Originally Posted by audreyh1
You don't have to spend it, you know. You can just get cash back.
My wife takes care of things like that reward check, and perhaps she did know. However, I think she thinks of that money as "freebie", and wants to splurge on something. I only come along to carry the "stuff". I did mention several times that she did not have to spend it all, but she kept saying she had enough cash on hand, but not enough "stuff". Women!
Still, next year I will mention to her that she can splurge with that check, but to present it after paying for the purchase. She would not pass up the couple of extra bucks, once she reflects on this.