Ibotta is a cashback app that can earn you some extra cash at lots of merchants, online and in-store. While there’s probably a few merchants that everyone uses, eBay surely is one of the most interesting, since the app paid 1% (used to be 2%) on all purchases, gift cards included.
Ibotta updated its app yesterday and now there’s new language in the fine print that restricts cashback on gift card purchases for eBay.
- No cash back will be earned on purchases of gift cards or gift certificates of any kind.
I’m not sure if it will be enforced, but most likely it will, since no other portal pay out on gift card purchases on eBay. You could avoid the update for now and hopefully you’ll have a better chance with the old app.
The app itself is still useful for some extra savings and I think it is worth having, but I’ll admit that eBay was the mostly used merchant by far for me. You also get some small team bonuses, and some monthly bonuses. If you don’t have the app you can sign up through my referral link and get a $10 welcome bonus.