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A card I wrongly ignored

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I don’t know how I missed this.  Last weekend I was at the “West Coast DO,” which was a meet-up primarily for people interested in manufacturing spend.  At the DO, there was naturally a...
Reloadable debit cards

Reloadable debit cards spotted at Target. I’m not sure this is a good thing…

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Reloadable debit cards at Target Over the weekend, a reader tweeted a photo of reloadable debit cards that he found at Target. The cards shown include GreenDot Visa, GreenDot MasterCard, MyVanilla Visa, and NetSpend Visa.  All...

Evolve Money adds Discover as a payment source

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Evolve Money is an online bill payment service that accepts debit cards (including Visa and MasterCard gift cards) as sources of payment.  Now, they’ve added Discover credit cards as a new option.  And, just...

Amex gift cards 2.2% cash back via BeFrugal

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The cash back portal, BeFrugal, has increased cash back rates for American Express gift cards to 2.2%. Questions? Please see the The Complete Guide to Amex Gift Cards.  Be sure to read the section showing which...

How to buy REDbird for others, and how to use them at non participating...

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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...

$200 Visas at Sears too!

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Last week I reported that there had been a few reports of people finding $200 MasterCard gift cards at Sears in the Southeast United States. In response to that post, people from many places...

How to manufacture Hertz elite status

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Just like hotel chains and airlines, many rental car companies offer multiple tiers of elite status.  The intention is to incentivize loyalty by offering better benefits to better customers.  Here’s how to fast track...

Can’t register REDbird? Do this…

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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 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...

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