US Bank Gift Card Scare, Maximizing Amazon Allowance, Testing Facebook Payments for MS & More!

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Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we bring you some of the best posts from around the web. Enjoy!

This Week Around the Web

Another USBank gift card scare – What to do when the gift card you are purchasing has already been activated and why it is so important to check your receipts before leaving the store.

Gift Card Wiki Adds Killer Feature – Gift Card Arbitrage Made Even Easier! – Gift Card Wiki has continued to improve their comparison site with new features. One of them is extremely valuable.

6-25-2015 $20 Upromise Bonus Returns.. Join and get $20 for ANY purchase through the portal (including ebay) – This targeted promotion returns. You may be able to get a referral by asking in the comments. It seems people who signed up through a referral last time were targeted to refer others this time.

Use Amazon Allowance to meet monthly transaction requirements – Using Amazon’s new Allowance feature to meet minimum transaction requirements for credit and debit cards.

[Fail] Attempts to automate BRG opportunities – Automating best price guarantees by utilizing hotel price tracking tools. An overall failed attempt, but some useful pieces of information came out of it.

Beware the Bankruptcy When Reselling Gift Cards – Bankruptcies can wipe out the value of gift cards. Always take a look at the financial health of a company before buying their gift cards or you could get stuck with a pile of worthless plastic.

Facebook’s New Free Payment Service – Is It Good For Manufactured Spend? – Testing out Facebook’s new payment system to see whether prepaid debit cards work to send payments for free.

Have a great weekend!

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