My husband did something really nice for me a few weeks ago. It was a dreadful, cold, and rainy day on a weekend that we made plans to take little Aiden pumpkin picking; based on the forecast, we accepted that fall festivities were just not in the cards that day.
Instead, my husband drove us to the mall; we got out and walked into Neiman Marcus, where he walked me to a pair of [rather pricey] designer heels that I had “liked” on Instagram a few days prior. He told the sales lady to get my size and bought them for me on the spot.
I was gleaming with joy to say the least!!!
There was one thing I couldn’t help myself from thinking about though (no, this time I didn’t think an Uber incident had happened)…
I silently thought to myself, “man, if only he had ordered these via an online shopping portal… and stacked it with the Chase Freedom 5x quarterly bonus… I’d legitimately have a free flight too”.
I secretly kept these precious heels in the box and refrained from wearing them just in case a nice portal bonus came my way. At times I thought I was being ridiculous and that I should just be grateful for the new shoes and the nice gesture.
But then… I ran the situation by some people at this past weekend’s Chicago Seminars and the general response was, “Are you NUTS?!? Go get the points!”
So here I am… Nordstrom has a 10x portal bonus + the 5x I would get with the Freedom quarterly bonus. I am one “submit-order”-click away from 14,925 points.
Am I a terrible person or did I do the smart thing? Have you ever done something like this before in the name of earning points?