Just checking for those of you who use credit cards to get perks to see
what you're using. I've been using Capital One & its O.K., 1 % cash back
or up to 2% mileage, but you'd better pay the balance each month or the
interest charges will kill you. Some of the supply houses are charging 2%
surcharge to pay your bill with a credit card now.
I know but I don't have the heart to report a supply house that I do
business with for charging to use a credit card. I called the credit card
companies & they told me I'd have to file a complaint & they would
investigate so I just dropped it. It's actually against the law in some
states but not in mine, SC.
I only use checks to pay the supply house, because the bank sends me
photocopies at the end of the month for each check I write. Gotta love the
paper trail, plus it gives me *proof* when they screw up my account. I use
plastic for fuel, and it gets paid off at the end of the month, every month.
The only other plastic I hold is a personal Visa card, and a company
American Express card. I do my level best not to carry a balance. The Amex
only gets used for travel, and *emergency* big ticket items.....like when I
had to buy a new computer in January, because the old one crashed hard.
I suppose the next question is what gas cards do you carry and is there a
specific reason for those particular cards.
I like the paper trail too but soon that will be a thing of the past.
A lot of companies are already doing electronic withdrawals even when you
pay them with a check so you don't get a copy of your check back. Some
places just give you your check back after they scan it. I actually find
it easier to pay with a Credit card & I get a detailed statement at
the end of the year & it makes it easier for tax purposes. Plus it buys an
extra 30 days to pay for materials.
I'm along the same line as Noonie. Pay with a check, take my 2% discount -
/ fuel, and "other" items pay with a discount credit card getting 1% back
and NOT carrying a balance. Citi-bank has been good to me.
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