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Tag: Manufactured Spending

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(EXPIRED) VanillaGift.com: No fees on digital Visa gift cards with promo code LASTMINUTE23

VanillaGift.com is running another sale that's waiving the purchase fees on Visa gift cards, this time when using the promo code LASTMINUTE23. The Deal Buy...
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(EXPIRED) 2.5x Membership Rewards or 2.5% cash back in-store at Safeway/Albertsons with Rakuten

One of our favorite shopping portals, Rakuten, is back with a offer for holiday grocery shopping: 2.5% cash back or 2.5x Membership Rewards at...
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My buying group experiment: throwing in the towel, for now

In early July, my wife, my son, and I all applied and were approved for new credit cards (see: 3 Inks approved again. 420K points...
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That time I left $3,000 in gift cards in my hotel room safe (on...

Over the summer, I made a super bone-headed mistake: I checked out of a hotel and left medicine and more than $3,000 in Mastercard...
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My Buying Group Experiment: Day One Failures

A couple of weeks ago, my wife, my son, and I all applied and were approved for new credit cards (see: 3 Inks approved...
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Using Buying Groups to Increase Credit Card Spend

There are many reasons that you might want to increase credit card spend. You may need to meet minimum spend requirements on new credit...
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Best options for buying Visa and MasterCard gift cards

Visa and Mastercard gift cards can be extremely useful tools to maximize rewards on credit card spend.  These cards are sold both in fixed...
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Finding the hidden secrets of credit card spending (on Nick’s mind)

Tim published a post last week in which he mentioned in passing that he spends a lot of money at office supply stores. A...
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Simon Mall struggling with delivery delays on gift cards (up to two weeks or...

Simon Mall recently sent out an e-mail apologizing to customers for extended shipping delays on Visa Gift Cards.  The letter blamed a combination of...
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Judge Rules Some Credit Card Rewards-Earning Activity Is Taxable

There's a tax ruling which will be of interest for anyone who manufactures spend (and even those who don't) as the IRS was trying...
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(EXPIRED) 5x Online: Fee-free $100 Mastercard GCs at Staples.com

Staples.com is once again offering fee-free $100 Mastercard Gift Cards right now. The maximum is 2 cards per account, but this is still a...
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Walmart Policy Memo: “That activity should be stopped”

The points & miles world is abuzz with talk about a memo titled "Manufactured Spending Policy" that reportedly went out to Walmart employees.  The...
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Many Problems Reported On MetaBank Visa Gift Cards (Simon, Staples & Others)

There have been numerous reports in the past few days of issues surrounding the liquidation of Visa gift cards. All the initial chatter seemed to...
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Simon Mall Online Orders Now Require In-Mall Purchase First

Simon Mall has sent an email to some customers who've purchased Visa gift cards online advising that their accounts are temporarily suspended until they...

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