Ibotta -- Have you heard about it?
I read about and signed up for Ibotta a few months back based on an article on The Simple Dollar . I thought I would mention it today since I just put a cool $12 in my pocket just for buying items I use every day. Skeptical? I was. I am not anymore. It takes a bit of work, but if you want to earn a few bucks, it's easy.
Download the Ibotta app from your mobile app store. I use the one for my iPhone and it works great. Here's a referral code that will earn you a dollar right from the get go:
Ibotta Referral Code: uiptghp
Here's a link, if you prefer: https://ibotta.com/r/uiptghp
Browse the items you are interested in purchasing (I use it for groceries mostly), then select a store. Many are listed: Safeway, Target, Whole Foods, Amazon, even REI. To unlock the savings, just answer a question or watch a short video. Every time you unlock a savings, it will be added to your shopping list. Go shopping. Save your receipt. Open the Ibotta app and scan the items you purchased that are on your Ibotta list. Take a photo of your receipt using the tool in the app. Wait for your receipt to be approved (less than 24 hours) and you've earned money!
Many offers are for generic foods, like bananas or onions, so if you haven't been successful using regular paper coupons (for all of those processed foods you don't eat), try Ibotta.
Of course, you save more on items like liquor and name brands.
Recently there was a $7.00 rebate for Bailey's Irish Cream. Buy it on sale, say at Safeway, maybe even use a coupon. You will still get seven bucks cash back in additional savings! So check it out and see if it works for you.
Let me know what you think!