Ibotta App Reviews

Ibotta App
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Website:www.Ibotta.com
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About Ibotta App

The Ibotta app is a new application available for both iOS and Android which they describe as a “fun and easy way to earn $20 or more each time you go shopping,” and puts a twist on a common coupon applications.

Unlike most savings and coupon applications, which just send you general coupons available to everyone, the Ibotta app tries to make the shopping, savings, and general consumer experience more personalized.

How Ibotta works is relatively simple. Before you go shopping, click on your Ibotta app and choose the products you intend to buy during your next shopping trip. Once you have selected an item, you will be asked to complete some tasks; the more tasks you complete, the more you can earn.

Ibotta says their goal is to give consumers a chance not only for savings but also to interact with the brands they purchase. This is where the tasks come in. Instead of straight forward coupons, you take part in a series of fun, game like interactions.

You are providing information to brands and retailers, and with this information the app can offer you further savings that are specifically personalized to your likes and needs.

You can then buy your items at any one of 35 nationwide retailers in your area – they also promise that new stores are being added all the time to expand their network to better serve you.

After you finalize your purchase, the rules say you must take a photo of your receipt and verify that you purchased the item by uploading that photo to your app. After your purchase has been verified, usually within 24 hours, you can choose to get real money in your PayPal account or have your earnings donated to any school in America.

You can also invite friends to join Ibotta with your referral link. You will earn $1 for every friend or family who registers for the app from your invitation.

If you have any experience with this application, please leave your Ibotta reviews below.

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Its a Fraud AAP

Reviewed By Hamad on January 26, 2015

This aap is totally a fraud .when ever you get high balance in your account they DeActivate your account and at the end you get nothing . i collect $270 in my account in 5 months and then they deactivate my account and now i have nothing .so this aap is just a crap,fraud and wastage of time and energy .

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Reviewed By Susan Tibbils Buck on January 18, 2015, Lawrence, Kansas

I have earned over $100 in less than 3 months. I signed up at the end of October when a friend told me about it. It certainly saves time to go through the offers at home. I also use coupons and if there is a coupon for an item and a rebate from Ibotta for the same items it ends up being a fantastic way to save because you can use your coupon at the store and then get the additional rebate from Ibotta. Every now and then I have an issue getting my receipt to scan correctly but usually only when I have a really long receipt and need to take multiple pictures to get the entire receipt scanned. All in all it is a good way for me to save money.

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January 25, 2015

How did you save $100 in 3 months? I've looked through all the rebates and there's hardly any products and what they do have, I wouldn't buy anyway.

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A Total Waste of Time

Reviewed By Laura Mett on January 4, 2015

This program has too many flaws to make it successful. Too many steps and then taking a pic of your receipt to "verify." Why not join a person's grocery card to your program and have it verified w/o enabling the user? I was asked by a friend to join this but I see no advantage. It took nearly 45 minutes to go thru your coupons, go thru that for my purchases, take several pictures of my receipt (to prove to you that i am trustworthy), only to find out 18 hours later that my picture was denied. All that for what was presumed $.50? My time is much more valuable than $.75/hr.

Sorry but this program is too flawed to recommend it. Fix it and I'll be back.

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I can't figure out how to use ibotta.

Reviewed By Cathy Bendetti Yutko on January 3, 2015, Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania

I need to take an ibotta class. I downloaded the app and tried using it at WalMart. I tried to follow the directions, selected the available products, scanned the bar codes and nothing showed up. It said I had to do a survey on the one product but there was no link. I became very frustrated.

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Laura Mett
January 04, 2015

It's awful. You have to go on their website and click and then unlock (multi step process) to get things "eligible" for a refund. Then you need to scan all your items that "match" what you are "eligible" for. (bored yet?)... Then, take a pic of your receipt. If it's long you need to take several pictures which then they need to verify (they do not trust you, one bit). Only to find out they reject your receipt photos. This took me 45 minutes and then 18 hours to get rejected. All for $.50. My time is worth more than $.75/hr. Too many flaws to be successful. They should partner with retailers and you scan your courtesy card and they download the discounts they have off of what you purchase. (????) Why didn't they think of that? Not good. FAIL

January 25, 2015

I think I figured out how to use ibotta and I actually have $2.00 saved. You need to save at least $10.00 to redeem a gift card or have the money put into paypal. But I think it will take me forever to save money. There are very few grocery products to get redemptions on, and most of them I haven't heard of and wouldn't buy. One of the commentators said she earned $100 in three months. I don't know how that is possible.

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IBOTTA RIPPED ME OFF

Reviewed By Stephanie Martin on June 24, 2014, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Plain and simple, they stole from me. I was a new customer and I photocopy my receipts and upload them so they don't get lost. I had no idea that sending them a picture of the uploaded copy was against the rules. They closed my account out owing me $25 and won't respond to my e-mails. The receipts were NOT altered in any way. I'm contacting the retailers as well because I know they will turn my information in.

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