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Windowseat,

You wrote, My concern with getting a rewards card to use for a vacation is that you will find yourself buying extras items you hadn't planned for, and will justify the expense by saying it's for the vacation you want.

I don't think it's simply the on-going rewards that kmart00 is looking to exploit. I think he's looking to use the card's initial bonus offers to help fund his vacation.

One of the problems I see with that is he's considering offers with annual fees - even big ones that don't waive it initially. I have no problem with occasionally playing a bank's games to garner a bit of extra cash. But I think some of these offers - especially the Amex Platinum - are a little dangerous and kind of hard to justify just to take an second vacation.

- Joel
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