Discover Q1 also includes Wholesale Clubs such as BJ's and Sam's Club (and Costco.com I think). I'll be using my Discover exclusively for BJ's and my Chase Freedom for Gas and Ground Transportation this quarter to maximize rewards.
Same here (Sam's). Except I've only got a $400 limit on the Discover, so no non-wholesale spending on it until the Quarter-max is reached. It won't be difficult to hit the $1500 with the Discover this quarter, but will require a little managing.
If Discover really is as conservative in how they want you to use cards as people here say, I don't think they are going to like me much this Quarter.
You're right creditftw. Just for my neither of those for my spending habits. Can't really justify bulk purchases for two people. Maybe if Amex offers the 40 bucks back for Sam Clubs again I'll jump on it then
It's just my wife and I in our home and most of my Sam's spending is for the business, but there are some great ways it makes sense for a 2-person household.
Do you guys eat much steak? If you do, go buy a whole ribeye (or tenderloin if you like it more) and have them cut it into steaks for you. Freeze each steak individually. Takes a little time, but it's totally worth it, imo. It's about $8.XX/lb for a nice Choice grade Ribeye at Sam's. As good as I can get at the grocery store, and a lot cheaper (Choice Ribeye at the store runs around $13/lb here). On a random week night if I'm in the mood to grill a steak (or go cast iron if it's cold rainy out), there's some at the house ready to thaw quickly, and don't have to run to the store.
Depending on the size, a whole ribeye will set you back $175-200, so Q1 is a good time to get 1 or 3.
Sam's is also a great place to get rice and beans. Huge bag of pintos is about $6. You can get outstanding deals on Jasmine and Basmati rice (I love rice, and just can't go back to regular white rice). Huge bags, but they last forever. Plenty of other non-perishables as well. Cereals, cannged goods, snacks, chips. I can't go without always having the huge can of Planter's mixed nuts around.
Not sure if you are in the first year with your Discover, but if you are, you're looking at 12% back this Quarter (Sam's does 2% back anyway). Good time to explore some things there.
@random because that's MS and I am not a churner. Personally I don't agree with it and it is out of my spending habits and don't want it to be red flagged. Also, in pretty sure it is not encouraged on this forum
Buying retail (as compared to cash equivalent gift cards) isn't really MS. But if you feel there is a risk, fine.
I agree with those who chooses Discover over Chase. i have both cards and personally, Discover's customer service is more flexible and kind compared to the many folks I've talked to over at Chase. Plus, I like cash back more than the points chase offers.