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How to liquidate small denomination debit gift cards

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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My current go-to options for buying Visa gift cards

buying Visa gift cards

Following Amex’s second wave attack on Bluebird and Serve cardholders, it may seem strange for me to write about options for buying Visa gift cards.  After all, Bluebird and Serve are/were among the best vehicles for liquidating Visa and MasterCard gift cards.  Shouldn’t I be writing more about options for liquidating gift cards rather than options for buying them? Well, yes and no.  I’ve recently covered options for unloading gift cards in a couple of…

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Limited time: 1.5% credit card bill payment fee (MasterCard only)

Through September 30th 2015, the Plastiq bill payment service is offering a discounted rate for paying new bills with your MasterCard credit card or gift card.  Plastiq’s usual fee is 2.5%, but during this promotional period you will be charged only 1.5%. Key info This promo is available to everyone. No special signup link is required. The 1.5% rate is only for new payees added to your account.  If you’ve paid a particular payee before,…

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Earn Points Everywhere with Visa/Mastercard Gift Cards

Everyone interested in earning credit card rewards has run into this problem: they have large bills (rent, mortgage, daycare, etc.) that can’t be paid by credit card.  This can be frustrating since it would be great to use these bills to help meet minimum spend requirements and earn rewards. Luckily, there are solutions. In this post, I’ll show you step by step how to buy and use Visa/MasterCard gift cards.  Most drugstores and many grocery…

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