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

This is the latest in our ongoing series of what’s new in the world of manufactured spending.  We last posted an update in June (here).  As always, you can find an up-to-date complete roundup of techniques for increasing spend here: Manufactured Spending Complete Guide. Plastiq 3X Undead The Plastiq bill payment service lets you pay bills by credit card for a 2.5% fee.  That’s not bad when you’re trying to meet minimum spend requirements for…

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No-fee Visa Gift Cards at Macerich Malls this week

A reader tweeted us yesterday to give us a tip that he heard Macerich Malls would have no purchase fees on Mall Visa Gift Cards today through August 19th, 2017. I found this promotion listed on the home page of a Macerich Mall. The Deal No purchase fees on Visa Gift Cards at Macerich Malls today through August 19th, 2017 Participating malls can be found on pages 8-9 in this PDF (thanks to Aaron in the comments at Doctor…

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Easy 5X or 5%: $15 back on $300 in Mastercard gift cards

Update: Many readers have reported not receiving a rebate receipt this week. It seems that the problem this week is definitely related to which SKU numbers are included in the rebate. While a couple of people have had success with the store manager honoring the rebate on the spot in-store, another reader reported that the rebate receipt only printed when buying $50 denomination cards. This may require more communication with the Staples rebate processor to get…

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$20 rebate on $300 Visa Gift Cards + 5X

Through Saturday, August 12th, Staples is offering a $20 prepaid Visa rebate on the purchase of $300 or more in Visa Gift Cards in-store only. The Deal Get a $20 Visa prepaid card rebate by mail when you buy $300 or more in Visa Gift Cards in-store at Staples Key Details Valid until Saturday, August 12th, 2017 In-store only One rebate per name/address/household The Math This week’s rebate is in the form of a prepaid Visa card by mail, which is…

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Amex Offers: Walmart.com & Jet.com

Amex has a couple of new offers out this morning for Walmart.com and Jet.com. Note that both of these expires on July 31, 2017. You’ll only have about two weeks to use these offers, but they should be pretty easy to maximize. The Deals Walmart.com: Spend $50, get $10 back   Jet.com: Spend $125, get $25 back Bottom Line As Walmart.com and Jet.com sell such a wide assortment of goods, it will surely be pretty easy to find…

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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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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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Unadvertised Staples Visa Gift Card deal

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Through Saturday, June 24th, Staples is offering a $15 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 $15 Visa prepaid gift card by mail when purchasing $300 or more in Visa gift cards Key Terms…

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Citi AT&T nixes 3X manufactured spend

“A change to your ThankYou® Points.” That was the subject heading of an email sent today to AT&T Access More credit card holders.  The email goes on to state that, as of July 22, 2017, the card will no longer earn 3 points per dollar for “the purchase or reloading of gift cards or on rental and real estate payments.” The full text of the email reads, as follows: Hi, Greg. The categories eligible to…

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