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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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$40 for $50 Hotels.com Gift Card Tonight

Tonight at 8:45pm Eastern time Amazon will be offering a $50 Hotels.com gift card for $40 for Prime members. The Offer $50 Hotels.com gift card for $40 Direct link to promotion (our affiliate link) Key Details Goes live at 8:4rpm Eastern. Set your alarms Quick Thoughts Hotels.com gift cards go on sale at this price on and off at a variety of merchants. The nice thing about them is that they can easily be combined online…

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Gift of College gift cards appearing in more stores

For those saving for college, helping others save for college, or paying off student loans, Gift of College gift cards are a way to do so with a rewards earning credit card.  If you load the card with the maximum $500, the $5.95 purchase fee amounts to 1.19%.  Since many credit cards offer substantially larger rewards, this can be a great way to earn points, miles, or cash back.  Full details can be found here:…

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$15 Darden Gift Card with $100 purchase at Office Max / Office Depot

Yesterday, a reader made us aware of a sale he saw at Office Max / Office Depot. While the sale he shared was available in-store only, it helped me stumble on a couple of interesting online-only offers as well. Information on both promotions follows: Offer 1 (In-store) The Offer $10 instant savings on $50 in select gift cards (Cabela’s, Domino’s, AMC Movie theaters, Groupon) Key Terms Limit 1 discount offer per household/business Can mix and match…

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Office Max Instant Rebate on Visa Gift Cards

Office Max Office Depot Visa Gift Card Instant Rebate

Starting today and scheduled to end on Saturday, June 10th, 2017, Office Max and Office Depot will be offering a $10 instant rebate on Visa Gift Card purchases of $300 or more. That’s not as good as past promotions and will not completely eliminate the activation fees, but you can still come out ahead of using a card that earns a good category bonus. The Offer $10 instant rebate on $300 or more in Visa Gift Cards…

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3 lessons from my f-ed up extreme stack

Sure, here at Frequent Miler, we coined the term “Extreme Stacking,” but that doesn’t mean we always get it right.  Recently, I Extreme Stacked my way to a new grill and I f-ed up in 3 key ways.  The outcome wasn’t terrible.  I ended up with a $400 Weber grill for $400.  That’s hardly the end of the world.  The purpose of this post isn’t to whine about my woes, but rather to point out…

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Is Staples rejecting Ink cards for Visa Gift Card Purchases? Data points welcome

Update: Thanks for all of the reader input! It looks like this must have been a Staples POS issue that affected all stores for a short time yesterday and has since been resolved. Many readers reported success before and after. Yesterday, we received a question in a private message from a reader at the Frequent Miler Facebook page: We suggested that this was probably a fraud alert and that the reader contact Chase about it.…

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