I make all my purchases with my Debit card.
I get points on my debit card through my bank. I get points on my Nordstrom card. I’ll get points when I pay my Nordstrom Card with my Debit Card.
I use a search engine called “My Points” that gives me points for using their search engine to find the goodies I’m going to buy. If I go to My points and search on Nordstrom, I’ll get 3 points for every purchase by going to the Nordstrom website through My Points.
So, on a $100.00 purchase at Nordstrom, I get the following points breakdown:
- 3 points per dollar for going to Nordstrom through My Points, a total of 300 points
- 2 points per dollar from Nordstrom for using my Nordstrom department store card, for a total of 200 points
- 1 point per dollar by paying my Nordstrom card by using my Debit card for a total of 100 points.
So, for all programs in total, my $100 dollar purchase will give me 600 points which are redeemable at between my bank, Nordstrom & My Points.. How cool is that?
If you purchase online frequently, and you’re interested in points, go to www.mypoints.com and register. Then, every time you search for goodies to buy, you’ll get points of which you can redeem for $20 gift cards, etc. My only warning is that unless you’re really looking for car insurance, and the like, don’t do the surveys. That just sets you up to get junk mail in your email box. But, if you use a Secondary email for that, then you’re good.
My theory is that if you’re going to purchase something, you might as well as get something for it, so I maximize my rewards for something I was already going to purchase.
Have a great day… I’m off this week… I had to use it or I was going to loose it. Didn’t want to lose it so jeez… twist my arm and make me take a vacation… Next year I’m actually going to have to work to use my PTO, I get 200 hours a year now, and I’m only able to carry over 240 and that boils down to 1 week to carry over, and then the next years total of 200. So… I seriously have to have a plan of attack. I need to use 2.5 weeks of vacation by June and then another 2.5 weeks by December in order to not have to take the whole month of December like a colleague had to do.
I truly hope that you’re blessed this last week week of 2009.
© ‘Fizz’ 2009