Wallaby Financial Automatic Card Rewards Maximization

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Members share tips and tricks for getting the most miles, & points.
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craigm1
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Wallaby Financial Automatic Card Rewards Maximization

Postby craigm1 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:21 pm

Looks really interesting just signed up. Anybody else sign up???

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jeffysdad
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Postby jeffysdad » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:49 pm

American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).

*All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.

Ratfacedudeguy
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Postby Ratfacedudeguy » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:28 am

Looks pretty cool. Although that would kind of defeat the purpose of the wallet with 16 card slots that I just got lol. I signed up anyway -- one can always hope they're one of the first 1000 that get free lifetime membership (yeah right).
Amex Green - NPSL - 05/12
Amex Zync - NPSL - 06/12
Discover it - $7750 - 11/12
Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature - $5000 - 11/12
SECU Platinum Visa - $5000 - 08/08
Bank of America Cash Rewards Platinum Plus Visa - $3000 - 06/08
Citi Diamond Preferred Mastercard - $3000 - 05/12
GECRB Old Navy Visa - $2500 - 11/12
Chase Amazon Visa - $2000 - 11/12
Chase Freedom Visa - $2000 - 07/12
Citi Thank You Visa - $1000 - 06/12
Amex Blue Cash Everyday - $1000 - 01/13

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Postby LadyinRed » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:12 pm

Just wanted to bump this thread to see if anyone's actually used this yet. I'm thinking of getting one but want to hear a review first if I could before signing up.
AMEX: Blue Cash Preferred (6% on groceries, 3% gas & dept stores)
Capital One: Venture (2 points per $1, equivalent to 2%)
Chase: Freedom (rotating 5% categories), Disney Rewards (1 point per $1, Disney benefits)
US Bank: Cash+ (5% bookstores / 5% Electronic Stores)

trumpet-205
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Postby trumpet-205 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:49 pm

This card is kind of pointless. $50 AF is a deal braker right there (free for 6 months initially). You are also giving up on things like purchase protection, extended warranty, etc.
In My Wallet:
Citi Forward (12/2010) | Citi TY Preferred (05/2011) | Chase Freedom (11/2011) | GECRB/PayPal (05/2012)
Discover it (07/2012) | AMEX BCP (09/2012) | TD/Target REDCard (10/2012) | Chase Ink Classic (11/2012)
BofA BBR (04/2013) | FNBO/Overstock.com (02/2014) | Barclaycard Arrival (04/2014) | FIA/Fidelity AMEX (04/2014)

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Postby khad » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:25 pm

I guess it depends how much those extra rewards are worth to you. I was running my own numbers and if I carried around every card I have and always used the card with the best options, I'd earn at least an extra $100 annually. But I don't do that because it is a pain to carry around so many cards and keep track of which to use when. I use the card that gives me the best rewards overall (which is still pretty awesome since I calculated which one that was based on my specific spending). A $50 net gain sounds pretty good in my book. Depending on your spending patterns it could be worth much more to you.

The only downside I see is redemption options. If you have very low spend on a particular card, even thought the rewards may be higher it may take so long to reach whatever minimum redemption level the card has (or a sane redemption level that value points less than one cent each) that you may be better off getting slightly lower rewards on a card you use more often so you can redeem sooner. In that case just don't add that card to Wallaby. :)

It might end up sucking if they don't have good algorithms. (There are a lot of variables, not the least of which are those rotating 5% cards.) Only time will tell. It's certainly an interesting idea.



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