • $2.65 back on Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce (limit 1) – free after cash back

using the Ibotta app on a smart phone

If you prefer to shop using Walmart’s Grocery Pick-Up or delivery options, just be sure to link your Walmart Online account inside your Ibotta app before making your purchase. Once your accounts are linked, you’ll automatically get cash back for your purchases as long as you’ve added the offers to your Ibotta account before making your purchase.

If shopping in-store, be sure to complete your purchase and upload your receipt as soon as possible as sometimes offers can expire before you redeem them.

Note that all freebie offers are limited to one redemption per Ibotta account. If you already have your family’s meal planned, or just want to give back to your community, consider donating these ingredients to your local food bank or using your cash back to make a donation to a local charity.

hand holding up a butterball turkey roast

Enter the Free Thanksgiving for Life sweepstakes!

To enter, just refer your friends to the Ibotta app using your unique referral code, and you’ll earn an entry to win Free Thanksgiving for Life! You’ll earn one entry for every friend who registers for a new account through November 23rd, with a limit of 10 entries. PLUS, you’ll also get $10 after they register and redeem their first offer!

Or, you can also enter by creating a pantry restock video with the 100% cash back Thanksgiving items and including a screenshot of your earnings screen. Then, post your video on TikTok by November 23rd, tagging @Ibotta and use the hashtag #IbottaThanksgiving in your post (limit 1 social entry). Note that your account must be public for your entry to qualify.

A total of 25 grand prize winners will be chosen at the end of the sweepstakes, and each will win a $4,000 cash prize!

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About the writer:

Erika has a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Sonoma State University and 5+ years of writing experience from various deal sites including Hip2Save.

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Comments 36

  1. Vra

    i needed 10 unique redemptions for the sides and 65 for the turkey, ymmv

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Good to know about the requirements of your offer, Vra. Thanks for sharing! 🦃🥰

    • Kari

      Mine was 15 for the turkey & 4 for the sides

  2. Melissa

    Any thoughts on how to find the offer if you don’t see it? It was originally on there when I opened the app, but the app immediately shut down. I reopened the app and I cannot find the offer anywhere. I uninstalled and reinstalled with no luck doing that either. So very sad! 🙁

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Melissa! On my Ibotta app, there’s banners that rotate at the top of the screen every 5-10 seconds. I’m also able to “swipe” to the next one to go through them more quickly. One of those shows the Thanksgiving offer on my end, that you can click on for all the offer details. Hoping it might be the same for you! 🤞🦃

      • Melissa

        I had tried that already multiple times, but it didn’t get me anywhere. I closed out the app and ended up checking back about 30 minutes later and it was there when I opened it, so all is well. So frustrating as I’d hate to miss this great offer.

        • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

          Oh yay! Very happy to hear this update that it was there after a bit! Thanks for letting me know, Melissa. 🥰

  3. Rn404

    This deal gets bad as each year passes!!! One used to be able to get a full meal..meat and sides…..this STINKS

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for letting us know your honest thoughts on this offer, Rn404. We’ll be sure to keep our eyes peeled for any other discounts, freebies, and more to save on Thanksgiving dishes! 🦃👀

    • David

      You are right. I remember I got a free turkey one or two years ago. There were no conditions for the free turkey. I used to use ibotta a lot, now I used it once in a while. I even forget to use it now sometimes, since you lose much more time that you can earn

  4. Rosamund

    Once you choose which offer you want to complete first. It states that “the offers could take up to 2 hours to appear”. Just fyi in case people aren’t seeing them immediately.

