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Thread: Rewards and cash back maximizing - How much of it do you do?

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    @armedferret

    You can't escape. "They" are getting hundreds of pages of information about everything they do and aggregating it.

    https://slate.com/technology/2019/11...Cn2e5S-MCr5gTc


    But I don't bother shopping around with ebates and similar. It's not worth the time to me. I do have a couple of rewards CC I shop with. One offers extra points if I have its web browser extension installed. I do that.
    WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mebejoseph View Post
    @armedferret

    You can't escape. "They" are getting hundreds of pages of information about everything they do and aggregating it.

    https://slate.com/technology/2019/11...Cn2e5S-MCr5gTc


    But I don't bother shopping around with ebates and similar. It's not worth the time to me. I do have a couple of rewards CC I shop with. One offers extra points if I have its web browser extension installed. I do that.
    Oh I'm well aware.

    Protecting certain members of dod in this arena is kinda my game....there's ways around it.
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    This is a timely thread. Out of some combination of suspicion and perceived hassle, I have never used these types of rewards (outside my normal X% cash back credit card). Until yesterday...

    I have been in the market for a do-all four-season navy wool blazer for over a year. Based on previous threads here, I settled on unstructured hopsack with patch pockets as the target style. S&M and Bonobos seemed to best fit the bill, with S&M the frontrunner due to price. But they never seemed to have my size during any of their sales and I couldn't stomach full price. Yesterday's Bonobos sale put their Joe-approved Italian hopsack blazer at $234. I saw on Reddit that Rakuten had 15% cash back on Bonobos plus a $10 sign-up bonus, which brought it down to just under $190. So, I bit the bullet and both signed up for Rakuten and ordered the blazer. Couldn't pass it up at that price.

    Now, I'll collect my cash back and opt out of Rakuten...

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    Quote Originally Posted by armedferret View Post
    there's ways around it.
    such as horse head masks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kongmw View Post
    such as horse head masks?
    Kinda.

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    I do ebates/rakuten. Wife got me on it about 5 years ago. Lifetime cashback so far is over $900. Biggest I have ever gotten was $40 on tirerack for 4 tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mochi123 View Post
    I recently picked up a few stuff from BR, with 8% cash back with Ebates. Pretty neat, right?
    But then, I noticed that Gap is running 10% cash back. So I exited BR, went into Gap with BR items in the cart, and checked out with 10% cash back.

    The difference is just a couple dollars, but I felt like I wanted to maximize any cash back I am allowed to get if all I had to do was a couple extra taps on the phone.

    It made me wonder though, how much of rewards/cash back maximizing do you guys do when you shop?
    I don't. I'm just not excited about having so many credit cards, memberships, etc. I don't even wait for sale in general.

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    i just pick the cc that is best for me (which is currently the Amex Gold) and use that religiously. I will also look to see what Amex Offers are going on multiple times per month to see if a site / hotel / restaurant i would go to anyway is running a deal. Saved quite a bit of money this way.

    With that said, i dont use Rakuten or any of the others. Just stick with the trusty Amex.

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