App of the Week: Ibotta

February 1, 2015 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ App of the week

Wanna get paid to go grocery shopping? Well there’s an app for that! Introducing Ibotta, an app that will pay you cash for grocery shopping. Not only grocery offers but deals for dinning out,movies, clothing stores and more. It is currently available for android and iOS devices for free!

How it works

After downloading the app you sign up for a account. It then allows you to do find your favorite brands, and buy them at your favorite stores. Ibotta then will reward you with cash back for your purchases. Follow these step so get cash back in the app.

  1. Before you go to the store, search the app for great rebates. After you have added them to the app you can go to your local store and buy those products.
  2. After checkout keep your receipt. Ibotta has a shop and redeem feature which allows you to scan your receipt. Ibotta can determine if you have purchased any items for rebate by scanning the receipt.
  3. Get cash. The best part of using Ibotta is the rebates you collect from scanning your receipt gives you real cash. This money can be transferred to you via Paypal or Venmo. They also have options to payout via gift cards such as Starbucks, and iTunes.

The final verdict

While the process of scanning your receipt is quite a bit of work. The result of getting manufacture related discounts that you didn’t have access too before is great. The app is well designed and keeps its audience by its simplistic and visual appeal.