Hello! Can you believe that it’s already December and it’s only a few more weeks until Christmas? My kids actually started a countdown on our whiteboard the other day and it really does feel like such a magical time of the year. Nonetheless, I think we’re all looking for ways to make our money stretch just a little bit and I’m excited to share with you a recent discovery that’s already adding up big time for me!
Saving Money on Christmas Shopping
What Is Ibotta?
I’ve shared with you all about Ibotta before as it’s been an app that I’ve had installed on my phone for nearly 5 years. The Ibotta mobile app allows me to search for deals and scan paper receipts, and I am able to save money on all the shopping I do in-store. But as we’ve all transitioned to shopping online now, my Ibotta app wasn’t getting nearly as much use… until NOW!!
How Do I Save With Ibotta?
Ibotta has gotten even better and now allows me to save money when I’m shopping online! Ibotta just released a Chrome browser extension plugin that is free, installs in seconds, and automatically notifies me when I can activate cash back or additional savings.
After installing, you’ll notice the Ibotta extension on the top of the browser window and for supported retailers, a notification will display to show the Ibotta cash back opportunity. It’s as simple as clicking Activate!
I love that many of my favorite retailers are supported including Ulta, Ann Taylor, J.Crew, and American Eagle — there are hundred of supported online retailers (see full list here)!
The biggest gamechanger is that Ibotta now allows me to get cash back on grocery pickup and delivery!! Services that I’ve really come to rely on over the past few months including Walmart Grocery, Instacart, and Shipt are now among the grocery retailers that provide cash back through Ibotta — if you’re like us and spend nearly $100/week on groceries, this really adds up quick!
What Makes Ibotta So Good?
- Cash Back On Online Grocery Pickup & Delivery: I love that Ibotta now gives me cash back whenever I’m buying groceries online now! Almost all of my shopping happens from a computer now so the fact that I can earn cash back on nearly everything is a huge win. I was able to take advantage of a few deals on chicken broth, yogurt, eggs on my last Walmart Grocery order and saved $3.75 just by adding the Ibotta offers that showed up on my browser screen.
- Earn Real Cash: Ibotta also provides real cash back, not just points or rewards like other platforms. I am able to transfer the money that I save from Ibotta directly into my bank account. It’s such a satisfying feeling seeing my Ibotta savings add up!
Ibotta has long been my secret when it comes to saving money shopping in-store and I’m so glad that now I can enjoy those savings easier than ever thanks to the Ibotta browser extension! It’s just in time for the holiday season and the cash back that I earn on items I’m purchasing anyways let’s me have a little left over at the end (so I can treat myself to a little something too! 😉).
Do you have any tips for saving money on Christmas shopping? Let me know in a comment below!
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