Earn cash back on your entire purchase instantly when you purchase a gift card at over 30 retailers and restaurants.
Start by entering and saving your payment information. From the Account page select Gift cards > Payment methods. Then select Add debit card and follow the prompts.
Head to a participating retailer where you’d like to purchase products or services. You can see a full list of participating retailers on the home screen in the Gift cards category.
Select the retailer where you’re shopping and enter the total amount of your purchase.
Select Review > Charge $XX.XX. Once you select Charge, your payment method will be charged for the amount entered, and you’ll earn cash back on this amount instantly!
Then, simply present your gift card number to the cashier as payment.
How do I send a gift card to a friend?
- Complete steps 1-3 above.
- Select Buy as a gift > Yes, buy gift card. Once you select Yes, buy gift card, your payment method will be charged for the amount entered, and you’ll earn cash back on this amount instantly!
- Click Choose how to send it to share the gift card with your friend via text or email.
- To use the gift card, your friend should simply present the gift card number to the cashier as payment.
Pay for your purchase right from the Ibotta app at checkout.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will gift card purchases count toward bonuses?
A: Yes! Gift card purchases will qualify for applicable Bonuses, just like any other offer.
Q: Where can I find a list of participating retailers?
A:To see all of the 100+ participating gift card retailers, start from the home screen in the Ibotta app, navigate down and tap on the Gift cards category to see a full list of participating retailers.
Q: Why can't I purchase a gift card using a credit card?
A: Unfortunately, credit card fees are quite high. Therefore, in order to continue providing great rewards when purchasing a gift card with Ibotta, we currently only allow debit cards as a payment method.
Q: Is there a limit for how many gift cards I can purchase each day?
A: Yes, each 24-hour period has a maximum total which can be bought, $250.00 total. Meaning, that the limit will last until the time you purchased the first gift card the next day.
Q: Why can I not see the Gift cards category within the app?
A: At this time, this feature is not available to everyone. Be on the lookout though for when it becomes available to you in the future!