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$10 off on Five Back Visas at Safeway/Vons/Randall’s/Albertson’s/etc.

Five Back Visa Gift Card

Safeway, Vons, and associated supermarket chains (Randall’s, Albertson’s, Tom Thumb, ACME) are offering $10 off of $150 or more in Five Back Visa Gift Cards through their Just for U rewards program. The Deal Get $10 off of $150 or more in Five Back Visa Gift Cards through the Just for U rewards program through various supermarkets Link to the coupon Key Terms Valid for one-time use only Load coupon by 9/23/17 and use by 9/30/17 Quick Thoughts…

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Bluebird Migration: Is this the next or final chapter in Bluebird manufactured spend?

Last week InComm and Amex announced that InComm would acquire American Express’ Serve technology platform (which also includes Bluebird and REDbird) and would become the exclusive distributor of all Amex prepaid cards in the US. Bloomberg describes this as the end of Amex’s $300 Million prepaid tech experiment (Amex originally bought Serve technology for $300 Million). I think it’s smart of Amex to give up their prepaid products.  Amex’s brand has long been about great…

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Easy 5X: $20 rebate on $300 in Amex Gift Cards

Through Saturday, September 2nd, Staples is offering a $20 Staples Gift Card rebate for purchasing $300 or more in American Express Gift Cards. While this deal is somewhat less attractive than similar Mastercard and Visa gift card offers since those cards can be liquidated pretty easily, this can still be a good deal for a free 5X on $300 in spend if you have a card such as a Chase Ink Cash or Ink Plus…

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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: &

Amex has a couple of new offers out this morning for and 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 Spend $50, get $10 back Spend $125, get $25 back Bottom Line As and 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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