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I thought I would pass on a trick I am doing to earn free stuff for my wedding. I realized one day that I have too many point earning cards in my wallet. Hardly using most of them. So I realized that if I stick to one or two cards and do most of my shopping at those places (watching for 20x events etc..) then I could make wedding purchases with the points earned. In my area we have a supperstore grocery store (groceries, pharmacy, photo studio, general household merchandises...) There prices are competative so I try my best to do most of my shopping there. Before I was working on getting points I probably cashed in $200 a year in free stuff. I am hoping to get flowers, picutres developed there, food trays and other food for the AHR (which is a back yard BBQ). I am also collecting points like crazy at the Shoppers Drug Mart. I hit it everytime they have a 20X the points sale and in a matter of months I have collected $75. I am going to use these points to fill my OOT bags with lotions and magazines and other items. I am not getting married until Jan 2009 so I think by then I will have a good amount of stuff earned!

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i think it is not a bad idea to open a cc form wedding expenses with either miles or rewards to make your big purchases (room block deposit, etc.)

 

mbna.com

chase.com

 

both have a really great card out right now...no interest for 6 months -1 year then low interest and points.

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Amex has a cash back card, that once you have charged $6000 you get 5% back and 1.5% below that.... going to greece we will easily hit that mark!

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i am a point junkie - for sure. i have to CCs - both earn point. one is a diners club (now mastercard) and the other i earn miles on Northwest airlines. we hope to furnish our new house with points! you're spending the $$ anyway - why not earn something in return. great tip!

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FI and I have a joint credit card with Visa. We gain Air Mile points every time we use it, but if we buy fuel or gas - we get double the points.

We just booked airplane ticket to Glasgow, hotels in Glasgow, Edinbourgh and London, and a car to travel in - all with the Air Mile points wink.gif

That's my kind of trip!

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That is a great tip!

I have a cc that earns airline milage. I charge everything and pay it off every month. Since I have had it, I have taken 3 trips to Mexico and now have enough for 4 more trips. We plan to use them for our wedding trip!

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