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- Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:32 pm
- Location: Texas
Being someone who loves racking up cc points, I can completely understand why you would do this. As long as your friends are OK with it, I think it's great. I would do the same except there are few things in a restaurant that I hate more than doing math and tossing bills back and forth at the end of a meal. Someone almost always gets shortchanged (or thinks he/she did).
If I'm with a group everyone tosses his/her card in and we tell the server to split the check in thirds, quarters, whatever is appropriate. Everyone tips on his/her amount. We don't ask for individual diner tallies/checks. Sometimes with one friend we'll split down the middle. If it's someone I eat with on a regular basis, we'll just take turns paying.
Sometimes you come out ahead, sometimes not. When I was younger and money was tighter this would have bothered me. Now I just want to get the check paid as discretely as possible.
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.