Tag: Manufactured Spending

Best options for buying Visa and MasterCard gift cards

  A common practice for increasing credit card rewards is to use a credit card to buy PIN-enabled Visa or Mastercard gift cards, and then...
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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...

(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...

Walmart Manufactured Spending 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...
Manufactured Spending

Manufactured Spending Complete Guide

  Introduction to Manufactured Spending Manufactured spending is the technique of maximizing credit card spend to earn rewards while minimizing the adverse affect on your bank...

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...

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...

Another Hit To Manufactured Spending: Plastiq Fees Increasing To 2.85%

The hits keep coming. There was bad news for manufactured spending a couple of days ago when GiftCardMall announced that they'd be limiting the...

Best credit cards for buying Visa or Mastercard gift cards

One path to earning credit card rewards is to find ways to increase credit card spend and get most of your money back (see...

Simon says: New (improved) procedure for $10K+ purchases

Simon Malls are in the midst of a promo enabling Manufactured Spenders to purchase Visa Gift Cards with a load value of up to...

Mistakes to avoid on $1K Simon Visa Gift Cards

As we reported last week, starting yesterday and running through 8/4/19, Simon Malls are offering $1,000 Visa Gift Cards with an activation fee of...

(EXPIRED) $100 profit & $700 in easy spend if you’re fast & lucky w/...

Precious metals dealer APMEX is offering a buy-and-sell coin flip deal next week where you could earn an easy $100 profit and pick up $700...

Caution: No Ebates in-store cash back for GC purchases

Rakuten (formerly called Ebates) in-store offers provide you with chance to earn rewards on in-store purchases with a linked credit card. We recently received...

Alliant Visa earns no rewards at Plastiq

We've received reader reports (and so has Doctor of Credit) that the Alliant Cashback Visa is no longer earning any rewards on Plastiq payments. Whether...

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