Posted 05/24/2021 in Couponing

28 Ibotta Questions Most Frequently Asked (And Answered)


28 Ibotta Questions Most Frequently Asked (And Answered)

28 Ibotta Questions Most Frequently Asked (And Answered)


1. What is the Ibotta App?

The Ibotta app is a savings app giving users cash back for specific grocery and other everyday purchases at over 1,500 retailers and brands.   


2. What Kind of Savings App is Ibotta?  

Ibotta is a rebate app, like Rakuten and Checkout 51.   While other types of savings apps provide coupons, comparison shopping tools, foster brand loyalty, or boast other properties, rebate apps are known as e-versions of old-fashioned rebate mail-ins: Ibotta rewards customers after they prove they have bought specific items during specific timeframes.  


Ibotta requires the consumer preselect the rebates they are likely to redeem, like cutting coupons before shopping.  There is no obvious penalty for preselecting rebates and not using them.  (Researching how factors such as not using preselected rebates influences Ibotta’s offers would make an excellent experiment.)  After purchasing the preselected items, the customer needs to prove the purchase by uploading a receipt in order to redeem the rebates.   


If a customer has linked Ibotta to the merchant’s loyalty program or shopped online using the Ibotta extension on the customer’s Web browser, Ibotta is automatically notified of qualifying purchases and sends customers a redemption notification, just as if they had manually uploaded the receipt.  If a customer disagrees with the rebate amount, the customer can contact Ibotta to explain the difference, and customer service can credit the account accordingly.           

 

3. Can I Use Ibotta Without a Phone?

Ibotta is available on mobile devices as the Ibotta app and on any computer as the Ibotta browser extension.  A phone is not needed to shop using Ibotta, if you shop online. However, some functions require a phone, such as cashing out your balance.  


*** Expert Hint: Cash Out Before You Change Your Phone Number***
Once your phone number has changed, Ibotta cannot confirm you are the owner of your old account.  Cashing out each time you reach the minimum balance ($20 or $25, depending on how you want to be paid) can prevent losing your Ibotta rebate savings if you lose your old phone number.


4. Can I Share a Phone with a Friend and Still Have Our Own Ibotta Accounts?

No, please don't register two Ibotta accounts on the same device.  


Only use one Ibotta account per phone; more than one account per phone violates Ibotta’s terms of use and will likely lead to both accounts’ termination without payout.

 

Pink boxes highlight available Ibotta offers on Walmart's online grocery site5. Can Ibotta be Used On a Computer or Laptop?

Once your Ibotta account is linked to a store’s loyalty program or you install the Ibotta Web browser extension, you can scroll through Ibotta rebate offers on a laptop or desktop computer.  Go to the retailer’s online site as you normally would, such as opening walmart.com and clicking on the grocery department.  The Ibotta browser extension will pop up, notifying you that Ibotta recognizes the site as one of its participating partners.   You can expand the extension box and browse Ibotta’s offers, and you can contract the Ibotta extension box so you can see the main site, especially if your shopping cart is hidden behind the box.   At some retailers, individual products on the main site will show an Ibotta logo in a box and the discount amount.   


Blue boxes indicate an Ibotta offer has been preselected by the shopper on Walmart's online grocery site.6. Why are Some Ibotta Boxes Pink and Others Blue?

The Ibotta box is pink if you have not yet preselected the rebate in Ibotta.  It turns blue once selected.


7. How Do I Activate an Ibotta Offer?

There are three ways to activate the Ibotta offer: 

  1. You can go to the app and select the offer. 

  2. You can click in the extension box to select the Ibotta offer. 

  3. You can click the plus sign in the box around the product and never leave the shopping site.  

The box will turn from pink to a grey-blue to symbolize you have now selected the Ibotta offer and will be eligible for the rebate after you complete the purchase of the item.  However, read the actual Ibotta product offer’s details, especially the limit number and required purchase number.  Even though Ibotta boxes the eligible product’s correct varieties and participating sizes, the offer may limit you to one redemption per receipt, which means you will only get a rebate on one item, not if you buy eight of the same item and not if you buy several varieties of the item—just one.  Conversely, the details might explain you need to buy multiple items to collection the discount—especially true for olives and soup.   


