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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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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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$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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$0 activation fee Visa / MC Gift Card at Kroger: earn rewards + 2x fuel points

Kroger has a great promotion going through tomorrow that enables you to earn free credit card rewards and fuel points. The Deal No activation fee on $100 Visa and Mastercard gift cards Gift cards earn 2x fuel points Key terms Find the coupon here (choose the “Gift Card” category on the left to filter the coupons) Limit 1 coupon per household Ends 5/6/17 Excludes variable load cards and denominations less than $100 Quick Thoughts This is…

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CONFIRMED: More 5X – $15 rebate on $300 in Visa Gift Cards coming to Office Depot/Office Max on Sunday

Update: We have confirmed this deal will be live in-store starting today. We have a report from a reader that a cashier showed them this coming Sunday’s ad with an offer for a $15 rebate on $300 in Visa Gift Cards and we have confirmed that this deal will be live in-store today. The Reported Offer $15 instant rebate on $300 or more in Visa Gift Cards Key Details One instant rebate per transaction One transaction limit…

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

Gift Card Churning

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. This month, I’m trying out a new format.  I’ve moved details about each “increase spend” technique to a separate page: Manufactured Spending Complete Guide.  To be honest, most of the techniques…

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Easy win with 5x: Staples $20 Rebate on $300 Mastercard Gift Card

Through Saturday, March 25th, Staples is offering a $20 Staples gift card rebate on $300 or more in Mastercard 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 card. The Deal $20 Staples gift card rebate by mail when purchasing $300 or more in Mastercard gift…

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