If you’ve read Oh Amy, Dear recently, you know I’m a huge fan of Ibotta. But there are plenty of other rebate apps out there – all with their own special requirements and details. I’ve scoured the internet for answers to different questions I’ve had and in order to keep up on all my favorite apps there are just too many places to check.
We all know the basics about rebate apps – keep your receipt and get a good clean snapshot, make sure you buy the correct product and size, etc. But since every app is so nuanced, I needed a quick way to see information about each app. So to save my own brain and help out my readers, I’ve compiled a quick comparison matrix so you can see at a glance what you’ll get with different apps. Download via the link at the bottom of this post!
To help build this comparison matrix, I reached out to the Oh Amy, Dear community on Facebook. Here’s what some of our readers had to say:
Jessica W, Oregon:
“Mobisave is a new one I use. I have made $11.70 so far and it gets automatically credited to Paypal. You don’t have to have a minimum balance.” However, not all rebates are as quickly lucrative: “I also use Checkout 51 but that has a $20 minimum balance before they will send you a check via snail mail.”
Jessica is on my Ibotta team and she regularly meets team bonuses – that’s just one of the features Ibotta has and it’s a great way to work together to get a little extra on your rebates.
Wendy S, Missouri:
Wendy agrees on Checkout51: “[you] have to have $20 to cash out and can be slow accumulating your refund if there are not a lot of items you buy offered to rebate.” And on new app Shrink, Wendy says: “[It’s] harder to use if you live in a small town, and organic is usually your local farmer, and farmers market, or your friends and neighbors!” But she’s definitely a fan of Mobisave, saying: “It has items I buy a lot, fast processing and directly deposits into paypal. I can use at any store.”
Wendy isn’t the biggest fan of apps that you have to scan the product on – and I can’t blame her! I’m not the best at having a steady hand for that task, but if you do like using Ibotta, check out my post on how to enter the UPC code instead of scanning a product.