How to Earn Cash Back on Beer, Wine and Liquor

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You can earn cash back on just about anything these days, even the alcohol you might buy this weekend for New Year’s celebrations.

The app Ibotta makes it possible to earn cash back on a variety of purchases. With New Year’s Eve on Sunday, Ibotta is highlighting its current rebates for alcohol. It’s also throwing in a bonus.

The app explains in a blog post this week:

“No New Year’s party is complete without some bubbly. Ibotta has you covered with cash back on hundreds of beer, wine and spirits products.”

Currently, Ibotta is offering rebates on certain purchases of the following brands:

  • Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur: up to $3 cash back
  • Budweiser or Bud Light: Up to $5 cash back
  • Crown Royal Whiskey: $2 cash back
  • Jim Beam: $5 cash back
  • Ketel One Vodka: Up to $5 cash back
  • Pinnacle Vodka: $5 cash back

Those are just a few examples. To view the many alcohol rebates Ibotta is offering at any given time, open the app and go to the “Beer, Wine & Spirits” rebate category. Or if you’re new to Ibotta, sign up for an account.

Ibotta is also offering a $3 bonus for redeeming rebates in the “Beer, Wine & Spirits” category this weekend.

Just note that not all states allow rebates on alcohol. You’ll find lists of states that disallow them in Ibotta’s help section.

For other ways to save money on alcohol, check out “5 Smart Ways to Save on Wine, Beer and Spirits.”

How to use Ibotta

Ibotta is a free app available for Android and Apple devices.

It offers digital rebates, with no paperwork necessary. Think of it as the modern-day version of old-fashioned rebates that required you to mail information to the manufacturer and wait weeks for your check to arrive by mail.

With Ibotta, there are three ways to score cash rebates:

  • Make purchases from online retailers by going through Ibotta.
  • Take photos of your receipts.
  • Link your store loyalty program accounts with your Ibotta account.

Once you’ve accumulated $20 in rebates, you can transfer it to a PayPal or Venmo account as cash, or convert it to a gift card. Racking up $20 is easier than you might think, as Ibotta is currently offering a $10 welcome bonus for registering for an account.

Do you use Ibotta? Let us know what you think about it by commenting below or on our Facebook page.

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