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 was out with a lot of friends on a work function (the tab was $5000) and everyone was getting out cash to pay their share so I was going around counting all the money and I put my American Express through the machine to get the frequent flyer points (I got 7500 points for that one transaction) then just banked the money the next day - kinda felt strange driving home with 5k in my car, the restaurant gave me a shoebox and masking tape for the money!