Posted by William Charles on February 23, 2020
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Published on February 23rd, 2020 | by William Charles

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[Expired] [YMMV] Ibotta: Signup for Freshly and Get $50; Stack with Amex Offer

Update 2/23/20: Deal is back. Hat tip to reader Nicole

Update 2/13/20: Deal is back.

Update 2/2/20: Deal is back.

The Offer

Check your Ibotta app to find this offer

  • Ibotta is offering $50 back when signing up for a Freshly subscription.

Our Verdict

There is an AmEx offer for $15 back when you spend $55+. Ibotta deal also gives you $10 off your first two orders. I think you’re only option would be the 9 meal plan which costs $90. You’d get $50 back from Ibotta and further $15 back from American express. If you can somehow remove the $10 off deal then you could do the 6 meal plan and pay $59.99 and get $65 back. Either lots of really cheap meals, or some free meals and small money maker.

If you don’t already have an Ibotta account you can use my referral link and you’ll get $10 for joining (I’ll also receive $5 and a bonus $15 if I refer three people).

Hat tip to reader MisterBill



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Ibotta User
Ibotta User

Between Ibotta, Amex Offers and Amex cashback, I got 6 meals for -$5.51.

$9.99/meal seems steep otherwise.

MH
MH

how long does it take to post ibotta cash back?

Celia
Celia

up to 60 days pending period. I’ve seen offers like these take less time and a few take the full amount.

Jo
Jo

Took much longer and a lot of fighting and submission of proof for a different one of these home delivery plans. Wasn’t worth the hassle.

Celia
Celia

As any of these offers, with ibotta or similar, I always screenshot everything. I usually pick a date with at least a week left to change if something doesn’t track. Offers like these are a gamble always.

Will
Will

Meals are okay

DEP
DEP

What is Amex cash back?

Celia
Celia

There is an Amex offer on some cards that gives $15 back on a $55 or more purchase as Freshly.com. https://www.doctorofcredit.com/amex-offers-save-on-meal-delivery-blue-apron-fresh-direct-home-chef-freshly-daily-harvest-stack-w-signup-offers/

Sam
Sam

Is Freshly counted as Grocery using Amex?

Tina
Tina

Is Grocery counted as Grocery using Amex?

Paul
Paul

I mean, it could be coded as delivery service similar to GrubHub or DoorDash, instead of grocery.

vc
vc

“2X Miles” in my acct, so it coded as grocery for me

Linamax
Linamax

Did not code as grocery on my BCP.

YJ
YJ

I didn’t get the $10 off, although it does say $10 off for the first two weeks in the banner. I was able to select the 6 meal plan @ $59.99 and submit the order.

Panther
Panther

I’m not seeing it in the app. Is it targetted?

Steve

Note that the Ibotta offer expires today (at least, in my app, it says expires 1/26/20 at 11:59pm; I think that’s PST, because it says expires in 6 hours from now).

Steve

Freshly also has a referral program. They word it as both you and your friend get $40, but really you each get 2 $20 discounts, one discount per order. https://refer.freshly.com/zone/terms

veeRob

6 meals for $64.94 after tax, less $50 Ibotta & $15 Amex Offer = 1 cent profit for each meal I get. Not bad.

Steve

No tax for me; I think it depends on the state. I’m in California.

veeRob

I’ll happily pay the tax to not pay California rent prices anymore lol

Celia
Celia

I bit (pun intended). $61.34 total so some free food to try.

Make sure to take screen shots for ibotta in case you have an issue. And skip orders until ibotta comes through.

Isaac Kalidoss
Isaac Kalidoss

does it stack with ibotta?

Celia
Celia

?

The offer is ibotta and stack with the Amex offer.

Isaac Kalidoss
Isaac Kalidoss

wait lol i mispoke i meant rakuten XD

Celia
Celia

LOL. The offer has to be clicked through ibotta and completed that way.

Isaac Kalidoss
Isaac Kalidoss

i should have gotten 4 meals for 86 cents

Randy
Randy

Thanks! I just did this. Pay me $5 for six meals… sure.

RJS11
RJS11

Same for me in DC!

John Doe
John Doe

Picked the 6 meals for $61.04 (with taxes). AmEx Offer email was received instantly after paying.

Net Profits = 6 Free Meals + $3.96 MM.

Thanks, DoC!

John Doe
John Doe

Just in case anyone is wondering, my Wife and I each received an Ibotta email confirming that $50 is pending within an hour after placing our orders.

YJ
YJ

Mine has still not tracked. I’m not too enthused about iBotta CS, it’s been terrible for me.

