ivotedale wrote:Being that some rewards cards have annual fees and/or 5% bonus categories, do you foot the bill purposely?
To rephrase, I have the foodie pack via Amex Zync charge card, so I get 2x points on anything categorized as a restaurant/food establishment. Also, I have a few close friends that work in front-of-house in the restaurant industry, so they always carry a good amount of cash from their tips.
So for me to take advantage of the situation, I'll typically offer to pay the entire bill w/ my card, but have everyone else pay me back his/her share of the bill in cash after we're done. I do this with close friends/acquaintances of course; wouldn't do this on business/dates (haha!).
This typically adds up quick as far as points/cashback go- I earned a lot of cash back on gas station visits too so far w/ my Chase Freedom 5%!
Anyone else do something similar for points sake?
I do this quite often and in fact this past Friday was the most recent. Thanks to Platinum Concierge I was able to get a table at Masa NYC for myself, wife and 2 close friends. The billed was a whooping $3926.48 (Masa, considered the most expensive restaurants in NYC). After leaving a 20% tip I collected 4,712 points : )
The upside was the accumulated points the sad part was I was still hungry...