What do you do with your rewards points?

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What do you do with your rewards points?

Postby gold-rick » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:25 pm

I have around 60,000 rewards points on my Gold Premier Rewards card and I was wondering what would be the best thing to redeem points for?

What do you use your points for?


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Postby jlam572 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:50 pm

I have found airfare to be the best. Since I live in hawaii...i usually just transfer my points to hawaiian airlines miles. its 40k miles first class each way to the mainland. :)
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Postby Money card » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:01 pm

I would agree either airlines or hotels some thing in the way of travel.


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Postby bmwguy » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:27 am

I once used 40k points to get some dre beats studios, will never do it again. Nothing beats redeeming for travel purposes. It gives you the best return.

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Postby FutureBillionaire » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:56 pm

bmwguy wrote:I once used 40k points to get some dre beats studios, will never do it again. Nothing beats redeeming for travel purposes. It gives you the best return.


I have used mine towards tickets for the grammy nominations concert. I don't feel like I get a lot of value out of my PRG, though.
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Postby jlam572 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:10 pm

bmwguy wrote:I once used 40k points to get some dre beats studios, will never do it again. Nothing beats redeeming for travel purposes. It gives you the best return.


Holy crap. 40k is one way first class from hawaii to the mainland when converted to hawaiian miles.
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Postby Rory » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:05 am

saving up to my goal at a million, ill figure to what to do then. potentially tour the world or blow it on 25 pairs of dr dre beats for me and my iguanas
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Postby Socelli » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:39 am

Airline miles or hotels. Hands down!
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