Ibotta: Free Thanksgiving Dinner Event (100% Cash Back)

Ibotta is offering a free Thanksgiving dinner this holiday season! This deal is available for both new and existing Ibotta users, however, existing users will need to complete an additional requirement.

Full details of the Ibotta Thanksgiving promotion below.

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What is Ibotta?

Ibotta is a free mobile app that gives you cash back on things you buy every day at your favorite stores. To earn real cash back, all you have to do is use the Ibotta app when you shop and provide proof of purchase by taking a picture of your receipt.

Ibotta 2023 Free Thanksgiving Dinner Offer

Ibotta is back with their 4th annual Thanksgiving promotion. The company will give you 100% cash back on five Thanksgiving staples:

  • Whole Turkey Roast from any brand: up to $14.35 cash back (based on a 3-pound turkey)
  • Idahoan Mashed Potatoes: up to $1.60 cash back
  • McCormick Gravy Mix: up to $1.15 cash back
  • Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix: up to $0.75 cash back
  • Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce: up to $2.65 cash back

The promotion runs from November 1 to November 22, but only while supplies last. The total value of the free items this year is up to $20.50.

New users can add these offers instantly after they download the Ibotta app and enter the referral code “MONEYNINJA” during account registration. Existing users will need to complete several offers to unlock the turkey bonus and the sides bonus.

Ibotta Free Thanksgiving Dinner
(Screenshot from Ibotta)

Step-by-Step Directions for new Ibotta users:

  1. Download the Ibotta app and use the code MONEYNINJA during account registration by November 22.
  2. Select the store where you’ll be shopping at in the app.
  3. Choose your offers from that store and add them to your shopping list by tapping the plus sign (+).
  4. Purchase your items in-store and scan your receipt with the app.
  5. Get cash back in your Ibotta account on qualifying offers within 24 hours of submitting your receipt.

Step-by-Step Directions for existing Ibotta users:

  1. Log in to your Ibotta account and click “Get Started” on the Thanksgiving Dinner promotion.
  2. Select either the turkey bonus or the sides bonus.
  3. Redeem the required offers (the number of offers needed varies by account – mine was 16).
  4. Scan your receipts to complete your first bonus. This will also unlock the second bonus (the turkey or the sides that you didn’t select for the first challenge).
  5. Redeem the additional offers to complete the second bonus.

Additionally, there’s a new giveaway this year where 25 Ibotta users will win Thanksgiving for Life (or $4,000 in prize money). There are two ways to enter this giveaway:

  1. Complete the Thanksgiving social challenge by creating a video filling your cabinets with the 100% cash back items and submit your video on TikTok by November 22, 2023. You must include a screenshot of your Earnings screen showing how much cash back you earned, tag @Ibotta, and add the hashtag #IbottaThanksgiving in your post.
  2. Get one entry for each friend that registers for a new Ibotta account with your personal referral link or code by November 22, 2023 (up to a maximum of 10 entries).

The Bottom Line

I love this annual Thanksgiving event. It’s a nice promotion that gives you a completely free dinner for Thanksgiving, especially in a financially challenging year for many people.

If you need a bigger turkey, you can still buy a larger one and submit your receipt to get up to $14.35 in cash back. It won’t be completely free, but a cheap turkey is better than a full-priced one.

If you like using Ibotta like I do, you may be curious about these other receipt rewards apps. I use several of them at the same time to earn rewards faster:

  • Fetch (100 point bonus) = earn gift cards for scanning receipts
  • Shopkick (1,250 “kicks” which are equivalent to $5) = get Amazon.com gift cards for scanning barcodes
  • Receipt Hog (15 bonus spins) = earn cash for scanning receipts
  • Rakuten ($30 welcome bonus) = shop at your favorite stores and get a percentage of the purchase back
  • Upside (30¢/gal bonus on first fill-up) = get cash back for purchasing gas
About John Pham

John Pham is a personal finance expert, serial entrepreneur, and founder of The Money Ninja. He has also been fortunate enough to have appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, and U.S. News & World Report. John has a B.S. in Entrepreneurship and a Masters in Business Administration, both from the University of New Hampshire.

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