I just redeemed 2 gift cards from the online company that I am a member of this morning. I was going to redeem it for cash through paypal but chose to redeem the gift card since it uses less points to do so. Besides, the cash will be used to purchase our fitness equipment as well so it is wise to use the gift card option since I get more for it. Another rewards that I recently used is to pay my bills is from American Express. I like the fact that you have an option to redeem your points for gift cards or use it to pay your bill.
There are so many benefits for having a card to use in your purchases especially online. Advantage Pay gives you the privilege to compare rates and providers with their list of credit card companies. Even small businesses can set up their account to offer their customers a much easier way to pay. I am waiting for few more hundreds of points that I can earn from two companies that I am a member of in order to reach the maximum points before I can redeem my gift cards. I always redeem the points I have a ccumulated through the year right around Christmas so I have extra amount to use for Christmas shopping.