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Ibotta Cash Out

February 5th, 2015 at 12:45 pm

Ibotta, a rebate app, requires a $10 minimum in order to cash out. I reached $10.75 today after getting a $1 rebate for something my husband bought. I debated about just cashing out for the even $10, but decided I didn't want to leave any money on the table, so I cashed out for my entire balance.

It does seem to take awhile to accumulate likely because I'm not always buying what they have rebates for. I do find Ibotta better than Checkout 51. With Checkout 51, the minimum to cash out is $20! I only have a balance of $11.25. I have a ways to go. This week the only thing I likely could get a rebate for is $0.25 for carrots or salad mix. If I decide to buy a cereal they have offered I could add another $1. Again...slow earnings.

The money for my Ibotta cash out was instant to my PayPal account. No waiting at all! I'm leaving it there to see if my Swagbucks money is deposited today or tomorrow. If so, I can make just one transfer instead of two.

We got our dishwasher part today! I just ordered it yesterday (paying only for standard shipping). It clearly was breaking apart and we do think it is quieter, just not quite as quiet as I was remembering or expecting. No regrets on the part change out which took about 25 minutes at the most from start to finish. I'm just hoping there isn't another issue. Smile

We spent just over $20 for some home maintenance items at Menard's today. Stain and poly spray for a door we are cleaning up, iron out for a stain around our water heater. grout for a small area that needs to be filled in our master bathroom, and some magic erasers (trying to clean up my laundry tub).

I'm thankful that we don't have big repairs to take care of. We will need caulk for some areas around the house. We will wait on that until it gets warmer. We will also be doing some painting (just touch ups), but we have all the paint we need for those!

Do you use a rebate shopping app? Which one do you like? Anyone else doing any home maintenance?

6 Responses to “Ibotta Cash Out”

  1. chloe Says:

    I am impressed with all of your maintenance. We have a bunch of things like this to do at our house, but I have no confidence in being able to do them ourselves. Or, frankly, the time with two small kids. IM thinking I will make a list and then try to find a handy man to come out and do them all at once. How did you learn to do this stuff? Do you watch YouTube videos or do you just know?

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    chloe, we have been home owner's since 1997, so we have learned some things over time. This is our first time repairing a dishwasher and it seems much better. I relied on multiple YouTube videos to diagnose and online repair sites to match the part (of course, I looked for the best price!)

    Caulking is an art that I have learned my husband cannot do. It is understood he is not allowed to do this task. He's just too messy with it. I think this is our first time staining and I'm actually using a spray. Luckily this project is the back of a door, so it won't be visible too often. I just read the directions.

    I highly encourage asking questions at a hardware store...usually you will find someone who can assist. And that is one of their jobs to help.

    I'd be curious what basic maintenance you have to do...I would guess some you could try yourselves for a few dollars and but others requiring electrical, most plumbing and construction might be worth getting a handy man. However, while they are doing the job at least watch and ask questions so you might be able to do the project yourself the next time!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I tried using some of the apps, but I just don't buy enough stuff they have offers for, or enough of the items they have offers for ... I lost patience with them pretty quickly.

  4. chloe Says:

    I won't go anywhere near electrical myself; I'd definitely call an electrician. I have a list of things for an electrician, too, such as installing a ceiling fan and fixing an outlet that stopped working.

    We're at least good with clearing our own drains (love those zip-it things; they've saved us a ton because of hair down the drains. I have some other things, like installing a new kitchen faucet and sink (simple replacement), that I would probably call a plumber for rather than do ourselves.

    We have some spots that need caulking (grouting?) in our shower, where the tub meets the tile. It seems like something we could do ourselves, but I wouldn't even know where to start with choosing a product to do the job. But at least messing it up wouldn't result in something like an electrical fire Smile

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    I've installed a ceiling fan myself! Well, my dad did have to help me lift it in the end, but I really did all the work. Just turn the power off while you do the work! Same with an outlet, done that too. I'm sure there are videos online. It will save you BIG money. A handyman could easily be less expensive for those than an electrician.

    We've done a sink and faucet...well my husband has. He did a lot of plumbing work at a job in his early 20s. This is also one that could be done to save money! A little learning curve and some strong muscles. I did replace our disposal when my husband was deployed.

    You need caulk for your tub. First take out the old stuff using a putty knife. Find bathroom caulk...preferably latex/acrylic in the color you desire. When you cut opening of tube make it smaller than you think you need. Also wet your finger to smooth it into the space. You may have to go over it a couple times. Again...I'm sure there is a You Tube video. Caulk is about $6! Easy and cheap.

  6. chloe Says:

    Okay, again very impressed! Still not sure I have the time or inclination to do the electrical or the plumbing stuff, but I am definitely going to try the caulk. You have to stay somewhere, right? And I guess I can pull it out if it looks awful, right? And do it again. Thanks for the encouragement!

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