Lucky for me, the Ibotta Days Bonus coincided nicely with QVC's Christmas in July weekend. I was going to be shopping anyway so YAY Bonus. I wasn't thinking when I placed my last order, it was for some goodies that won't be delivered till November and QVC won't bill till they ship. I got the email that the transaction was pending and read the fine print. I will still get my cash back on the order plus the bonus but not till my order ships or QVC's order cancellation date passes. UGH, I should have split up my purchases better, this wait will drive me crazy.
I know what you mean. I have made several online purchases from Sam's. The 90 days pending period starts. One rebate wasn't awarded until the 90th day while the other was received a week after items were delivered... word to the wise keep track of your balance as you receive rebates from online purchases with long pending periods.
Don't let what you don't have prevent you from enjoying what you do have.