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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

staples 20 rebate on 300 MC

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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$15 Grocery Credit on $250 in Visa Gift Cards at Stop & Shop, Giant, and Martin’s

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  Starting tomorrow, March 17th, through next Thursday, March 23rd, several regional grocery chains are offering a $15 shopping credit when purchasing $250 in Visa Gift Cards. Note that the shopping credit can not be used on gift cards, but should work on most groceries. The terms do not seem to limit the number of times this deal can be repeated. The Deal $15 off your next order with a $250 Visa Gift Card purchase Links to…

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

Manufactured Spending

UPDATE: Please find an up-to-date version of this information here: . There are many reasons you may want to increase credit card spend. You may need to meet spend requirements on several new credit cards in order to earn huge signup bonuses. Or, perhaps you want to earn high level elite status or other big spend bonuses, as I do with Delta. Or, perhaps you simply want to earn extra rewards using cards with big…

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How to liquidate small denomination debit gift cards

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There are many reasons that you may end up with lots of small denomination debit gift cards.  OfficeMax frequently runs deals, such as “$15 off $300 or more in Visa gift cards.”  And Staples frequently offers Easy Rebates where the $15 or so rebates come in the form of either Staples gift cards or a Visa gift cards.  And there are Amex Offers which often make it possible to buy Visa or MasterCard gift cards…

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Increase credit card spend (and get most of it back). What still works November 2016?

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UPDATE: Please find an up-to-date version of this post here: There are many reasons you may want to increase credit card spend.  You may need to meet spend requirements on several new credit cards in order to earn huge signup bonuses.  Or, perhaps you want to earn high level elite status or other big spend bonuses, as I do with Delta.  Or, perhaps you simply want to earn extra rewards using cards with big category…

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Did you survive the Amex 100K clawback?

100K Clawback

Somebody at Amex must have been really pissed that a 100K offer for the Amex Platinum card was erroneously let loose on Reddit back in May.  With similar situations in the past Amex has taken down the offer, but fully honored the deal for those who got in on it.  This time it was different… The first indication that something was wrong was from those who earned the bonus right away and then tried to…

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The Fine Print: Thou Shalt Not Manufacture Spend

Manufacture Spend

The following is not legal advice. Please contact an attorney or Alexander at alex@bachuwalaw.com if you have questions on the subject.  Points enthusiasts are always looking for ways to earn more points. The extremes they go through include mileage runs across the globe, stacking promotions, and the infamous ‘manufactured spending’. Manufactured spending, the practice of spending money without spending money, has evolved over the years. In its infancy, it was done by purchasing coins through…

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Manufacturing Spend: What still works September 2016?

Manufacturing Spend Options Still Alive

UPDATE: Please find an up-to-date version of this post here: Manufacturing Spend is the process of increasing credit card spend to earn rewards in ways that results in getting most of your money back.  These techniques can be useful for helping to meet new credit card minimum spend requirements, to earn big-spend bonuses, or simply to earn rewards. Unfortunately, the options available for manufacturing spend change regularly. So, here is a survey of common techniques…

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