how to track credit card rewards

Edward Doolittle edward.doolittle at
Wed Oct 19 15:12:06 EDT 2016

There have been discussions about this issue in the past on the list. One
solution is to use the XXX currency.

On 18 October 2016 at 17:38, David Carlson <david.carlson.417 at>

> Hi. I want to set up an asset account to track credit card rewards, which
> are probably similar to airline miles. They are not a currency or a
> security but they have an exchange rate when they are earned or used.
> I cannot call them a currency but calling them a stock seems to add too
> much complication since they come and go frequently
> Can I simply set up an account similar to a foreign currency account with a
> fictional security name as the commodity and no actual security to buy or
> sell?
> This would be mainly to trigger the exchange rate feature so I can trade
> 100 Amazon Points for one Dollar off the bill
> David C
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Edward Doolittle
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