Increase rewards, liquidate gift cards: New resource pages

A couple of weeks ago I announced a new resource page: How to increase credit card spend.  One of the many techniques listed there is to use prepaid cards.  Specifically, the idea is to buy Visa or MasterCard gift cards and use them, as debit cards, to reload prepaid cards in-store.  This is a process that we receive many questions about, so we (by “we”, I mean Shawn) created a page that should help to answer many of the most basic questions:


Also, as a follow-up to the page showing how to increase credit card spend, I’ve added a new page listing many ways to increase credit card rewards (you know, portals and such).  With a little forethought it should be possible to average considerably more than 2 points per dollar.  See:

Long time readers probably won’t learn much new from these two new resources, but they should be handy for those starting out and/or looking for a refresher.

Last updated on March 31st, 2019

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Why don’t you go on NPR and compare it to the mint….next you will be drawing circles and arrows for the ignorant masses…what no pictures of what the VGC look like?!? maybe you can take a picture of yourself, wearing a stupid looking bolo tie, holding a giftcard, with shawn in the backround pointing at it…..sheesh


Unfortunately none of these techniques will work, if adopted by the masses. It a road nowhere.
Perhaps the bloggers who choose a niche subject (like MS) should resign themselves in advance to the fact that their audience can not be scaled up infinitely without destroying itself.