Ibotta’s Welcome Bonuses: Earn up to $20

New to Ibotta? Redeem offers within your first 30 days and earn up to $20 in Welcome Bonuses.

How it Works

What’s better than cash back on your favorite products? Bonus cash! We want you to start saving strong, so we’re offering up to $20 in bonuses when you redeem specific offers in the app. These bonuses include:

Welcome Bonus #1: Receive a $10 Welcome Bonus for redeeming an in-store offer (Any Brand and Any Item offers excluded)

Welcome Bonus #2: Receive a $5 Welcome Bonus for redeeming a Mobile Shopping offer.

Welcome Bonus #3: A secondary $5 Welcome Bonus for redeeming an in-store or Mobile Shopping offer.

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for the Welcome Bonuses highlighted above, you must meet the following requirements:

Requirement #1: You must create an account on a unique device (not a phone previously registered with an Ibotta account).

Requirement #2: You must redeem your first qualifying offer within the timeline for your particular bonus (usually 30 days). Check your app’s “Bonus” section for specific details.

Common Questions

Q: I redeemed my first offer, but I didn’t get any bonuses. Why?

A: This could be due to a few reasons. First, remember that “Any Brand” and “Any Item” offers are not eligible for the Welcome Bonuses highlighted above. If this is not the case for you, please send a support ticket via our Help Center and a team member will be happy to assist you further.

Q: Is there a time frame I have to redeem a offer by? 

A: Yes, once you register an Ibotta account you’ll be eligible for these bonuses for a limited time only. Check your app for specific bonus timelines. Most Welcome Bonuses expire after 30 days of registering your Ibotta account.

Q: I redeemed an offer from the “Mobile Shopping” category, but I haven’t received any bonuses. Why?

A: Please note that pending periods vary by retailer. For example, Groupon offers can have a pending period of up to 45 days. If this is the case, you won’t receive your Welcome Bonus until your pending offer has been verified and you’ve received credit for that as well.

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67 Responses

  1. Tiffany Clark


    I’d be glad to.

    Please send me the download link so I can get started.



    Sent from my iPhone


    1. To download Ibotta to your mobile device, simply search “Ibotta” and download. Create an account and you’re ready to go! Welcome to Ibotta and happy earning!

    1. laura

      I didn’t get 10.00 either! I sent 2 Kohls receipts & kroger one with salsa & bananas that said qualified. I am totally disappointed.

  2. Ashley Rutledge

    I should have received my 10$ welcome bonus yesturday it was the last day and I redeemed 3 rebates and it hasn’t posted yet. Thank You for your time.

  3. Jeffrey frank

    I have one teammate Steven Frank use my promo code I received notification that I should receive $5 within 7 days of his first purchase he has made purchases a purchase and I have not received any money yet and secondary how do you redeem a rebate twice when it says you are able to I tried to redeem the Pine-Sol twice and it disappeared off the Family Dollar

  4. Marilyn Osgood

    I find the app very confusing. I’m pretty computer savvy but just can’t figure it out. I’ve gotten emails saying my time is up to redeem but the app doesn’t tell me what or how to do it.

    1. Esther Durbin

      Today is my last day according to email received too, but I can’t figure how to do it when I am at the store! Have been to 3 differrent stores shopping and can’t figure it out…I thought I wad fairly computer savvy, but I guess not now.🙃🙁

      1. Congratulations Esther! It looks like you received your Welcome Bonus yesterday. Let us know if you have further questions. Thanks and happy earning!

  5. Lori A Mccallum

    I have sent in 2 tickets and still haven’t gotten a responses. and haven’t received my 10 dollar bonus. and I already have someone under me and gave received money from them doing rebates.

  6. Pat

    Wish they’d been a bit clearer about the fact that not every offer counts! Not in ANY of the emails I’ve received this first week!

  7. Rachel W

    I downloaded the app and I signed up through my mom to get the $10. I have bought two things this week that were mentioned in the app and the app now says I have $3. I understand that you have to have at least $20 to get your money, but when will I get the $10 bonus? I think I am going to run out of time!

  8. Why didn’t i receive my welcome bonus? I redeemed an offer within 14 days ( as specified above) and I didn’t receive the $10 bonus credit. This is the first time I have ever signed up with ibotta, on a brand new phone. I have no other accounts( as stated in a previous comment, that was the issue).


    I invited my husband to join but unfortunately his cellphone did not support Ibotta app. But now he got Android then he is able to download Ibotta app. He redeemed one item that is not Any Item rebate, and it said he got $10 welcome bonus. But since the rebate has been credited, the welcome bonus is not received yet. And me also didn’t receive the bonus $5 for inviting.

  10. I went to Walmart to use 50.00 and they said they didn’t take 3rd party Walmart cards anymore so I hope I didn’t loose my money that I earned please help me. What do I do? How do I get my money back on my account to use it somewhere else?

  11. Laura Ortega

    Am lost. I understand what any item any brand means. But what’s something that is not that. So I can redeem my $10 welcome bonus?

      1. Jesseca Aldy

        Ibotta, I don’t know if you can tell by all these comments, The Welcome Bonus isn’t working. I have followed these instructions perfectly and they are still not giving the $10 to me or to 5 of my friends who signed up with me and used it the same day they joined for name brand offers.

  12. I only have one account. I signed up through a family member and should receive a $10 Welcome Bonus. However, I did not receive the $10. I made two purchases at two different stores. Both receipts went through and those offers are not pending. But still no $10. I did purchase a brand name item, Simply Orange. Can’t figure out what else I need to do. Today I got an Email that states I have 2 days left to earn my bonus. Funny, huh? What else do I have to do then!?!?

    1. Jesseca Aldy

      The same thing has happened to several people in our circle of friends who have signed up and used it according to the directions. The last six people who signed up under our referral are being denied the Welcome Bonus even though they followed the same instructions as the first people followed. 3 got the $10 Welcome Bonus and 6 are still waiting although they have used the app and redeemed savings for brand name offers. I think they must have stopped giving it even though they are still advertising it. They keep bringing up a $5 mobile shopping bonus and avoiding answering why we aren’t getting the $10 Welcome Bonus. Hope it gets resolved soon. We’re all canceling if they cant
      get it right.

  13. esmeraldaw9

    Ibotta never gave me my $10 welcome bonus. I redeemed a specific brand rebate the day I joined and 2 today. Today is my last day to claim. Please Help!

  14. Jonathan Martin

    Does mobile shopping with Walmart and Ebay cash back count towards the welcome bonus? For example the Ebay up to 2% cash back.

  15. Marvella

    I just signed up recently and made my first purchase at CVS. How long does it take to get the $10 start up promo? Also, I want to shop through the ibotta app but all of the store sites seem unresponsive through the ibotta app. For example: I can brows through the first page but am not able to select items or sign in to see if anything is in my cart. Once in a while it says the servers are not connecting. I have tried shopping during different times on separate days.

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