Convert your holiday receipts to post-holiday retreats
(NC) As our social calendar fills up, so does the wallet open up, followed by the inevitable post-holiday slump when the bills comes rolling in. For many of us, this means putting temporary brakes on personal expenses like vacations—a huge sacrifice for Canadians who face many months of cold weather.
But you can still go. This year, why not make your spending pay for your vacation? A savvy shopper uses the right card on the right purchases to earn points – and according to a recent survey by American Express Canada, when it comes to credit card rewards, over half of consumers (57%) rank travel rewards as their number one perk.
So here are some top tips on how to maximize purchases now, to take that dream vacation come January:
Shop with a destination in mind. If you have an eye on the prize, you will be more likely to shop efficiently throughout the month and purchase items all at once –which will not only save you precious time, but allow you to accumulate points quicker.
Pick a card that goes the distance. Help maximize existing points by choosing a card like the American Express Gold Rewards Card which allows you to earn double points on travel and everyday purchases, and then use those points to pay for any travel booked to the card.
Take advantage of competitive promotions. With all the credit card rewards programs available today, many cards have sign-up incentives like bonus points and the first year free to welcome new members.
More information is available online at www.amex.ca.
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