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GiftCardMall Has Confirmed They Suffered A Data Breach

Data breach hacking fraudulent charges

A few weeks ago, reports emerged that credit cards used to make purchases from GiftCardMall were encountering fraudulent charges. A week or two later, GiftCardMall was requiring that users reset their passwords when logging in. They’ve now sent out a letter to affected customers confirming that they suffered a data breach. Doctor of Credit has shared a copy of the letter that’s being sent out to potentially affected users. In it, GiftCardMall states that your…

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Discounts on Disney, Southwest, Starbucks, Uber & more at BJ’s Wholesale is offering discounts on a number of travel-related gift cards that may be of interest. Discounts range from 4% on Disney Gift Cards to 20% on Amtrak gift cards, with attractive enough discounts on brands like, Uber, Southwest, Starbucks and more thrown in between. The Deal Discounts are available on many notable gift card brands at, including: Southwest $200 gift card for $174.99. Disney $500 gift card for $479.99, iTunes $100 multipack…

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10x Alaska miles at

The Alaska MileagePlan shopping portal is offering 10 miles per dollar spent at This is likely to only be available today (6/17/19). Keep in mind that you are not eligible to earn Alaska miles on Raise purchases once you surpass a $10,000 lifetime transaction maximum with Raise. If you haven’t yet reached that threshold, this is a really nice return. You can also stack this with Alaska’s summer portal promotion to spend $200 through the portal and…

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Giant Eagle Visa Gift Card Deal

Visa Gift Card

Giant Eagle is offering an instant discount of $10 off of $150+ in Visa Gift Cards until 6/26/19. If you live near a store, that should make this deal work out well if you use a card that earns one of the best category bonuses at US Supermarkets. The Deal Get $10 off via instant discount when you buy $150 or more in Visa Gift Cards at Giant Eagle supermarkets through 6/26/19 Key Details Expires 6/26/19 Quick…

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Pay taxes via credit card, 2019 edition

Preparing taxes is no fun. No fun at all. But paying taxes doesn’t have to be painful. In fact, it can be quite rewarding to pay taxes via credit card. The key is to earn credit card rewards that more than offset tax payment fees. Here’s what you need to know… Important due dates for 2019 taxes January 15 2019: 4th quarter estimated taxes for 2018 April 15 2019: Final 2018 taxes due April 15…

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Targeted Hilton Honors Amex Spending Offer: Spend $1.5k & Earn 7k/10k Bonus Points (Limit 3)

Hilton Honors Amex Spending Offer

Update 6/10/19: Based on a comment below, it looks like some people are receiving an even better offer for 10,000 points rather than 7,000 points. American Express is sending targeted emails to Hilton Honors cardholders offering 7,000 bonus points when spending $1,500. With a limit of 21,000 bonus points, this is a pretty generous spending offer, but you could be rewarded even more by upgrading your card instead. The Deal Enroll your Hilton Honors Amex…

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Plastiq 3x Is Dead Again

Ink Business Preferred

Lazarus has died again. Back in August 2018, we shared the bad news that Plastiq transactions no longer coded as 3x with the Chase Ink Business Preferred card. Greg subsequently shared his suggestions for alternative cards to use with Plastiq. If you decided to ignore those suggestions and continued using the Ink Business Preferred, that paid off as it subsequently started earning 3x again. Well, bad news – at some point early last month, Plastiq…

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Albertsons/Safeway/Vons, etc.: Save $15 On 2x $100 Mastercard Gift Cards, $10 On 2x $50 Cards

Mastercard Gift Card

Albertsons, Safeway, Vons and other stores that use Just For U have a couple of digital coupons that can make you a few dollars on Mastercard gift cards while racking up a little more bonused spend at grocery stores. The Deal Albertsons & its affiliate stores have digital coupons offering the following savings on Mastercard gift cards: Get $10 instant discount when buying two $50 Mastercard gift cards. Get $15 instant discount when buying two…

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Simon Mall Visa gift cards $1 off June 10-30, 2019

The Deal Buy Visa Simon Giftcards with a denomination between $400 and $500 and your purchase fee will be just $2.95 per card (regularly $3.95 per card), while supplies last.  Valid June 10–30, 2019. The fine print: Purchase Visa Simon Giftcards with a denomination between $400 and $500, and pay a purchase fee of only $2.95 per card (regularly $3.95 per card). Offer valid 6/10/19–6/30/19 only on select Visa Simon Giftcards purchased at Simon Guest…

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