Mark Gritter (markgritter) wrote,
Mark Gritter
markgritter

Dear advantage players,

What is the best way to get some value out of my crappy Citicards "easy deals" points?

The rewards site offers a variety of gift cards and merchandise for 10-30% discounts, with the points translating dollar for dollar to the discount amount. Buying dozens of $50 gift cards for $40 each and reselling them seems not worth my time. Are there any options for bulk resale?

The only points-only items are available through auctions, and the auctions seem calculated to be as annoying as possible. Your only option is a fixed-increment bid increase, so the winning strategy seems to be to wait until the last minute and click like crazy. (Oh, and the conversion rate is generally 10x worse.)

Long-term solution: switch to a new credit card with a decent rewards program.
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