Laboratory

Frequent Miler LaboratoryWelcome to the Frequent Miler Laboratory!  This is the place to read about, propose, and discuss experiments in mile and point gathering.  On this page you will find a table showing results from all past experiments.  At the bottom you’ll also find a comments section in which you can propose your own experiments or discuss your own findings.  If you plan to try any experiments, please let us know and, of course, let us know the results!

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Frequent Miler Laboratory Experiment Results

MerchantPortal, TagsExperimentResultLast UpdateNotes
(TBD)Alaska, BuyGCPurchase 3rd party gift cards and earn milesFailure2018-04-05Reported by Justin
NBAUnited, BuyGCBuy eGC to trigger Amex offer and get miles
Success2018-04-05Reported by Brian
BoxedeBates, BuyGCBuy Third Party GC to trigger Amex offer and get cashback
second attempt (different card and Ebates account than above)
Failure 2018-04-04Reported by Brian
BoxedeBates, BuyGCBuy Third Party GC to trigger Amex offer and get cashbackSuccess2018-04-04Reported by Brian
StaplesuPromise. BuyGcPurchase Whole Foods e-gift card get cash back
Success2018-03-30Reported by Greg the Frequent Miler.
Home DepotChaseUR, UseGCBuy merchandise, use CC and Home Depot GC to pay, with one item delivered and held for pickup at store.



Not sure if this portal’s terms exclude pick-up orders as some are said to do, but regardless, the points posted. I really appreciate how Chase posts quickly and sends a confirmation email.
Success2018-03-24Reported by Steve. Points posted for entire purchase
JCrewTopCashBack, BuyGCPurchased JCrew eGC using TCB portal. Failure2018-03-15Reported by Brion. Cash back did not track.
(TBD)Alaska, BuyGCPurchase 3rd party gift cardPurchasePurchase 3rd party gift cards and earn milesFailure2018-03-12Reported by Justin
BoxedeBates, BuyGCPurchase P.F. changs gc for 4% cash back
Success2018-03-10Reported by SassMonkey
Best BuySwagbucks (instore), BuyGCBuy Best Buy GC get cashback

Success2018-03-09Reported by Brian
SamsClub.comTopCashBack, BuyGCPurchase physical gift card get cash back
Failure2018-03-03Reported by Brian
KohlseBates, UseGCPurchase merchandise with a gift card (purchased on United MPX app) to earn cash back. Success2018-02-20Reported by Peter Crew
GrouponChase, UseGCBuy Groupon with mostly Groupon egift card and get UR bonus on entire purchase
Success2018-02-20Reported by John. Received 4x UR portal bonus at the time.
GCMartBuy gift cards using Chase Ink for 5xFailure2018-02-18Reported by Max.
StaplesRetailMeNot, BuyGCPurchase $300 VGC using RMN cashback portal offer $15 back after $75 online purchase on Staples
Success2018-02-15Reported by Dave
eBayRadissonRewards App, BuyGCPurchase Airbnb eGC from PPDG
Result: Success
Success2018-02-14Reported by Stephen Pepper. Earned 6 pts / $; prior to points being awarded 4/1/2018 had not shown as tracking
1800Flowers.comUseGCBuy flowers mostly with gift card and partially with credit card and earn rewards via 1800Flowers promo code
Success2018-01-29Reported by Greg, Frequent Miler.
Notes: Delivery was 1/31/18. Points appeared in Southwest account on 2/5/18. Earned 1000 Southwest points from promo code RR22. Confirmed that points count towards Companion Pass
Bonobos.comeBates, UseGCUse e-gift card to purchase merchandise and earn portal rewards (cash back)


Success2018-01-29Reported by DaveZ
Bonobos.comeBates, BuyGCBuy Bonobos e-gift card and earn portal rewards (cash back)

Success2018-01-28Reported by DaveZ. Purchased $250 e-gift card with Amex card ($50 off $250 Amex Offer) and received 5% cash back on Ebates for the gift card amount (total of $12.50 cash back)
SamsClub.comDiscoverDeals, BuyGCBuy GC and get cashback
Failure2018-01-27Reported by Brian
Best BuySwagbucks (in-store), BuyGCBuy VGC get 2% cashback plus 500SB offer.
Success2018-01-20Reported by Brian.
1800Flowers.comUseGCBuy flowers entirely with gift card and earn rewards via 1800Flowers promo code

Failure2018-01-18Reported by Greg the Frequent Miler. Delivery was 1/21/18. No points were earned. Expected 1000 Southwest points from promo code RR22
PetcoeBates In Store, BuyGCBuy physical gift card get cash back from Ebates (4%) along with trigger BofA BankAmerideals deal
Success2018-01-16Reported by Brian. eBates posting, BofA pending.
SamsClub.comTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy gift cards for 6% cash backFailure2018-01-15Reported by Heidi
StaplesBuyGCBuy $400 vgc , $30 ink, recycle 20 inks in same tran. Use Chase Biz Marriott to earn 10x from Marriott offer.
Success2018-01-14Reported by Nikki.
StaplesuPromise, BuyGCBuy Spa Finder e-gift card, get 5% cash back.
Failure2018-01-12Reported by Greg the Frequent Miler.
StaplesuPromise, BuyGCBuy Whole Foods e-gift card, get 5% cash back.
Success2018-01-12Reported by Greg the Frequent Miler.
BestBuy.comUnited, BuyGCBuy Exxon/Mobil GC to earn milesSuccess2018-01-05Reported by AZ.
BestBuy.comUnited, BuyGCPurchase Best Buy GC from BestBuy.com via UA portal to earn milesFailure2018-01-05Reported by AZ
ToryBurch.comUR, BuyGCBuy goods and gift cards with Amex, get UR points. Used Amex to trigger Amex offer. Failure2017-12-18Reported by LeoM. UR portal tracked only goods portion of purchase, not GC’s. Received AmexOffer
Crate & BarrelSwagbucks, BuyGCPurchase physical GC get points/cashback
Failure2017-12-16Reported by Brian
Macy'sMileagePlusXUse Freedom for quarterly Dept Stores bonus
Result: Failed, only 1UR/$
Purchase
Failure2017-12-15Reported by ZinCo. Did get 4 Mileageplus/$ for MPX, but did not get 5 UR/$ for Freedom category bonus.
Brooks BrothersChaseUR, UseGCBuy merchandise with physical gift card for UR points
Success2017-12-15Reported by Skyflake
StaplesChaseUR, BuyGCBuy Whole Foods physical gift cards with Ink Plus to earn 5X for Staples and bonus points for Chase UR portal



