Next month, Greg and I will celebrate eight years of marriage. And, a lot has happened during that time. Eight years ago, we were getting ready for our winter wedding and preparing to move in together for the very first time. We lived in a funeral home for the first year of our marriage. Then we bought a house, had kids, and all that other stuff. Man, eight years really flew right by and – BOOM – here we are, in our mid-thirties and getting older by the day.
Anyway, our anniversary is coming up and we decided to go BIG for our celebration. That’s right, folks. We got an overnight babysitter (on a Tuesday), Greg took a vacation day (on a Wednesday), and we’re getting the hell out of dodge. Where, you ask?
First, we’re going to eat dinner at a restaurant called Asian Grill (I have a buy-one-get-one-free coupon). After that, we’re going to stay at the nicest place in town, the Super 8. Oh, and we totally got a Jacuzzi room. Giggity.
Oh, and our $124 per night room was absolutely free.
Actually, the $124 travel credit for our room is just part of $800 we earned recently by signing up for the Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard (affiliate link). And here’s how you can do it too.
Earn $800 For Doing Nothing
You need to sign up for the card and spend $1,000 in three months. Just make sure to pay your balance in full so you’re not stuck paying interest like a damn fool. If you need ideas on how to spend $1,000 on your credit card, try these:
- Christmas gifts
- car insurance
- gym memberships
If you put groceries and gas on your card, it shouldn’t take long to spend $1,000. Once you hit the $1,000 spending limit, you earn 40,000 bonus miles that equal out to a $400 travel credit (actually $440 since you get 1 point per $1 spent in addition to the bonus). Anyway, once you churn your card, you just have to make your husband, wife, or significant other sign up for the card as well.
And BOOM, you’ve got $800 (actually $880!!!) in travel credit that can be redeemed for any hotel, airline, or on any travel website. That’s a pretty good deal, I think, since you’re going to have to buy groceries, gas, and car insurance anyways. You might as well hook yourself up, am I right?
Oh, and if you hate travel for some reason, you can always turn your miles in for gift cards. According to their rewards chart, 40,000 miles can be redeemed for $200 in gift cards for places like Walmart, Outback Steakhouse, Lowe’s, and Home Depot.
So, there it is. That’s how to earn $800 for doing nothing.
Don’t say I never gave you anything.
Have you churned the Barclaycard World Arrival MasterCard yet? If not, what are you waiting for?