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After more than a year of uncertainty and adapting to new ways of learning, Ibotta's helping to send kids back to school the right way – with full backpacks and full lunchboxes.
COVID has impacted every family, tightening budgets and upending routines. We want to help by doing what we do best – putting cash in the pockets of American families. We’re providing families with cash back on essentials, along with many other great offers for the back to school season.
For a limited time, Ibotta's Back to School offers equal just over $20.00 in cash back!
Add them all to your list:
- Five Star Notebook
- Nature's Own Bread
- Skippy Peanut Butter
- Smucker's Squeeze Fruit Spread
- Ticonderoga #2 Pencils
- Crayola Crayons
- Pink Pearl Paper Mate Eraser
All you need to do is follow these few steps:
- Get the browser extension and sign in.
- Already got it? Just log in to Ibotta.com from your computer. Your back to school offers will appear in the app and extension within one hour.
- Download the Ibotta browser extension and sign up.
No computer? No problem — just write in to our Care teams and will we be happy to help you out.
- Choose where you want to shop for school supplies: Walmart Pickup & Delivery, Target Online, HEB Online, Instacart or Shipt.
- From the app or browser extension, link your retailer account and add back to school offers to your list.
- Shop and check out like you always do. You'll get your 100% cash back within 72 hours of pick up or delivery!
Check back regularly to see other new and exciting offers!
Adopt a Classroom Partnership
Free for all means free for teachers. Teachers can spend hundreds of dollars out of pocket to prep their students for success. So this year, Ibotta is donating more than $100,000 to AdoptAClassroom.org to help support underserved classrooms across the country. This donation will get 400 teachers and their 10,000 students the supplies they need for a successful school year.
Q: I'm an existing Saver with the browser extension but I don’t see the back to school offers, why is this?
A: Be sure to log in to ibotta.com/home and the offers will be available within an hour.
Q: I logged into the website, but my Extension is stuck on the Looks like you're logged out panel. How can I fix this?
A: Right click on the Ibotta extension icon in the top-right of your browser. Hover over This can read and change site data make sure that On all sites is selected.
Q: I saw on Krazy Coupon Lady that I should get a $20.00 Welcome Bonus but I don't see it in my account. Where is it?
A: The Back to School offers and bonuses will take the place of the regular $20 Welcome Bonus for the period of the campaign. We hope you enjoy it!
Q: Where can I get cash back for the offers?
A: Walmart In-Store, Walmart Pickup & Delivery (not walmart.com), Target Online, HEB Online, Instacart and Shipt.
Q: When are the offers available?
A: The offers will be available beginning 7/14/21. You can unlock them by downloading the Ibotta browser extension or by signing in. Supplies are limited, so redeem the offers before it’s too late!
Q: When will I get cash back with a grocery pickup & delivery retailer?
A: It can take up to 72 hours after you receive or pick up your online grocery retailer purchase before you receive cash back. Your cash back will be pending until the order is picked up or delivered. Additionally, if your order is split between multiple deliveries, or pick up and delivery, your entire purchase will not begin pending offer earnings until the final items have been received.
Q: I thought the items were free but I have to pay for them?
A: Ibotta gives you cash back on your everyday purchases. For the 8 offers in the free back to school campaign, you can get cash back equivalent to the average MSRP - free after purchase. Add the items to your list in the app or browser extension then shop through the Ibotta Browser Extension to get the cash back.
Q: Your terms and conditions state ‘Requires purchase of eight participating products and Ibotta redemption to get cash back.’ Do I have to buy all the items to qualify?
No. Redeeming all of the Back to School offers will help you reach over $20 to withdraw your earnings, but if you only want a few of the items, that’s fine too. Feel free to redeem one, many, or all of them! There are limited quantities and they will only be available while stocks last.
Q: Can I get more than 1 of each offer?
A: No - each item is limited to 1 redemption per Saver.
Q: How do I check if items are eligible?
A: If you’re shopping in-store you can scan the barcode of the item in the offer details to check that it matches.
Q: My local store does not stock 1 of the offers, what should I do?
A: All Ibotta offers are subject to availability. Please check for other offers in the free Back to School event that might be in stock.
Q: My grocery pickup & delivery retailer substituted 1 or more of my eligible items, can I still receive cash back?
A: You must receive the qualifying product in order to get the cash back reward. We recommend unchecking “allow substitutions” when you order your groceries for pickup or delivery to ensure you get cash back on the right items.
Q: Can I get my Walmart shop delivered through Shipt and still get the rewards?
A: Yes, but you must shop directly through Instacart or Shipt's gallery of offers available in the app and browser extension.
Q: Why does my friend have offers that I don’t?
A: Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that specific offers will be available to every Saver. We try to mix up our offers and bonuses so we have some that are achievable for everyone, so stay tuned!
Q: I live in Hawaii / Alaska / Puerto Rico - can I still get this offer?
A: Yes. However, MSRPs tend to be a little higher in these states so items might not work out as a fully free - check before you buy.
Q: I added an offer, but now it says it is no longer available. Can I still submit a receipt for it?
A: No, unfortunately. Due to high demand, that specific offer is no longer available.
Q: I returned offer items and my cash back has been reversed, can you help?
A: If you return an item, your cash back will be reversed. If there is something wrong with the item you buy, request a substitution rather than a refund to prevent your earnings from being reversed.
Q: How much is Ibotta donating to AdoptAClassroom.org?
A: We are donating $105,000 to AdoptAClassroom.org. We will be able to provide 400 teachers and 10,000 students with school supplies for one semester.
Q: I downloaded the browser extension, now how do I get the offers?
A: Make sure you’ve logged into the browser extension with your Ibotta email address. The offers will be available within an hour after you log in on the browser extension - pick which retailer you’d like to shop at and then follow the prompts in the browser extension to link an account. Then, add the offers to the list. You can shop for the offers directly from your browser. Alternatively, the offers will be available within the app within 1 hour of downloading the browser extension for you to add to your list.
Q: I waited 1 hour but I still can’t see the offers, what should I do?
A: Try completely closing out of the desktop, wait a few minutes, and re-open it. If you are still having trouble, please submit a ticket to our Care team.
Q: I can’t download the browser extension / I don’t have access to a computer / I don’t have a compatible internet browser, how can I get the offers?
A: The browser extension makes it easy to save on online purchases from your computer and we want as many Savers to try it as possible! If you don’t have access to a computer, you can submit a ticket to our Care team for assistance. But, be aware Care teams might take a few days to get you the offers, so the fastest way to get the offers is to download the browser extension if you have a computer.
Q: I registered on 7/14 (or after) and didn’t get a $20 Welcome Bonus, help?
A: The Back to School offers and associated $5 Back to School bonus replaces our usual $20 Welcome Bonus for the period of the campaign. We hope you enjoy it!
Q: Will there be additional freebies?
A: Yes! We are offering some Savers extra freebies each week that will have a limited quantity available. Make sure to check back often and redeem the offer before it’s gone!
Community & Contact
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Offers available while supplies last at select retailers. Must be 18 years of age, and a US resident. Requires purchase of 8 participating products and Ibotta redemption to get full cash back amount of $20.17. Check Ibotta to see if the offers are still available. Redemption must be made within 7 days of purchase. Subject to full terms. See the full Back to School legal copy here.