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!