Buy.Com Gift Cards
A reader has reported success in getting 5 points per dollar by going through the Ultimate Rewards Mall to Buy.com to purchase merchant gift cards (Home Depot was his example). They do charge a small shipping fee ($2.99 for the first card, $.99 for each subsequent card), but they also give you 1% back in the form of “Super Points” which can be used for future purchases. Thanks for the tip Pete!
A lot of people got free ShopRunner accounts last year from the American Express Gift Chain. I didn’t do the gift chain, though, and today I ran into two online stores where I could have made use of ShopRunner! I know some people got multiple ShopRunner memberships. If anyone has an extra one (and if they’re transferable), please let me know. It will be really helpful for some of the double dip experiments I’ve been working on!
UPDATE: A couple of people have already offered me ShopRunner accounts. Thanks Everyone!