How to use gift cards

Earning on gift cards with Ibotta is fast, easy, and secure. Whether you’re shopping at your favorite stores and restaurants or gifting someone special, you’ll get instant cash back on your entire gift card purchase.
Gift cards

How it works

Payment methods

Add a payment method

Go to Account > Payment methods in the app to add a debit card to your Ibotta account. Your payment information is always secure.


Shop at 120+ retailers

See a full list of retailers by tapping Gift cards from the app home screen.

Use gift cards for a contactless way to pay

Protect yourself and others when you’re shopping in-store. Just present your gift card for the cashier to scan when you’re ready to pay.
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Stack your cash

When you use gift cards at select retailers, you can earn instantly on your entire purchase, plus cash back on individual products.

We take your security seriously

At Ibotta, your data security is a top priority.

All of your payment information is protected with 256-bit bank-level encryption. We are never able to see this information, and it is only used for gift card transactions.

We partner with leading payment processing services that undergo routine security audits. Our partners stick to the strictest levels of certification available in the payments industry, and we pride ourselves on using best-in-class security tools and practices to ensure your security.

In other words, we’ve got you covered. When you use gift cards, you can rest easy knowing your personal and financial information is completely protected.

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Gift Card Pro Tips

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Send as a gift

Send a gift card to a friend or family member and earn instant cash on the entire amount.

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Use now or spend over time

Enter the exact amount you need or preload a balance to spend over time at your favorite retailers.

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Track your spending

You can spend up to $250 per day on gift cards.

Have more questions?

We’re here to help. Visit our Help Center for frequently asked questions or to get in touch with our Ibotta Care team.