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Happy Father’s Day to all you dads, granddads, stepdads, future dads, important male role models, etc! With a background in child welfare, I know just how important your role is for kiddos, so thanks for everything you do! In my house, today is about celebrating dad’s hobbies and interests (while keeping the toddler entertained). So, that meant earning points and capturing important points in time. Here’s what we did so far to maximize this day……..
Eat and earn 7x points:
None of us (except perhaps the energetic toddler) have quite recovered from our Vegas trip last week, so we didn’t quite have enough energy to actually cook or go out for breakfast, so I headed out to hunt points and food for the family. The first stop was a Starbucks stop for me that earned 7x points since you can use your “new” Ink Bold card to purchase Starbucks gift cards online from Staples for a total of 7x points (2x from Staples via the Ultimate Rewards portal and 5x for shopping at an office supply store using the new Ink Bold). I can’t even begin to tell you how important that caffeine was today. The points were a nice bonus, too. 😉 The next stop was to pick up breakfast for the three of us at a nearby delicious breakfast spot that is on the Dining Rewards network. I earn 2x points for using my Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for dining purchases, and another 5x United miles from the Dining Rewards network. Two eggs, hash browns, toast, and a side of 7x miles. Yummy.
Work on math skills:
Our “little bug” starts her summer preschool program tomorrow, so we are giving her a head start in math by working on adding, multiplying, odds, and more. She’s pretty advanced. 😉 Also, the “Vegas Bug” hasn’t quite gotten out of our systems. My husband loves craps, so we are teaching the next generation. I grew up playing blackjack as often as I played “Go Fish”, so while I am sure this looks quite strange to some, it looks quite normal at my house. She wasn’t happy when she would lose her chips, but that is an important lesson as well.
Relax and learn about outer space:
Continuing on the theme of “things daddy likes” we spent a few minutes lounging and watching Star Wars, or Empire Strikes Back to be exact. Little C likes the droids the best.
Entertainment and more points:
Next on the agenda is for daddy to go see a movie……alone. I am actually a smidge jealous! Again, it may sound strange to some to spend part of Father’s Day without your family, but if you are the parent of a toddler, it should make perfect sense. Daddy earns 5x points by seeing Prometheus and paying with the Chase Freedom Visa. We go shopping for Grandpa’s Father’s Day present while he is gone. Grandpa is getting a gift card to a restaurant he likes that will be purchased at the grocery store using the Freedom for 5x. We have two weeks to round out the bonus categories of grocery stores and movie theaters, and we should end right at $1,500 for the quarter.
The remainder of the day will hopefully include a nap, swimming, and grilling. Also three of daddy’s favorite things. Points for the family, fun for daddy, and a Happy Father’s Day for all!
How are you celebrating today?! Did you find a way to earn points while making the day all about dad?
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