Let’s see…I have not cashed in a single reward point from MyPoints since the beginning of 2007, when I cashed in 7,000 points for a $50 gift certificate for Hyatt Hotels. Since that time, I have accumulated an account balance of over 15,000 points just by clicking inside emails I get every day. What are a few of the gift cards I could I get if I decided to cash in all 15,000 points I have available?
$125 for LL Bean, or
$125 for Amazon.com, or
$125 to Applebees, or
$100 to Barnes and Noble, or
$125 to California Pizza Kitchen, or
$100 to the Gap, or
…and the list goes on. I could break my point balance down into several gift cards which would give me more options, but less money to spend in each place. Or…I could let it continue to build. However, I hate when account balances get so high that it would REALLY hurt if for some unforeseen reason the program got canceled – kind of like airlines miles that are no good anymore because the airline goes out of business. It scares me…
But I have been a member since 12/10/1998 – 10 years – and I have gotten a lot of stuff from them over the years so I don’t think they are going anywhere. Maybe I will see just how high my MyPoints balance will go!