Success2017-12-12Reported by Julian. Earned 13x UR points/dollar on Whole Foods gift cards when Chase was offering 8x on Staples in the UR portal.
Crate & BarrelUnited, BuyGCPurchase physical GC get miles


Failure2017-12-09Reported by Brian
Best BuyPurchase 400 GC using Chase Pay

Success2017-12-07Reported by Marshall. Got 4000 points on three Chase cards (2 freedom & 1 Chase Sapphire)
Best BuyeBates In Store, BuyGCPurchase GC get cash back

Failure2017-12-04Reported by Brian. Purchase tracked but no CB credited
TargetSimplyCashBack, BuyGCBuy egiftcard and get cash back
Failure2017-12-03Reported by Brian
StarbucksPurchase $10 gift card in store and trigger 10% back AmEx offer
Result: success
Success2017-12-02Reported by Dan
NeweggChaseUR, UseGCBuy Apple product (iPad) with 100% Newegg GC
Success2017-12-01Reported by PDXDealsGuy.
Bed Bath and Beyond (in-store)MileagePlusXBuy merchandise using ATT Access More card via MPX app


Success2017-11-28Reported by ZinCo. Counts as online purchase (3x) with ATTM due to MPX even though purchase is in-store, PLUS MileagePlus bonus
StaplesShopAtHome, BuyGCBuy Whole Foods e-gift card (when it was $90 for $100 value) and get cash back


Success2017-11-27Reported by Greg. ShopAtHome was listing 10% cash back for Staples at that time, but 5% for promotional items. So far the gift card is tracking at 10%
StaplesuPromise, BuyGCBuy Whole Foods e-gift card (when it was $90 for $100 value) and get cash back


Success2017-11-27Reported by Greg the Frequent Miler. (CB paid in March 2018).
Bed Bath & BeyondeBates In-store, BuyGCBuy Visa Gift Card and get cash back (also use Amex Offer)
Result: Success
Purchase Date: 11/26/17
Success2017-11-26Reported by Brian
Bed, Bath & BeyondeBates, BuyGCBuy Visa gift cards with Amex offer
Success2017-11-25Reported by Marshall.
eBagsAlaska, UseGCPurchased merchandise using gift card to earn miles.
Failure2017-11-22Reported by Dave. Denied because of use of 30% off coupon.
eBagsEbates, BuyGCPurchased $500 GC from eBags to earn cash back.Failure2017-11-22Reported by Dave. Purchase tracked but 0 dollars awarded.
Crate & BarreleBates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card get cash back

Success2017-11-21Reported by AZ
StaplesUnited, BuyGCBuy e-gift cards to earn United miles Success2017-11-13Reported by Grif
eBagsTopCashBackBuy electronics (BOSE) get cash back. Success2017-11-08Reported by John. Cashback took several months to be payable. Combined with Amex deal.
HomeDepotChaseURPurchased merchandise a with non-Chase CC (Citi AT&T). Success2017-11-06Reported by PDXDealsGuy
HomeDepotAA, UseGCBuy merchandise with Home Depot gift cardsSuccess2017-11-01Reported by Thomas
HomeDepotUnited, UseGCBuy merchandise with Home Depot gift cards
Success2017-11-01Reported by Thomas
StaplesChaseUR, BuyGCBuy e-gift cards with Ink Plus to earn 5X for Staples and bonus points for Chase UR portal

Failure2017-11-01Reported by Thomas. Earned normal 5x for Staples purchase, but did not earn bonus points for using the UR Mall portal.
StubhubTopCashBackBuy ticket with combination giftcard and credit card and get cash back
Failure2017-10-24Reported by Brian. TCB original tracked, then updated to "declined".
CardcashBuyGCPurchase gift card using Chase Ink via PayPal for 5x URFailure2017-10-23Reported by Adriano.
Container StoreeBates, UseGCPay for merchandise with mix of CS gift cards and credit card, receive cash back on full amountSuccess2017-10-15Reported by Diamond Vargas
KohlsMileagePlusX, UseGCPurchased merchandise with gift card (MPX) and Amex combo

