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(EXPIRED) $100 Southwest gift card for $90


PayPal Digital Gifts is offering a $100 Southwest airlines gift card for $90 today. This is directly via PPDG (not via eBay), and you can only check out with one per order (though you can place multiple orders). Unfortunately, PPDG purchases no longer code at 5x on Ink Plus / Ink Cash cards. Still, this is a good way to save 10%. The Deal Get a $100 Southwest Airlines gift card for $90 Direct link to PayPal Digital…

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(EXPIRED) $15 off $200 sitewide at Raise is offering $15 off $200 sitewide with promo code FLASH for one day only (Wednesday, February 28th). This would be a good way to stack some extra savings on already-discounted gift cards. The Deal $15 off $200 sitewide at with coupon code FLASH Direct link to this promotion Key Terms Expires at 11:59pm CST on 2/28/18 One-time use Quick Thoughts An extra $15 off $200 can boost your savings on’s already-discounted gift cards. You may also be able to stack…

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Will the Office Depot / Office Max promo stack? YMMV

Office Depot and Office Max are offering $10 off $100 or more on select gift cards right now. This might stack with an additional 10% back with Visa Savings Edge “Activate Offers”. While the Visa Savings Edge offer gives 10% back (this is capped at $5 per card, though you may be able to split tender over multiple cards — more on that below). The Deal $10 off on $100 or more in gift cards for the following brands: Petco Regal Red…

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Another hit: No more Amazon GCs with Gamestop GCs

After a rough day in MS news yesterday (See: Alliant paying 0% cash back at, No more 5x at MPX, and Another one down: No more 5x at Gift Card Mart), the hits just keep on coming: As reported at Miles Per Day, Gamestop has hardcoded their registers to disallow the purchase of an Amazon gift card with a Gamestop gift card. This is unfortunate as it was previously possible to buy discounted Gamestop…

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Another one down: No more 5x at Gift Card Mart

And the hits just keep on coming: We have received two reports here on the blog — from reader Max in our Laboratory and reader Sophie on the post What’s left for 5x Ink? indicating that purchases at Gift Card Mart are no longer earning 5x on Chase Ink Plus or Ink Cash cards. Previously, these purchases coded at 5x only if you checked out via PayPal, but according to Sophie this stopped coding as 5x between January…

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(EXPIRED) Gift card deals: Best Buy, Cabela’s, more

There are a number of current gift card deals running that offer savings at places like Best Buy, Cabela’s, Safeway gas stations, and many popular restaurants. Click the images below for links. Best Buy: buy $150 in eGift cards, get a $15 savings code Expires: 3/3/18 Quick Thoughts: Be aware that the $15 savings code will be emailed on 3/18/18 and will only be valid from 3/18/18-3/31/18. There is a maximum of three $150 egift card purchases per customer — or…

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Pay taxes via credit card, 2018 edition

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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… Pay taxes via credit card: Background Here is some key information you’ll need to know about paying taxes with credit or debit cards: Credit…

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(EXPIRED) Save 10% on Southwest, 9.1% on AirBnB gift cards

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PayPal Digital Gifts via Ebay has a couple of travel-related gift card deals today, enabling you to save on both Southwest Airlines Gift Cards and AirBnB gift cards. Click the images or titles below to go to the relevant eBay listings. $150 Southwest Airlines eGift Card for $135 Buy a $100 AirBnB eGift card, get a bonus $10 card I did not see quantity limits on either, but I believe PayPalDigital Gifts usually limits it to about…

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Gift card reselling? Proceed with caution

Our Manufactured Spending Complete Guide lists many ways to increase your credit card spend with the intent of getting most of it back, and the inherent risk varies from one method to the next. One popular method of manufactured spending is gift card reselling, whereby you purchase merchant gift cards (at a discount or with a strong enough category bonus) and sell them for a break-even amount or even a small profit, thereby earning what feels…

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