The Credit Card Game

Guide to points, miles, and free money

November 21, 2012
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Starbucks – Free Coffee and Tea Refills

I know this isn’t about credit cards or financial institutions, but if you’re like thousands of other Americans who use Starbucks as a virtual office this little tip may save you hundreds a year.

  • Go to your local Starbucks and “buy” a Starbucks card. The minimum is $5.
  • Register your Starbucks card at the Starbucks website.
  • Now everytime you buy a coffee or tea at Starbucks you get free refills when you use your Starbucks card (normally $0.50).

The Credit Card Game Tips

  • Use your credit card to gain points/rewards and use your Starbucks card for the refills.

 

November 19, 2012
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Citi American Airlines Executive Card – 50,000 miles

Citi American Airlines Executive Card is offering 40,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $3,000 in purchases within 3 months plus they are offering an additional 10,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $10,000 in purchases within 12 months of becoming a card member.

 The Credit Card Game Tips

  • Not sure if spending the extra $7,000 on this card is worth the extra 10,000 miles, but ymmv.

November 19, 2012
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American Express – Free $25 per American Express Card

American Express is helping out small businesses on Saturday November 24, 2012 by offering a $25 credit to your statement for spending $25 or more with your American Express card.

  • 103 million people shopped at small businesses on Small Business Saturday® in 2011
  • Participating small businesses saw a 23 percent increase in transactions last year on Small Business Saturday®
  • Small Business Saturday® has 2.8 million “likes” on its Facebook Page.
  • 200,000 tweets about Small Business Saturday® were circulating around Twitter last year

The Credit Card Game Tips

  • Prepaid cards, Bluebirds, and corporate cards are not eligible for this promotion.
  • Use your Amex Card to buy $25 gift cards for use later.
  • Registration is limited, so gather your American Express cards and register them here now!