- Centurion Member
- Posts: 1590
- Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:37 pm
- Location: Down South
I'm with cashback. It's worth the effort. I don't even do the 500 bucks cards yet. I have made money just buying gift cards to restaurants I eat at and stores I shop at. I get fuel points that go towards cost reductions for gas at the Kroger near my house. I get cash back on my purchases, plus discounts on gas. I just bought a gift card for Darden restaurants for 50 bucks with my BCP. I'm going to get 6% cash back on that, plus .20 off per gallon of gas just for that one card. I can use the card at Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and Longhorn steakhouse. Awesome deal.
I buy Amazon gift cards too. The great thing about those is the ability to upload them to my Amazon account and thus never lose any value. I am an Amazon Prime member and shop there frequently. I also use the video service when I want to rent movies. I get cash back on my amazon cards, plus gas discounts. Also, it is cheaper to rent through amazon than through dish network and even Vudu.
Taking the time to do the research and play the game helps us make and save money. I'm all about that in this economy.
Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
Plane tickets: CSP
Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward
Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape