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Extra $30?

March 28th, 2008 at 12:28 pm

I got a note from Chase that if I spend $2k each month, April/May/June that they will give me a bonus $25 in cash rewards. (I round up to $30 since I usually wait to $200 to redeem an extra 25%).

Anyway, we put about $1300 on the card monthly (well, ideally - that is the budget for regular expenses) and often hit $2k during certain time of year (random one-time expenses and such). BUT I doubted it was worth $30 to try to hit in 3 months in a row. I told dh jokingly, asking if there was anything he wanted to buy. There wasn't. HE mentioned it didn't seem worth it. Well duh.

We have a few electonic purchases in mind, but end of the year is the time to buy, and prices will no doubt come down much lower than by $30, if we wait...

I did tell him that if we got the emergency room bill ( never got a bill yet!?!) that I just received word that I could card it. So maybe if we got in sometime before May, would help.

Likewise, we have our big vacation in May and $2k will be no prob.

So we pondered what we could do for June. Of course, now it looks like we may go camping and the fee is a few hundred dollars.

So may just earn another $30!!

Of course, I had kind of forgotten about this since I have not received this medical bill yet. (Phew, since gives me more time to save for it).

Anyway, I recieved my state CPA society dues notice yesterday and it was almost $500. My boss reimburses me, but I always card it for rewards. Woohoo. I'll have to look at the due date and push the payment to June if possible. But I can pay it in April if the medical bill doesn't materialize. Maybe I can push the medical payment to June.

Who knows. I think I have some other dues coming up and some other things I can prepay a bit.

I'll have to keep that in mind and juggle some things around.

Actually, we can also buy our Disney tickets in April, so that might be a wise move too. Spread out some of the costs. We can pay for everything else in May (gas, food, other activities. We won't pay lodging so not a lot of other expenses, now that I think about it).

But yeah, this will take a little strategy!

3 Responses to “Extra $30?”

  1. disneysteve Says:

    Are there any regular bills that you could pay with the CC? We pay our landline and cell phone bills, our alarm fee, our auto insurance, our cable bill and various other bills by credit card. That keeps our monthly bill pretty high but earns us lots of reward points for stuff we'd be spending anyway.

  2. monkeymama Says:

    We already do all that. ALL our bills are on the card - believe me! We just don't have any more expenses - mortgage and medical insurance and preschool - won't take the cards. That's all really that we don't card.

    Beleive me, we card everything for rewards. Big Grin

  3. monkeymama Says:

    P.S. I have absolutely no insurance bills due April/May/June. How does Chase know that????? LOL. Usually tends to be our slow spend months. So figures!

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