This is a sponsored post written by me in partnership with Ibotta. All opinions are my own.
Back to school looks a lot different this year. Some families are homeschooling or virtual learning and others are going back to school full time or even half the time. This is uncharted territory for all of us and it’s no secret that anxiety levels are high among parents and students. Regardless of the situation, we all still have to prepare for the upcoming school year and what better way than to save some money by earning cash back on some of your back to school purchases with Ibotta!
What is Ibotta?
Ibotta is a cash back and reward app that is completely free to download. It gives real cash for everyday purchases from participating retailers such as Kroger, Walmart, Target, Publix, Amazon and many more! Ibotta partners with over 1,500 different brands to provide shoppers an easy way to earn cash back. Ibotta can be used for in-store and online purchases. It is super simple to use on your phone.
My kids will start the school year going to school half the time and virtual learning from home the other half. We will be buying supplies for both the classroom and for home. Not only will we need all the traditional supplies but we will also be buying some “extras” (think snacks, lots and lots of snacks) for our home learning days. I don’t know about your kids but my kids go through 10,000 snacks during a single distance learning day. Luckily, Ibotta has some great offers on healthy and fun kid’s snacks to have around the house with their new Back To School promotions to earn some cash back. I have still been grocery shopping in store, but Ibotta also works for online purchases as well!
Here are just a few of the offers from the Ibotta Back To School Program that I took advantage of:
- $1.00 cash back on Horizon Organic Cheese Sticks
- $3.00 cash back on Horizon Organic Single Serves, 12 ct.
- $1.00 cash back on Five Star School Supplies, Buy 2
- $0.75 cash back on Welch’s 100% Grape Juice
- $0.75 cash back on Flipz Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- $1.00 cash back on Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit, 1lb.
All offers were valid as of publish date. Check your app for details, as offers change frequently and may not be available in all areas.
I love using the cash back that I earn for all those extra purchases. It goes straight to my PayPal account and then I can use that money for online purchases at tons of different retailers. The money I earn through Ibotta can go towards purchases for myself or I can buy some necessities that I will be needing for our home classroom. The cash back adds up, especially if you plan ahead and use the app consistently!
This is going to be the year of unknowns. I am focusing my energy on being prepared and making this year the best it can be. My home classroom will be ready for learning and my kitchen will be full of food to keep them happy and focused. I also plan on having lots of special treats around for my kids to have rewards for being flexible during this unprecedented time. They deserve all the rewards for being such good sports during this pandemic. Their lives will look a lot different but hopefully we can make the most out of the situation!
Here is to a happy and healthy school year and don’t forget to earn some extra cash back with Ibotta on purchases you are already making!
Want more on Ibotta? Check out my 5 ways to kick start your budgets with Ibotta post!