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One thing I've never understood about rewards cards is that the only two categories are basically cash back or travel. Cash back I understand; cash back I love. Cash can be used for anything.
...But why travel? I mean why not consumer goods? Why not gear points toward rewards/points for bills, or groceries, or entertainment more generally?
I mean obviously I'm biased, I know that. I haven't been on a plane since 1999...and that solitary experience was the only time in the last 30 years. I stay in maybe one hotel a year, for a single overnight stay. I don't even buy gas very much (my yearly gas bill is well under $250 and I often toy with the idea of quitting driving altogether). Basically I'm just short of being a shut in. I've left the house twice in the last week, and yeah that's about my average, and I stayed in the city during those excursions. So I know I'm an extreme outlier as far as not traveling goes, but still I really don't have the impression that everyone's always doing it and I don't understand why airline miles and hotel stays are this big desirable perk. Obviously I'd have no use whatsoever for them, but really, are they something so many other people love and take advantage of? Evidently so, but I just don't get it.
I know it's supposed to be some symbol of luxury...but still I just don't get it. Why not luxury goods or services? I would have a use for say points toward massages and spas or high end electronics.
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on Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.