$15 AmEx Reward (for charing insurance)
$30 Citi Reward (for charging hotel) **pending**
$45 TOTAL *ONE-TIME REWARDS*
**In addition, various monthly rewards that I will tally at 12/31
I just redeemed the insurance reward and just signed up for the hotel reward, which will apply to college move-in. The $30 reward just happens to be for spending the amount we booked the hotel for.
I was considering a travel rewards card this year. But the film festival that MH got into ended up being so last minute, we scrambled to lock our travel plans in ASAP. I could have gotten some nice travel rewards if we had more time.
I don't foresee any traveling except for festivals, so it seems pointless to plan ahead. (No point in getting a travel card we won't use). But maybe some future festival will give us some more lead time.
I think both kids will both do a ~$150 credit card bonus this year.
But there's nothing on my horizon. I feel like every time I say, "Meh, I a don't think I will bother this year," some too good to pass up deal falls from the sky. Will see...
The (bigger, one-time) credit rewards gave us breathing room in the past. But I worked in some breathing room into our budget this year, so we are far less motivated this year. Also, I am still working through gift cards for some 2017? credit card reward. If it's not a cash reward, I am not going to bother.