Survey: Do You Take Advantage of Credit Card Reward Programs?

Survey: Do You Take Advantage of Credit Card Reward Programs?

Sonia Zjawinski
Oct 30, 2008

Today we discovered we had a ton of points via our credit card reward program. We automatically thought, "OMG! We can go shopping!!!" We've been holding off on purchases for a while now, what with the economy in the pooper and all, so we were elated to get some shopping done without really having to spend any "real" money. Since our toaster oven crapped out we thought we'd look for a good replacement via CapitalOne's Rewards Store. We found a Krups that looked interesting and only ate up 20,000 of our 57,000 points, but then we got the bright idea of getting something a little less practical. A new iPod nano!

Yes, we are iDiots, but...we can always warm up our bread and leftovers in the oven. We got a $250 gift card to Best Buy, which we will soon be using to pick up an orange iPod nano. Or should we get a yellow one? Decisions, decisions... I'll have to ponder that over a warm piece of toast--damnit!

And what's the coolest thing you've scored from a rewards program? I thought my Sephora gift card was cool, but this is way better!

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