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Credit Card Rewards Tally 2019: Monkey Mama*s Monkey Money Blog
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Credit Card Rewards Tally 2019

April 6th, 2019 at 02:39 pm

2019 TALLY:

$540 Gift Cards (Citi, Moi)
$150 Bank Bonus
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$690 TOTAL *ONE-TIME REWARDS*

**In addition, various monthly rewards that I will tally at 12/31.

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I just saw that the points posted for my latest one-time bonus.

Citi has significantly better gift card rewards than the last time I did this. Will probably pick up some Target and Kohls gift cards, in addition to some movie theater gift cards. Then a handful of dining out gift cards so we can go out and enjoy a bit this summer. All of this will help us immensely during our "income gap". Which I expect to be during the summer months when MH is not working.

I will probably try again for a Chase bonus. I was denied the last time I tried, though I didn't have anywhere near the "5 credit card apps" or whatever they were denying for. But I only applied for one card this year and last year. It's worth a try.

On the flip side, I told MH that I think this is my last big push. We really relied on this extra money to help us through lower income periods and periods of lower bank interest, but I just don't see continuing to do the same bank bonuses over and over and over again. The ongoing rewards and cash back for everyday purchases, those I have done my entire life and don't intend to stop. But I can see wanting to juggle less bonuses and one-time reward cards, for the long term. Will see...


***CAVEAT - I absolutely do not recommend utilizing credit card rewards in this manner, unless you are in full control of your credit card spending. We treat our credit cards like debit cards; only charging if we have the cash on hand already. We've never paid a cent of late fees or interest.***

2 Responses to “Credit Card Rewards Tally 2019”

  1. Amber Says:

    Lol I love the caveat added at the end. I was terrible with CCs I know only use one card to earn points and that’s to pay bills such as cable, cell and car insurance. I have the payment schedule as soon as the auto pay hits the CC

  2. rob62521 Says:

    I think you utilized the credit cards and bonuses for your benefit, but I can see not continuing it. It is a lot of work on your part.

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