Google Maps, 2021
Yup, looks right.
Amazon CC cashback, 2021
you earned 20,512 points in 2021, equal to $205.12 when redeemed
Not just equal to, but actually $205.12. I applied the cashback to my Amazon Prime credit card balance each month.
You can also use the credit directly on Amazon, but this misses the opportunity to get 5% back on the total ($10.26 in this case). $10 isn’t a ton of cash but for folks with bigger expenses it might make a difference.
- $66.40 - Amazon and Whole foods. 5% back with Prime CC, otherwise 2%. <- see below
- $49.51 - gas stations and restaurants. 2% back.
- $89.21 - everything else. 1%
Prime going forward
Prime was $119/yr in 2021. I got $66.40 back on Amazon purchases with prime instead of $26.56 without Prime. From a purely monetary point of view Prime cost me $79.16 for 2021. In previous year[s] Amazon had a Veteran’s Day discount for prime renewal. Half price, IIRC. It was not offered for 2021.
In the past Prime shipping meant free 2-3 day shipping. Those that follow my tales of woe have seen it takes more like a week for me to get stuff now. AFAIK non-Prime orders can be sent to Amazon hubs and lockers.
I have enjoyed Prime Video, especially the Data Saving feature for viewing on phones.
Unless Amazon offers vet discount in 2022 I suspect I will not renew it. Rumor is the price is going up to $150/yr and I won’t pay that for 7-day shipping. If they they do offer the discount at $119 I’d save about $20 with Prime, and at a half-price $150 it’d be about a break even deal.
Amazon affiliate income, 2021
The goal for the affiliate links is to cover the costs of the virtual server that runs this site, the RVwiki, and a couple nonprofit organization websites. 2021 is, I think, the first year that completely covered those costs. I’d run the site[s] anyhow, but it’s nice to not go negative to do so.
While I was in there poking around I saw Jan 2022 numbers and they are on track with Jan 2021.
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