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Ibotta App
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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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Can not wait to get rid of ibotta



July9, 2020

I liked it at first but then when there was an update, I didn't recognize the icon and when I realized that was an update, it had me give it information that it normally doesn't and I ended up "paying with ibotta" which is not what I wanted to do and it took money out of my account for a purchase that I already made. They make it clear that they do not give refunds of any kind so I was out the money and have to spend it at the store that they took the money out of. There is NO support at all. After I spend this money, I am deleting the app. I hate it.

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Great shopping app!



November1, 2019

Made over $200 in last 3 years. Very few problems. Love it!

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May 30, 2020

Ibotta has apparently been going through major financial hardship for quite some time. Repeatedly I'll hear of Ibotta users who -- after spending with the Ibotta merchants -- that there finds remain in the "Pending" status for months, not the "within 30 days" as described on the website.

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Rewards Worth The Effort



October14, 2019

I downloaded this after much coaxing from my daughter-in-law and reading an AARP recommendation. I’m retired so anything I can do to stretch a dollar is extremely helpful. The app was easy to install and rules for use and points redemption are clear. I encountered a problem the first time I tried to request a gift card. I opened a ticket with Ibotta Care and received confirmation immediately and a response within 72 hours. It resolved my problem. I’m sold on the app and the Ibotta Care Center followup.

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If was great



September25, 2019

It was ok but when it came time to withdraw i was unable to. I changed my number and had submitted a ticket to the care team. Beware there is no online chat or phone calls. It's been days since I've submitted a ticket with a promise to respond in 2 days. Once I do get it I'm uninstalling.

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Beware



May9, 2019

This will work to an extent. You have to get the exact same size and package on items.

However, if you become good at it and buy "to many items" then the system flags you and they lock your account for no reason. It would be wise to take your earnings out when you can- if you are trying to save it for a larger amount then that gives them time to make up something up to lock your account so you cant get it out.

BEWARE-This app is used for a casual buyer. If you earn to much they just luck up and deactivate your account so they don't have to pay you.

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May 17, 2019

It sounds like you need to upgrade your Ibotta app. There are several retailers who are linked and your purchases will automatically upload to the store so you can get your money. I must ask, are you familiar with using coupons? This works the same way. Sometimes they specify that you buy a specific item, and that will include weight, brand,

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Ups and downs



March25, 2019

This is great for instant cash back with receipts! But online shopping, bookings and rentals.... don’t hold your breath on getting any cash back! I have 3 rentals/bookings from July to September of last year still pending! If you shop in store at Walmart only... it may actually be worth it! The rest of the stores don’t even carry most the items offered!

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Horrible company.



January7, 2019

I was to get my account up to $70 in earnings and then when I attempted to withdraw them they deactivated my account with no warning or reasoning. I emailed the company multiple times to figure out why. Finally I took it to BBB and then I got a response from the company. They stated I submitted the same receipt more than once. ( I may have buy accident, I grocery shop quite a bit)Also told me that one or more of the receipts where used by a different account. Again , my husband could have by mistake picked up one of the ones I already submitted. We both had an account and would alternate receipts to submit. But instead of warning us like a lot of the other apps do. ( Receipt hog,coinout) They tell you, this has already been submitted we can not accept it and that's the end of it. NOT with Ibotta, they will just deactivate your account without speaking to you first and keep your earnings.

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May 09, 2019

Yes they did the same to me. I got up to $73 and then they starting making stuff up to deactivate my account.

November 01, 2019

I cash out after I reach $20-25.

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APP doesn't work



November13, 2018

At some point I sent a receipt that they said they were having problems reading. Since then, it just sits and says pending and won't take any other receipt. This app is not worth the aggravation. Don't waste your time

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