Mobile Shopping: A Step-by-Step Guide

Earning cash back with other apps is easy, just follow the steps below to get started:


Step 1: Open the Ibotta app and select the “Find Offers” option from the navigation bar. *Haven’t tried Ibotta yet? Download the App.

Step 2: Select the “Mobile Shopping” category.

Step 3: Select a mobile app.

Step 4: Select the “Shop” button.

*If you already have the app, Ibotta will take you straight there. If you do not have the app installed, Ibotta will prompt you to download the app.


Step 5: Complete a purchase within that mobile app.

Step 6:  That’s it! You’ll receive a notification shortly confirming that your offer is pending.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long does it take to redeem my offer? 

A: Each Mobile Shopping offer will have its own pending period. While some will reward you with cash instantly others can take a few days. Please review the offer details within the app for more information.

Q: How many times am I able to use a Mobile Shopping offer? 

A: The great thing about our Mobile Shopping offer is that they’re always available! Just launch from Ibotta and you can use it each and every time you shop.

Q: Do I need to verify anything?

A: Nope! As long as you launched the partner app with the Ibotta ‘Shop’ button and then made a mobile app purchase, you will be credited once your order is fully processed.

Q: Do I have to download another app to get the offer?

A: No, you don’t! Ibotta will take you straight to the retailer’s mobile website.

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70 Responses

    1. Janet

      I do not understand how to get $10 rebate. Shopped first week and it shows my savings, but it keeps telling me that I have so many days to get rebate!

  1. Kelly

    I went into my local liquor store and saw a post for this app to get rebate on him beam burbuon. I don’t see that liquor store or Jim beam on this app? So is there no rebate?

    1. Great questions! Unfortunately, Ibotta does not guarantee that all rebates will be available for all users at any given time. However, to view alcohol rebates, try searching within Beer, Wine, & Spirits. You can also submit liquor store receipts under “Any Liquor Store”. Hope this helps. Thanks!

      1. Adamantia Leftakis

        You keep repeating the same reply message to users who are having trouble redeeming the welcome bonus. I’m having the same issue and your link is not helpful at all. I need someone to actually walk me through this app because it’s very confusing! My welcome bonus is expiring today and I can’t use it.

      2. Great news! It looks like your received your Welcome Bonus last week. Most users miss that they need to redeem a Brand Name rebate (ie, Boxed) in order to receive the Welcome Bonus. Congratulations and happy earning!

  2. Michelle

    Hi i cant get the phone to scan. Ive delet 4 times and tried again. I heard about this app. And i would love to get started. But i dont know what im doing wrong. Can you ple as e help me?

    1. Sorry to hear that you’re having trouble Michelle! We see that you were able to scan a Walmart receipt to your account, awesome! If you’re still having trouble with your account or device, please write our Support Team who can provide additional assistance Thanks!

  3. judy

    Received an email that says “Welcome to the new Ibotta” with a picture of a new app screen. Turned on my Ibotta app and everything looks just like it used to. Nothing new at all.

  4. Kerry

    I downloaded the app, chose my items from the app and tried to take a picture of my receipt. It kept asking for a loyalty card and wouldn’t give me a prompt for a picture. I think this app might be garbage. I should get my savings and the initial 10 to start. Supposedly, my sister in law should get a bonus also. Is this a scam?

  5. Brenda

    I bought 2 name brand items and my account shows my rebates but not my $10 bonus. Does it take a few days for that to show up on my account?

      1. Amy Hottman

        Grrrr!! Seems like you’re penalizing people for the convenience of Wal-Mart pick up. Can you explain why you won’t accept these receipts? We’re still choosing the items featured by Ibotta. If you don’t fix this, I’ll likely quit using Ibotta. 🙁

      2. Unfortunately, our system is not prepared to accept e-receipts and the different format that this receipt comes in. We are definitely working on this option and hope that you will stick around for the changes to come in the future. Thanks!

    1. Unfortunately, Ibotta does not accept e-receipts at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience. Feel free to write our Support Team for a ONE-time courtesy review of your purchase. Thanks!

  6. I downloaded the Ibotta app 3 days after I made an online purchase through Amazon. Can I claim the $10 rebate and if my purchases qualify, am I eligible for the rebates?

    1. Unfortunately, in order to qualify for our Mobile Shopping rebates, the Ibotta rebate must be accessed prior to purchase. However, if your Welcome Bonus has not expired, you are free to redeem any Brand Name rebate in-store to receive your Bonus faster. Thanks!

  7. Shellmarie Skinner

    I wish I could log on my computer and shopping from it instead of the apps. Easier on the eyes with a computer.

  8. Char

    I made a purchase on through the Ibotta app a few days ago, and have not seen my rebate nor my bonus. My boyfriend has the same issue with his Groupon purchase from two weeks ago. Please advise.

  9. Cherice

    Is it possible to upload a digital receipt? For example, an online purchase fromTarget or a purchase from Publux using the Shipt shopping service?

  10. Tina Burns

    I use Walmart Pay within the Walmart App, I cannot upload my receipt copy as it’s already on my phone. Doesn’t seem to be a way I can copy & paste😞 Help!!

  11. Wendee

    I shopped the through ibotta, when they were offering the 20% cash back & completed a purchase. I got the message that it would be reviewed in 48hrs, I don’t show anything pending & I still have not gotten credit for my purchase.

  12. Stacy Haas

    Whenever I try to search for offers it says it can’t find a reliable setting. I thought it was my Wi-Fi so I switched back to my phone’s data internet and it still said it. What can I do?

  13. Roqya Ansari

    Hello. I did online shopping at and purchased the item and supposed to get the 10$ Mobile Shopping Bonus as well as the 10$ Welcome bonus but still do not see anything.

  14. Mary Franklin

    I shopped at using the ibotta link a couple days ago and never received an email saying my offer for 4% back is pending. What should I do?

  15. Khadra

    New to the app I’ve referred two friends already.. I haven’t received my $5 for the referral or $10 sign in bonus. Please help. That would be pretty lame if it doesn’t go through and I’ve already told others all about it

  16. Amy

    On the 11th I received an email stating I had two days left to claim my $10 Mobile Shopping Welcome Bonus! I did mobile shopping twice through your app on the 12th, and then I saw it said I didn’t earn my bonus in time! What is up with this?! That would be super lame if I don’t get my bonus!

  17. June Ramey

    Please help me get my ibbota account working again I have had problems getting on mine says I have two email account but I have forgotten what they were is there any way we can delete the app and resign up last time I used it I had 20 or more on it but. Please let me know what to do I love the app thanks one may be in Phyllis ramey and maybe June ramey

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