Success2017-10-09Reported by Matthew
Bed Bath & BeyondeBates In-Store, BuyGCBuy Third Party GC to trigger BBB rebate and get cutbackSuccess2017-10-08Reported by Brian
HP.comUnited, BuyGCBuy eGC and earn milesSuccess2017-10-04Reported by Nick Reyes
BabiesRUs.comSwaybacks, UseGCBuy merchandise with GC and partial cash payment to earn cash backSuccess2017-10-04Reported by Brian
StaplesMileagePlusXPurchased merchandise with coupon and rebate at Staples via MileagePlusX app paying with Chase Ink Bold card. Success2017-10-04Reported by Mike. Earned 5X Chase UR, 5% Staples Rewards credit, 3X MileagePlus points and 1X MP point additional for having the MileagePlus card.
Allen EdmondseBates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and receive cash backSuccess2017-09-24Reported by Helmholtz
Macy'sEBates In-Store, BuyGCBuy GC to trigger Amex Offer and get cash backSuccess2017-09-14Reported by Leo M
Walmart.comTopCashBack, UseGCBuy merchandise with GC, get cash backSuccess2017-09-12Reported by Brian
Jet.comSwagbucksBuy Applebee's GC, get SwagBucks Success2017-09-01Reported by Brian
Macys.comTopCashBack.com, UseGCBuy merchandise entirely with gift card (and some Plenti points) and get cash backSuccess2017-09-01Reported by Frequent Miler
StaplesBritishAirways, BuyGCBuy Stubhub eGiftcards; pay with Chase Ink to earn 5x UR plus BA milesSuccess2017-08-31Reported by Craig
StaplesUltimateRewards, BuyGCBuy Stubhub eGift cards; pay with Chase Ink to earn 5x Ultimate Rewards plus UR from portal
Success2017-08-31Reported by Craig
Macys.comeBates, UseGCBuy merchandise entirely with gift card (and some Plenti points) and get cash backFailure2017-08-25Reported by Frequent Miler. Support ticket submitted to eBates. Received some Plenti points but not full amount.
Giftcards.com TopCashBackBuy 500 VGC using Chase Ink for 3X Chase URSuccess2017-08-23
Reported by ReconScott
Walmart.comuPromise, UseGCBuy merchandise entirely with gift card and get cash backSuccess2017-08-22Reported by Frequent Miler. CB pending
StaplesUltimateRewards, BuyGCBuy Darden eGiftcards and earn URSuccess2017-08-20Reported by Jedi
WalMart.comAlaska, BuyGCBuy physical GC, earn milesFailure2017-08-18Reported by Leo M.
Vegas.comTopCashBackBuy show tickets, earn cash backSuccess2017-08-16Reported by Leo M. Earned on full tickets + fees amount
Raise.comAlaska, BuyGCBuy GC, earn milesSuccess2017-08-14Reported by jedi. Terms say w/pay cash back for up to $2000 lifetime
BestBuy.comAlaska, BuyGCBuy physical GC, earn milesFailure2017-08-14Reported by Leo M.
HomeDepot.comAA, UseGCBuy merchandise with GC; earn milesSuccess2017-08-12Reported by Gaurav
Lowes.comuPromise, UseGCBuy merchandise entirely with gift card and get cash backSuccess2017-08-10Reported by Frequent Miler. CB pending
Hayneedle.comAmerican, UseGCBuy eGC with eGC and earn milesFailure2017-08-01Reported by Mike. Miles initially posted but were clawed back.
JosBank.comAmerican, BuyGCBuy eGC, earn milesFailure2017-08-01Reported by Mike
JosBank.comBritishAirways, BuyGCBuy eGC, earn AviosFailure2017-08-01Reported by Mike
WarbyParker.comA+, BuyGCBuy eGC/GC with GC to earn milesFailure2017-08-01Reported by Mike
WarbyParker.comAS, BuyGCBuy eGC/GC with GC to earn milesFailure2017-08-01Reported by Mike
WarbyParker.comAmerican, BuyGCBuy eGC, earn milesSuccess2017-08-01Reported by Mike
SierraTradingPost.comBritishAirways, BuyGCBuy eGC with eGC and earn AviosFailure2017-08-01Reported by Mike. Merchant canceled orders.
SierraTradingPost.comBritishAirways, BuyGCBuy eGC and earn AviosPartial Success2017-08-01Reported by Mike. Partial Success “Purchase of gift cards will receive a lower reward” Tracked at 1x vs of 5x
WarbyParker.comAmerican, BuyGCBuy eGC/GC with GC to earn milesFailure2017-08-01Reported by Mike
MagicKitchen.comBritishAirways, BuyGCBuy eGC with eGC to earn AviosFailure2017-08-01Reported by Mike. Website restriction prevents purchase of eGC with eGC.
MagicKitchen.comBritishAirways, BuyGCBuy eGC to earn AviosSuccess2017-08-01Reported by Mike
JosBank.comAS, BuyGCBuy eGC, earn milesFailure2017-08-01Reported by Mike
MagicKitchen.comBritishAirways, UseGCBuy merchandise with eGC and earn AviosSuccess2017-08-01Reported by Mike
Nike.comeBates, BuyGCBuy eGift cards and earn cash backFailure2017-07-31Reported by LeoM
Best BuyUnited, BuyGCBuy physical gift cards and earn milesSuccess2017-07-27
Reported by Stephen.
Best BuyTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift cards and earn cash backFailure2017-07-26Reported by Stephen. Initially tracked but declined
Best BuyAA, BuyGCBuy physical gift cards and earn milesSuccess2017-07-25Reported by Stephen
Jet.comAlaska, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and earn milesSuccess2017-07-23Reported by Aureliano
Best BuyUltimateRewards, BuyGCBuy physical gift cards and earn milesFailure2017-07-23Reported by Aureliano.
Jet.comAmtrak ,BuyGCBuy physical gift card and earn milesSuccess2017-07-23Reported by Aureliano
Jet.comTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and earn cash backSuccess2017-07-23Reported by Aureliano
Jet.comUltimateRewards, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and earn pointsSuccess2017-07-23Reported by Aureliano
Jet.comeBates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and earn cash backSuccess2017-07-23Reported by Aureliano
Best BuyBritish Airways, BuyGCBuy physical gift cards and earn milesFailure2017-07-21Reported by Stephen
Best BuyUnited, BuyGCBuy physical gift cards and earn milesFailure2017-07-20Reported by Aureliano.
eBatesVirgin AmericaBook award flight and earn cash back on taxes and feesSuccess2017-07-20Reported by LeoM. Note: cb earned on *full* value $ of ticket!
Best BuyAA, BuyGCBuy physical gift cards and earn milesSuccess
2017-07-19Reported by Aureliano.
