How does Ibotta work?

Ibotta is a free mobile application that you can download on your smartphone or tablet. Once you have the App installed, follow the simple steps below to start earning. I’ve been looking over it and check out how it all works. This app is actually a pretty cool app to have, IF you are in to couponing. Ibotta is a fun and exciting way to earn cash every time you go shopping. Get started today! Here’s how it works

Choose offers

When you open Ibotta, you’ll see a selection of offers in our Product Gallery. Choose a product and complete one or more of the tasks below the offer. The more tasks you complete, the more pending credit you will add to your account. Unlock these earnings by purchasing the product in a supported store. Offers expire so don’t forget to redeem them before they’re gone!

Go shopping

After completing tasks, items will be added to your Checklist. Buy these products at any of the 50 retailers where Ibotta works. Be sure to check the Store Extras section to find additional offers that are only available at select stores.


Verify purchases


You will take a picture by scanning your receipt with your phone. Don’t worry if the receipt is long, there is an option to add more at the bottom of your screen in the middle, Then you will scan the barcode of the products on your Checklist. Ibotta will verify your purchases and send you cash. It can take up to 48hrs, but usually I get mine within a few minutes to a few hours. In certain stores, it’s even easier – just register your loyalty card or phone number, use your card or phone number at checkout, and we’ll handle the rest!

1aaaEarn cash

The best part about Ibotta is that you earn real money, not points or other made-up currencies. What you see is what you get. Ibotta has partnered with PayPal to make it easy to get your money. Just link your Ibotta account with PayPal, or create a new PayPal account within the App. 100% of your Ibotta earnings can be transferred to PayPal as soon as you’ve earned $5 So get started – You earned it Join Ibotta Now!   Click here for
video that explains how Ibotta works as well.





Sign up now  for free Ibottahas some new features. You can earn bonuses. Check your phone periodically for updates. Currently, Ibotta works in over 50 states and with many stores and

Please note that this does not include retailer affiliates, if the affiliates are included they will be specifically mentioned above. We do add new stores based on popular demand, so let us know which stores you would like us to add next: Vote Here! Ibotta will not redeem offers for purchases made in stores that are not listed above. **Ipod4 and Ipad2 do not support all retailers. How much to you have to earn before you can request a payout? All you need is just $1 to cash out, but If you want cash via PayPal, then it is $5

Do I have to bar code scan my products in the store or can I do it when I get home? For confirmation of purchase, you can scan the products at home – the instructions on the app will walk you through this. Also, there is a barcode scanner feature built into the app that allows you to make sure the product in the store matches the Ibotta offer before you check out of the store.

If I purchase several ibotta deals, Do I have to do separate receipts for each ibotta coupon deal? or do I just upload the same one for the different deals? You can upload (1) one receipt for all your offers.

Do I need to circle anything on the receipt? No, you do not need to circle anything on the receipt (that actually can slow down the account payment).

My husband and I both have accounts. If we purchase two of one product on the same receipt, can we both submit the receipt so that we both receive credit for the item or do they have to be on separate receipts? No – a receipt may only be submitted by one user.

Can the offer be used more than once? If we buy multiple of the same item do we send the same receipt in x amount of times? Each offer is for one item only. As soon as you redeem an offer, a new one is instantly added to your Ibotta Product Gallery.

What happens if I get a camera fail when I try to upload upc code? Send an email to with the model of your phone so they can check to see if there are any issues.

Here is what you will see on your phone when you open ibotta offers.

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You can now get instant answers to all your questions at Ibotta’s Help Center. You can also find the Ibotta Help Center on the Ibotta app from the main menu.  90% of the questions users ask are addressed in theirFAQ section.


Choose your store that you purchased your product(s) at.

Choose your store that you purchased your product(s) at.














Pick the offer that you want to unlock, submit for rebate on.

Pick the offer that you want to unlock, submit for rebate on.














You need to unlock your offer before you can submit your receipt.  Just click and unlock.

You need to unlock your offer before you can submit your receipt. Just click and unlock.














after you have unlocked the offer, it will look like this,

after you have unlocked the offer, it will look like this,














tap on verify purchase(s)

tap on verify purchase(s)














Tap on the little hand to verify your purchase

Tap not click, sorry, on the little hand to verify your purchase




























Once you have verified, You will then scan your receipt and tap submit