While some people nurse their New Years hangover, I’m well into my “miles and points checklist” for the day.
- I sent $1000 to someone via Amazon payments, using a credit card to fund the transaction fee-free. The $1000 fee free maximum resets at the beginning of each month. (See Ways to Create Spending at Little Cost)
- I loaded my American Express Bluebird with (2) $500 Vanilla Reload cards. The daily $1000 limit resets overnight, and the $5000 monthly limit resets at the beginning of each month. (See You Really Don’t Have an American Express Bluebird Yet?)
- I made my quarterly estimated federal tax payment (admittedly a couple of weeks early). I used payUSAtax.com, which charges $2.79 for a debit card transaction (not the cheapest provider) and paid with my Suntrust Delta debit card. See Earning Miles for Paying Taxes Without Big Fees.
- I purchased (4) $50 American Airlines gift cards with my American Express Platinum card. That card’s $200 annual airline fee credit resets each January 1. To be clear, the card’s terms and conditions say such purchases are not eligible for reimbursement, so I cannot be responsible for your own experiences! (See American Express Platinum’s Amazing Travel Benefits)
What have you done this morning to earn miles or get cheaper travel?