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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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Paying business expenses with credit cards

If you own your own business, you probably already earn credit card rewards for the types of business expenses where credit cards are readily accepted: store purchases, travel, entertainment, employee gifts, etc.  But, what about business expenses that can’t normally be paid by credit card?  Plastiq is a service that lets you pay almost any bill via credit card (see: Complete guide to Plastiq credit card payments).  They charge a 2.5% fee for this service…

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Rewards whiplash and my next new cards

Yesterday Amex introduced a terrific new credit card, and now I’m suffering from Rewards Whiplash… When Chase introduced their Sapphire Reserve card last summer, I was thrilled with the suite of Ultimate Rewards cards I had cobbled together: Sapphire Reserve for 3X travel and dining; Ink Plus for 5X office supply, cell phone, and internet; two Freedom cards for rotating 5X categories; and the Freedom Unlimited for 1.5X everywhere else.  See: The BEST travel rewards…

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The United Airlines prepaid card: MileagePlus Go. What to watch for…

Via Business Wire, Netspend announced a new partnership with United Airlines.  Together, they plan to release the new MileagePlus Go Visa Prepaid Card this summer.  Will this card be good for consumers?  Will this card be good for ?  Let’s take a look… What we know so far Not much is known so far.  Just this: Card name: MileagePlus Go Visa Prepaid Card Card website: www.mileageplusgo.com Rewards for spend: United MileagePlus miles. We don’t yet…

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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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Five Back Visa Gift Card loses Lowe’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, and more

Five Back Visa Gift Card

We have previously written about the Five Back Visa Gift Card, a prepaid gift card that earns 5% credited back to the card at a number of retailers (the list can be seen here on the Five Back Visa website). We posted a deal yesterday (and one the day before) at JCPenney that could utilize one of these gift cards for maximum savings. Unfortunately, earlier this year, CVS left the Five Back Visa Gift Card…

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