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Make money or more coffee: $10 for $20 Starbucks + 1K Marriott points for new users

Starbucks is offering a promotion through Cashstar and Visa Checkout: Buy a $10 Starbucks e-Gift card, get a $10 bonus when you pay with Visa Checkout. If you aren’t a coffee drinker, resale rates on the $20 e-Gift card are currently up to about $15, making it an instant $5 money-maker or a nice discount on your morning cup o’ joe. Additionally, if you are new to Visa Checkout, you can earn 1,000 Marriott Rewards points for…

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

This is the latest in our ongoing series of what’s new in the world of manufactured spending.  We last posted an update in June (here).  As always, you can find an up-to-date complete roundup of techniques for increasing spend here: Manufactured Spending Complete Guide. Plastiq 3X Undead The Plastiq bill payment service lets you pay bills by credit card for a 2.5% fee.  That’s not bad when you’re trying to meet minimum spend requirements for…

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20% off + 5X at Panera & Gap through Staples

Staples is offering a 20% discount on $25 Gap and $50 Panera e-gift cards with a 3-card limit to each. The Deal $50 Panera e-gift card for $40 (link) – Limit 3 $25 Gap e-gift card for $20 (link) – Limit 3 Key Terms Limit of 3 of each type Valid 8/13/17 – 8/19/17 (though these sometimes end early) Bottom line Both of these sales offer a decent discount, and you may be able to break even…

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Save a few bucks and maybe earn 5X: Sale on GCs (Lowe’s, Southwest, Bed Bath & Beyond, more)

PayPal Digital Gifts, which has been known to code at 5X with a Chase Ink Plus or Ink Cash card, is offering a $100 Lowe’s gift card for $90 via eBay and also 10% off $100 or more in gift cards for Southwest Airlines, Bed Bath & Beyond, CVS, and more. In other gift card sales, SVM is offering a $100 Cabela’s gift card for $82. Here is a link to browse gift card deals, and we have a sampling of popular deals to…

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Amex Offers: Walmart.com & Jet.com

Amex has a couple of new offers out this morning for Walmart.com and Jet.com. Note that both of these expires on July 31, 2017. You’ll only have about two weeks to use these offers, but they should be pretty easy to maximize. The Deals Walmart.com: Spend $50, get $10 back   Jet.com: Spend $125, get $25 back Bottom Line As Walmart.com and Jet.com sell such a wide assortment of goods, it will surely be pretty easy to find…

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Not Targeted: $100 Toys R Us for $90 or less

This one is open to everyone, it is not targeted: Groupon is offering a $100 eGift card to Toys R Us for $90. Furthermore, you can earn 6% cash back from a portal for a net cost of $84.60. Those with the Citi AT&T Access More card can additionally earn 3X at Groupon as I believe it codes as an online purchase. The Deal $100 Toys R Us eGift card for $90 Go through a shopping portal to save another 6% Direct link to the…

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Venmo: Amex gift cards no longer an option

Until recently it was possible to liquidate Amex gift cards for free through Venmo.  Venmo normally charges 3% for credit cards, but they identified Amex gift cards as debit cards and charged no fee. As of about a week ago, Amex gift card payments through Venmo stopped working altogether.  Details were reported on Reddit.  And then Miles Per Day declared the deal dead.  For a while, I held out hope that this was merely a…

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[Expired] ALMOST GONE: $100 Hotels.com for $80

Amazon has a $100 Hotels.com gift card on sale for $80 via Lightning Deal. This deal is 86% claimed as of this writing and ends around 3pm Eastern time or when fully claimed, which will happen first and soon. Don’t wait — if you want this, jump on it now. Remember that Hotels.com gift cards can easily be combined online. The limit is 1 per account. Note that there is a direct link below, but you…

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

I had been planning to publish the next installment of this series in July, but there have been so many recent changes that I decided to publish now… 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. Complete descriptions of…

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