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Earn a couple bucks on Plastiq payments with Drop

Drop is a an app that allows you to link a credit or debit card and activate offers in the app to earn points on purchases with a variety of retailers that can be converted to gift cards. Doctor of credit has previously written up the way it works. The main thing to know about Drop is that you can earn a maximum of $5 in rewards weekly. However, they are out with a new…

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Easy win: 5X + $15 back on $300 in Mastercard gift cards

Through Saturday, September 23rd, Staples is offering a $15 Staples gift card rebate on $300 or more in Mastercard gift cards. While this isn’t as good as a Visa gift card rebate, Staples gift card rebates are still 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 cards.   The Deal $15 Staples gift card rebate by…

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$10 off on Five Back Visas at Safeway/Vons/Randall’s/Albertson’s/etc.

Five Back Visa Gift Card

Safeway, Vons, and associated supermarket chains (Randall’s, Albertson’s, Tom Thumb, ACME) are offering $10 off of $150 or more in Five Back Visa Gift Cards through their Just for U rewards program. The Deal Get $10 off of $150 or more in Five Back Visa Gift Cards through the Just for U rewards program through various supermarkets Link to the coupon Key Terms Valid for one-time use only Load coupon by 9/23/17 and use by 9/30/17 Quick Thoughts…

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Pay estimated taxes via credit card (due 9/15)

pay federal taxes with a credit card

Third quarter estimated taxes are due this Friday, September 15th.  You probably don’t like paying taxes, but… paying federal taxes can be quite rewarding.  The key is to earn credit card rewards that more than offset associated fees. Even if you don’t owe estimated taxes, you might want to consider paying some if you need help meeting minimum spend requirements on a new credit card.  In that case, you’ll get your money back after filing…

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Plastiq no longer allows Amex mortgage payments

Plastiq mortgage visa

The Plastiq bill payment service offers a convenient way to pay bills with a credit card for a 2.5% fee.  Unfortunately, there are a few restrictions.  In June of this year, Visa stopped allowing Plastiq to accept Visa cards for mortgage payments.  And now Amex has done the same. After I received a reader tip (thanks Tom), I reached out to Plastiq and they confirmed: customers will have to “use a Mastercard or Discover to…

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Staples rebate actually a Visa gift card: Buy $300 in Visa or Mastercard gift cards, get $15 VISA card

Update: The online ad was incorrect when it stated that the rebate was for a $15 Staples gift card. It is actually for a $15 Visa gift card.  Hat Tip: Doctor of Credit. It’s back.  Starting tomorrow, through September 9th, buy $300 or more in Visa or Mastercard gift cards and get a $15 Staples Visa gift card via an Easy Rebate.  This offer is for in-store purchases only. Click here for offer details. Fees…

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Bluebird Migration: Is this the next or final chapter in Bluebird manufactured spend?

Last week InComm and Amex announced that InComm would acquire American Express’ Serve technology platform (which also includes Bluebird and REDbird) and would become the exclusive distributor of all Amex prepaid cards in the US. Bloomberg describes this as the end of Amex’s $300 Million prepaid tech experiment (Amex originally bought Serve technology for $300 Million). I think it’s smart of Amex to give up their prepaid products.  Amex’s brand has long been about great…

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Easy 5X: $20 rebate on $300 in Amex Gift Cards

Through Saturday, September 2nd, Staples is offering a $20 Staples Gift Card rebate for purchasing $300 or more in American Express Gift Cards. While this deal is somewhat less attractive than similar Mastercard and Visa gift card offers since those cards can be liquidated pretty easily, this can still be a good deal for a free 5X on $300 in spend if you have a card such as a Chase Ink Cash or Ink Plus…

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$200 Staples Gift Card + $25 eBay GC + 5X

PayPal Digital Gifts is selling a $200 Staples Gift Card and bundling a free $25 eBay Gift Code with it (for $200 total). PayPal Digital Gifts has been known to code at 5X on Chase Ink Cash / Chase Ink Plus (no longer available) cards. The Deal $200 Staples Gift card + $25 eBay Gift Code for $200 Direct link to item Key Terms Stated limit is 5 per buyer, but according to Miles to Memories,…

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