Have you heard of the new smartphone app called Ibotta? This free to download app sends money to your PayPal account just for buying certain brands at the grocery store. When you combine this with the fact that the benefits stack with coupons, you can save some serious money.
This week as I was browsing through my Ibotta selections, I noticed that there was Chef Boyardee Beefaroni on the list of foods that can be purchased. The picture on the app was the single-serve microwavable variety, but guess what? If you read the fine print, it states that you can buy any variety and size of Beefaroni. So I went for the regular can which was just 88 cents at Walmart! Since I got 50 cents back to my PayPal account after uploading my receipt to Ibotta, I snagged the can for just 38 cents.
To my delight, one of my refreshed offers was another Chef Boyardee offer! This time it was for the spaghetti, and once more it was showing the picture of the single-serve microwave variety, but the details state that I can buy any variety or size of the spaghetti. With two servings in a can, that's lunch for 20 cents a person.
How do you get the Ibotta app? You simply download it to your smartphone, and for each person you invite you'll receive money back into your Ibotta account after they use the app for the first time!
I started using the Ibotta app about a month ago, and I've already received over $25 back into my PayPal account. I actually have an additional $5.75 sitting in the app that I don't want to transfer into my PayPal just yet because I want to get the achievement for transferring $10 all at once. That's right. This app has achievements, and some of them earn you extra money! For instance, take the April Showers achievement that I got on Friday. I got 50 cents extra just for buying four items that were Ibotta offers during the month of April. That unlocked another achievement for buying five more items before the end of April, and that one is worth 75 cents. Are you kidding me? I'm getting money for achievements? It's a dream come true, someone has finally created a shopping-game, and I'm getting paid to play it. I don't think things get much better than that.
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