8. Where—in Which Stores—Can I Use Ibotta?

The most up-to-date list of Ibotta shopping partners is available at Ibotta.com/where, and here is the list as of May 31, 2021:

1-800 Baskets, 1800Flowers.com, 7-Eleven, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Ace Hardware, Acme, Acme Fresh Market (OH), Adidas.com, Advance Auto Parts, Albertsons, Albertsons Market, Albertsons Online, Aldi, American Eagle, “any bar,” “any convenience store,” “any gas station,” “any grocery store,” “any liquor store,” “any military commissary,” “any military exchange,” “any restaurant,” Argonaut Wine & Liquor, Athleta, Backcountry, Baker’s, Banana Republic, Banana Republic Factory, Bartell Drugs, Bashas’, BedBathandBeyond.com, Bel Air, Belk, Berkot’s Super Foods, Best Western, BestBuy.com, BevMo!, BI-LO, Big Deal Food Market, Big Y Foods, Biossance, BJ’s, Blair’s Market, Boohoo, BoohooMAN, Booking.com, Bose, Bowman’s Market, Boxed, Boyer’s Bravo, Brooklyn Harvest Market, Brookshire Brothers, Broulim’s Fresh Foods, Buehler’s, Burger King,  Busch’s Fresh Food Market, BuyBuyBaby.com, C-Town Supermarkets, C&R Markets, Carlie C’s IGA, Carter’s, Casey’s, Cash Wise, Champs.com, Chewy, Chicco USA, ChildrensPlace.com, Choice Hotels, Circle K, City Market, Coborn’s, Columbia Sportswear, ContactsDirect, Copps, Cost Plus World Market, Costco, Costco.com, Country Mart (Lawton, OK), Count Market, Crest Foods, Crocs US, Cub Foods, Cupshe, CVS,  D&W Fresh Market, Dan’s Fresh Market, Davis Food and Drug, Dick’s Fresh Market, DicksSprotingGoods.com, Dierbergs, Dillons, Discount Contact Lenses, Discount Glasses, Discount School Supply-School Supplies Arts & Crafts, Disney+, Dockers, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, e.l.f. cosmetics, eBags, eFollett, ESPN+, Expedia, Express, EyeBuyDirect, Facebook Portal, Fairplay Foods, Family Dollar, Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Market, Fanatics.com, Fareway Food Stores, Festival Foods, Fishers Foods, Food Giant, Food King, Food Lion, Food4Less, Foodmaxx, Foods Co, Foodtown, Foot Locker, Fores Hills Foods, Forever 21, Fossil,  Fred Meyer, Fresco y Mas, Fresh market, Fresh Thyme, Freshtown Marketplace, Fry’s, Gap, Gap Factory, Gelson’s, Gerbes, getGo, Giant (DC, DE, VA, MD), GIANT (PA, WV, MD, VA), Gillette, Giant Eagle, Glasses.com, Glossier, GNC, GNC.com, Godiva, GoodRx, goPuff,  Grand Central Apple Market, Grant’s Supermarket, Grove City County Market, Grove Collaborative, Grubhub, Harry and David, H-E-B, H-E-B Online, Haggen Northwest Fresh, Hannaford, Harding’s, Harps Food Stores, Harris Teeter, Harvest Market, Harveys, Hays Supermarket, Hertz.com, Hobby Lobby, HomeDepot.com, Homeland, Hornbacher’s, Hotels.com, Hotwire, HSN, Hucks, Hugo’s Family Marketplace, Hy-Vee, IHG Hotels & Resorts,  Ingles, J. Crew, Jared,  Jay C, JCPenney.com, Jewel-Osco, Jewel-Osco Online, JustSave Foods, Kamas Foodtown, Kay Jewelers, Kent’s Market, Key Food, King Soopers, Kings Food Markets, KitchenAid, KiwiCo, Kmart, Kohls.com,  Kroger, Kwik Trip/ Kwik Star, L’Occitane, La Bella Marketplace, Lands’ End, Lane Bryant, Lee’s Discount Liquor, Lee’s Marketplace, Lenovo USA, LensCrafters, Levi’s, Lin’s Fresh Market, Loft, LookFantastic, Love’s, Lowe’s Market, Lowes Foods, Lowes.com,  Lunds & Byerlys, Macey’s,  Marc’s, Mariano’s, Market 32, Market Bistro, Market District, Market Fresh, Market Street, Martin’s (IN, MI), Mattress Firm, Maurices, Maverik, Maytag, Meijer, Mejuri,  Metro Market, Michael Kors, Michael’s, Missoula Fresh Market, Mixbook, MLBshop.com, Murad, NastyGal (US), Natural Grocers,NBAStore.com, New York & Co, NFLShop.com, NHLShop.com, Nicholas Markets Foodtown, Nike.com, Nob Hill Foods, Noom,  Northgate Markets, Oakley, Office Depot Office Max, OldNavy.com, OnePlus, Orbitz, OshKosh B’gosh, Overstock, Owen’s Market, Pavilions, Pavilions Online, Pay Less, Pep Boys, Personalization Mall, Petco.com, Peterson’s Fresh Market, PetSmart, PetSmart.com, Piercing Pagoda, Price Cutter, Priceline, PriceRite, QFC, QuickTrip, QVC,  Raley’s, Ralphs, Randalls, Randalls Online, Ray-Ban, Raymour & Flanigan, Reasor’s, Redbubble,  Redner’s Markets, Remke Markets, RentalCars.com, Ridley’s, Riesbeck’s Food Markets, Rio Ranch, Rite Aid, Rosetta Stone, Rouses, Rover Petcare, Ruler Foods, Russ’s Market, RVshare, Safeway Online,  Sam’s Club, Samsung, Save A Lot, Schnucks, Seamless, Sears.com, Serta,  Shaw’s Sheetz, Shell, Shipt, Shop ‘n Save, Shop ‘N Bag, Shoppers Food, ShopRite, Smart & Final, Smith’s, Society6, Soelberg’s Market, Sorel, Speedway, Sprouts Farmers Market, Staples.com, Star Market, Stater Bros, Stewart’s Marketplace, Stewart’s Shops, Stokes Market, Stop & Shop, Strack & Van Til Food Market, Super One Foods, Super Saver, SuperFresh, Sureway, Table & Vine, Tadych’s EconoFoods, Target, Target Online, TaxSlayer, The Art of Shaving, The Food Emporium, The Fresh Market, The Mad Butcher, The Popcorn Factory, The Vitamin Shoppe, Thorntons, Ticketmaster, Tire Rack, Tom Thumb, Tom Thumb Online, Too Faced Cosmetics, Tops, Total Wine & More, Trader Joe’s United Supermarkets, Travelocity, Tuft & Needle, ULTA.com, Under Armour, ValuCheck, VG’s Grocery, Vistaprint, Vitacost, VitaminShoppe.com, Vons, Vons Online, Walgreens.com, Walmart,Walmart.com,  Wawa, Wegmans, Weis markets, Whirlpool, Whole Foods Market, WinCo Foods, Winn-Dixie, Wish, Woodman’s Food Markets, Zales, Zappos, ZENB, Zenni Optical, Zoro, and Zulily.

