I got a new credit card with a very large signup bonus - as long as a minimum amount is spent on the card in the first 3 months. I usually don't go for things like this but in this case the bonus is so large that it's worth the hassle. The amount I have to spend is probably about $5000 more than I would normally spend in this time.
What are some creative ways that I can "spend" this money, without:
- taking on extra cost (I could just send my friend $5000 via paypal, pay the 3% or whatever, and be done with it - but I don't want to lose that 3%)
- spending too much time or effort (e.g. the "scam" where people would buy thousands of dollar coins, then lug them to the bank and deposit them)
- obviously, spending money on things I wouldn't normally spend it on (I could just buy a car and be done)
My current plan is to see how much I have left to go with about a week left, and then just buy myself an Amazon gift card (nearly as good as cash) for the balance, but I'd rather this be closer to $500 than $5000.
What else can I do?