Credit Card Spend

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Best cards for grocery store spend, and dining, and…

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If you spend a lot at grocery stores, which credit card should you use?  What if you spend a lot on dining?  Travel?… I’ve long maintained a page, previously called “Best Category Bonuses,” that lists best cards for each type of spend.  That page has been a useful resource, but the title didn’t really give much of a hint as to what it was about.  Another issue with the old page was that I used…

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Increase credit card spend (and get most of it back). What still works March 2017?

Gift Card Churning

Whether you need to increase credit card spend to earn a new credit card signup bonus, or to earn elite status, or simply to earn credit card rewards, it’s important to keep up with the latest news of what works and what does not. This month, I’m trying out a new format.  I’ve moved details about each “increase spend” technique to a separate page: Manufactured Spending Complete Guide.  To be honest, most of the techniques…

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An awesome new “everywhere” card hits the scene

everywhere card

Alliant Credit Union has launched an exciting new credit card: Alliant Cashback Visa Signature Card.  In the first year, Alliant waives the annual fee and offers 3% cash back for all purchases.  But, that’s not what makes this card exciting.  After all, we already get no annual fee, plus $30 in annual flight credits, plus 3% cash back first year from the Discover It Miles card. The exciting thing about the Alliant card is that…

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20% off Hyatt Gift Cards + 5x Rewards

Hyatt Gift Card Sale

CardCash is currently offering 20% off of Hyatt Gift Cards in a wide variety of denominations. Additionally, purchases paid for through PayPal with a Chase Ink Plus have earned 5x rewards in the past. Note: There have been widespread issues in the past with Hyatt gift cards purchased through CardCash being hacked/used and buyers being stuck with a $0 balance. CardCash guarantees their cards for 45 days. For this reason, we recommend only purchasing these gift…

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Easy win with 5x: Staples $20 Rebate on $300 Mastercard Gift Card

staples 20 rebate on 300 MC

Through Saturday, March 25th, Staples is offering a $20 Staples gift card rebate on $300 or more in Mastercard gift cards. Staples gift card rebates are an easy win as you can earn 5x with a card like the Chase Ink Plus or Ink Cash and get a rebate worth more than the activation fee on the card. The Deal $20 Staples gift card rebate by mail when purchasing $300 or more in Mastercard gift…

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$15 Grocery Credit on $250 in Visa Gift Cards at Stop & Shop, Giant, and Martin’s

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  Starting tomorrow, March 17th, through next Thursday, March 23rd, several regional grocery chains are offering a $15 shopping credit when purchasing $250 in Visa Gift Cards. Note that the shopping credit can not be used on gift cards, but should work on most groceries. The terms do not seem to limit the number of times this deal can be repeated. The Deal $15 off your next order with a $250 Visa Gift Card purchase Links to…

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New Plastiq promotion open to all – double fee-free dollars

Plastiq new promo

Plastiq is out with a new promotion today that  offers the opportunity for everyone to earn double fee-free dollars. According to a rep from Plastiq, this will work with existing referral codes. I’d check your account for the code to be safe. See our Complete Guide to Plastiq credit card payments for detailed information about using Plastiq. The Offer What: Fee-free dollars for credit card payments sent through Plastiq When: Starting today though April 18, 2017…

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Gift card deals for Lowe’s, gas, toys, and more

Lowes GC sale

This is a quick afternoon roundup of some popular gift card deals available today: PayPal Digital Gifts Note: Purchases from PayPal Digital Gifts typically earn 5x when paid for with a Chase Ink Plus card through PayPal. $100 Lowe’s Gift card for $90 $100 Southwest Airlines for $90 SVM Gift Cards Note: Recently, some users have been charged cash advance fees when using Visa or Mastercard with SVM — set your cash advance limit to 0 or use an Amex…

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Free money & rewards at Safeway & Albertsons with $10 off on Visa gift cards

Safeway visa

Today through Saturday, March 18th, Safeway in Northern California (perhaps all Safeway locations?) and Albertsons have a $10 discount on $100 Visa Gift Cards. Note that you will first need to save the offer to your Just 4 U loyalty account before making your purchase. These deals are best maximized by using a card that offers a bonus on grocery store spend. For example, the Amex Everyday Preferred earns 3x at grocery stores on the…

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