Recently for a rewards program it was time to redeem my annual bonus as a result of me purchasing enough products from a company to qualify for a special bonus. While usually it is a unique novelty or collector’s gift of some sort, this year they decided to simply allow people to acquire existing products for free. The thing here was, the catalog of rewards they presented didn’t really interest me much. What would you do in this case?
My default answer is usually to just get the most expensive item on the list. That at least makes it feel like you are getting the best value or if you decide to simply sell it at where least you are doing it with the item that has the most financial value. It’s long shot as well, but sometimes it doesn’t hurt to ask if the company is willing to substitute the prizes for something else.
This is why many times too you shouldn’t buy things specifically for reward points only as it could just end up costing you money and a room full of things that you don’t need or want.