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REDbird spotted in California and Minnesota; REDbird registers in North Carolina still amiss

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Note: As of October 13, 2015, the Target REDcard (REDbird) can only be loaded with cash in-store at Target. Gift cards and/or debit cards no longer work to load REDcard. For more info, see: Here...

Amazon Local Register joins Square and shuts me down

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In some of the earliest posts on this blog in 2011, I wrote about the best ways of manufacturing spend through the use of Square.  Square is a device that connects to your smartphone...

Amex shuts down “old” Blue Cash accounts

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Flyertalk has been lighting up with reports from those who have had their “old” Blue Cash credit card accounts suddenly closed.  Some discovered the closure when logging into their accounts.  Others received emails like...

Manufacturing miles for free flights

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The fastest way, by far, to earn miles for free flights is to sign up for the best credit card offers.  The next best option is often to earn miles through online shopping portals. ...

Today only: Amex gift cards 2.25% cash back via TopCashBack

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Valid today only (10/22/2014) until midnight pacific time (3 am EST): TopCashBack is offering 2.25% cash back for clicking through their site to order Amex gift cards.  Prior to today, TopCashBack has recently offered...

PayPal issues warnings

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You might be aware that PayPal MyCash cards can be found in many stores and can often be bought with a credit card. Some people have been using these for manufacturing spend: they buy...

New CVS gift card rules

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CVS has new rules governing the purchase of gift cards and other prepaid products: No more than $2000 total per person per day (previous limit was $5000)  ID required for purchases of $300...

Top 7 things I dislike about REDbird

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Note: As of October 13, 2015, the Target REDcard (REDbird) can only be loaded with cash in-store at Target. Gift cards and/or debit cards no longer work to load REDcard. For more info, see: Here...

Today only: Amex gift cards 2% to 2.35% cash back via BigCrumbs

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Valid today only (10/20/2014): Big Crumbs is offering 2% cash back when clicking through their portal to order American Express gift cards. Up to 2.35% BigCrumbs offers a two-deep referral program.  The person...

REDbird advanced – Experiment results

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Note: As of October 13, 2015, the Target REDcard (REDbird) can only be loaded with cash in-store at Target. Gift cards and/or debit cards no longer work to load REDcard. For more info, see: Here...

The REDbird Life-cycle [Infographic]

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Note: As of October 13, 2015, the Target REDcard (REDbird) can only be loaded with cash in-store at Target. Gift cards and/or debit cards no longer work to load REDcard. For more info, see: Here...

REDbird technical issues

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Note: As of October 13, 2015, the Target REDcard (REDbird) can only be loaded with cash in-store at Target. Gift cards and/or debit cards no longer work to load REDcard. For more info, see: Here...

How to manufacture United elite status

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Most airlines offer extra benefits to their most valuable customers. If you fly enough with an airline, you can become “elite”.  Of course, not all elites are equal.  Most airlines have multiple elite tiers...

How to find REDbird

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Note: As of October 13, 2015, the Target REDcard (REDbird) can only be loaded with cash in-store at Target. Gift cards and/or debit cards no longer work to load REDcard. For more info, see: Here...

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