 

Most of these 300 retailers have multiple locations, boosting Ibotta’s partnership to over 500,000 individual locations.  

 

9. Can Ibotta be Used with Walmart Pickup Grocery?

Ibotta email announcing $0.25 rebate earned for buying watermelon at Walmart pickup and delivery.

Yes, Ibotta works with Walmart online grocery orders including pickup and delivery orders.   Walmart grocery pickup and delivery both work with the Ibotta Web browser extension if you use Chrome or Firefox as your Web browser for the online shopping.  You still need to preselect the Ibotta offers, which you can do directly without leaving the Walmart grocery site.  When you finish your purchase, Walmart sends you the receipt via email, and within the next 24 hours you also receive an “Account credited” email from Ibotta.  Check it against your expected rebates, and let Ibotta’s customer service department know if there is any problem.  

 

10. Can I Use Ibotta if I Pay Cash?

Yes, you can use Ibotta if you pay cash.  Ibotta rebates will be given with almost every form of payment.

 

11. Can I Use Ibotta if I Pay with a Gift Card?

Yes, you can use Ibotta if you pay with gift cards.  Ibotta rebates will be given with almost every form of payment.

 

12. Can I use Ibotta if I Pay with a Rewards Credit Card? 

Yes, you can use Ibotta if you pay with a credit card, including a rewards credit card. Ibotta rebates will be given with almost every form of payment.

 

13. Can I use Ibotta if I Pay with Bitcoin?  

Ibotta rebates will be given with almost every form of payment, but CouponFindr.com did not find evidence either proving or disproving Ibotta could be used on purchases which were originally paid using Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.   

 

14. Can I Use Ibotta While Paying with EBT or SNAP?  

Yes, you can use Ibotta if you pay with an EBT card or SNAP.  Ibotta rebates will be given with almost every form of payment.

