JCPenney, Kohls, Rack Room Shoes and Petco are just a few of the places that I have rewards accounts. So when I have to shop for whatever reason like back to school clothes, shoes, dog supplies, etc. I cut coupons, seek out sales and ALWAYS use my rewards number. I should also add that when the twins shop and buy their own clothes, they use my rewards numbers, so that definitely helps.
Needless to say, we don’t do a lot of shopping with the exception of regularly purchased pet food, but somehow, all of my reward accounts have finally accrued the basic award and maybe shopping during some of the recent back to school sales helped that.
I currently have $20 in JCPenny rewards (expires 10/31,) $5 at Petco, $30 in Kohls cash, $15 at Rack Room (expires (11/20) and a couple of others. I feel so RICH!
I’m especially grateful that in all cases, I am not required to spend any more money than I have in rewards so technically I can go on a little shopping spree and not spend a dime!