Best BuyeBates InStore, BuyGCBuy GC in store to earn special eBates InStore promo of 1% cash back. (Bought $150 Nike GC’s, $100 Google Play and $100 Netflix)
Partial Success2017-07-15Reported by LeoM. CB pending for $250 of the $350.
PetcoBritishAirways, BuyGCBuy physical GC to qualify for Amex $15 off $50 offer and earn milesFail2017-07-12Reported by TheSoCalledFan. GC not serviced by Petco so did not qualify for Amex. BA miles unknown at this time.
Boxed.comBeFrugal, BuyGCBuy physical GC, get cash backFailure2017-07-11Reported by LeoM
HPeBates, UseGCBuy merchandise w/combination of CC and GC and get cash backSuccess2017-06-29Reported by Victor. Cash back received on entire transaction.
GameStopLoad Amazon Cash with credit card and earn $10 Amazon credit.Success2017-06-26Reported by many
GameStopUseGCLoad Amazon Cash with Game Stop physical GC and earn Amazon creditFailure2017-06-25Reported by Joe
GrouponUR, BuyGCBuy eGC, receive Ultimate Rewards PointsFail2017-06-21Reported by LeoM
1800FlowerseBates, UseGCBuy merchandise with mostly gift cards and earn cash backSuccess2017-06-13Reported by Greg the Frequent Miler. CB earned on total purchase less tax.
Bloomingdales.comBeFrugal, BuyGCBuy physical GC and get cash backFailure2017-06-13Reported by Greg the Frequent Miler
Bloomingdales.comTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical GC and get cash backFailure2017-06-13Reported by Greg the Frequent Miler
Bestbuy.comTopCashBack, UseGCBuy merchandise with eGC and get cash backFailure2017-06-12Reported by Bryant
Bed Bath & BeyondBritishAirways, UseGCPay for merchandise completely with BBB gift cards, receive milesSuccess2017-05-30Reported by Steph
StaplesChase, BuyGCBuy eGiftcard, earn Ultimate Rewards.Success2017-05-20Reported by Jeremy H
Kate SpadeTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy eGiftcard, earn cash backFailure2017-05-17Reported by Nicole.
SearsUnited, BuyGCBuy eGiftcard, earn milesFailure2017-05-17Reported by Leonardo M.
1800Flowers.comAAdvantage, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, earn milesSuccess2017-05-17Reported by Chong
NikeEbates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, earn cash backFailure2017-05-16Reported by Josh
The BouqsTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy eGC and earn cash backFailure2017-05-10Reported by Brandon.
The BouqsTopCashBack, UseGCBuy merchandise with eGC and credit card and earn cash backSuccess2017-05-10Reported by Brandon
Bloomingdale'sEbates, BuyGCBuy eGC and earn cash backFailure2017-05-09Reported by Tarheel_95
Bloomingdale'sEbates, UseGCBuy merchandise with gift card and earn cash backSuccess2017-05-09Reported by Tarheel_95
HPEbates, BuyGCBuy eGiftcard, earn cash backFailure2017-05-08Reported by GR. Cashback initially posted but was clawed back.
SearsBeFrugal, UseGCBuy merchandise with combination of eGC, credit card, and ShopYourWay Rewards and receive cash backSuccess2017-05-02Reported by Leonardo M. Success. Cash back pending.
HayneedleBeFrugal, UseGCBuy merchandise with eGC and credit card and earn cash backSuccess2017-05-02Reported by Leonardo M. Success; cutback pending on full purchase amount
PetcoTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and earn miles and Amex OfferPartial Success2017-04-28Reported by Leonardo M. Amex Offer posted but did not receive miles.
PetcoBeFrugal, BuyGCBuy gift card and receive cash back and Amex Offer.Partial Success2017-04-28Reported by Leonardo M. No miles received but Amex Offer posted
HayneedleAA, UseGCBuy merchandise with eGC and credit card to receive milesSuccess2017-04-26Reported by Leonardo M. Miles posted for full amount.
PetcoAA, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and receive miles and Amex OfferFail2017-04-26Reported by Luchex. Did not receive miles or Amex Offer, tho AA portal shows visit to Petco store
HayneedleAA, BuyGCBuy eGC and receive miles and Amex OfferPartial success2017-04-20Reported by Leonardo M. Miles originally posted but were clawed back. Amex Offer posted
saksoff5th.comAlaska, BuyGCBuy physical GC and earn milesSuccess2017-04-17Reported by Leonardo M.
BassProAlaska, UseGCBuy merchandise with combination of eGC and GC and earn milesSuccess2017-04-12Reported by Leonardo M
BassProAlaska, BuyGCBuy eGC and earn milesFailure2017-04-12Reported by Leonardo M. Miles originally posted within 2 days but were clawed back a month later
BumbleandBumble.comAlaska, UseGCBuy merchandise with eGC plus credit card and earn milesSuccess2017-04-12Reported by Leonardo M. Miles earned on full purchase amount
BumbleandBumble.comAlaska, BuyGCBuy eGC and earn milesFail2017-04-12Reported by Leonardo M
LancomeBritishAirways, BuyGCBuy eGiftcard and earn milesFailure2017-04-05Reported by Raulf
Neiman MarcusShopAtHome, BuyGCBuy eGC and earn cash backSuccess2017-03-31Reported by Glenn
DelleBates, BuyGCBuy Xbox gift card to earn cash backFail2017-03-09Reported by Glenn
PlastiqPay "business services" bill with Citi ATT card to earn 3x. Fail2017-03-06Reported by Frequent Miler. Looks like rent still gets 3x
Amazon.comJetBlue, UseGCBuy merchandise with eight card and receive milesSuccess2017-03-03Reported by Leonardo
M.
CardCookie.comBuy Walmart gift cards with Citi AT&T to earn 3xSuccess2017-02-27Reported by CJ
PetcoChase, UseGCBuy merchandise with gift card to earn pointsSuccess2017-02-20Reported by Leonardo M. Points pending full price prior to discounts.
LancomeiConsumer, BuyGCBuy physical gift card to get cash backFail2017-02-18Reported by Diamond Vargas
LancomeTCB, BuyGCBuy eGC and earn cash
Fail2017-02-17Reported by Glenn. Amex offer tracked but no cash back.
LancomeBeFrugal, BuyGCBuy eGC and earn cashFail2017-02-17Reported by Glenn. Amex offer tracked but no cash back.
Kohl'seBates, BuyGCBuy Kohl’s physical GC and earn cash back

