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Fidelity Visa summer bonus--dumb.
Old 07-27-2019, 03:18 PM   #1
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Fidelity Visa summer bonus--dumb.

I just got a letter from Fidelity Visa, "earn additional Bonus Points this summer"

For the 2 months Aug & Sept, once you make $7000 purchases, each additional dollar above the $7K will earn 1 extra bonus point.
Up to 2000 points. That is, maximum $20 extra bonus.

Why bother? What a stupid promo.
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Old 07-27-2019, 03:24 PM   #2
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I got the same letter but it was $5,000 instead of $7,000. They must think you're more affluent than I am.

Agreed it's a stupid promotion.
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Old 07-27-2019, 03:52 PM   #3
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You guys are high rollers - my offer was for a bonus ($20!) for spending $2000 over a $4500 base. We have two cards with them - the other needed $2000 over a $2500 or $3000 base. Feh. I just signed up for a Wells Farcial Platinum super dooper card for $500 bonus after spending $3000 - this after signing up for a Chase Southwest card for $500 worth of Amazon gift cards for a $3000 spend. The rentals make it real easy to Blow That Dough (in a tightwad way).
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Old 07-27-2019, 05:08 PM   #4
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Old 07-27-2019, 08:10 PM   #5
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Banked with Wells for decades, keep a significant balance in the checking accounts, have a good sized mortgage, and all they ever send me are garbage offers.

I don't bother with new cards unless the reward is worth several hundred dollars. The rentals make it easy to "blow that dough" for rewards, but the pickings are slim.
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Old 07-27-2019, 08:22 PM   #6
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I didn't even get a special offer. I guess you guys really are special
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Old 07-27-2019, 08:33 PM   #7
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I haven’t gotten the mail yet, so maybe my letter is sitting there, but I just checked and I’ve made over $1500 YTD in cash back on the card. So I am happy no matter what.
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