There’s nothing like reaching down into the couch cushion for the potato chip you just dropped, and finding a $20 instead. Ah free money… so great.
I am pretty sure I keep track of my physical dollar dollar bills a little better than that. But even Ms. Goodies can lose track of virtual dollars. Time to go virtual couch-surfing…
It all got started because I was checking my bank balances. Turns out I have almost 10K “points” on my Bank of America credit card. Guess it is almost time to collect a check for that! I have even heard that you don’t need to wait for tidy, round numbers. I don’t need to wait for 10K, could just ask to be compensated for the 8,366 points right now. Ka-ching, ka-ching! $83.66 heading my way.
I also discovered that I have about 1800 points on JetBlue’s website, and $30 sitting in a bank account that I opened and never did anything with. So I am planning to close the bank account and take back my virtual couch coins. Once I settle these little bits of paperwork, I will be $113.66 richer. That will have been worth about 15 minutes of work. If only all income could be procured at the rate of $455/hour. But we can’t all be lawyers and ballers!
Anyway, the BoA points and the JetBlue points leave my mind burning with the question of: what’s the best points credit card? Clearly the BoA card is compelling enough to let me neglect it for several months at a time, so I suspect I could find more spicy and tangy free money somewhere else. More on that to follow….