LIFE: How To Save & Earn Money with Uber & Ibotta!

DISCLAIMER: This post is in not sponsored by Uber, and Ibotta, but please note I do utilize affiliate links while discussing how to earn money when you ride Uber.

First of all, if you haven't signed up for an Uber account - you can do so here. Uber is a ride share service that has risen in popularity, especially in NYC. I often utilize Uber for a big trip from ALDI, when traveling (who wants to lug their suitcase on the subway?), and for late nights. Most of the time I use Uber Pool which is similar to a car pool and Uber matches up riders going in similar directions. I like Uber Pool for two reasons - you're being a bit more eco-friendly regarding gas and pollution and often time it saves me a couple bucks. If I am in a huge hurry, I will take an Uber X but if I don't have a huge time constraint, Uber Pool it is! If you haven't signed for Uber you can get a $5 off your first ride!

Second, sign up for Ibotta! It's a completely FREE app that you can earn cash back on groceries, select Amazon purchases, many other retailers including Uber! Once you've downloaded the app (referral link here. You can also earn cash back by referring friends and "building your team." I have a lot of friends who use Ibotta regularly especially for grocery shopping.  If I know I need to take an Uber somewhere - I open Ibotta app, search Uber (add it to your favorites), and then the Ibotta app will open the Uber app so you can request your ride. Once your ride is complete, you'll receive a notification from Ibotta informing you that you received cash back! Once your Ibotta balance reaches $20 you can keep earning or cash out to your PayPal, purchase an Uber gift card, etc. Ibotta is a an easy and quick way to earn cash back on every day purchases!

Third of all, be a respectful and polite passenger. If your Uber passenger rating is high, they're often more inclined to add coupons to your account. If you're a jerk in your Uber, chances are your rating may be lower and Uber isn't as inclined to toss some 50% coupons your way!

Happy Uber-ing and happy saving money!