Meeting the Spend

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  1. jpruzins
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    What's the best way to meet the minimum spend on this card to receive the 10K bonus points?
    I know amex offers extra points per $ in certain categories.
     
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    coins coins coins!!!
     
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    Does it make more sense to buy gas gift cards at the grocery store?
    Aren't they worth more per $?
     
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    Send me a paypal transfer
     
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    Set up an Amazon payments account and send someone you owe money to (like your Mom or your wife?) some money. I think it's limited to $500 at a time/$1000 per month. Our college-age kids had to learn that this is how Mom and Dad sometimes send their monthly rent/food allowances. (And sometimes they get their Christmas money in gold coins -- they've become adaptable!)
     
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    I like the coins because you can order $1000 every 10 days or so. Free shipping. I've already earned my 15k amex MR point bonus (spend $30k in a yr) almost completely on the coins (I requested and was approved to order 2k at a time). If done properly you can get 40-50k points for not much effort
     
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    I'm using coins for the majority of mine, I figure I'll probably be able to order about $12k in the 6 months I have to spend $15k so I'm making up the other $3k or so with spending that doesn't get me bonus points on my HHonors Surpass card.
     
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    I've been thinking about this. There are a handful of retail gift cards that sell for more than their value on Ebay. I'm not sure why. I'm wondering if buying gift cards directly from the retailer (its a super market) and then reselling on ebay would work. I could possibly come out ahead.
     
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    Ebay will stick you for seller fees.....4-7% range. Bad profit margin for what you're trying to accomplish!
     
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    My SPG account shows over 26,000 points but when I called AMEX to check on when I would see the additional 15K points they said I had only spent 14,900. When I pointed out I had spent 16k they said returns and certain purchases don't count. I have purchased from the Mint approximately 1000 in coins. Could it be they didn't credit those purchases? I'm not about to ask.
     

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