Success2017-02-15Reported by Fanfoot
PetcoBA, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, receive miles
Fail2017-02-08Reported by edlin. Multiple orders. Amex offers paid out; transactions tracked but marked "declined" after 4-8 days.
eBagsVirginAmerica, BuyGCBuy eGiftcard, earn cash backFailure2017-02-07Reported by murtuza
eBagsPlenti, BuyGCBuy eGiftcard, earn cash backFailure2017-02-07Reported by murtuza
eBagsShopatHome, BuyGCBuy eGiftcard, earn cash backFailure2017-02-07Reported by murtuza
eBagsMr.Rebates, BuyGCBuy eGiftcard, earn cash backFailure2017-02-07Reported by murtuza
SwarovskiMr. Rebates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, receive cash backFail2017-02-02Reported by Diamond Vargas
Neiman MarcusAlaska, BuyGCBuy eGift card and earn miles and get Amex offerFail (Clawback)2017-01-28Reported by Pal Guy
Neiman MarcusTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy eGift card and earn cash back and get Amex offerFail2017-01-27Reported by Chris.
Neiman MarcusAlaska, BuyGCBuy eGiftcard and earn miles and get Amex offerFail (Clawback)2017-01-26Reported by Daniel. Miles posted but were clawed back. Order was canceled by NM and eGift cards were deactivated
SamsClub.comTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift card to earn cash back
Fail2017-01-24Reported by Dave
Neiman MarcusAlaska, BuyGCBuy eGift card plus small item to earn miles and get Amex offerFail (Clawback)2017-01-20Reported by Ben. Miles posted initially and were removed as "redemptions" from Alaska miles account
Neiman MarcusAlaska, BuyGCBuy eGift card and earn milesFail2017-01-20Reported by Taco. Note: posted 1/21/17, clawed back 1/26/17
Tartecosmetics.comUR, BuyGCBuy egift card with Chase Freedom Unlimited Visa card, receive points


