Spending MyPoints Points On A New Digital Camera.

So, I finally traded in some of my 18,000 points I had saved up over at MyPoints. I traded them in for gift certificates to Amazon.com so that we could replace our broken digital camera! And while I have a digital SLR camera (Canon Digital Rebel XT) for when I go “picture hunting”, we always took our small pocket-sized one with us wherever we went – until it broke a few months ago. Now we either have to lug the big camera around with us or go without. And with Christmas and our train trip to Boston coming up, we knew we had to get a new small digital camera…and what a perfect use for all those MyPoints I couldn’t decide what to do with!

I redeemed 14,800 points for $100 in Amazon gift cards and bought a new Canon PowerShot. Total out of my own pocket? Only $59.03 for a brand new digital camera! How can you beat that for reading a few emails a week? Seems that using MyPoints for all these years certainly does add up! If you are not using them, you are missing out. Even my wife is enrolled now and is starting to save up her points for some clothes!

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  1. lulugal11 says:

    I have been using MyPoints for a while myself and I think it is one of the greatest programs out there.

    I use my points to get WalMart gift cards since I do the majority of my shopping there.

    I also recently started getting CVS gift cards so that I can get free stuff from CVS.

    Good job on getting that camera.

  2. Holy cow, 18000 points? That’s intense. I have been using MyPoints for a while, but I pretty much just do the BonusPoint emails, so it takes me a lot longer to build up enough miles to redeem for anything. Still, definitely a nice program.

  3. Eric N. says:

    Wow David! Congratulations. How long did it take you to get to that amount? It doesn’t seem easy if you don’t do any of the offers and just do the measly Bonus Points like I do. Maybe I should rethink my strategy haha.

  4. Eric N. says:

    Oh! and what Powershot model did you get? I’m looking into getting my first digicam and I’ve heard great reviews about the Powershot series. Thanks!

  5. David says:

    I redeem my points about once a year, but I also buy things through the site to get extra points – ink cartridges, etc.

    I am getting the Canon PowerShot SD1100IS 8MP

  6. Eric N. says:

    Thanks for the quick reply! I really like the model you chose, but I still have to get quite a few more points 😉