Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Obscure Rewards Programs and Savings--updated

Today, I got an email from the Washington Post- Post Points program.  I have been a member for a few years now.  In a nutshell, the Washington Post rewards customers of its newspaper for reading articles, receiving targeted emails, and subscribing.  There are a lot more ways to earn, but the website is better for explaining them.  When you save up enough points, you can get rewarded with a myriad of discounts or other rewards.  Since I am pining to go to NYC on Amtrak at some point soon, I choose the 500 pts/100 Amtrak Guest Rewards points option when I can.  But, different strokes for different folks.

While visiting their website, www.washingtonpost.com/postpoints, there was also another promotion for a new Savings Now! weekend shopping guide from them that can be delivered right to your door, for free.  As I said yesterday, on-line versions of “printable” coupons don’t always work on all coupon aggregating websites, so it pays to look elsewhere, too.  I still don’t know how the Post manages to do their free Express paper every day, so the new Savings Now! paper is a bit of a surprise.  For now, you can visit http:/savingsnow.washpost.com to sign up. 
Money doesn’t grow on trees, but trees turn newspapers into money.

Since posting the other day about the Post Points, I found another program for residents in Chicago.  The Chicago Tribune has something called Chicago Points.  It's a similar program to Post Points, but it seems to be more auction and contest based for redeeming the points.