Fail2017-01-19Reported by Leo
AppleUnitedBuy customized macbook pro, earn UA pointsFail2017-01-19Reported by kit. credit card was not charged until the laptop was ready
Neiman MarucsSplender, BuyGCBuy e-gift card, receive cash back
Fail2017-01-19Reported by snuggliestbear. Initially tracked, then reversed
Tartecosmetics.comUR, UseGCBuy goods with egift card and balance with Chase Visa to receive points
Success2017-01-18Reported by Leo. Received UR points on total purchase amount
Best BuyTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy iTunes gift card and get cash backSuccess2017-01-18Reported by Glenn
Neiman MarcusAmerican, BuyGCBuy gift card and get cash back and use Amex offerFail2017-01-18Reported by Matt E. Has not tracked after 5 days; will update status to success if it tracks
AvedaUR, BuyGCBuy egift card, get cash backFail2017-01-17Reported by Diamond Vargas
AvedaBritish Airways, BuyGCBuy egift card, get cash backFail2017-01-16Reported by Diamond Vargas
Aveda eBates, BuyGCBuy eGift card and earn cash back Fail2017-01-16Reported by Glenn
Aveda TopCashBack, BuyGCBuy eGift card and earn cash back Fail2017-01-16Reported by Glenn
Aveda BeFrugal, BuyGCBuy eGift card and earn cash back Fail2017-01-16Reported by Glenn
GrouponeBates Purchase Groupon with Groupon Bucks and earn cash backSuccess2017-01-15Reported by Paul. Tracked/pending within 2 hours.
AvedaBeFrugal, BuyGCBuy egift card, get cash backFail2017-01-15Reported by Diamond Vargas
AvedaMrRebates, BuyGCBuy egift card, get cash backFail2017-01-14Reported by Diamond Vargas
Cole HaanAlaska, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and earn milesFail2017-01-13Reported by Glenn
AvedaSplender, BuyGCBuy egift card, get cash backFail2017-01-13Reported by Diamond Vargas
NewEggUnited, BuyGCBuy Hyatt eGift card and earn milesFail2017-01-13Reported by Glenn
AvedaiConsumer, BuyGCBuy egift card, get cash backFail2017-01-12Reported by Diamond Vargas
StaplesTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy Visa gift card and earn cash backFail2017-01-12Reported by DSP
Fedex Office PrintURBuy Print Service with a Visa Card (not Chase) receive pointsSuccess2017-01-12Reported by Leo M
Best BuyTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy iTunes gift cards and earn cash backSuccess2017-01-11Reported by Glenn
AvedaTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy egift card, get cash backFail2017-01-11Reported by Diamond Vargas
NewEggTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy Nike eGift card and get cash backSuccess2017-01-10Reported by Dan
Mac CosmeticsSplender, BuyGCBuy egift card, get cash backFail 2017-01-09Reported by Diamond Vargas
NewEggSplender, BuyGCBuy Nike eGift card and earn cash backSuccess2017-01-09Reported by Glenn
Mac CosmeticsSplender, BuyGCBuy physical card, get cash backFail 2017-01-08Reported by Diamond Vargas
Mac CosmeticsTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy egift card, get cash backFail2017-01-07Reported by Diamond Vargas
StaplesMr. Rebate, BuyGCBuy physical Starbucks gift card, get cash backSuccess2017-01-07Reported by kv
SamsClub.comSimplyBestCoupons, BuyGCBuy physical gift card get cash back
Failure2017-01-06Reported by Brian
Mac CosmeticsMrRebates, BuyGCBuy egift card, get cash backFail2017-01-06Reported by Diamond Vargas
NikeChase, UseGCPurchase merchandise with a gift card (purchased on United MPX app) to earn Chase pointsSuccess2017-01-02Reported by dumbaidiot.
StaplesAlaska, BuyGCBuy Target eGiftcard and earn cash back Fail2016-12-31Reported by Dan
StaplesURUse Amex credit card, buy e-GCsFail2016-12-31Reported by kct
StapleseBates, BuyGCBuy Target eGiftcard and earn cash back Fail2016-12-31Reported by Dan
StaplesiConsumer, BuyGCBuy Target eGiftcard and earn cash back Fail2016-12-31Reported by Dan
StaplesTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy Target eGiftcard and earn cash back Fail2016-12-31Reported by Dan
LowesTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, earn cash backFail2016-12-30Reported by Sarhaan. Purchased gc that looked like a present.
Neiman MarcusAlaska, BuyGCBuy eGiftcard, earn milesSuccess2016-12-27Reported by JustSaying
StaplesUnited, BuyGCBuy Whole Foods eGiftcard, get milesSuccess2016-12-26Reported by Frequent Miler. Miles counted toward portal's NY bonus also
Macy'siConsumer, BuyGCBuy Macy's physical gift card, get cash backFail2016-12-23Reported by Diamond Vargas
Best BuyAA, BuyGCBuy iTunes eGiftcard and earn milesSuccess2016-12-22Reported by Glenn
Best BuyeBates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and earn cash backSuccess2016-12-21Reported by Glenn
StapleseBates, BuyGCBuy physical Hyatt gift card and earn cash backSuccess2016-12-21Reported by Glenn
SearsGiving AssistantReload GC and get cash backSuccess*2016-12-20Reported by Greg the Frequent Miler. *At the time of this experiment, terms said gc earned cash back. This tested whether reloads also earned cb. Current terms don't say gcs earn cash back.
Staples United, BuyGCBuy Target eGfit card, earn milesFail 2016-12-18Reported by Frequent Miler
StaplesUnited, BuyGCBuy Target physical gift card, earn miles Fail 2016-12-18Reported by Frequent Miler
NewEggSplender, BuyGCBuy Visa virtual gift card and earn cash backSuccess2016-12-18Reported by Frequent Miler. Cash back pending.
SearsUnitedReload Sears gift card and earn milesFail2016-12-18Reported by Frequent Miler. Miles were clawed back
Staples United, BuyGCBuy Whole Foods physical gift card, get milesFail 2016-12-18Reported by Frequent Miler
SearsTopCashBackBuy merchandise with SYW Rewards and earn cash backSuccess2016-12-16Reported by PowerT
Sunglass HutTopCashBack, UseGCBuy merchandise with GC and receive cashbackSuccess2016-12-16Reported by Leonardo M. CB took over 5 months to be payable.
ExpressDiscover DealsBuy merchandise with eGC and Discover and earn cash backSuccess2016-12-16Reported by Leonardo M. Received cash back on full amount
StaplesBeFrugal, BuyGCBuy Hyatt gift card, earn cash backFail2016-12-15Reported by Glenn. Initially tracked, then reversed.
SearsUnited Buy merchandise with SYW Rewards and earn milesSuccess2016-12-15Reported by Frequent Miler. Miles pending.
SearsTopCashBackReload Sears gift card, get cash backFail2016-12-15Reported by JCB
SearsBeFrugalReload Sears gift card, get cash backFail2016-12-15Reported by JCB
Sunglass HutAlaska, BuyGCBuy gift card and earn milesFail2016-12-15Reported by Glenn
GiftCardMallBeFrugalBuy AirBNB gift cards and earn cash backSuccess2016-12-14Reported by JCB.
Macy'sBeFrugal, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, get cash back Fail2016-12-14Reported by Diamond Vargas
1-800-FlowersTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, earn cash backSuccess2016-12-13Reported by Frequent Miler
SearsTopCashBackReload Sears gift card, earn cash backFailure*2016-12-13Reported by Duncan. Tracking at $0 the day after purchase. Will update if it tracks.
Cole HaanBeFrugal, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and earn cash backFailure2016-12-12Reported by Glenn
NewEggSplender, BuyGCBuy Nike eGift card and earn cash backSuccess2016-12-12Reported by Glenn
SearsBeFrugalBuy merchandise with egfitcards and credit card and earn cash backSuccess2016-12-12Reported by JCB. Earned cash back on full amount of purchase.
StaplesMr. Rebates, BuyGCBuy Hyatt physical gift card and earn cash backFail2016-12-09Reported by Glenn
StaplesMr. Rebates, BuyGCBuy eGift cards, receive cash back. Purchase was 3 x $25 Gap, 1 x $25 AthletaPartial Success2016-12-09Reported by Anita. Purchased tracked at $25 instead of $100
StaplesSplender, BuyGCBuy Hyatt physical gift card and earn cash backFail2016-12-09Reported by Glenn
1-800-BasketsBeFrugalBuy physical gift card, get cash back plus Amex Harry & David offerSuccess2016-12-05Reported by Frequent Miler. Amex Offer was to spend $75, Get $20 from Harry & David. Terms show that offer is good at variety of 1-800-etc brands. Cash back pending from BeFrugal. Cash back received from Amex.
PetcoTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, receive cash backSuccess2016-12-05Reported by CJ. Bought 4x$25 GC. Amex Offers paid out. Cash back payable.
LowesTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, earn cash backSuccess2016-12-04Reported by Frequent Miler. Note: chose card that looked like a present; card was not personalized.
LowesTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, earn cash backFailure2016-12-04Reported by Tom. Tracked but at 0%
SaksURUse Amex credit card to buy merchandise and earn UR pointsSuccess2016-12-03Reported by kct
Under ArmourBeFrugal, BuyGCBuy gift card, earn cash backFailure2016-12-02Reported by Rich
Under ArmourTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy gift card, earn cash backFailure2016-12-02Reported by Rich
Under ArmoureBates, BuyGCBuy gift card, earn cash backSuccess2016-12-02Reported by Rich
SearsUnited, BuyGCBuy eGiftcard, earn milesFailure2016-11-29Reported by Frequent Miler
SearsUnitedReload eGiftcard, earn milesSuccess2016-11-29Reported by Frequent Miler. Miles posted within 3 days.
SearsBeFrugalBuy merchandise with SYW Rewards only and get cash back for store pickup.Success2016-11-29Reported by Frequent Miler
SearsBeFrugal, UseGCBuy merchandise with gift card to earn cash back and SYW RewardsSuccess2016-11-29Reported by Frequent Miler. SYW posted within an hour; CB within 5 hours
Cole HaaniConsumer, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, earn cash backFailure2016-11-29Reported by Diamond Vargas
SearsTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy eGift card and earn cash backFailure2016-11-28Reported by Frequent Miler. Note: tracked at $0 whether paying directly or through Amex Checkout
SearsTopCashBackReload Sears gift card and earn cash backSuccess2016-11-28Reported by Frequent Miler. Note: Worked whether paying directly with Amex or through Amex Checkout.
StaplesUnited, BuyGCBuy physical Hyatt gift card and earn milesSuccess2016-11-28Reported by Glenn
AnthropologieTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy e-gift card, earn cash backSuccess2016-11-27Reported by Nicole
AnthropologieTopCashBackBuy merchandise, pay partially with egiftcard and partially on credit cardSuccess2016-11-27Reported by Nicole
Cole HaanTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and earn cash backFailure2016-11-27Reported by Diamond Vargas
LL BeanEbatesBuy merchandise with gift card and credit card to earn cash backSuccess2016-11-27Reported by Liz. Cash back on full amount of purchase.
Sur la TableAlaska, UseGCBuy merchandise with gift card and credit card, earn milesSuccess2016-11-25Reported by Leonardo. Earned miles on full amount of purchase
Sur la TableAlaska, BuyGCBuy eGiftcard, earn milesFailure2016-11-25Reported by Leonardo
Sears ShopAt HomeReload Sears gift card, get cash backFail2016-11-24Reported by Bret. Initially received credit, later reversed.
Newegg


