As summer winds down, it’s time to start planning for back to school shopping. No matter what your classrooms look like this year, Ibotta’s got your cash back on school supplies, new clothes, and learning tools and electronics.

Luckily, Ibotta is committed to helping parents, teaches, and students save on everything they need to be successful in school — so we worked with your favorite retailers to bring you even more cash back on online purchases. To “ace” your shopping for back to school, head to Online shopping in the Ibotta app and start filling up those virtual shopping carts. Here are six areas to shop and save. 

1. School supplies

Let’s start with the basics. Earn 6% cash back on everything from notebooks and folders to laptops and calculators at Office Depot and 5% back on tablets and webcams from Amazon or crafting supplies from JOANN.com. Get a whopping, and a whopping 20% back at Joom, where you can snag everything from electronics to a killer first-day-of-school outfit. 

2. Classroom Fashion

Speaking of clothes, you can save on the latest fashions from JCPenney.com (9% cash back), Forever 21 (8% cash back), Men’s Warehouse (5% cash back),  and Macys.com (4% cash back). For new kicks, check out Adidas (8% cash back), Shoes.com (7% cash back), and TOMS (5% cash back). Do your students need new specs? Help them find the perfect pair from Warby Parker and 18% cash back in your wallet. Don’t forget recess and extracurriculars! Shop sportswear and equipment and get 7% back at Athleta and UnderArmour.com or 4% back at Academy Sports. Go Team!

3. Virtual learning

If learning a new language is on this year’s syllabus, look no further than Rosetta Stone, the award-winning language software, and earn 10% back when you sign up through the Ibotta app. There’s even a Rosetta program specifically for homeschooling to help keep you on track. For more online learning, browse Udemy and earn 15% cash back on courses ranging from business and design to music and personal development. 

When the kids need a break (and you need a break from the kids), tune into Disney+ for new and classic movies from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars. Keep things educational with National Geographic or take in the theatre with  Broadway’s smash hit, Hamilton. Whatever’s in your queue, you’ll earn 45% cash back with your new subscription. Time to get out of the house? Take a field trip, virtually or physically,  with Viator’s tours and experiences online, in your area, and around the world — all with 10% cash back. 

4. Personal care

They grow up so fast, right? If your back-to-school crew includes tweens and teens, make sure their skincare and makeup routines are safe — and financially sensible. Save online from your favorite personal care companies like BareMinerals and The Body Shop (both 15% cash back), U Beauty (10% cash back), and Glossier (7% cash back) when you shop through the Ibotta app.

5. Nutrition

Between work, school, and all those extracurriculars, it can be tough to find time to plan and shop for family dinners. Make mealtimes a little easier — and a little cheaper — with subscription services like Every Plate (45% cash back), Purple Carrot ($30 cash back), and Home Chef ($12 cash back). Simply choose the meal plan that works best for your family’s tastes and food restrictions, and they’ll send you the recipes and all the fresh ingredients you need to make them together. Dinner is served! 

6. Travel

Dropping your college  kids off at school? We may not be able to help with those empty nest feelings, but we can help you save on the trip! Book any overnights at Best Western and you’ll receive 5% cash back in your Ibotta account after your stay.

From homeroom to homeschool, don’t forget to use Ibotta to get extra cash back on the essentials – and an A+ in parenting.

*Hurry – these deals expire on August 10th!


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Backpack filled with items purchased with Ibotta's money saving deals