Yes it is definitely not what it used to be. It was never this hard to earn bonuses a few years ago and now it seems almost impossible. It is very disappointing. It doesn't help that they took away a lot of regular everyday purchases and added things that people have never heard of let alone thought about buying.
I've said it many times and I'll just put it out there again. I am all for eliminating the "any offers" and going back to just needing 12 to 18 offers to earn a bonus. This new requirement to fulfill 40 offers or more to earn a small bonus is just ridiculous. My March Level 1 is an insulting 50 cents for 40 offers. Come on Ibotta! Get real!
I don't even look at the four monthly bonuses unless it is near the end of the month. I look for the other bonuses and hope to stack them.
Sure, more money would be nice, but I've been doing this for more than five years. In that time, I have only earned the 4th bonus a couple of times.
I earned over $150 last month, but didn't finish level 3.