A 100% Free Thanksgiving Meal For Your Family on Ibotta – Here’s How to Score It

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The holidays should feel a little more normal this year so let’s feast!

Especially when it’s on the house, courtesy of Ibotta. Ibotta is giving 100% cash back on 10 items including turkey, stuffing, and more when you buy your Thanksgiving dinner at select retailers. Yes, a free turkey meal!

And if you’re not already familiar with Ibotta, it’s a free and popular app that pays you cash back on your everyday purchases. They’ve been established since 2012 and they partner with over 1,500 brands and retailers, including grocery, beauty, clothing, travel, home, tech, and even restaurants & bars. You can even get cash back on your online shopping too!

They’ve already given out $186 million dollars cash back to savers last year. It’s the best “secret” shopping hack that you can add to your money-saving habits.

How to Use Ibotta

Using Ibotta is really simple. If you already know how to use it, click on the Thanksgiving banner in-app to get a free family meal.

If you’re new, here’s Kaela to tell us how Ibotta works:

Can’t watch the video at the moment? Here’s a quick breakdown!

Just check Ibotta first before:

  • Shopping at popular stores and services like Target, Ralph’s, Trader Joe’s, Uber Eats, and more
  • Ordering groceries and delivery services like Walmart Grocery, Instacart, Shipt, and more. Link accounts & get cash back on eligible products within 24 hours after your order is picked up or delivered!
  • Online shopping from 100+ online retailers that include Sephora, Under Armour, Gap, and more to get money back

Just remember to always keep your receipts until you’ve scanned them and/or link retailer accounts so your purchases get tracked for proper cash back credit.

Ibotta Savings

So how much can Ibotta really save you?

On average, active Ibotta users can save around $240 a year or more, but the highest-earning saver received $13,000 in cash back in a year!

Imagine saving so much for items you were already going to purchase. Actually, you won’t even need to imagine, since Ibotta is free to download and you’ll also get $10 in Welcome Bonuses if you’re a new member. In order words, it would be silly not to use this app.

Some of our Facebook fans also shared how much they’ve saved.

A screenshot of Ibotta
Jessica Maloy from PA earned over $1,500 so far!
A screenshot of Ibotta
Laura Hill has earned almost $300 so far!







It’s just smart to get cash back whenever you’re shopping. You’ll even be able to stack coupons and credit card point rewards on top for even more savings.

How to Get Your Free Thanksgiving Meal

Alright, let’s get to the real reason we’re all here.

We’re thankful as cluck that Ibotta is teaming up with select retailers to host free Thanksgiving meals around the nation. All you have to do is use the app, pick up the free items, and then cook the meal. If you thought it was pre-cooked, sorry! But you’ll feel more accomplished and it’ll be homemade with love.

There will be 10 free items and they must be picked up from the select retailers (find them in the app!)

The meal includes the star turkey and all the fixings like stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, corn, and more.

  1. Open Ibotta
  2. Add all 10 free Thanksgiving offers to your shopping list
  3. Shop in-store or shop online and get 100% cash back for those items!

And to be ultra-clear, after you add the items to your shopping list, go and purchase these items, and then scan your receipt so you can get 100% cash back. Your receipt is very important!

Don’t sleep on this deal though as offers are limited to while supplies last! Download Ibotta for free if you haven’t already.

Who can say no to a free meal and cash back on all future purchases?

Fun Fact: Did you know there’s a Butterball Hotline? Really. It’s 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372) or text 844-877-3456 for all your turkey-related questions. Every November and December their 50+ experts answer over 100K turkey questions! It’s even available through Amazon Alexa 🤯

And some more fun, here’s an all-important Thanksgiving survey of what Americans prefer during gobble day:

An Ibotta graphic of how different people enjoy Thanksgiving dinner


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