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2006 Credit Card Usage Totals

December 30th, 2006 at 07:03 pm

I just compiled all of our credit card statements for 2006. One of the forum threads made me do that because I wanted to see our total charges for the year. Here's the breakdown.

Marriott Visa: $25,173.77
AOL Visa: $5,879.22
My Discover: $413.83
Wife's Discover: $309.75
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Total: $31,776.57

To look in terms of rewards earned, with the Marriott card, we earned 27,698 reward points. That's enough for up to 4 free nights with points to spare. Even the cheapest Marriott runs about $69/night + tax, so those points are worth over $300. Add in the free AOL service we earned (until they stopped charging) and the cashback we got from Discover and our total rewards were probably in the $500-$600 range. Not such a bad deal.

3 Responses to “2006 Credit Card Usage Totals”

  1. PRICEPLUS Says:

    Congrats on the rewards! Me, I avoid cards like the plague these days!Smile It appears that you have everything under control and are using them to your advantage.

  2. Amber Says:

    Congrats....but like priceplus since I have paid off my cc debt I will try to avoid them like the plague, it is simply not worth it if I get sick, loose my job or anything that just may happen and I can not pay. Now way Jose

  3. Ima saver Says:

    I am with you steve, we use ours to buy supplies for the homes we build. I got back about $650 in cash last year!

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