Monday, May 23, 2011

Reward Points

I have to say that I really love my credit union's reward points system.  Even more now that they've changed it to show all the points as you acquire them for each card (debit and credit).

We get 1 point for every $1 on the credit card, and 1 point for every $5 on the debit card.  Every month they have featured retailers that give more points per dollar.

Right now we have 25,154 points.  Points can be redeemed for gift cards, products, activities, event tickets, or travel.

To give you an idea of how many points it takes to get things:
  • $25 gift cards are under 3,000 points
  • $50 gift cards are under 6,000 points
  • $100 gift cards are under $12,000 points
  • Apple iPod Touch with 64GB (latest generation) is 42,901 points
  • Wii games for 3,000-6,000 points, etc.
I haven't checked out how far our points will go on travel yet, but it's something to consider when we're ready to travel.  We're thinking about taking a quick flight somewhere before going to Italy so the boys will be able to experience a flight before the long trip.

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