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July 9th, 2013 at 05:09 pm

I went to the frequent flyer rewards site to see what the gift card options are. While they have over 50 stores, only a couple of them are ones we shop at frequently. Kohl's would be the best, but I don't spend $500 there...even in a year! I am not a fan of Walmart, but would shop there if I had a gift card.

There are several others gift cards that would be appealing for gifts. Specifically, Applebee's, Eddie Bauer and Bath & Body works. I'm sure I could make it work, but I really want the full value of the reward and not have to work so hard to get that value. Cash really appeals, not so sure about all these gift cards and airline miles.

I did see that this Southwest Rapids Rewards Visa offer is good through August 6, per a discussion on FlyerTalk. Of course, it could change at any time. I'm going to mull it over another day or two. I still need to discuss with my husband as well.

In other financial news today, I did receive my $25 PayPal deposit from Swagbucks. I directed PayPal to deposit it, along with $3 from Pinecone, to my bank account. More snowflakes for July!!

Yes, we do participate in credit card rewards. We are responsible to pay them off on time without interest. We only charge what we would normally purchase and have the cash to pay off. Currently, all credit card rewards are helping to build equity in our home.

2 Responses to “More Southwest Thoughts”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    You can always sell the gift cards - it is pretty easy. I believe last time I did this Wal Mart had a good value (maybe 90 cents on the dollar?). I'd research the best ways to sell and the best values as of now. (Plastic Jungle no longer buys gift cards, the company I used, but lots of other companies do).

    Admittedly, it is definitely a lot more hassle than a cash reward.

  2. Kristina Says:

    Can you purchase cards at stores you frequent like the grocery stores and gas stations? I did that for another offer year ago and just put my budgeted amounts (groceries 200 and gas 160) to the card for a couple of months.

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