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Pardon my punny title, but I had an amazing nap today and apparently my brain is feeling witty. I also just claimed $1.25 on my Ibotta app! So I had to share this wonderful thing with you on the off chance that you haven’t heard of it or used it yet. Want to know why you oughta Ibotta? Read on!
In the past few years I have looked for ways to make a little extra money and still stay home. I’ve tried a host of things (that I may go into at another time), but one thing that I use continually and still love is the Ibotta app.
The idea with Ibotta is that you get money back for groceries simply by taking a picture of your receipt and scanning a few barcodes. Super simple, right? Now, you can’t get money back on just anything- it has to be items offered within Ibotta at the time. However, I’ve never had a problem finding items to redeem. Many of the offers are for things I would already be purchasing.
How I use Ibotta
I look through the app and the offers before I go grocery shopping. If I know I need to buy more mayo and a particular brand is offered in the app, I just buy that brand this time around and score $1 back. I think that most of the times I can find at least one item to scan. It may only be worth $.25, but I average $1-$3 a shopping trip.
In addition, the app has started offering money back on items beyond groceries. I’ve seen offers for things on Groupon, Amazon and more. Basically, if you do any shopping, you should try Ibotta out.
$1-$3 a shopping trip may not seem like much, but it adds up. One Christmas I was able to pay for a good chunk of gifts by cashing out what I’d earned using Ibotta. Another time I used my money to significantly discount a vacuum/steamer I wanted to buy. (This one, if you’re curious. I love it, btw!)
How to try it out:
If you are interested in checking out Ibotta (how can you not be?!), click on this link or download the app and use my referral code: ayyaiz. By using my referral code, you will get $10 right off the bat! What do you have to lose?