I was working towards the $5 Autum Stock Up and the $20 for 10 offers deal. My first Target Ibotta shopping trip helped me fulfill some of these shopping requirements. I looked at my bonuses and realized that I had to buy 7 deals to earn $25 in bonus money plus the coupon cash value for buying the 7 items. I made my list and headed out with my 3 year old twins to Target! (Hopefully the Mommy friend that we saw at Target wasn't too traumatized by us when we were in "deal" mode).
Here's what I bought. It turns out that I qualified for some additional bonuses that I didn't even expect!
Viva paper towels, 12 giant rolls $17.19
Soft soap 8.5oz (not the smaller more popular Softsoap size) $1.84
Kleenex 4pk (3pk would qualify but my store didn't carry them) $5.69
Scott Toilet Paper, 9 double rolls $5.79
Cottonelle, 12 big rolls $6.49
Cottonelle, adult wipes $2.49
Kleenex hand wipes (these are NEW and are paper towel substitutes) $2.99
Poise, fems $4.84
U by Kotex $3.99
Total $53.82 (includes MA Tax at 6.25% - unprepared food is not taxed in MA)
Let's talk about the subtractions:
-0.05 Target coupon for brining my own bag
-2.56 for using the Target Redcard Debit Card (if you shop regularly at Target it is SO WORTH getting one of these).
TOTAL OUT OF POCKET: $51.22 (apparently Target registers have a rounding issue)
I submitted a copy of my receipt via my Smartphone to Ibotta. Then, I scanned all the applicable bar codes. You can see that since I am new to Ibotta I am only buying products for the deals during one transaction. Then, I buy the other stuff that finds it's way into my cart in another transaction so that I don't lose my mind. Within an hour, I was notified that my receipt was accepted and I received $38 from Ibotta. I did a Paypal transfer to get the actual cash.
$51.22 - $38 (from Ibotta) = $13.22 out of pocket
And, just a reminder, if you had a nice selection of coupons, you could have easily got this total down lower. I only had 2 small weekends of inserts so my coupon selection is low right now. Since my stockpile of household items is also low, I decided to just jump into some deals. Now that I have a small stockpile, I can wait to buy duplicate items until I am able to get the free, get paid to buy them or get them when they are at my rock-bottom price.
Here is a picture of my purchases on our kitchen table. Remember, don' put your stuff away until your Ibotta submission is accepted.
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I was not compensated by Ibotta, Target or anyone else for my post.
If you click on my Ibotta link and sign up for Ibotta I will receive some kind of Ibotta monetary bonus.