    Not that I’ll be able to complete & redeem anything as if previous years are anything to go by, the few specific free items have been out of stock at the store by the time I’ve qualified.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for sharing those additional details about the timing of seeing the applied offers, Rosamund. 💕 Very much appreciated! Hoping you’re able to score all the items this year! 🤞🦃

  5. sjriddle

    Ibotta shows you must unlock before you can submit. How do you unlock these offers?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey there! You’ll need to complete bonuses to unlock your free Thanksgiving offers. 💞

      • Susan

        So purchase the 4 side items to get it unlocked then you have to purchase again to get rebate? Not very clear on Ibotta’a site. It states the offers have to be unlocked & clipped before you can get rebate

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          Yes. You’ll need to complete a number of bonuses to grab the offer you choose. This can vary by account. Sorry for any confusion. ❤️

        • Kari

          No you need to do whatever ibotta rebates on the app that you want to hit the number required to unlock. Once unlocked then you get the sides or turkey that you unlocked. Then you get to do the other bonus if you want.

      • Susan

        How do you complete bonuses to submit if they are locked?

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          It seems you can choose which offer you’d like to work towards. You’ll need to complete so many redemptions. This can vary by account. Once you complete your first bonus offer, the second will be unlocked. Hoping that’s more helpful! 💞🤗

  6. Lori

    This is ridiculous.. Unlocking “unique” offers just to get a free can of Cranberry, etc. Good luck searching the app to see what your unique offers are. Very confusing, but thanks for the offer.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome, Lori. ❤️ Very sorry to hear about the frustration and confusion with earning these offers.

    • kristina

      By unique they just mean individual offers- for example, you can’t get credit for 3 macaroni & cheese boxes you bought, just 1 and so on. It’s actually not at all confusing.

  7. Michelle

    I’m confused on what the unique offers are for the sides bonus. Are they the 4 sides?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Michelle! It seems they can vary by account. Be sure to head in to your app to check out the offer details in your account. Hoping this helps! 🙌❤️

  8. John

    Does anyone know if a turkey breast roast qualifies for the deal, since it’s pictured in this post? Or does it need to be an entire turkey roast?

    If you’re looking for good ibotta deals to unlock these offers, look for good multiple offers. This week, Kroger family of stores have Light+Fit zero sugar yogurt for $1.69 with 50 cents off each WYB 6. I have an ibotta offer for 75 cents, up to 5 uses. That’s 44 cents each after rebate, and you use 5 offers.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey John! Thanks for sharing! I do see “Turkey Roast” listed as the Ibotta offer details.❤️

    • Tracy

      I’m pretty sure if you use one rebate 5 times it still only counts as one offer toward your specified amount.

  9. John

    By the way, if a new person signs up for ibotta, they will get the free turkey and the sides added to their account without needing to unlock them.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Sweet! Thanks for the heads up on how it works for new sign-ups! Good to know! 🙌

  10. berry

    It’s like impossible for me to get anyone to join Ibotta . I think people don’t understand that it’s real even though I show them how much money I have saved over the years.

  11. Kristie P

    I’ve already hit the free sides bonus and got those items. Working on the turkey with 18/36 offers redeemed. I’m inching closer and doing it with a lot of freebies!!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      WOW! Way to go, Kristie P! 🎉🦃

  12. arlaya

    Curious I have not used Ibotta in a year. I vaguely remember something about them charging per month if you do not use their service. So this probably means anything I would save would go towards that deficit I am assuming. If that’s the case, I will prolly pass as I would have to spend to meet all the redemptions, and usually I just buy generic and my usually at the stores that have rock bottom prices.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey there arlaya! 🥰 Ibotta is free to use, but they do assess fees to certain inactive (and deactivated) accounts – these are drawn from your Ibotta account balance, and never from your personal bank account. To learn more about these account maintenance fees, you can click here. 🤗

  13. Deborah

    I tried to cash out my Ibotta earnings. I had to get a number code at my email address to sign in. After that I needed a code sent to my email address to prove it was my email address. I never received a code and I checked my spam and junk email nothing. I will contact Ibotta tomorrow to find out what went wrong. Any body else have any problems cashing out? And 4 or 5 years ago Walmart and Ibotta partnered to give everyone a free Thanksgiving dinner. After that every year they want you to purchase more than the year before to get a turkey. Still I love Ibotta

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      So sorry to hear you’ve not been able to cash out your Ibotta earnings, Deborah! Hoping customer service is able to help! 🤞🩷

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