Six years ago I got myself a Citibank MasterCard, because they put the cardholders photo on the front. In the past, I've found that my signature was rarely verified, furthermore, I could even have a friend take my card and use it without suspicion. This made it clear to me, that I needed something extra for protection. Shortly after I received my card, I noticed that Citibank was offering a card that earned Points toward Sony products. I saw this as an awesome opportunity to earn points toward new receiver or something else Sony.
This week I received mail from Sony. They are no longer partnering up with Citibank, and the Sony card, will now be offered under MBNA. I always thought that I was a Citibank Customer. Everytime I called to check my balance, or to talk with customer support, I always spoke with Citibank personnel. As a result, I was quite surprised to see the letter from Sony; furthermore the fact that in January 06, I will receive an MBNA credit card.
I called Citibank, and asked them to move me off my Sony card onto another one of their cards. They told me they can not. Apparently I need to re-apply for a card through Citibank and then cancel the Sony Citibank Card. Strange.
So now I have just over 50,000 points, and I wonder what I should buy with my points. I have several options. What are your thoughts?
I can get one of these options with my points.
- 24 inch Wega TV and 6 Movie passes
- 20 Inch TV and a 256 MB MP3 Player.
- 7.1 MP Sony digital camera
- DTS 7.1 Receiver
- Dolby Digital 6.1 Receiver and 6 movie passes.
Option 1 burns up all my points leaving 3 points, and the TV in my bedroom died. So it's a favorite. I like the sound of a 7.1MP camera, but I have a 3.1MP with 10x optical zoom, and I don't need to worry about buying different memory cards. I could use a new receiver but I'd need new speakers too then.... The 20 inch TV would adequately replace the 20 incher in the bedroom, but would a Sony MP3 player quench my iPod envy?
It's just too hard to decide...... what would you do? have a look at their catalog. What would you do with 50,553 points?