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Get cash back with Ibotta

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Stephanie Frangione, Contributing Writer

College students are always looking for the next way to save a buck. With new money saving apps like Ibotta, Shopkick, and Checkout 51, students are able to save money while shopping for everyday items. In some cases, these apps not only allow you to earn points towards rewards, but they also give you the option to receive cold hard cash. In Ibotta’s case over 500,000 retailers offer rebates through the app meaning your local shopping centers will most likely have deals that you can use daily! Looking through the apps before you shop and making a list will ensure a maximum cash back reward. No more stressing to see if your favorite store offers a 10% student discount! All you have to do to start the process is snap a picture of your receipt and boom, you’re on your way to cash back rewards!

To make them most of the app users will periodically have to watch an add or take a short poll. This maximizes the users reward and can often unlock new and exclusive offers. Even after completing these short tasks, users on average only spend a maximum of 5 minutes within the app. According to expandedramblings.com Ibotta has saved users over 2 million dollars! Living off Ramen noodles and despair is a thing of the past! Now you can have fresh groceries whenever you please without having to sacrifice paying for all those new textbooks! Coincidentally, Ibotta offers 3% cash back on all Amazon purchases, saving you money on textbooks rentals and much more! Traveling home for the holidays or heading somewhere warm for spring break? Many flight and rental sites offer up to 5% cash back when you book through Ibotta!

Mallory Bacon, the blogger behind Bacon’s on a Budget boasts that she makes $100 a week using rebates from Ibotta, and that’s a lot of free money! Now, if you combine Ibotta with the other two apps, Checkout 51 and Shopkick, your savings could be huge! All three apps are free to use on Apple and Android devices and Ibotta is currently offering a $10 sign-up bonus. If you don’t believe me, download the apps today and start saving instantly.