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Posted: January 2, 2013

Too lazy to coupon? There's an app for that!

One of the biggest complaints I hear from people is that couponing takes too long and that y’all always forget your coupons at home! I hear you….couponing does take a little bit of organization. If you are one of those people who thinks that couponing is too much work, or you have a hard time remember where you put your darn coupons…I’ve got a mobile app for you! It’s called IBotta and it works on iPhone & Android platforms.

Here’s how it works:

  • Download the iBotta App using this link (Apple & Android)
  • Once it’s downloaded onto your phone, browse through the offers/coupons and select the ones you’d like to take advantage of.
  • While in the app, you can earn money by watching videos & taking surveys, but the cool part is that you will also get paid to buy certain products!
  • Once you complete the purchase, all you have to do is upload the receipt with your by taking a photo with your phone. Once it has been verified that the purchase is legit, your money will be deposited into your Ibotta account. Once you hit $5.00 you can choose to cash out via Paypal!

So essentially, you can go do some shopping, and then come home and see if anything you bought matches the offers in the app. If so, upload your receipt and redeem the coupon & the money will be placed in your Ibotta account within 24-48 hours!

Here’s a deal you can do at Target or Walgreens this week using the iBotta app:

Buy Special K Oats & Honey Cereal $2.50
Use (1) $.70/1 Special K Cereal Coupon
Pay $1.80 & Get $1.00 Ibotta Rebate
Final Price = $.80 after coupon and Ibotta Rebate

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