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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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Lucrative gift card promos at Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, etc this weekend

There are a couple of grocery store promotions on gift cards coming up this weekend, including one at Kroger that could be especially lucrative and one at Albertons / Safeway / Vons / etc. that makes for a little easy free money + rewards. Albertsons / Safeway / Vons / etc The Offer Save $10 on the purchase of $100 or more in Visa Gift Cards Key Terms Expires 6/3/17 Must add the offer to your Just4U account Limit 1…

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Easy win: $20 rebate + 5X on $300 or more in Visa Gift Cards at Staples

Today through Saturday, May 27th, Staples is offering a $20 Visa Gift Card rebate on $300 or more in Visa 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 cards. The Deal $20 Visa prepaid gift card by mail when purchasing $300 or more in Visa gift cards Key…

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$10 off of $50 Mastercard (and other gift cards) at ACME / Safeway / Albertson’s / Von’s

Several supermarket chains participating in “Just4U” Rewards (ACME Markets, Safeway, Von’s, Albertson’s, etc) have an offer out this week for an instant $10 savings when you buy $50 or more in select gift cards, including Mastercard. The Offer Save $10 instantly when you buy $50 or more in select gift cards Included brands are Bath & Body Works, BedandBreakfast.com, The Children’s Place, Fandango, IHOP, JCPenney, and Mastercard Key Terms Valid through 5/16/17 One gift card and…

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

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 techniques can be found on a separate page: Manufactured Spending Complete Guide.  Many of the listed techniques aren’t technically “manufactured spending”, but it’s a convenient title.  The complete…

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Gas, spa, & restaurant gift cards on sale at eBay

eBay has a number of gift cards on sale right now, with some decent savings on a number of different gas and restaurant gift cards. Remember that you will no longer earn eBay bucks on the purchase of gift cards, nor will you earn portal rewards. Purchases from SVM will not earn any extra rewards, but purchases with PayPal Digital Gifts have coded for 5X with Chase Ink cards in the past. Some of the…

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CVS stops selling PayPal My Cash cards

Overnight, it seems that CVS pharmacies have stopped selling PayPal My Cash cards. Points, Miles and Martinis posted about this change this morning and Stefan of Rapid Travel Chai has since reported a Flyertalk thread with further data points. While there was one commenter at Flyertalk reporting success in buying a card today, all other reports indicate that the register will not ring up the PayPal My Cash card, suggesting that this is something hard-coded…

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Fee-free Visa Gift Cards at Macerich Malls

In celebration of Mother’s Day, Macerich Malls are offering fee-free Visa Gift Cards through May 14th, 2017. The Offer No purchase fees on Visa Gift Cards of $100 or more at Macerich Malls Find your local Macerich Mall at this link (you can filter by state). Key Terms Maximum of 5 cards per day In-mall only Visa Gift Cards can be loaded with $100-$500 each Macerich Visa Gift Cards are issued by Sunrise Bank Quick Thoughts…

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