Thanks to MyMoneyBlog - I just found an easy way to make $500.
I haven't seen an offer this enticing... Ever???
Dh signed up for an AmEx last year and got a free kindle and a $100+ Amazon gift certificate.
I'd probably put this $500 cash to the mortgage. I was about $1,000 short of my goal, and this is an easy way to make up the difference. All I have to do is sign up for a credit card, and charge everything for 3 months. Our health insurance alone will get us 70% of the way there. (Spend $3k in 3 months).
There is a high annual fee. Will close the card the second the reward check clears. That's how we do it!
This may turn out to be a lucrative credit card reward year. I expected $600 in ROTH deposits with our Fidelity card. This may lower the Fidelity amount to $500-ish (if we don't use it for 3 months). Add $500 cash, and we will hit $1,000 in cash rewards this year. I'll apply since I think dh already has several Chase cards and I haven't applied for a cc just for a one-time promotion in at least 1 year - maybe 2 years. I haven't seen anything very enticing in a while.