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REDcard changes everything

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As of May 6, 2015, Target no longer accepts credit cards for in-store REDbird reloads. For more information, please see "REDbird Post Memo Answers", and "REDbird grounded. Now what?" My wife’s Target Prepaid REDcard finally arrived...
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Confirmed: REDcard likes Vanilla and more

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As of May 6, 2015, Target no longer accepts credit cards for in-store REDbird reloads. For more information, please see "REDbird Post Memo Answers", and "REDbird grounded. Now what?" We finally have a few answers about...
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Staples $20 rebate on $300 MasterCard gift cards

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Valid 10/12 through 10/18/2014 Starting Sunday, Staples is once again offering a $20 rebate (in the form of a Visa Staples gift card) for purchasing $300 or more worth of MasterCard gift cards at Staples. ...
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How to manufacture Hilton Diamond status

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Update: This post includes offers that were valid at the time of publication, but have since expired. Please click here to see the best offers currently available. Hilton Gold status is really good.  It includes room...
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How to manufacture Marriott elite status

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With many hotel chains, you can achieve a meaningful level of hotel elite status simply by signing up for a credit card.  For details, please read “How to fast track to meaningful hotel elite...
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How to cancel Bluebird online

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Note: On January 8, 2016 American Express sent out a notice to a large number of Bluebird & Serve cardholders informing them that loading capabilities on their accounts had been terminated. For more information,...
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The Target Prepaid REDcard

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As of May 6, 2015, Target no longer accepts credit cards for in-store REDbird reloads. For more information, please see "REDbird Post Memo Answers", and "REDbird grounded. Now what?" Over the weekend, Target quietly rolled out...
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Amex introduces new Bluebird-like Target REDcard!

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As of May 6, 2015, Target no longer accepts credit cards for in-store REDbird reloads. For more information, please see "REDbird Post Memo Answers", and "REDbird grounded. Now what?" Thanks to a reader tip, I just...
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Serve is safe

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UPDATE: It appears that Serve is no longer safe with some cards.  Please see this post for more details: Some online Serve credit loads now posting as cash advances. In the last few days there...
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Serve cash advance? Don’t panic, and don’t call.

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UPDATE:  Serve is no longer safe with some cards.  Please see this post for more details: Some online Serve credit loads now posting as cash advances. One big advantage of Amex Serve cards over Bluebird...
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Last call for free spend with Amazon Payments

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Amazon Payments has long been the best way to increase credit card spend, for free.  The trick was to use Amazon Payments to pay friends up to $1000 per month, with a credit card. ...

Bluebird doubles Walmart price match rebates

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Note: On January 8, 2016 American Express sent out a notice to a large number of Bluebird & Serve cardholders informing them that loading capabilities on their accounts had been terminated. For more information,...

Small Business Saturday better than ever!

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Every year, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, American Express runs a promotion called Small Business Saturday in which they reimburse cardholders for shopping at small businesses.  In the past, Amex has reimbursed $25 for...

Bluebird and Serve Scheduled Add feature fixed

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Note: On January 8, 2016 American Express sent out a notice to a large number of Bluebird & Serve cardholders informing them that loading capabilities on their accounts had been terminated. For more information,...

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