Shop on Your Phone This Weekend to Save Up to 20 Percent More

The popular money-saving app Ibotta is kicking off the holiday shopping season early by offering mobile shoppers cash rebates of up to 20 percent. Here's how to get in on the savings.

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Imagine supercharging your savings by earning cash back as you shop from the comfort of your couch. Now, that’s my kind of shopping.

It’s particularly rewarding during the holiday shopping season, because it lets you avoid crowds while shopping at a time when cash rebates tend to be higher.

Take this weekend, for example: Starting Friday, the popular money-saving app Ibotta is offering cash rebates of up to 20 percent at certain retailers and other merchants, like travel booking websites.

The promotion is called “Ibotta Days” and it’s available specifically to folks who use the Ibotta app to shop online. So, pick up your smartphone and settle into your sofa.

Ibotta Days

Ibotta is offering users cash back of up to 20 percent on mobile shopping offers they have not redeemed before. The app explains in a blog post announcing the Ibotta Days promotion:

“Whether you need to stock the kitchen or find the perfect present for family members, start with Ibotta and earn tons of extra cash back.”

Retailers participating in this Ibotta promotion — meaning the retailers where you can score extra cash back this weekend — include:

  • Amazon
  • Atom Tickets
  • Barnes & Noble
  • eBags
  • eBay
  • Gamestop
  • Groupon
  • Hollar
  • iTunes
  • Jet
  • Jane
  • QVC
  • Overstock
  • PetSmart
  • Target
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

Additionally, various clothing retailers are participating:

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • American Eagle
  • Charlotte Russe
  • Express
  • Foot Locker
  • Gap
  • Hollister
  • Kohl’s
  • Lane Bryant
  • Nike
  • Poshmark
  • Under Armour

The exact percentage of cash back you can will earn by ordering from these retailers this weekend varies by retailer. Ibotta advises checking the app itself for specific offers.

If you already use Ibotta, you should be able to go ahead and peruse and redeem mobile shopping offers. If not, start by registering for an account and downloading the app.

How to use Ibotta

Ibotta is a free app available for Android and Apple devices. We’ve told you about it in stories like:

There are three methods to score cash rebates through Ibotta:

  • Make purchases from online retailers by going through Ibotta, effectively using the app as a cash-back portal. IMPORTANT NOTE: This is the particular method through which you can earn extra cash back this weekend.
  • 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.

To learn more about the basics of how Ibotta works, check out this video:

For more ways to save this weekend, check out:

Have you used Ibotta before? We’d love to hear what you think about it — drop a comment below or on Facebook.

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