It’s been a typical two weeks here, with a wondrous variety of free gasoline, new credit cards arriving in the mail, bonus points earned, and travel plans being made!
In the last two weeks:
– $14.12 in free gas
– Still abstaining from free Menards stuff
– Received a $25 Subway gift card in the mail which I got for $8.93 and some orphan Wells Fargo Rewards points from my soon-to-be cancelled Propel World card.
New Posts This Week
– $5,000 in Free Menards Merchandise is a visual journey through two years of every free after rebate item offered at Menards. It’s worth a gander!
– Which Card Should I Get? Ah…the age old question. This post will not give you one simple answer, but it will explain the two strategies we employ to make our decisions, and get you thinking about all the factors that contribute to that decision.
Credit Card News
Nothing earth shattering as far as bonus offers go, but on the personal front there is some news. Last week we got 4 new cards in the mail. A Chase Hyatt card for each of us, a Citi Hilton Reserve for Nicoleen, and a Citi Thank-You Premier for me. I’ll write a full run-down of the rationale for our card applications later this week.
I booked a 24 hour get-away to the Embassy Suites in St. Paul to use up my remaining free weekend night certificate from my Citi Hilton Reserve card. For a while now it’s been on our bucket list to concurrently get the Hyatt free night certificates from the aforementioned Chase cards and use them for a vacation at a luxury resort. Phase I of that plan is now accomplished, as we were both approved for the cards and will soon have the required bonus spending taken care of.
Now you’re updated. Go employ some Value Tactics!