BeFrugal, BuyGCBuy Hyatt egift card and earn cash backFailure2016-11-23Reported by Glenn
Staples
BeFrugal, BuyGCBuy Hyatt physical gift cardSuccess2016-11-23Reported by Glenn
Best BuyURUse Citi credit card to buy merchandise and earn UR pointsFail 2016-11-22Reported by kct
Macy'sAABuy merchandise with a combination of Plenti points and credit card to earn AA miles and Plenti points

Success2016-11-21Reported by Jesson
Sunglass HutAlaska, BuyGCBuy gift card and earn milesSuccess2016-11-18Reported by Glenn
StaplesMr. Rebates, BuyGCBuy physical Hyatt GC and earn cash back
Success2016-11-18Reported by Glenn
StaplesUpromise, BuyGCBuy egift card and earn cash backFailure2016-11-17Reported by Anita. Transaction did not track.
NeweggSplender, BuyGCBuy Southwest egift card and earn cash backFailure2016-11-17Reported by Anita. Transaction did not track.
Boden

ExtraBux, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, receive cash backSuccess2016-11-17Reported by Frequent Miler. Cash back pending until 2/15/17
Gap/Banana Republic
AABuy Banana Republic merchandise by adding it to cart then clicking Gap through AA portal and checking out on Gap site. Paid with combination of GC + CC. Used BR coupon codes.Success2016-11-17Reported by VRHunter. Note check out/pay on the Gap affiliated storefront that has the highest cash back payout
NeweggSplender, BuyGCBuy CVS egift cardSuccess2016-11-17Reported by Anita
JCPenney Alaska, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and earn pointsSuccess2016-11-15Reported by Nate
Sur La Table
AA, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and earn pointsSuccess2016-11-15Reported by Nate
Cole Haan
Mr. Rebates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, receive cash backFailure2016-11-14Reported by Diamond Vargas. Looks like a change from previous results?
Jet.com
EbatesBuy merchandise using Jet Cash and get cash back. Success2016-11-13Reported by Yosk
HPEbates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, receive cash backSuccess2016-11-12Reported by Diamond Vargas
NikeUR, UseGCUse e-gift card, earn portal pointsFail2016-11-2Reported by kct
Newegg
Alaska, BuyGCBuy eGift card, earn milesFailure2016-11-09Reported by Dan
SamsClub.com
DiscoverBuy Visa GC with non-Discover card to earn 5% cash backFailure2016-11-09Reported by Lela Shifton
JC Penney
United, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and receive milesFailure2016-11-09Reported by Dan
Ralph LaurenTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy eGiftcard, earn cash backFail2016-11-03Reported by Josh. Originally tracked, then declined
Staples UR, BuyGCBuy Overstock eGift card to earn UR points.Success2016-11-03Reported by Angela
West ElmAA, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and earn American Airlines milesSuccess 2016-11-02Reported by Nate
Newegg AA, BuyGCBuy egiftcard to earn milesFailure2016-11-01Reported by Nate
Ralph LaurenTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy eGiftcard, earn cash backSuccess (pending)2016-10-27Reported by Stephen. Showed as pending, but note other RL data
SearsShopAtHomeReload Sears gift card, get cash backFail2016-10-25Reported by Bret. Initially received credit, later reversed.
Bloomingdale'sAA, BuyGCBuy eGiftcard, earn American Airlines milesFail 2016-10-14Reported by Michael. Purchase did not track.
SaksUnited, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and earn United milesFail2016-10-10Reported by Michael. Purchase did not track.
SakesUnited, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and earn United milesFail2016-10-10Reported by Dave. Purchase 10/10; as of 10/24 nothing tracked.
SaksUnited, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, earn United milesFail2016-10-10Reported by Diamond Vargas. Purchase 10/10; as of 10/24 not tracking.
HP
BeFrugal, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, receive cash backSuccess2016-10-09Reported by Diamond Vargas
GNCBeFrugal Buy physical gift card, receive cash back
Result: FAIL
Purchase Date: 05/09/2016


