Review of Ibotta – My Honest Opinion




What is it?

A mobile app/rebate site used on you smartphone to get real cash rewards by redeeming rebates for stores, online stores and restaurants.

Name: Ibotta

Price: Freefree

Owners: Bryan Leach, CEO


Real Reviews:

Review 1

Review 2

My Recommendation:yes

Overall Rating: 5/5


There’s always good and bad things about something.. Nothing is perfect.


Get cash back after you purchase something listed in their site

Easy to cash out with Venmo or Paypal account

Cash deposited less than 48 hours, but they indicate 48 hours to be safe

Get $5 when you invite friends who join Ibotta and they get $10

Get $10 instantly for new users who signs up




If you buy the same items every week, the product may not be there every week

Store receipt must be submitted within 7 days of printed receipt date to be accepted for payment

Rebates do expire, so purchase your product before expiration date

Can cash out at $20.00



Who benefits from the product?

Anyone that goes grocery shopping, shopping for products or dines out

Anyone who has a loyalty card who links their card or phone number to

People who live in United States or Puerto Rico

Must provide receipt with US currency

Anyone 13 years and older

Anyone with a smartphone with a built in camera


What kind of work can I do?

Redeem rebates to get cash quick

Training Overview

There are 2 methods:

I. Submit a Receipt

1. Download the Ibotta App, which is required to submit a receipt

2. Unlock rebates by clicking on “Pink box” – Before you go shopping, unlock the cash rewards you are going to purchase by answering simple questions or watching short videos





3. Buy the products you unlocked

4. Verify your purchases, by scanning the product barcode, and submit a photo of your receipt

5. Get cash deposited into your account within 48 hours

II. Link a Loyalty Account

  1. Sign up for Ibotta
  2. Link your store loyalty account by connecting your loyalty card or phone number
  3. Unlock rebates just like in “Submit a receipt- #2”
  4. Go shopping by using your loyalty card or phone number at checkout
  5. Get cash deposited in your Ibotta account within 48 hours


If you need help, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Under “get help”, click on “Contact support”. Select a topic and type in a description you need help with and submit. If you want a quicker answer, click under “Get Help”, click on “FAQ”. On the smart phone, you would click on the menu on top left page. It will bring you to the home screen, scroll down and there is your help tab. You can find FAQ there or submit a question by contacting them. I haven’t had to contact Ibotta for support because I have not needed any help from them yet. Knock on wood.


Final Opinion

We all go shopping for products, such as clothing, household supplies, groceries, etc. Why not earn REAL cash back at the same time? I have been using the app for 3 months and have gotten back $62.75. It isn’t a lot, but something is better than nothing. You definitely earn cash faster than taking surveys, which I have no patience for. Plus, you get CASH BACK within 48 hours. If you are a regular shopper, your cash back can be as fast as a few hours or within the hour in my experience. I haven’t linked a loyalty account because some stores don’t have that so I just use my smartphone. Ibotta is pretty efficient in my opinion, so doing the loyalty program shouldn’t be a problem. I just went to the grocery store today, 5/20/16 and redeemed $0.75 cents and was approved in a minute, so they don’t have a problem paying you. So I have earned a total of $63.50.



If you would like to learn more about making more money over time, please watch my video and read my review at Wealthy Affiliate.

Have you used this product? Please share your experience below. I would love to hear about them.

Please leave any comments or questions below.




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  • Kyle Jones

    hmm seems a handy little tool, a bit like taking surveys and that, not a lot but it can build up to pay for a new t shirt or something for very little effort! You still using it? It seems okay i guess i might give it a go next time i go out, i scan everything into my fitness pal anyway so could be handy getting some money for the pics i take!

    thanks for the heads up!

    • Sofia

      Hi Kyle,

      I still use it. Used it today. When you first sign up you get $10 so definitely faster than taking those long surveys to earn points or pennies. You’re welcome.

      Thanks for commenting,


  • Matthew Thomas

    Biota seems pretty awesome – it’s essentially like using coupons or getting rebates. It’s good to hear that you haven’t run into any issues with approvals or payment – that’s a good sign.

    Unfortunately, this isn’t really a method of making money, but rather decreasing costs on items you are buying. Can you tell me more about the Wealthy Affiliate program you mentioned at the end? Is that more of an online business opportunity?

    • Sofia

      Hello Matthew,

      Yes, Wealthy Affiliate is a online business opportunity. It is a online program where you get training, active support and 2 free websites to be able to build a business online. You can join at no cost as long as you want. It teaches you steps and methods on how to make money online the real way, which requires your time, dedication and hard work to get it going. I hope that answers your question,


  • This is good info to know!! That is interesting – a rebate app to save money. Thanks for sharing this!!

    • Hi Debbie,
      Thanks for commenting. You’re welcome. I used the app yesterday and got back $0.75 within minutes of redeeming my rebate. Today, I went somewhere and used the app again, because I remembered unlocking a rebate and got another $0.75 within minutes. Good stuff.

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