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Before I Close the AmEx...

January 23rd, 2013 at 01:51 pm

Next month the AmEx card I opened for the $250 rewards last year will be up for it's annual renewal. The first year had the membership fee waived. If I chose to keep the card it would be $125/yr. Of course I will not be keeping it.
We had a good run, but now it's time to say goodbye. Wink

I was just on their site and redeemed points for a $50 card to the Cheesecake Factory (never been) and a $50 card for V. Secrets (bras for me!! Yay!). I still have a bit over 500 points and I am hoping that I can redeem the points I've "earned" this month right before I cancel the card. I should have enough for a $15 reward, I'm thinking Old Navy and use it as a gift for DD.

I am really looking forward to surprising DH with a dinner out to the restaurant either for V. Day or when we go for a SF Giants game in a few months.

7 Responses to “Before I Close the AmEx...”

  1. laura Says:

    Funny! I took advantage of the offer last year and have 5,000 point sitting there to redeem before I close.

    And a few seconds ago I was approved for a chase freedom account and will get $100 after I charge $500 in purchase in the first three months. Check them out at getchasefreedom.com.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice rewards! Laura, you will like the Chase Freedom card. Right now we are using ours just for the 5% back on gas.

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    Sounds like some nice rewards! Smile

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Wow, what great rewards! Smart thinking!

  5. SecretarySaving Says:

    You'll like Cheesecake Factory. Their salads are huge keep that in mind.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I love Cheesecake Factory. Smile Grilled Eggplant sandwich, or the Portabello one ... and then of course, the cheesecake. Smile

  7. Jerry Says:

    That sounds like you had a good time with them, and it did lead to some nice benefits, but in order to have any insurance of a decent future you need to dump them to the wayside. Good thing it is a credit card, and not a person. Wink Dump away!!!

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