Paired with our core cash back offers, these features vastly improve your Ibotta browser extension experience. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know!
Price Comparison & Net Price
View on-demand price comparisons while shopping online with direct links to purchase the same, less expensive item from other retailers' sites. The Ibotta browser extension will calculate and show you the net price of an item after earning cash back!
Price + Inventory Alerts
Set up custom notifications that send browser alerts when items drop in price, come back in stock, or are low in stock.
Keep tabs on an item's price fluctuations over 30-day periods.
Q: Did Octoshop merge with Ibotta?
A: Yes! Octoshop merged with Ibotta in 2021. If you need help migrating from OctoShop to Ibotta, click here.
Q: How do I track an item?
A: You can track an item to see if a lower price becomes available by enabling the Notify Price Change on the item page. Simply toggle the gray Notify Price Change button so the button turns teal. This will send you notifications through the extension if the item’s price goes down!
Please note: your tracking will expire after 45 days and you will need to re-track this item.
Q: How do I remove tracking on an item?
A: When you click the Tracked Items tab, this will show all of your items you are tracking for a lower price. You can choose to Untrack all items through the red Untrack All Items button, or single items with the red Untrack Item toggle.
Q: How do I change my computer’s notifications settings?
A: On Mac
Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Notifications & Focus, then click Notifications. Select Ibotta Browser Extension on the left, then view or change settings on the right.
A: On Windows
Select the Start button, and then select Settings.
Go to System > Notifications.
Q: How do I change Chrome browser Permissions?
A: On your computer, open Chrome, then follow these steps:
- Go to Ibotta.com
- To the left of the web address, click the Lock icon.
- Click the Notification bell icon or continue to Site settings for more options.
- Change the permission settings as you wish.
Q: How do I change my notification rate?
A: You can change how frequently you will receive notifications of price changes on items you are tracking. From the Tracked Items tab in the extension, each item has a small teal pencil in the right upper corner. Click this pencil. Here, you can change the Check frequency setting. The two options in the dropdown are: Instant or Low Data. Be aware, higher frequency uses more Wifi bandwidth.
Q: Will I get cash back when I use the price comparison tool?
A: Possibly. We will show you when Ibotta offers are available along with the best prices! Regardless if there is an Ibotta offer, we will help you save the most / pay the least for your purchases!
Q: How do I find price comparison information?
A: When you have the Ibotta browser extension downloaded, simply visit your favorite site such as Walmart.com or Amazon. When you navigate to the webpage of a specific item, the extension will begin loading.
If Ibotta has found items to compare, a notification will appear next to the ruby Ibotta icon. Simply click the Ibotta logo to open and compare website prices, shipping rates (if available), and if there are any Ibotta offers! Savings abound!
Q: When comparing prices for an item, I notice there are no offers at any location. Is this expected?
A: It’s possible Ibotta may not have any cash back offers available at an online retailer for a specific item you are shopping for. That’s okay! Regardless of whether there is an Ibotta offer, we will help you save the most / pay the least for your purchases!
Q: Where can I see price history?
A: On the item’s page when you are comparing the item’s prices and looking for any Ibotta offers, there is a teal History button. Click this to see how the price of the item has changed over the past 30 days, how often the item usually comes back into stock, and if NOW is a good time to purchase!
Q: What is “net price”? How is it calculated?
A: The net price of an item is determined by taking the cash back amount you’ll save with Ibotta from how much you’ll pay today.
Q: Do Savers need to take any action to get cash back?
A: Yes! Click the Activate button when you find an offer on the Ibotta browser extension panel or website to add the offer before you check out. When you find a better net price with the price comparison tool, you’ll need to activate the offer. If there’s cash back at another retailer listed on the Compare tab, click View Item to add the offer.
Q: Who will be paying cash back to Savers? How?
A: After you activate an offer and make a qualifying purchase, Ibotta will add your cash back to your Ibotta account earnings after the pending period is complete. The pending period is listed in the retailer's offer details.
Q: The price compare tool says I can earn cash back, but I don't see the net price. Will I still get my cash back?
A: Yes, you’ll earn cash back on qualifying purchases. Currently, the net price feature isn’t supported on sites where Ibotta has offer exclusions. Be sure to always read the offer details to see if there are any exclusions when you activate your offer!
Q: How can I report an incorrect price in the browser extension?
A: We're sorry about that! To report an issue with pricing on a product, click the flag icon in the lower right corner of a product tile.
Q: Which browsers support price comparison?
A: Price comparison is only available on the Google Chrome Browser.
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