How to get ibotta download bonus – its not automatic!
A lot of people join ibotta, but miss out on getting their download bonus. While ibotta rewards new users with a sign up bonus of up to $20 just for trying out the app, the cash is not an automatic credit to the account. Lots of people don’t know to make a transaction in order to get the ibotta bonus. Simply downloading the app is not enough. As a new ibotta user, there are a few things so you should know to make the most of this app, and avoid getting your account deactivated. New users who download the ibotta app, have 7 days to make their first transaction in order to get the ibotta download bonus. If you don’t, you won’t get the download bonus. However – its not just any transaction.
Follow these steps to ensure you get your bonus
- Once you download ibotta, ‘verify your device’. Super important: do this on the same device you registered, or your account may risk getting locked.
- Next, scroll through the stores, and find items you buy.
- Add offers to your account by clicking the ‘+’ sign.
- Go shopping! If you prefer to add a store rebate instead of ‘pay with ibotta, simply purchase the items that correspond to the offers you added on the ibotta app. Super important: Save the receipt!
- Open the ibotta app, click on ‘redeem’
- Follow the directions: Take a picture of the receipt, which should match the offers you added. You’ll be asked to scan the UPC symbol of the item you purchased.
- Once you finish scanning all the items you purchased click send, and that’s it! You’ve made your first transaction and qualified to get your ibotta sign up bonus plus earn cash for the offer you redeemed. Two savings from one transaction.
What offers qualify for the download bonus
Super important: Certain offers do not qualify to get the ibotta bonus. Ibotta has several ‘any store’ and ‘any brand’ offers. They’re great because these are often grocery staples like meat and milk. They pay very little, and would make an awesome moneymaker deal if these qualified for the bonus, but they don’t. If you need to make a qualifying purchase in order to get the download bonus, don’t use any brand or any store offers.
Note: The easiest way to make a transaction that will qualify for as a purchase is to use ‘pay with ibotta’ feature, because the offer is instantly added to your account.
Once your purchase is verified, your cash will be credited to your account.
Start saving money with ibotta!
ibotta is available to download from itunes or google play
How ibotta works:
As a new user, familiarize yourself with the app. There are lots of ways to earn money with ibotta. After downloading make sure you learn how to get ibotta friends to create teams and use bonuses to maximize your ibotta savings. I’ve put together The Ultimate Video Guide to Using Ibotta, so you can learn how to withdraw your cash, and how to make money with ibotta from a single grocery shopping trip.
Happy savings, TaLis