Check Ibotta BEFORE you buy things shopping

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So do you ever have shopping trips that are OK, but you just feel like they could have gone better? — Anyway, stopped at Target this morning, and then also took a quick trip through ALDI and Pete’s Market. At Target, I forgot to check that the Park’s Finest rebate was still on Ibotta. It wasn’t. So I thought they’d be $.99 after cash back, and instead they were $2.49 — I wouldn’t normally pay $2.49 for a pack of hot dogs, no matter how “finest” they are, lol.


2 ice cube trays, $5.98. (Yeah. The Dollar Tree ones aren’t cutting it!)
Park’s Finest hot dogs, $3.99. Will get $1.50 back from Shopmium.
2 Brownberry bread, $5.58. Got 20% off with Cartwheel and used $1.00/2 in the 3/30 SS.
Buen Sabor, $3.99. Used $1.50/1 printable (boosted on Hopster — I already used the $2.50) and will get $4.00 back from Ibotta.

Got $.05 off for bringing a bag. Paid with $15.00 in gift cards and $1.64 on REDcard (saved $.04 with that, lol!). Will get back $5.50 from Shopmium and Ibotta, for a net cost of $11.14.

Pete’s Market

4 Galbani mozzarella, $9.96. Used two $3.00/2 coupons.
Cherry tomatoes, $.99.
Orange sweet peppers, $.98. Got back $.25 for bell peppers from Checkout 51.
Sourdough bread, $3.29.
Meat ends, $2.75.

Got $.05 off for bringing a bag and paid $12.23. Got back $.25 from Checkout 51 for peppers for a net cost of $11.98.


Baby carrots, $.49.
2 lbs tomatoes on the vine, $1.78.
Garden salad, $.99.
3 packs portobello mushroom caps, $5.97.
Cucumber, $.39.
Mushrooms, $.69.

Paid $10.49. Net cost for the day, $33.61.

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  1. says

    Another thing is to keep your receipts. Milk showed up yesterday and I bought it 2 days ago. I was able to get the ibotta 25 cents with my walmart receipt. Ibotta will usually tell you when the purchase date has to be between. I also was able to use the new 2.50 on pull ups that I saw there yesterday with my receipt from Sunday at target when I did the diaper deal!!

    • Outlander says

      I do that all the time with milk, and sometimes if I’m buying more than one gallon, I do separate transactions. Then I submit one now, and the other when it shows up again.

  2. Christina M. says

    Holy cow; you used FIVE coupon apps in your shopping trips today! That just sounds exhausting!

    • says

      lol. Well, I count four if you include cartwheel, but I guess so! I kind of just check the apps after I shop now, too — I didn’t realize peppers were on C51 but was buying them anyway, so why not get the rebate.

  3. says

    Rachel just printed up the cheese coupons ,Is it on sale at Pete’s this week ? and what does it run usually ? The store isn’t that close to me but I could try and get over there.

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