 

15. How Much Money Will Ibotta Save Me?

According to an Ibotta spokesperson’s comments for a CNBC review of the Ibotta app, typical savings on the Ibotta app are $10-$20 a month, with some users earning up to $300 per month (updated January 29, 2021).  That data comes from a review with a disclosure that states, “We may receive a commission when you click on links for products from our affiliate partners.” 

 

A simple Google search of “typical Ibotta savings” brings up articles from bloggers claiming to have saved much more than that average $15 per month—and of course each blogger wants you to read an article or subscribe to a service in order to learn how to save as much as they did.   


However, a similar search for the “typical Ibotta savings” on the Ibotta blog populates with people reinforcing the $10-$20 per month answer, with a few explaining their personal circumstances.  

 

But out of the many blogs and online articles, fewer than 5% (as of May 13, 2021) mention what would happen if you DIDN’T use the Ibotta-promoted deal and instead purchased a similar but less expensive option, such as store brands.  And those few authors were often on the Ibotta site saying they earn $10-$20 per month from Ibotta, not running a personal finance blog or trying to attract readers.  While some Ibotta users on the online Ibotta community say they save more money by sticking to store brands, there are also people stating the opposite, saying they save more on name brands by combining or stacking other coupon apps with Ibotta’s rebate app and other rebate apps plus timing a particular store’s sales.  

 

16. Bloggers Say They Earned Much More than $20 on Ibotta; but Ibotta says $10-$20 Per Month is Realistic Savings. Who is Right?  

There are correct people on both sides of this question.  It depends on a person’s spending needs and habits.  (It also comes down to a shopper's ethics, so be careful to stick with Ibotta's terms of use.)

 

Couponistas and Heavy Work-Related Spenders are Right…

There are expert couponers (couponistas, extreme couponers) who stockpile or donate extra products they do not immediately need and sometimes create “money makers” with their amazing deals.  They perfect the art of coupon stacking and time their purchases to maximize money saved—or minimize money spent (which is not always the same thing).   They can collect hundreds of dollars from Ibotta per month.  


A different category of high-earning Ibotta users are people with a large amount of spending at an Ibotta partner; for example, someone running an animal shelter would compare prices at several pet supply stores and get as much money back as possible from Ibotta, whether shopping at Chewy’s, PetSmart, Walmart, or any of the other pet supply stores with which Ibotta partners.  If they spend $5,000 per month for a shelter, it makes sense they would at least collect 1% ($50) back on just those purchases.

 

…And Most Typical Shoppers Are Also Right

However, most people are not in a work-related large spending situation.   (And most people are not extreme couponers.  And most people are not orange boxers.)  More often, shoppers are on a defined, if not limited, budget, looking to keep spending low while buying everything the household needs.  These shoppers tend to pay attention to the lowest priced item—and, even with a rebate promise dangling, pull out a calculator to make sure it’s really a way to “spend less” and not just “earn more from an app.”  


How Much Will I Save with Ibotta?

The short answer: You will save $10-$20 per month with Ibotta if you are an orange boxer or calculator carrying, savvy shopper.  Ibotta’s spokesperson provided these numbers, and CouponFindr.com’s research agrees.


The longer answer: CouponFindr.com conducted research to determine whether making use of Ibotta’s many grocery rebate savings offers really would decrease grocery bills.  (Reducing the total spent on groceries is not the same as earning more money back from apps.  The total spent minus the rebate apps’ returns shows how much has really been spent—and those final numbers must be compared.)  Are you into spending less money or only looking at “money back” without looking at the total spent?  


The short answer is $10-$20 per month is a realistic Ibotta app cut to your grocery bill for a typical shopper.


17. Is Ibotta Worth the Time?

Maybe.


Are Ibotta deals worth the time and effort? Even though nobody wants to waste time, the answer will depend on the person, as each person values their time (and effort) differently.  


As with any new app, the first few times a beginner uses Ibotta, there’s a learning curve. Also, the user will want to explore.  After a few tries, the user will eliminate certain steps, for example, instead of scrolling through the entire list of offers, load the Web browser extension and shop normally for online groceries, only pausing to compare Ibotta offers if they appear on the retailer’s site as options comparable to foods already on the family’s grocery list.  

 

Over time, a typical user will decrease time spent on the app in several ways:

  1. Have a pattern.   Better yet, borrow someone else’s pattern by following a few savings sites’ recommendations or Facebook couponistas.   

  2. For online groceries (like Walmart) put in the grocery list in generic terms so you will see the Ibotta deals right on the Walmart site.

