Michelle’s Frugal Livin posted a video about how she is feeling overwhelmed with the Rebate App and constantly having to scan receipts especially with latest software updates with Ibotta and Checkout 51. The video is only 5 minutes and she makes some excellent points, you click on the picture to watch the video.
My favorite rebate app is Savingstar because I mostly shop at CVS and Rite Aid and I do not need to scan my receipt. Savingstar is not perfect but it is the easiest almost no brainer rebate to use and save money.
The latest Ibotta software update is a pure disaster, I absolutely cannot stand the new look and feel of the Ibotta app. I understand that they are trying to expand into online shopping rebates but the Rebates Apps risk alienating their current customers by doing so.
Remember, last year, when Savingstar was trying to expand their footprint by offering online shopping rebates and it’s marketing was not invasive like Ibotta’s current campaign. The whole redesign of the Ibotta app is just a hot mess. Like why are the Amazon rebates, the first thing I see when I open the Ibotta app? Uggghhhhhhhhh!!!
Checkout 51’s app kept constantly refreshing itself as I was looking for new rebate offers on Thursday and I hate when I do want to submit a receipt that I must scroll through every single rebate category to get to the product that I purchase.
Yes, I think we all get overwhelmed and burnt out from the rebate apps and now, let me step down from my podium.