One of my children may want a HOT video game this year for Christmas from Santa.
This may or may not be an image of said game....... ;-)
So Santa went in search of this game. And Santa wanted to find it for a deal without having to actually set foot into a store.
Santa first went to her accumulated credit card points website. They offered the game in question for 7,500 pts.
Before I hit that buy button Santa then went to see if Amazon had anyone on there selling this game.
And I found it from a Seller, being fulfilled by Amazon so it would be shipped free since it was a $60 game. Plus the seller in question was selling this new sealed game for $5 less than the suggested retail.
With that information in hand, I went back to my Credit Card's Points website to see how many points I had to pay for an Amazon $50 gift card.
That was only 5,000 points but the actual game from them was 7,500 points.
So you know what I did next, don't you?
I bought an Amazon electronic gift card code, which they emailed me right away. Physical gift cards take a couple of weeks to be snail mailed to you but digital codes come immediately. So I spent 5,000 of my credit card points.
I then went onto Amazon and purchased the game using my free gift card code and $5 cash.
I used my credit card for the $5 so I'll get more points for that spending. ;-)
In the end, the game cost Santa $5 cash and Santa saved 2,500 credit card points to use on something else.
Santa is one smart
What kind of deals has Your Santa found lately?