How does free makeup from Sephora sound?!
I’m not even joking… it’s super easy to get a free Sephora gift card just by using Ibotta (for completely free).
In fact, I have no idea why more people aren’t using this method. I’ve cashed out over $400 so far just by using this app whenever I grocery shop. Don’t worry… I’m gonna teach you exactly how you can do the same thing.
Follow this step-by-step guide if you want to learn how to get your own free makeup from Sephora!
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What is Ibotta?
Ibotta is a super cool app that you can download for free on your phone. It gives you rebate money for shopping at stores you already shop at.
You can redeem receipts for most big retailers. I regularly shop at Walmart, Costco, Target, and Kroger, which all give pretty good rebates. Additionally, you can get cash back for shopping at most online retailers like Amazon or Groupon to name a few.
When you are done shopping, simply scan your receipt with the camera on your phone. Within a few minutes, money is added to your account.
When you get to $20 you can cash out a Sephora gift card. This won’t take too long since you’ll get $10 just for signing up with my link (after you redeem your first rebate).
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I cashed out a $100 Sephora Gift Card With This Method.
While this app isn’t just for makeup, I first heard about it in a makeup group on Facebook. A girl in the group posted a picture of all the free makeup she got by using Ibotta, which made me want to try it.
I wanted to see how long it would take for me to get to $100 before I cashed out, and I was able to hit that goal in a little over a month.
Although I referred a few people with my link, most of that money came from redeeming rebates. Additionally, some of my friends have also been able to get the same results.
Since it’s seriously so easy to get free makeup from Sephora with this method, I decided to share it with you. Follow these exact steps to maximize the amount of money you get.
How To Get Free Makeup From Sephora
Step 1: Sign Up For Ibotta
The first thing you need to do is sign up.
It’s super easy. You can sign up with your Facebook or Google account, or just fill in your information manually.
Make sure to also download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Here is the link that will give you the $10 sign-up bonus:
Step 2: Make a List of Things To Buy
Before you go grocery shopping, make a list of items you need to buy.
Next, open the Ibotta app and navigate to the store(s) that you’ll be going to. Search for the items you need, and look for brands that have a rebate.
Take notes of what items will give you rebates, so you know what to purchase when you’re at the store. There are usually tons of items to choose from, especially at big stores like Walmart.
For example, if you need to purchase toilet paper, look for what brand will give you the most money back. It’s not uncommon to get $5 or $10 for a single item.
Make sure to pay attention to specific details. Sometimes there are requirements for a certain size or number of items purchased (for example, the rebate is only valid for 8 oz bottles, etc.).
There are also additional bonuses that give you extra money. For instance, at the time of writing this article, there was a $2 bonus if you purchased redeemed a rebate on alcohol. Most of these bonuses are really easy to hit.
Once you have a list of the items you need, it’s time to go shopping…
Step 3: Go Shopping
Remember to look at your list and purchase items that will give you a rebate. Double-check on the Ibotta app if you need to.
I also want to throw out there that there are usually really good rebates for baby items like formula, Tylenol and diapers. It’s awesome to get money back on items you have to buy.
If you shop somewhere that uses a loyalty card, like Raley’s, you can easily link it to your account. Whenever you shop at that store, make sure to use your loyalty card at checkout.
This will automatically send your receipt to your Ibotta account, redeem the rebates and add money to your account.
DONT FORGET that you can get cash back on mobile purchases too.
I don’t know about you, but I shop at Amazon all the time. By shopping Amazon through the Ibotta app, you can get up to 10% back from the amount you spend. This can add up to a lot of money over time.
To do this, you first need to download the Amazon app. Next, in the Ibotta app, select Amazon as a retailer. Click the banner that says “Up to 10% Cash Back”.
After you finish your purchase, click the “back” button to go back to the Ibotta app.
Once the purchase has been verified, the money will be added to your account. In my experience, it usually happens pretty quick, but it can take up to 45 days.
Some other online retailers include iTunes, Groupon, eBay, Booking.com and TONS of other sites.
Step 4: Upload Your Receipt
Once you purchase the items on your list, go back into the Ibotta app. Add the items you purchased by pressing the red “plus sign” in the bottom right corner of the product box.
Once you do that, it will show you more details about the product, and give you the option to add the product to your “queue”. Sometimes, it may require you to watch a short video before allowing you to continue.
Don’t forget to the check the “any item” section, where you will find rebates for redeeming any single item. Sometimes it’s more specific, like “any brand of milk.”
After you have all items added, click the “redeem” button in the middle of the bottom bar. Now you will be able to scan your QR code or receipt.
Step 5: Get Free Money
Once your receipt has been accepted, money will be added to your account within a few minutes.
Additionally, once you redeem your first rebate, you’ll get an additional $10 for signing up through my link.
Step 6: Cash Out a Sephora Gift Card
Last but not least, you gotta get your loot.
The “Account” screen in the Ibotta app will show you how much money you’ve accumulated. Underneath that is the option to withdraw cash once you hit the $20 threshold.
Under cash options, there is a gift card section. Navigate to Sephora and select the amount you want to cash out. Once you confirm the transaction, Ibotta will email you a link to activate the gift card.
Now that you know exactly how to get free makeup from Sephora, what’s stopping you?
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Your Turn: Have you ever used Ibotta? How much money were you able to cash out? I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments section below…