Ibotta Version 1.2: New Offers, New Stores, Easier Location

Today, Ibotta launched its new version 1.2, which features a new “nearby stores” location selector, new and improScreen Shot 2013-02-05 at 2.15.16 PMved offers, and permanent deletion of undesirable offers. (For my full review of Ibotta, read here.) As always, Ibotta’s list of compatible retailers is ever-growing: as of this new update, it now includes Wegmans and Winn-Dixie.

What I love:

I love that Ibotta is now compatible with my favorite grocery store ever: Wegmans. I like the new variety of offers, and it’s pretty convenient that I can immediately remove offers I never plan on redeeming. I also love the new nearby store locator, which makes it so much easier to plan where I want to shop and redeem.

What I don’t love:

Immediately deleted offers are not immediately replaced with new offers and, even though Ibotta tells me it’s getting smarter each time I thumbs up or down, I don’t really see any evidence (yet) that my future Ibotta offers are being tailored to my tastes/needs based on my feedback.

It’s also still not immediately obvious (as least for me) how to tell Ibotta which kinds of offers you like and want Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 3.08.23 PMto receive more of, and which you’d rather not see again. (In order to give an offer thumbs up or thumbs down, tap the “information” icon in the top right-hand corner of an offer screen.)

What I really, really love:

I love that Ibotta offers are completely self-redeeming; there’s nothing users have to do at checkout to claim a deal. Which means Ibotta offers are easily stackable with SnipSnap store coupons, as well as SavingStar and Upromise offers, plus printed manufacturer coupons.

 


SnipSnap 2.0 Quick Tip: Regional Coupons

Screen Shot 2012-12-26 at 3.06.04 PMScreen Shot 2012-12-26 at 3.05.51 PMScreen Shot 2012-12-26 at 3.06.25 PMThis afternoon, something strange happened. This past week, it seemed like my kitchen was absolutely overflowing with food. But after baking, gifting, and gorging, there really doesn’t seem to be anything left. So I actually had to go to the grocery store today, which kind of blows my mind. I’m a loyal Wegmans customer, and I have great success redeeming mobile coupons at my store, so I SnipSnapped some deals in the parking lot. Check out some of my top picks:

There are tons of great Wegmans coupons in the SnipSnap app, but sometimes you need to read the fine print. Many Wegmans coupons are redeemable at any Wegmans location, but a few are only valid at select stores. How can you tell the difference? Just check out the print at the bottom of your coupon’s photo. I got pretty excited when I saw this offer for bulk foods (who doesn’t love a candy bar coupon?), but then I realized it was for a Wegmans store location that’s nowhere near me:

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When you’re redeeming mobile coupons, you want your transaction to go as smoothly as possible, so it pays to make sure your coupons are ready, organized, and valid. If you spot a coupon that’s only good for a specific store location, you can update the coupon’s information to reflect this. Simply tap on the coupon from its place in a coupon bundle or under a store name heading in the “Coupons” screen. Tap “Edit” at the top right-hand corner of the screen and then “View/Edit Coupon Details.” You’ll want to edit “Offer Details” to reflect the coupon’s location restrictions.Screen Shot 2012-12-26 at 3.52.37 PM Tap “Save,” and the coupon’s offer details will be updated the next time you open that coupon.Screen Shot 2012-12-26 at 3.43.17 PM

Easy? You bet. Want more great Wegmans mobile couponing news? Mobile manufacturer rebate app Ibotta continues to expand to grocery stores around the country, and Wegmans is next on the Ibotta hit list! Pretty soon, you’ll be able to combine your SnipSnap store savings with Ibotta manufacturer savings to get the most bang for your buck at the supermarket. “Like” Ibotta on Facebook to keep up-to-date with the newesScreen Shot 2012-12-26 at 3.43.05 PMt Ibotta-compatible grocery stores around you.

Oh yeah – and here’s an amazing high value coupon for a hot delicious coffee you can snip right now, so you’ll have something tasty to enjoy during your next Wegmans grocery store trip.


Wegmans-Issued Mobile Coupons Coming Soon

Just now, I received my very first e-coupon from Wegmans for $1 off any Gillian’s Gluten Free Product. The bad news? This is a “print only” coupon. The good news? It should be a mobile coupon soon. The better news? There are mobile coupons you can redeem at Wegmans in the SnipSnap app right now.

Just to be clear: You should absolutely be able to redeem SnipSnapped print Wegmans store coupons off of your mobile phone. I’ve personally had success ¬†with both SnipSnap and SavingStar at Wegmans. (Click here to read Mo’ Money’s mobile savings guide for Wegmans.)

These new coupons are the first of Wegmans’ exclusive e-coupons. (Sign up for Wegmans Shoppers Club/emails here.) Hopefully, Wegmans will start integrating these new offers into its app, which I currently never use because it lacks mobile savings opportunities. From the looks of things, Wegmans is taking the hint about mobile coupons. For a grocery store that is, for the most part, “cutting edge,” it would shock me not to see Wegmans take advantage of more mobile couponing opportunities the way other stores¬†have.

For now, make sure you check out all of the mobile coupons you can redeem at Wegmans right now in SnipSnap’s coupon database. Make sure you stack these offers with SavingStar manufacturers coupons and Punchcard loyalty rewards to shave hundreds off your holiday grocery bill this season!