Cash back cards allow you to turn the points you earn with your card into a statement credit or a deposit into your bank account. And some cards will mail you a check.
You can often redeem for cash back at a rate of 1 cent per point. You’ll get a much better value by earning points towards travel with most cards.
However, cash back is still a fantastic way to pay for things that miles and hotel points don’t usually cover such as meals and entertainment.
You Should Be Aware of the Minimum Amount of Cash Back You Can Request!
Some folks prefer earning cash back because of its flexibility. But it’s important to know
the minimum redemption requirements. Otherwise you might find yourself with points in your account that you can’t use.
I wrote about a better offer for the Bank of America Alaska airlines card last month. And now, via View From the Wing, there’s a new working link!
You’ll earn 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles when your account is approved. And a $100 statement credit after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the 1st 3 months of opening your account.
That more than makes up for the $75 annual fee, which is NOT waived for the 1st year.
It’s Back! Earn 25,000 Alaska Airlines Miles Plus a $100 Statement Credit With the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Card
Emily and I don’t earn a commission from this card, but we’ll always tell you about the best offers!
1. Did you hear? I got 5 Alaska Airlines cards in the same day!
I Earned 125,000 Alaska Airlines Miles – More Than Enough for a 1-Way First Class Flight from the US to Mumbai on Emirates Worth ~$16,420!
2. It’s now easier to earn the Southwest Companion Pass because you can earn 50,000 points with all 3 Chase Southwest cards.
Daraius and I took my parents on an around-the-world trip to the Maldives, India, and Hong Kong. My step-dad, Mark, had never been outside the US, and my mom had only been to India.
We had a free stopover in Hong Kong with our Cathay Pacific flight back to the US.
Daraius and I thought it would be a great experience for them to see Hong Kong because it’s such a dynamic city! It’s also very different from both India and the Maldives.
We Tried a Couple of Local Restaurants During Our Short Stop in Hong Kong
We only spent a few days in Hong Kong during this trip. So if you want more details about sights, shopping, and restaurants, check out the trip report from our longer stay in Hong Kong in December 2013.