Using Ibotta Pay at Walmart & CVS

Over the weekend, I was able to use Ibotta Pay at Walmart and CVS and what really prompted me to do so was watching Amber’s Ibotta Haul on YouTube and she’d said that she received a redemption credit in addition to the items that she’d bought for rebates.

As you can see by the picture above, you must add your debit or credit card to the Ibotta app and then you are ready to use Ibotta pay.

I went to Walmart and bought a few things and I included a rebate item.  I went through self checkout at Walmart.  After I rang up all of my items, I hit pay and I got my final total.  I clicked Walmart and Ibotta Pay and I entered my final total amount and you review the amount.  You can change the amount very easy and you can change your mind and not use Ibotta Pay but use a different method as long as you haven’t scanned bar code of Ibotta Pay.

Ibotta Pay creates a unique virtual gift card number for you to pay so when you are at self check out or a regular register, you or the cashier will scan the gift card bar code and it’s super quick.  It’s like a more secure way of using your debit/credit card because  you are paying with a virtual gift card.

After I was finished at self checkout, I looked at my Ibotta transaction and I had instant credit for a redemption but I needed to scan my receipt separately to receive credit for the rebate item so it’s like a double-dip using the Ibotta Pay while purchasing an item for a rebate.

On Sunday, I went to CVS and I went to my super friendly coupon friendly store.  I always give them 10 score for their surveys because they go above and beyond in dealing with all customers.

I did the Allegra Allergy 24hr Gelcaps 24ct  deal and it was only valid on Sunday. The cashier only needed to scan 2 items and I let him know that I needed the final total and he need to scan my virtual gift card. I entered the final amount to credit the virtual gift card.

Initially, he scan the virtual card and it didn’t take but then he realized that he needed to change the payment method to gift card and it took the money off immediately.  He was pretty jazzed.

I forgot say that Ibotta Pay is definitely a triple-day and it can be a quadruple-dip.  I say this because Ibotta Pay gives you back 1% of your purchase amount back and 3% back at CVS!!!  I got back $1.14 at CVS and $0.19 Walmart.

These transactions helped me to complete the Epic Eight bonus!

Oh, one more thing, you can get extra redemption up to 20 times thru I want to say 9/17 or 9/30. I went to look back at the app but I couldn’t find that information anywhere on the app but it was there when I did my first transaction.


  • Nick August 19, 2019, 13:33

    So now I realize how and why it’s worthwhile to use Ibotta Pay for every purchase at Wal Mart. I’ll be busy at my self checkout register for awhile so please find another one! 😉

    • Ms. B. August 19, 2019, 16:29

      It’s super easy once you get the hang of it and I have a couple of CVS stores that have self checkout so I can actually bypass the cashier altogether. Use the hand scan gun to scan the virtual gift card.

  • tina August 19, 2019, 14:20

    Not very much related but my want to warn people. Don’t save gift cards to your store accounts. I purchased a $100 egift card to Walmart for the convenience but their egift cards are very difficult to scan on the phone. Every time I tried using it the cashier had to call a manager to type the numbers because the barcode would not scan. So I had used it only once. I saved it to my Walmart account thinking that it would be easier to use it from there with the same success actually. Someone hacked my Walmart account and stole the rest of the gift card, about $70. I called Walmart and they promised to send a replacement. I haven’t received it yet but hoping! The point is don’t save virtual cards and try to use them as soon as possible.

    • Ms. B. August 19, 2019, 16:41

      Tina, personally. I don’t request an eGift Card unless, I’m ready to use it. What I haven’t shown you all is a Walmart or Target haul using an eGift card that I purchased Teflon 5 qt pot, bath towel set and underwear. Most of the time, I use my Walmart eGift cards for meats, eggs and fresh veggies. I usually use a gift card as soon as I get them.

      • tina August 19, 2019, 20:22

        Very smart of you! Well, I turned the Visa e card from my points to Walmart egift card. However, as I said, their online barcodes have issues scanning in the store. That prevented me from using it in full. But those hackers don’t waste time! It took them about 2 week to steal my money. I never had a card in my Walmart account before!

        • Ms. B. August 20, 2019, 08:59

          Tina, once I receive my Walmart eGift card, I go to and go to the top right and click “Account”, on the left side, I select “Gift Cards” and I literally copy & paste the gift card number and pin into my Walmart account. I don’t know many Walmart gift cards you can add but I’ve ad up to at three gift cards in there. I’ve not ever had any problems using the gift cards at self checkout or a regular register. I’ll have to do a quick post on the Walmart gift card, sometime this week. I’m pretty sure you can do the same for the Target gift cards, too.