Anyone that has purchased a home knows that part of the “joy” of home ownership are big purchases. Our most recent user success story comes from Doc and Carmen, first-time home buyers, that were renovating a kitchen. Their story is below.
We recently purchased a new house and with that came some renovations. One of the major projects was the kitchen, which meant new appliances. While we had already budgeted the cash to pay for this, we knew that this was a great opportunity for someone to “pay” us back. So, we went to RewardStock for their recommendation on a new credit card.
After signing up for an account, we were emailed with an offer for a free call with the RewardStock team. During this call, we discussed the big purchase we were about to make and after a few minutes of listening to our situation and taking a look our current point portfolio, RewardStock recommended the Chase Sapphire Preferred. They said this card was best for us because of the nice sign-up bonus and the fact that the annual fee was waived the first year – something that was nice after just purchasing a home!
To take it a step further, the RewardStock team let us know about the Chase shopping portal (apparently all major credit card issuers and airlines have their own shopping portals where you can earn bonus points with certain retailers – who knew?!). Once on the portal, we found that Chase was offering 3x points on all purchases from Sears. This worked out perfectly because this was one of the stores that we could purchase the appliances from. When all was said and done, we earned about 75,000 Chase points – all from a purchase that we were already planning to make! We can’t wait to use RewardStock to plan a free trip with these points!
Congrats, Doc and Carmen! This shows the other side of the points world. We’ve featured several user success stories (here, here, and here)that highlight the use of points for travel, but this is the first success story focused around the earning of points. It puts into perspective that a smart financial strategy when making large purchase decisions can go a long way to earning valuable points. While Doc and Carmen don’t have any immediate travel plans, RewardStock values these points at $1,650. That’s a lot of free travel for a purchase they were already planning on making!
How many points will you earn? Get started with a free account today so we can help you get “paid back” for something you’re already doing!