Donna L, Statesboro, GA:
My 6 year old is learning to read and loves it so I want to get him a Nook Color for his birthday in August for free! I scanned the list of reward offers and made a plan to earn as much cashback as possible. MY PLAN: 1) In June we get Cashback for groceries so in addition to stocking up on my own groceries, I’m going to buy groceries for some elderly family members. My goal is to purchase $2,000 of groceries and earn $100. 2) I made my Christmas list, a list of home improvement and decorating purchases I need and a list of school clothes my son will need then shopped the stores that offered the most cashback first. 3) I made a large purchase at Snapfish earning 15% rewards, some items were personal and some for friends who reimbursed me. 4) I thought of about $500 worth of items I need to purchase at work so my boss gave me permission to make the purchases on my Discover card and will reimburse me. 5) I have a friend who also wants a Nook and will let me buy it for her to earn rewards and she’ll reimburse me. 6) I booked a 2 night hotel stay for $225 at 10% rewards. I’m so excited about my plan. I’m going to shop ’til I drop in June and I am absolutely certain I will get that Nook for free in August!!!