A friend recently told me about how, over the years, she and her husband charged all the things that were particularly distasteful – pap tests, plumbers’ bills, tires for the car, etc. – on a credit card offered by Carnival Cruise Lines. They called it their unpleasant credit card.
Eventually, they earned enough rewards for a cruise. The problem was, the rewards covered only one cruise… Fortunately, not long afterwards — they found a 2-for-1 cruise deal — and both of them got to reap the rewards they’d earned on a free, fun get-away.
Isn’t that a great idea to make the most out of having to pay for things that aren’t any fun?