Join the Ibotta College Athlete Partner Program

We see you. You put in the time to succeed, both in class and in your sport. You’re a leader that knows what it takes to stand out. ​​Your peers, loyal fans, and school alumni value your thoughts, opinions, and recommendations.

That’s why we want to help you leverage your influence through the Ibotta College Athlete Partner Program. Every college athlete can partner with Ibotta to share the Ibotta brand with their audiences – bringing cash back to everyone.

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The Ibotta College Athlete Partner Program:

There’s room for everyone

Ibotta opens the door for any student athlete, from the game MVP to the rookie on the roster, to leverage the opportunity to earn from your Name, Image, and Likeness by referring others to Ibotta.

Apply now

How to join

Start an Ibotta account

Create an Ibotta account

Start by signing up for an Ibotta account here. We’ll need to know the email address you used to sign up so we can connect it with your custom referral code later.

Submit application

Submit your application

Enter your information (including sport, school, social media handles, etc.) below to be considered as a partner. Applications take about 5-10 minutes to complete, and it’s 100% free to participate.

Helpful guides

Review our helpful guides

Once accepted, we’ll provide you with some helpful tips on how to successfully promote Ibotta. You’ll also receive a custom referral code to use.

Celebrate with extra cash

Earn extra cash

Promote Ibotta using your custom referral code, and earn a payout for every new user who submits their first receipt to Ibotta.

Terms & Conditions

College Athlete Partners will earn a $5 referral bonus when the Partner refers friends who (i) are new users to Ibotta (“New Users”); and (ii) the New Users redeem a qualifying offer within 45 days of registering with a referral code. The New User will earn a $5 bonus when they redeem a qualifying offer within 45 days of registering with a referral code. A qualifying offer includes an offer, Any Brand, or Any Receipt offer. Online Shopping transactions are not considered a qualifying offer until the offer pending period is complete and the offer is credited to a New User’s account. Ibotta reserves the right to adjust these terms or the bonus amount at any time. All accounts are subject to review. Additional terms and conditions may apply. You must disclose your relationship with Ibotta in accordance with FTC Guidelines by using both #IbottaPartner and #ad on all social posts and including the following disclosure on all blog posts: “This is a sponsored post written by me in partnership with Ibotta. All opinions are my own” Individuals are responsible for abiding by NCAA NIL policies:

  • Individuals can engage in NIL activities that are consistent with the law of the state where the school is located. Colleges and universities may be a resource for state law questions.

  • College athletes who attend a school in a state without an NIL law can engage in this type of activity without violating NCAA rules related to Name, Image, and Likeness.

  • Individuals can use a professional services provider for NIL activities.

  • Student-athletes should report NIL activities consistent with state law or school and conference requirements to their school.