otter wrote:I want to max out the BuyPower's 5% before I go to the Sallie Mae...
Well, maxing out the 5% on $5,000 is good. Your approach is simple, too.
You might consider reserving it for random stuff that doesn't fit into another card's bonus category, though.
Getting 5% on gas is easy. Getting 5% on something like a car insurance payment is hard!