Cash back ytd

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FutureBillionaire
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Cash back ytd

Postby FutureBillionaire » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:26 pm

I've made about $756 in rewards ytd. I would have done better if I had the citi forward and the blue cash preferred earlier in the year. That doesn't count about $160 that I haven't redemmed yet from a couple of cards. I never would have known about these types of advantages if it wasn't for this forum. Thanks to you all!
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


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Postby bisbicos » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:19 pm

I'm at about $700 and also owe it all to this website. My credit score has gone from mid 600s to 726 also because of this website. So thanks guys for all the helpful advice
Credit Cards
American Express: Fidelity Rewards (2% cash back) 9.5k
Zync NPSL
Discover: Discover More (5% rotating categories) 12k
Mastercard: Chase Freedom (5% rotating categories) 4.6k
Visa: Citi Forward (5x pts on restaurants) 15.7k
Citi Dividend (5% rotating categories) 5.6
Capital One Journey (1.25% cash back) 1.25k
BofA AAA (5% on gas) 2.5k
PenFed Platinum Rewards (5% on gas 3% groceries) 7.5k

Future Cards
US Bank Cash +
Chase Ink

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Postby cashback » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:21 pm

$900 since July. Shooting for 2400 in 2013!
Credit Cards
Amex BCE 25K ---- PenFed Platinum Rewards 15.5K --- US Bank Cash+ 12K --- Discover IT 6K --- Citi Dividend 5K --- Chase Freedom 12.5K --- Amex SPG 6K --- Citi Thank You Preferred 15K

Not Used
Citi Simplicity - 5K, Sam's Club Discover - 10K

Future Cards
Sallie Mae World Mastercard

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Exp 772 - TU 781 - Equ 781


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Postby FutureBillionaire » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:27 am

cashback wrote:$900 since July. Shooting for 2400 in 2013!


$2k is my goal also.
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

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Postby nishant » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:08 pm

I am new to this forum but for last 3 years, I have been able to reach my target of $2500 cash rewards which also includes promotions at the time of new card sign up.

In one new sign up, I got 5% on limited initial period which I used to pay property tax of two homes I own using that card. About $18,000 total which anyway I was going pay through checking account. However, 2013 appears to be challenging so I may have to roll back to $2000 for 2013.

In addition, there was 25% bonus for any redemption for minimum $300 at a time so the cashback rate worked 6.25%

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Postby kcarter609 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:01 am

~$230 since August ($100 is signup bonus), but I don't spend as much as you guys do. I'm 21, so I still live at home and don't support a family.

Active Cards:
Chase Freedom 10+10 Visa Signature ($9k Limit - 8/2012)
Chase Sapphire Preferred ($10k Limit - 2/2013)
Chase Ink Plus ($7k Limit - 2/2013)
Discover IT ($9.5k Limit - 10/2012)
AMEX Zync (No Pre-set Limit - 1/2010)
AMEX Blue Cash Everyday ($20k Limit - 1/2013 - Backdate to 1/2010)

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Postby sticf » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:59 am

Approximately $1,950 in rewards this year.

$470 -- Cash
$700 -- Gift Cards with Points (Some were bonus for new account)
$510 -- Travel Credits (Venture -- Basically cash because the company paid my expenses)
$270 -- Travel Credits (Venture -- Will be used in a trip this weekend)


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Postby Money card » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:08 pm

28.00 on my Discover , but then again I redeemed for 3 gift cards a Discover gift card, hooligans gift card and a Buffalo wild wings gift card which I still have about 8.00 left on it My American express I have something like4,400 points the capital1 venture around 5,000 miles plus.

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Postby LadyinRed » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:19 am

Wow just calculated mine and got around $1300. I just started maximizing my rewards through the second half of the year (when I discovered this forum - before was only using a 2% back on everything card). That figure also includes sign up bonuses and bonus cash back for synced deals through AMEX.

I'd like to say I want to double that this year, but I doubt I'll be getting any sign up bonuses this year (don't plan on applying for any more cards in the near future). But I know I'll do better.

Thanks, you guys, for everything!
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)

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Postby kcarter609 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:24 am

$328.23 since August (when I started with a Freedom as my first rewards card). $100 of that was a sign up bonus with Freedom.

Active Cards:
Chase Freedom 10+10 Visa Signature ($9k Limit - 8/2012)
Chase Sapphire Preferred ($10k Limit - 2/2013)
Chase Ink Plus ($7k Limit - 2/2013)
Discover IT ($9.5k Limit - 10/2012)
AMEX Zync (No Pre-set Limit - 1/2010)
AMEX Blue Cash Everyday ($20k Limit - 1/2013 - Backdate to 1/2010)



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