  3. Ignore categories that don’t fit your needs.  BOGO 50% off dry cat food is a great deal—but only if you have a cat or were planning to give a gift of dry cat food to a friend or charity.

  4. Spend time learning about Ibotta’s other ways to make money (teams, gift cards, paying with an Ibotta-linked debit card, etc.) and then set things up that don’t need weekly monitoring, like a grocery list might.

  5. For obscure products, shop them online instead of in-store.  There might be five offers of interest on the Ibotta app one week, and a grocery shopper spends a few minutes looking for each.  It can be an obscure brand or specific variety or size and maybe the store only carries two of the five offers.  The grocery shopper ends up tapping into the app that some of the items were not found.  That’s great for Ibotta’s data collection, but the user is not rewarded for that wasted time.  For an online shopper, it’s not such a time drain, but for in-store shopping, it can be exasperating to not find several deals in a row.  

 

18. Is Ibotta Just for Groceries?

No, Ibotta is not just for groceries.  Ibotta can be used to save on hotels, traveling, entertainment venues, gift cards, clothing, sporting goods, and more.  

 

The app does emphasize saving money on groceries, and most Ibotta users likely try to scoop up the FREE grocery offers as part of their overall use.  However, there are many non-grocery ways to save, and learning about those opportunities can help a person see how to optimize their own spending plan.  Would you buy a refrigerator if Ibotta sent you a $50 rebate offer?  It might seem odd--but only because most people associate Ibotta with groceries and pharmacy purchases.  However, Ibotta's browser extension pops up for online hardware, clothing, and electronics stores--and, yes, it has included a $50 rebate for a specific refrigerator as an offer.

 

19. Ibotta Saves on Which Brands?  

Ibotta partners with manufacturers of 1,400 consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands to offer rebates on their products through specific grocery and pharmacy retailers.  These brands are specifically mentioned as partners on their site:  

Hershey, Dr. Pepper, Snapple, Nestle, Pepsico, Coca-Cola, Kraft, Heinz, Kimberly Clark, General Mills, Conagra, Johnson & Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive, Smuckers, Post Consumer Brands, Edgewell, Del Monte, Unilever, Danone, Tyson, Pernod Ricard, L’Oreal Paris, Diageo, Mondelez International, Kellogg’s, Campbell’s, Bayer, Clorox, WhiteWave Foods, and Stoneyfield Organic.


20. Can I Use Ibotta and Still Buy My Regular Groceries?

Yes, most people buy their regular groceries without issue.  Some will switch brands to try an Ibotta deal.  However, the real question is, “Will my awareness of and use of Ibotta’s offers, increase or decrease how much I spend on groceries?”

 

And honestly, many of the biggest “money savers” are the groceries listed as “FREE” on Ibotta.   Even a beginner Ibotta user will see the FREE grocery items and buy them.  Let’s say a beginner only selects the FREE items and picks up $10 worth of free items in a month, without using Ibotta’s other offers.  There’s a nice feeling to getting something for free, but unless it was on the original grocery list or substitutes for something on that list, the money spent on the original grocery list has not decreased.   

 

21. Does Ibotta Sell Anything?

Yes.  


Ibotta sells gift cards at up to a 10% discount from their face value.  (For example, a 5% discount on a $100 gift card means you pay $95 for the full $100 gift card.)  Offers vary with availability.  On May 31, the following discounts were paired with these retailers as gift cards for sale through Ibotta.

10%

Fazoli's;

9%

Beans & Brews Coffee House, BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, Express, Krispie Kreme, Sunglasses Hut;

8%

Boscov's, Yankee Candle;

7%

Athleta, Banana Republic, Bass Pro Shops, Bob Evans, The Children's Place, DSW, Gap, Michaels, Peet's Coffee, Steak 'n Shake;

6%

Alamo Drafthouse, Belk, Build A Bear, Cabela's, Dave & Buster's, Dollar Shave Club, Fanatics, Finish Line, Lands' End, Sephora, Shutterfly, Topgolf;

5%

Adidas, Aeropostle, AMC Theatres, American Eagle, Applebee's, Auntie Anne's, Baby Depot, Barnes & Noble, Big Lots, Boston Market, Buba Gump Shrimp, Burlington, Carvel, Cinemark, Cinnabon, Cold Stone Creamery, The Container Store,  H&M, IHOP, Jaba,  Jersey Mike's, Jiffy Lube, Joe's Crab Shack, Kirkland's, Landry's Restaurant Group, McAlister's Deli, Mix It Up Brands, Moe's Southwest Grill, Nautica, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Olive Garden,  Papa John's, Petco, P.F. Chang's, Qdoba, Rainforest Cafe, Red Robin, Regal Cinemas, REI, rue21, Schlotsky's, Texas Roadhouse, ULTA, Under Armour, Unleashed;

4%

Aussie Grilll, Bahama Breeze, Bonefish Grill, Carrabba's Italian Grill, The Cheesecake Factory,  Cheddar's, Chico's, Columbia, Crate and Barrel,  Domino's Pizza, Eddie Bauer, Forever 21, Groupon, Guitar Center, Kohl's, Longhorn Steakhouse, Maggiano's Little Italy, Outback Steakhouse, Panera Bread, Petsmart, Saks Ffth Avenue, Seasons 52, TGI Fridays, Yard House;

3%

Airbnb, Burger King, Chili's, Door Dash, Grubhub, Seamless, Southwest Airlines, Total Wine & More, Victoria's Secret;

2% (or less)

Bed Bath & Beyond, Buy Buy Baby, Chevron (1.5%), Old Navy, Home Depot, Lowe's, Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell, Texaco (1.5%), Twitch, Uber, Wayfair;

1% or less

Chipotle, GetGo, Giant Eagle, Sheetz, Walmart.


  

22. What are Ibotta’s Payment Options?  How will Ibotta Pay Me My Savings?

After earning $20, an Ibotta user can get paid.  There are several options: cash direct to your linked bank account, PayPal, Venmo, and 73 digital gift card options.

 

23. Can Ibotta pay me with a gift card?

Yes, Ibotta offers 73 gift card options to receive your earnings.  All work for earnings balances over $25, with about half available once your account reaches a $20 balance.  The gift cards are sent via email.  


The one CouponFindr.com tested arrived in less than a minute from when it was requested in the Ibotta app.

 

*** Expert Hint: Cash Out, Don’t Wait***
There is no additional benefit to holding money in an Ibotta account, and most of the online complaints are from people who had trouble with their accounts getting locked or cancelled while holding large balances.  Cash out when you reach the minimum for the payment you prefer, so if you experience account trouble it’s a $25 problem, not a $250 problem.


$20 Minimum Payout: 

AMC Theaters, Ace Hardware, Adidas, amazon.com, American Eagle Outfitters, Applebee’s, Athleta, Barnes & Noble, Bass Pro Shops, Bath & Body Works, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Build-A-Bear, Burger King, CVS, Chili’s Grill & Bar, Chipotle, Cinemark, Cold Stone Creamery, Cost Plus World Market, Domino’s, DoorDash, eBay, Express, Game Stop, Gap, Groupon, IHOP, iTunes, Joann, Jersey Mike’s, Mix It Up, Old Navy, Panera, Papa John’s, Peet’s Coffee, Red Robin, Sephora, Sheetz, Starbucks, Stitch Fix, Under Armor, Victoria’s Secret, Walmart, Wayfair

 

$25 Minimum Payout:

Auto Zone, Belk, Bloomin’ Brands, Buffalo Wild Wings, Burlington, Cabela’s, DSW, Foot Locker, Hollister, Hotels.com, Jamba Juice, Landry’s, Lowe’s, Nordstrom, Olive Garden, Pottery Barn, REI, Red Lobster, Sam’s Club, Southwest Airlines, Spa & Wellness, TJX, Home Depot, Uber, Ulta Beauty, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma, Zappos

 

24. Can Ibotta pay me in cash?

Almost, but not quite cash, Ibotta can send your earnings to your bank account, either a checking or savings account, secured with Plaid.

 

25. Can Ibotta pay me directly to my bank account?

Yes, Ibotta can send your earnings to your bank account, either a checking or savings account, secured with Plaid.

 

26. Can Ibotta pay me with Venmo?

While the Ibotta website explains the process of Ibotta paying with Venmo, when our researchers explored the app, it did not come up as an option for how Ibotta pays earnings to users.  CouponFindr.com's answer is, “No.”

 

27. Can Ibotta pay me through Paypal?

Yes, Ibotta can use your Paypal account to send you earnings.

 

28. How can Ibotta pay me if I don’t have a bank account or don’t want to give away my bank account information?

Ibotta can pay you your earnings through a digital gift card.  Select from over 70 options.  (Scroll back to Question 23 to see the gift card list.)


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