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Re: Best way to make a "cash only" purchase with a credit card?

Autumnslight wrote:

Honestly, it's more about being able to float the balance at 0% for a couple of months. The rewards are just a bonus.

So basically then, you want to spend $1000 of cash you don't have right now?


That's your choice, but I just want to point out that spending behavior like this is the reason many myFICO forumites are here rebuilding their credit. Be careful out there!

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