Is this a new anti-bot strategy?

crow thought this was worth mentioning said

Is this new pricing model a strategy to defeat the bots? I think it is pretty innovative.

A real Meh/Sidedeal customer will use the $5 coupons after buying 2 or 3 IRKs.

A bot farm? “Ramesh! We paid $25 each for 75 IRKS?What do we do with 375 $5 coupons??? Turn off this frikin bot!”