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#1 saraece

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    Posted 25 March 2007 - 05:20 PM

    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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    #2 TammyWright


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    Posted 25 March 2007 - 05:22 PM

    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.)


    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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    #3 Fotini

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      Posted 25 March 2007 - 05:36 PM

      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!

      #4 LCBride2007


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        Posted 25 March 2007 - 05:39 PM

        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!

        #5 MrsV-to-be

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          Posted 25 March 2007 - 05:54 PM

          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
          That's my kind of trip!

          #6 PaulaV

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            Posted 25 March 2007 - 09:57 PM

            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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            #7 soon2bmrsbyers

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              Posted 25 March 2007 - 10:51 PM

              I use chase and citicard. With citicard I get a 50 check about every 2 months, and with Chase you earn points so easily!
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              #8 Jessalyn

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                Posted 25 March 2007 - 11:07 PM

                I'm actually using my points to pay for my photographer, Jonathan Thrasher's plane ticket. Yay! Saves some $$$.
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                #9 anaderoux

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                  Posted 26 March 2007 - 12:30 AM

                  FI also has the chase card.. we get miles for continental and we're trying to pay everything with it..

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