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Whole Foods + Ibotta = Savings!


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Whole Foods + Ibotta = Savings!

Whole Foods + Ibotta = Savings

I’ve been having a whole lot of fun with Ibotta. It’s an app that you download to your smart phone.  When you buy selected products, scan them, and upload your receipt, they give you money.  Sweet!  I like money!  They just added Whole Foods, and offered a $2 bonus if you bought 4 items.  So, here’s what I bought.

  • 1 Clif Kit’s Organic bar – $1.25
  • 1 Evol Burrito – $2.49
  • 1 8 oz container of Noosa Yoghurt – $2.49
  • 1 6 oz container of Driscoll’s Organic Raspberries – $3.99
  • 1 bag of Boulder Canyon Kettle Chips – $3.69

I used a reusable bag and got $.10.  I also used $1/1 Evol Burrito coupon (no longer available), $.35/1 peelie on the Noosa, $.50/1 Driscoll’s, and $1/1 Boulder Canyon coupons.  I paid $11.46 out of pocket.

But now, here’s where the fun comes in.

Before I left Whole Foods, I scanned all of my items and submitted my receipt to Ibotta.  Man, those folks are hard at work because it only took about an hour or so before I got my cash back.  I received $1 for the burrito, $.50 for the Clif bar, $.50 for the Noosa, and $.50 for the raspberries.  I also received a $2 bonus for redeeming 4 Whole Foods offers, and a $1 bonus for completing the Fun in the Sun challenge.  That makes my out of pocket only $5.96 for all of that!  PLUS, I should have received $1 for the chips, so I emailed Ibotta about that.  After I receive the $1 for the chips, my out of pocket is only $4.96.  That is a 57% savings!  Plus, everything I bought was something we love to eat, but I usually say no because it’s too expensive!  Win/win!

Are you signed up for Ibotta?  What’s the most you’ve saved in one receipt?

About the Author: Kristin Holt Duncan is a Houston area extreme couponer. She enjoys saving money on the foods that her family actually likes so that she can spend more money on things like Nutella. And Danskos. And Coach purses. You can find her elsewhere on the web, below.

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