Sunday, August 9, 2009

Shopping via Rewards Redemption

I have some bonus points accumulated on a credit card so thought I should do some redemption before the points expire.

I am thinking about redeeming a watch, maybe a purse too (limited choice, unfortunately), that rugged Camel slingbag (I know someone who would love it), a travel bag, a Black & Decker car vacuum, an induction cooker, that lovely pewter coinbox from Royal Selangor (a collector's item) and that cute pair of salt and pepper shakers to spruce up someone's dining table. Alternatively, I could redeem some shopping or dining vouchers. Unfortunately, no voucher for dental discounts. Those would come in handy, I am sure.

11 comments:

  1. I have yet to redeem my credit card points.

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  2. I still have some months to go before the points expire but I thought I'd start by putting the "wishlist" together.

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  3. I have no credit cards. Haha ;D But well...it's a good thing that you have a credit card right? You can redeem point right?

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  4. I used to have a credit card that collects points, and redeems stuff. After moving to aussie, we chose a credit card that doesn't have annual fee forever and cannot redeem stuff. Which is good I think. Do you pay annual fee for your credit card?

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  5. I call the credit card company to extend the dateline of the expiry points.

    They usually comply, especially if I threaten them to cancel my card.

    And yes, I'm a unreasonable guy. That's why I get what I want.

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  6. hmmm, i guess you must have spent a lot, for you have enough points to redeem those items.. haha!! :) i'm going to fully redeem mine, cos am planning to cancel the card soon..

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  7. i only got J card.. haha.. just got it recently tho.. hoping to get vouchers from it! =)

    kenwooi.com

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  8. I think credit card cos should do away with annual fees since they're going all out to get people to use their cards. I asked mine to be waived as I am a good paymaster, which is a fact as I pay in full every month when it's due. So far, they have obliged and they should.

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  9. I got mine waived too. I agree that card-issuers should do away with annual fees afterall they are already earning very high annual interest rates as it is - something like 24% or higher?

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  10. Ken, J Card is good. At least the points can pay off the annual subscription. I look forward to the vouchers too. J Card Day is pretty wild - with great discounts, i.e., if you don't mind the lonnnggggg queues at checkout counters. LOL!

    SK, shhhhhh.........

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  11. Shingo, and you got your way with the extension? Wow! that's cool.

    Ai Shiang, I got a waiver on the fee. Here in Malaysia, I think all credit cards have the reward feature and some have waived the annual fee.

    Tekkaus, surprised to know that you don't have a credit card. It's a wise move though so you're debt-free in a way.

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