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.