John Doe
John Doe

Yeah their CS could be pretty slow. Just have to be persistent tbh.

I did the Hello Fresh deal too a few months ago and while it did track, the CB was never automatically credited after 60-75 days. I had open a ticket and kept following up until they finally manually credited me. Probably took like 80-90 days until I actually received the CB.

I might run into this issue again but for the few times I’ve done this in the past, Ibotta always ended up crediting me in the end.

Celia
Celia

Mine came through about 2 and a half hours later. Their CS is hit or miss but as long as you took screenshots it should credit. I like how Freshly does say it’s your first order in the confirmation, that helps solidify the new customer part.

You can also check under your bell activity to see if it tracked.

Xcapiby
Xcapiby

No offer for me. Guess this business doesn’t operate in Philadelphia.

John
John

Thanks doc, managed to get my order in right under the wire (expired at 3am, or Midnight Pacific time). I’ve never used ibotta before, hopefully no tracking issues.

John
John

Update: got notification that the $50 is now pending. I have an iPhone, and in safari settings, I toggled off the “block cross-site tracking” option. Not sure if that makes a difference with this app tracking your purchases. Great deal.

Jennifer
Jennifer

New offer 1/27 for Ibotta is $7.50 off 🙁

MH
MH

Yeah same for me. $50 cash back offer was expired yesterday in my account too.

Chas Lindstrom
Chas Lindstrom

$50 is active through today on my account and wife account… was able to stack with Amex offers

AAX
AAX

William Charles Yo, they brought it back! $50.00 back and the $55 for $15 on AmEx is still on for myself.

lilurbanachiever
lilurbanachiever

Interesting offer, got an email from Ibotta too. Can one choose the starting week ? I have no use for this until ~2 weeks from now.

Celia
Celia

lilurbanachiever You choose the delivery date. You can currently set the date through the end of the month. First available date is 2/7.

lilurbanachiever
lilurbanachiever

Thanks!

Lukas
Lukas

Just had my first meal. Compared to Factor, these are a bit smaller (calories per meal around 500) and not as tasty (I actually went ahead and ordered extra Factor meals beyond the free ones). Obviously these are great for free (or MM) but I will not order again.

Celia
Celia

Not a fan either, we’ve had 3 of the 6 meals. Surprisingly though, the chicken itself was excellent, that’s usually my issue with a lot of these places. The veggies not so much. But I agree, won’t be ordering again, glad I tried it though.

Sheila
Sheila

Can I get the cash back if I take the $15 promotion under Freshly? If there is a risk of not getting cash back because of this, how can I get rid of it?

pete
pete

it’s now taking $15 off all orders regardless of the plan I put in my cart and ibotta says not valid on any discounts so I think this is risky now.

Roronoa
Roronoa

You can deselect the promo code to make the Ibotta offer valid I presume.

pete
pete

I couldn’t figure out how to do that on the app. maybe it can be done on a pc through ibotta.

Roronoa
Roronoa

At checkout when it showed the launch15 promo, tap “remove” on the right.

pete
pete

thank you. Didn’t realize I had to enter all my info and create account first.

bax
bax

I got the $50 pending email from Ibotta with the $15 discount ($60 for 4 weeks) applied by Freshly.

Ben
Ben

Thanks! Any idea when we should canceled? I skipped the 2nd and 3rd week, so I assume anytime before that.

Celia
Celia

I would think you are better off waiting to cancel until ibotta credits. I see mine was pending for 30 days, now 25 days .

Ben
Ben

Good idea! I guess we can continue skipping each week… just have to remember to do it. :X

burnerx213
burnerx213

Promo had updated to $15 off first 4 weeks but able to remove the promo code at checkout to make 6 meals for 59.99

Or 9 meals for 74.99 with promo code “launch15” but seemed like too many meals for something i didnt know i would like.

lilurbanachiever
lilurbanachiever

Did exactly the same, following the same logic) Ibotta tracked within ~2 hrs.

aquac
aquac

Duh! I didn’t think of this, signed up @ $79 thinking $65 back would mean less cooking for the next week.
Pro tip: always read all the comments!

James Bond

Ibotta now only showing $7.50 off for new subscribers.

RAM

+1

Steve

I was pleasantly surprised at the taste of these meals and the quality of the meat. At least, the steak peppercorn, red beet & chicken risotto, laredo chicken. The pork carnitas was ok but not that great. The chicken livorno had good chicken but I wasn’t a big fan of the kale. I might order from them again if there’s a discount; not sure about full price.

James Bond

Great suggestions! Thanks!

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