UPDATE: Since I first wrote about Ibotta last November, the app has made big changes worthy of an update. Once exclusive to the iPhone, Ibotta is now available to Android users. And once limited to Target, Walmart and Walgreens, Ibotta users can now cash in at dozens of more retailers. In the Triangle, you're now also able to use Ibotta at CVS, Rite Aid, Kroger and the store I'm most excited about: Harris Teeter. And remember, the coolest feature of Ibotta is that you can use its digital coupons along with paper coupons to save even more.
If you want to trim your grocery budget, but don't have the time or inclination to clip coupons, you're in luck. There's now an app for that.
Called Ibotta, the iPhone app is aimed at tech-savvy bargain hunters looking to save a little cash on their supermarket purchases.
Instead of clipping paper coupons, Ibotta users collect their discounts by playing with their smartphones.
So far, three of the biggest American retailers have signed on to allow their customers to use Ibotta: Target, Walgreens and Walmart.
The discounts are similar to paper coupons -- 25 cents here and 75 cents there.
But instead of using a scissors to clip....