ibotta was advertised on Facebook as similar to the Nielsen Group, i.e. purchase items advertised on ibotta website and be refunded for those purchases after scanning barcodes. The site worked for a while but then they locked my account and are mostly unresponsive to my emails requesting the money I earned on my account. There have been a few emails and ibotta reps said they had unlocked my account but they have not. I can still use the site to earn money but am unable to "cash out." Everytime I try I receive an error message saying they are updating their site. When I spoke via email to a rep, ibotta rep stated my account had been locked again.