Chani I dug the repeatable couple times played the event too. Fortunately it seems to be much less than that.
Here's the video of my gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rDMDaIynLI
And because of that, I expect the bag to eventually have more ingredients than chilies. Which would mean getting to farther milestones and getting more combo bonuses, hence getting lot more points, atleast towards the end of the week.
But then, in my attempt, I also ended up receiving a lot of other things (non-materials) before actually getting a material. That took the bar almost halfway from 0. So let's see where we can get to.
And yes, I have experienced a slow forum today.