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ShopAtHome

Using the ShopAtHome cash-back portal, I tested the approach of getting 1.6% back for selling gift cards to CardPool.com.  Amazingly, not only did this work, but I received 1.6% of the gift card’s face-value which is more than 1.6% of the amount I sold the gift card for!  Has anyone else tried this?  I’m curious whether this was a mistake on their part? By the way, I received a check from CardPool just a few days after I sold the gift card.  Nice!

Staples Ultimate Rewards Points

Those who took advantage of the recent opportunity to get thousands of Ultimate Rewards points for free by buying “free after rebate” software from Staples are probably anxious to see your points post.  Be patient!  My last Staples order took 8 days to show up under Ultimate Rewards Mall & Travel Earnings:

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What was the shopathome promo for cardpool? doesn’t seem to be there anymore. thought cardpool mainly paid 92% or less for gc’s?

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Hao: ShopAtHome gives cash back for CardPool.com purchases and sales.

Steve: Yes $250 out of pocket would be a small price to pay for the miles and MQMs! I’ll continue to publish ideas for increasing credit card spend so stay tuned in case gift card buying/selling isn’t enough.