All of the above. Same issue. $45/140 is all I got for October. So far I'm 110/140 so I'll finish up this weekend and hoping for a better November. I appreciate any sayings. I never pay full price regardless of Ibotta. 😀
I don't believe bonuses are required for monitoring app users shopping habits but to stimulate shopping.
Anytime an app users redeems an offer data is created and collected for marketing purposes.
I'm going to say the bonuses are for retention as well as acquisition. Here in the forum behaviors are influenced every Monday and Thursday mornings.
It's evident with the responses from app users how receiving or not receiving a bonus will affect thier anticipated shopping behaviors.
Even in this thread some have received bonuses and doubt they will fulfill the requirements. Some have acknowledged receiving a bonus and will fulfill the requirements. Then those with no bonus have no incentive to shop.
Therefore regardless of the category each app users falls in data is generated.