Thanks goes to Her (from Make Love, Not Debt) for reminding me about this. When I went to sign my lease renewal earlier this month (grumble), I noted that my rent would be increasing from $858 to $901. I didn’t bother fighting the increase this time around since I’ve already done that several times.
I mentioned that in 2004, my apartment complex disallowed the use of credit cards for paying rent, but when I renewed, the option for automatically charging rent was once again offered. I jumped at the chance as I can use my CitiBank Platinum Dividend Rewards card, which will earn me some cash back. The card is limited to a $300 maximum reward per calendar year, so I may look into getting a separate cash back rewards card.
Regular readers know this. For those who may be new, know that while I make extensive use of my credit card throughout the month, it is only to gain cash back when possible. I pay off the entire balance before it is due.
Updated February 25, 2010 and originally published July 12, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.