The Wackiest Things You Can Buy With Rewards Points

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Sure, credit card rewards can earn miles toward airline flights, hotel stays and even cash.But there are some other, weirder gifts out there you can also buy with points. From sod to outer space, not much is off limits.

Bankrate dug up 10 of the oddest things credit card companies have offered with their rewards programs and how much they charged to get them.

This story was originally published by Bankrate.

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title=”Three-day bullfighting and rodeo-clown school”
content=”Issuer: Wells Fargo
Required rewards: 37,900
How much you have to charge: $37,900 on a Well Fargo Rewards Card or $12,633 on gas, grocery and drugstore purchases within the first six months of opening the Wells Fargo Rewards Card”
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content=”Issuer: Capital One
Required rewards: 39,000 miles
How much you have to charge: $19,500 on the Venture Rewards card”
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title=”African safari through Abercrombie and Kent luxury travel”
content=”Issuer: American Express
Required rewards: Starting at 50,000 points
How much you have to charge: $50,000 at most on the American Express Gold Card”
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title=”Tandem skydive from 5,000 feet”
content=”Issuer: Capital One
Required rewards: 61,000 miles
How much you have to charge: $30,500 on the Venture Rewards card”
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title=”One-day diving trip to watch great white sharks from an underwater cage”
content=”Issuer: Wells Fargo
Required rewards: 79,700 points
How much you have to charge: $79,700 on Well Fargo Rewards Card, or $26,567 on gas, grocery and drugstore purchases in the first six months of opening the Wells Fargo Rewards Card”
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title=”Clinic with USA Water Polo team”
content=”Issuer: Capital One
Required rewards: 110,000 miles
How much you have to charge: $55,000 on the Venture Rewards card”
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title=”Sideline tickets to the Orange Bowl with passes to Discover’s tailgate party and other game events”
content=”Issuer: Discover
Required rewards: $225 in cash-back bonus
How much you have to charge: $22,500 on any Discover cash-back card that earns 1 per cent back or $4,500 on 5 per cent cash-back categories”
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title=”Six dogfights* in a fighter jet”
content=”Issuers: Capital One and Chase
Required rewards: 650,000 miles for Capital One; undisclosed for Chase
How much you have to charge: $325,000 on the Venture Rewards card

*Not that kind of fighting. ‘Dogfighting’ is a form of aerial combat between fighter aircraft.
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title=”Two-hour ride to 75 miles above the Earth’s surface in the Virgin Galactic spaceship*”
content=”Issuer: Barclaycard
Required rewards: 20 million points
How much you have to charge: $10 million in gas, groceries and utilities or $20 million on everything else on the Barclaycard Rewards MasterCard

*No longer offered.
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title=”Yankee Stadium turf (freeze-dried in a glass display case)”
content=”Issuer: American Express
Required rewards: 8,500 points
How much you have to charge: $8,500 at most on the American Express Gold Card”
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