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How to reach the spend limit of $1000 on my new AMEX card

dnm1712 227 14 September 9, 2015 at 08:58 PM
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Hi,

I'm nearing the end of 3 month period but I'm nowhere near my spending of $1000 to qualify for $250 bonus!

What should I do? Can i buy prepaid visa cards to get the bonus?

Any advice?

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Hi,

I'm nearing the end of 3 month period but I'm nowhere near my spending of $1000 to qualify for $250 bonus!

What should I do? Can i buy prepaid visa cards to get the bonus?

Any advice?
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I'm not here to donate money!
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Live. OMG my bill is over 1000 each month. I pay for everything with a credit card and pay it in full (actually deducted from my bank account) when the bill comes in.
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I wish I had that problem. I just moved into my first house and my Amex bill is a little over $14,000 just this month. Houses are expensive!
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Quote from dnm1712 View Post :
Hi,

I'm nearing the end of 3 month period but I'm nowhere near my spending of $1000 to qualify for $250 bonus!

What should I do? Can i buy prepaid visa cards to get the bonus?

Any advice?
CC promos with min spend are not for you.
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I was going to buy an international flight ticket but that's on hold for now. They are for me, its just that I have 5 credit cards.
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CC promos with min spend are not for you.
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Hi,

I'm nearing the end of 3 month period but I'm nowhere near my spending of $1000 to qualify for $250 bonus!

What should I do? Can i buy prepaid visa cards to get the bonus?

Any advice?
3 months and you didnt spend 1k? not sure how much time is left but you couldve done serve and be done in 5 days meeting your requirements...

try gas cards, grocery giftcards, pay your bills
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if your insurance premium is coming up, you can pre-pay with your card. it all depends on how much more you need to spend. you can also buy additional non perishable grocery items that are on sale to build a stockpile.
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Google or search SD for "Manufactured Spending" and you will get a good bevy of ideas. Luckily, $1,000 isn't a lot, but if you don't already have Serve/Bluebird/Redbird, go with buying GCs that you can convert/cash in to GC you really use (e.g. eBay).

Of course, if you can't afford to spend an extra $1,000, chasing a sign-on bonus is absolutely the wrong financial decision to be making...
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Gas and Electric Bills...Insurance premiums (Home, auto, etc)...eyeglasses\exams (if you need them),...supermaket\supermarket and gas gift cards...Wireless bills...cable bills...etc.

I typically look for a promo about a couple of months before when my insurance premiums are due since that typically offer the easiest method to reach a min limit, but that is me.
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Can i buy prepaid visa cards to get the bonus?
yes you can but if you're planning to convert them back to cash, make sure to do a lot of reading on how to convert them to money orders. If you don't want to buy MOs, you can just use them for regular spend although it is not advisable to hold on to them for a long time due to a lot of reports of hackers stealing available funds from prepaid gift cards.
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I believe serve still works for AmEx CC loads for 1k/month... I've never had serve so someone correct me if I'm wrong
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