Making online purchases? Discover how easy it is to get cash back with Ibotta, including how to track any pending earnings you have.

For those of you new to Ibotta, you can earn cash back just by opening the app before visiting your favorite online stores. Simply download the free app, find your desired retailer, and tap the “shop” button – Ibotta will do the rest! This includes tracking any pending earnings you have.

Pending Earnings 101

While in-store offer earnings are usually added within 24 hours, online shopping offers can have longer pending periods depending on the retailer. This means that you may have to wait a certain period of time before you receive cash back for an online purchase you made. But not to worry! We’ll keep you informed every step of the way. That includes a clear understanding of your purchase dates, pending earnings, and the exact amount you can expect to receive once your earnings are added to your account. 

From the Account section of the app, you can also view your current account balance, which includes a progress bar that tracks how far you are to cashing out. From Account, you can view the amount of cash back you have pending.

When Will I Receive My Cash?

Each retailer has a different pending period based off of their individual return policy, and it can also depend on how much cash back you’re waiting on. Your pending offers should be available to look at in the Account section of the app within 48 hours.

To see when you’ll receive your cash back for a specific purchase, visit your list of pending earnings and click that specific transaction. This lets you see the expected pending time and the amount of cash back you can expect once your redemption is complete. Check out more information on pending periods in our Help Center.