elleana wrote in post #16404771
Cool story, but probably does not have general applicability.
That said, however, I convert all my credit card points into frequent flyer miles, which is pretty awesome for getting into business class. Not sure my credit card has a cash reward program, but I rather suspect if it did the equivalent cash value would probably be poorer than mileage redemption, but I guess YMMV.
I think it has applicability as it's a way to lessen the financial impact when purchasing photography or any other gear, similar to the 20% off coupons, but just no coupon. I don't really care about business class; 1st class that's another story, but not really impressed with that either. Give me my money and I can do with it as I please. That's my motto. Now, as far as hotel points those are golden, especially Hilton Honor and Marriott. Me and family get lots of usage out of those. I don't get much usage from airlines, so the cash was better for me. But, whatever floats your boat.
caoko wrote in post #16405194
congrats, but you kinda paid retail price not $314
CC rewards are basically cash. Worth even more than cash if you can use them as miles.
Not if you don't do much or any flying. The rebate program wanted 35k miles for anything travel related that cost between $150 and $350 and 60K for $350 to $600 and a crazy formula after that. I thought that was way too much. I got better use by using it to purchase the lens; it's tangible, I can make some money using it and I see what I got for those reward dollars everyday. I can get cheap flights from Southwest.
m3incorp wrote in post #16405495
Congrats on the lens purchase. As long as the rebate was valid during the time you bought the lens, then there should be no problem. The fact that the place you purchased it from was having a sale on the lens, should have no impact on your rebate UNLESS it was some kind of a store rebate, if that is the case, then Houston we may have a problem.
Yeah, the rebate is good. I am sending it off today. I got the lens yesterday and tested no clicking, ticking when zooming and very sharp.