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Here we will try to discuss how can we meet minimum spending requirements on credit card in order to faster receive our sign-up bonus. Of course, without breaking budget, since credit card is just and extra help to make our lives more happy and entertained.

First of all,  use credit whenever and whatever it is possible.

Here is the list with all possible variants to use credit card.

  1. Dining. 
  2. Gas.
  3. Bills/utilities. http://www.evolvemoney.com
  4. Insurance.
  5. Medical payments
  6. Groceries
  7. Gift Cards. Note: Some credit card companies, like Citi, will charge gift card purchases as cash advances. Always do a test and research.
  8. Memberships
  9. Mortgage payment. https://www.chargesmart.com
  10. Electronic payment services. 
  11. Rent. http://www.williampaid.com 2.95% of total payment
  12. Car payments/registration. https://www.chargesmart.com
  13. College tuition. https://www.officialpayments.com
  14. Student loans. https://www.chargesmart.com http://www.evolvemoney.com
  15. Taxes. Check the IRS list of tax payment service providers.
  16. Money Transfers
  17. Paypal. Just link credit card to your account.
  18. Charity.
  19. Car rent. 
  20. Online shopping. 

Convenience Fee To Use Your Credit Card

Sometimes you may notice that companies charge additional fee for using credit card instead of debit. And it can be as low as 1%. But think of that on different side.

For example, I need to meet $3000 minimum spending in order to receive 40000 bonus miles. 1% of $3000 – $30. So,paying $30 for 40000 bonus miles is not that bad at all. Just always check conditions and do some math.

ALWAYS! check terms and conditions, as some services do charge fees as a convenience to use credit card. And NEVER spend for miles. Use the common sense.

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