One of the most popular coupons apps is Ibotta.  It may look confusing at first, but it’s actually quite simple once you learn to navigate it.  I have saved over $600 using Ibotta, so it is well worth learning how to use it!  I’ll be doing step by step instructions with pictures to make it as clear as possible!

First, if you haven’t done it yet, you’ll have to make an account.  You can do that here!  Please note: Some users have reported issues creating an account on their phones.  I recommend creating an account on a desktop computer first by clicking this link, then downloading the app on your phone and signing in. By going through this link, you will get $10 when you submit your first rebate within 7 days of opening your account!

After you download and open Ibotta, it will look like this:

There are many different categories for rebates, such as Grocery, Pharmacy, Clothing, Restaurants, Mobile Shopping, and many more.  For the purposes of this website, we will mostly be focusing on the Grocery and Pharmacy sections, but don’t worry – if there’s a great deal in another section, I will let you know about it!  So I’ll go ahead and click on the grocery category:

Clicking on the grocery category will bring up different stores.  Your stores may look different than mine depending on what stores are in your area.  The stores that show up in your list will be ones that are local to your area.  I’ll go ahead and click on Walmart:

Once I click on Walmart, there will be all the different rebates available.  Near the top will be “What’s Hot” and “What’s New”, but as you go down they will break the rebates down by different categories such as Frozen Food, Beverages, Snacks, and many others, so it’ll be easier to find.  And if you ever want to search for a rebate, there’s a search box at the top!  So now let’s say I want to submit for a rebate on the Ritz Crackers.

The first step is to click on the pink box to unlock it.  They usually have you answer a question or watch a video to unlock the rebate.  Once unlocked, you go click on the green “Verify Purchase” button.

To verify your purchase, you’ll have to scan the product barcode.

After the barcode is scanned, you push the “take a picture” button, and you use your phone to take a picture of your receipt.

Obviously you will want a much clearer picture of your receipt. 😉

And that’s it!  Once the rebate is processed, it is deposited into your Ibotta account.  Then you can transfer the money over to your Paypal account.

Ibotta will also have bonuses from time to time for redeeming a certain amount of rebates, and when they do I will post them on here!

Each month Ibotta will have a teamwork bonus.  This is where having friends with Ibotta pays off, because you work together to get your bonus!  For example, this January the bonus is to redeem 15 rebates, and your team has to redeem $6.00 in rebates.  It’s a nice way to get a little bonus when you’re already redeeming rebates!

That’s about all there is!  If you have any questions please post them in the comments, and I will update this thread as needed!  If you haven’t downloaded the app yet, be sure to do so here!