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The hunt for perfect gift cards, part 2

Last week I described the beginning of my quest to find the perfect Visa gift cards (see “The hunt for perfect gift cards, part 1“).  As a reminder, here are the characteristics of the “perfect” gift cards that I’m searching for: Low fee as a % of total value.  The ideal gift card would have a fee equal to, or less than, 1% or its maximum value. Ability to earn credit card category bonus points…

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The hunt for perfect gift cards, part 1

Early this week I set out to find the perfect Visa gift cards.  Now that Visa gift cards can have PINs (see “Gift card PINs“), they are once again a great way to buy points cheaply and/or run up spend to meet minimum spend requirements or big spend thresholds. Here are the characteristics of the “perfect” gift cards that I’m searching for: Low fee as a % of total value.  The ideal gift card would…

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What is a fuel point worth?

  Several grocery store chains have rewards programs in which you can earn “fuel points.”  Fuel points are used to get a discount when filling up your car’s gas tank.  Kroger, for example, awards shoppers as follows: Grocery purchases: 1 fuel point per dollar Pharmacy Prescriptions: 50 fuel points Gift Cards: 2 fuel points per dollar Every 100 fuel points gives you 10 cents off per gallon for one fill-up at a Kroger gas station…

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