Drop App Devaluation: Changes to Gift Card Redemptions (Must Shop through App)

Updated at 2:10pm PT on 11/14: After I made a $1 Groupon purchase through Drop, I earned Drop Points and unlocked the gift card redemptions.  Scroll to the bottom of the post for more info.


Good morning everyone.  I checked my Drop account yesterday and noticed a change to the Redeem Rewards screen.  Listed at the top of the screen is a message regarding $5-$25 gift cards.  I clicked on the message and learned that rewards between $2 and $25 are locked unless you make a purchase with the Drop app.  I currently only earn Drop points when I make purchases with my linked credit cards.  This is bad news for users who do not use the Drop app for shopping, but only for card linked purchases.

I looked on the Drop website and found this FAQ about rewards under $30.  It says that this page was updated on Tuesday at 1:43pm.  Just like the app said, the FAQ states that you need to make a purchase through the Drop app in order to redeem for rewards under $30.

Back on the Drop app, I scrolled down to the $20 and $25 rewards section.  There is a big gray padlock on all the locked redemptions.  When you click on a gift card, you are shown the same screen as earlier.

I looked on the Drop app for the cheapest merchant to shop at and found Groupon.  I clicked the Add button on the bottom and then clicked the Book Now button.

I was taken to the Groupon app where I saw a small message at the top of the screen stating that I am earning Drop points.  I also looked for the cheapest thing I could find and settled on a $1 Groupon from Kilham Farm.  I made the $1 purchase and hope the order posts to Drop soon.  I should earn 20 Drop points and unlock redemptions under $30.


Updated at 2:10pm PT on 11/14:

A few hours after making my Groupon purchase through Drop, I earned 20 Drop Points and unlocked the gift card redemptions.

I currently have enough Drop Points for a $15 reward, but I am going to wait until I have enough Drop Points to get a $20 Amazon eGift Card.

If you have any questions about this new Drop change, please leave a comment below.  Have a great day everyone.

6 thoughts on “Drop App Devaluation: Changes to Gift Card Redemptions (Must Shop through App)

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  2. lenin1991

    They’ve devalued this even further. I have shopped through the portal, but I noticed recently, the minimum is $25. Sure enough, the FAQ you link now starts: “Gift cards $25 and up, are available if you’ve shopped through Drop in the last 12 months.” It’s still $30 minimum without portal shopping.

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    1. Grant Post author

      Oh dang, that’s not good. It takes me a really long time to rack up that much cash back with Drop just by using their card linked offers.

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      1. Grant Post author

        Good questions. I just checked the Drop redemption options and don’t see Amazon listed at all. Amazon might / might not come back as a redemption offer :(

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