Not using the card after activating

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bmw1990Z
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Postby bmw1990Z » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:34 am

Kicker wrote:I see. At the moment I'm just paying with cash. Ever since I got my 1st card late 2011, I have had this habit of using my card exclusively for things 200 dollars and up. I've noticed other people use their cards for virtually everything though. Should I do the same?


Use your card however you want, you'll be fine not using it for periods of time. My parents have platinum and use it the way you think, only using it for vacations or airfare. Of course, you'll earn more MR points by using it for everything but it's not necessary.
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-American Express Platinum Delta Skymiles--July 2013


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Postby agp » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:39 am

Just use your card for everything, it's good for you, the merchant, and your bank. The only place I went to that did not want to take my credit card was a small local car shop. I needed some tire caps, you know those things you put on the air pump thing, and the cashier said the purchase is only $1.25 so he just gave them to me.

See if you paid cash you wouldn't have saved $1.25. :D

But most places now days will accept credit cards. Even small businesses will have an iPhone/Droid with the credit card swiper thing.

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NYC_Dweller
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Postby NYC_Dweller » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:52 am

as i mentioned in a previous post - i feel ripped off whenever i use cash since i don't get anything out of it. cash lacks points and purchase protection.



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