Fail 2016-09-20Reported by Diamond Vargas
GNCSplenderBuy physical gift card, receive cash back
Fail 2016-09-20Reported by Diamond Vargas. Purchase date 05/09/2016
NikeUnited, BuyGCBuy e-gift card, receive miles

Purchase Date: 9/4/2016
Fail 2016-09-20Reported by FM. Purchase Date: 9/4/2016
NikeAA, BuyGCBought Nike e-Gift cards through AA portal and earn milesFail2016-09-20Reported by Taco
TargetVirgin ElevateBought merchandise at Target through Virgin Elevate to see how long it takes to post2016-09-20Reported by Anita. Purchase date: 6/27/2016
Post date: 8/12/2016.
HPAA, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, receive miles

Fail2016-09-17Reported by RT. Purchase date: 8/5/2016, initially tracked but clawed back 9/17/2016
Best BuyBuyGCTried to use Best Buy gift card in store to buy Visa gift card
Fail2016-09-16
Reported by Ricardo. Registers were hard-coded to not allow it
Allen EdmondsTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and receive cashbackSuccess2016-09-16Reported by James. Appeared as pending in TopCashBack the next day. (9/13)
Allen EdmondsBeFrugal, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and receive cashbackSuccess2016-09-16Reported by Me. CB showed up as pending within 2 hours.
NikeUnited Airlines, BuyGCBuy physical Nike gift cards and earn milesFail2016-09-16Reported by Chris
BlissTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, receive cash backSuccess2016-09-15Reported by Diamond Vargas
PetcoMrRebates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, get cash backSuccess2016-09-15Reported by Ben
Allen EdmondsTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, earn cash backPartial Success2016-09-12Reported by Volker. Only $100 of $300 tracked.
Allen EdmondsBeFrugal, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, earn cash backPartial Success2016-09-12Reported by Volker. Only $100 of $300 tracked.
Best BuyAA, BuyGCBuy physical GC, receive miles
Fail2016-09-11Reported by ENOTTY. Purchase 8/4 or 8/21/16
Allen EdmondseBates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and earn cash back.
SUCCESS, tracked correctly with EBates
(as expected, has always worked previously too)
Success2016-09-11Reported by Glenn
StaplesAlaska AirlinesBuy merchandise with mix of CC and Staples Rewards to receive miles

Partial success; earned for CC portion only2016-09-11Reported by LeonardoM. Purchase date 9/1/2016
SamsClub.com
Amtrak, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, receive pointsFail2016-09-11Reported by ENOTTY. Purchase date 8/6/2016
OfficeDepot.comeBatesPurchase merchandise online for in-store pickup and earn cash backFail2016-09-11Reported by John Hopper
NikeAlaska Airlines, BuyGCBuy physical gift card w/ Amex Platinum and receive Alaskan Miles and Amex Offer
Successs2016-09-11Reported by Rich
NikeUnited Airlines, BuyGCBuy e-gift card, earn miles.

Success2016-09-11Reported by Marko. Purchase date 8/9; miles pending 8/19
etsy.com

Alaska Airlines, BuyGCBuy e-gift certificate, receive milesSuccess2016-09-11Reported by LeonardoM. Purchase date 9/2/2016.
etsy.comAlaska Airlines, UseGCMerchant: etsy.com
Use e-gift certificate, receive miles
Success2016-09-11Reported by LeonardoM. Purchase date 9/2/2016.
SamsClub.comPurchase merchandise with Chase Freedom to earn 5x category bonusSuccess2016-09-11Reported by ENOTTY
ebags.comVirgin Elevate, BuyGCBuy e-gift card, receive cash backSuccess2016-09-11Reported by LeonardoM. Purchase date 6/2/2016
ebags.comAlaska Airlines, BuyGCBuy e-gift card, receive cash backFail2016-09-11Reported by LeonardoM. Purchase date 8/18/2016
ebags.comAA Shopping Mall, BuyGC
Buy e-gift card, receive cash backFail2016-09-11Reported by LeonardoM. Purchase date 8/18/2016
Best BuyUnited Airlines, BuyGCBuy physical GC, receive milesFail2016-09-11Reported by ENOTTY. Purchase 8/4 or 8/21/16
ebags.comTopcashback, BuyGCBuy e-gift card, receive cash backFail2016-09-11Reported by LeonardoM. Note that he did receive the Amex Offer for the purchase. Purchase date 4/28/2016.
Best BuyAlaska Airlines, BuyGCBuy physical GC, receive milesFail2016-09-11Reported by ENOTTY. Purchase 8/4 or 8/21/16

Eddie Bauer

Topcashback, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, receive cash backSuccess2016-09-11Reported by Stephen. Purchase date 8/16/2016
West ElmBritishAirways, UseGC, BuyGCBuy physical gift card w/ electronic gift card, receive cash back
Success2016-09-04Reported by REI
West ElmBritishAirways, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, receive cash backSuccess2016-09-04Reported by REI
West ElmBritishAirways, BuyGCBuy electronic gift card, receive cash back
Success2016-08-30Reported by REI
Eddie BauerTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, earn cash backSuccess2016-08-27Reported by REI. Cashback pending and payable in 5 weeks.
Allen EdmondsTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, earn cash backSuccess2016-08-27Reported by REI. Cash back pending and payable in 5 weeks.
SearsShopAtHome, UseGCBought merchandise with a combination of SYW points and gift cards.Fail2016-08-23Reported by CE. Purchase 8/23; shopathome responded "Sears does not offer as back on electronics purchases"
Nike


United, BuyGCBuy electronic gift card, receive milesSuccess2016-08-10Reported by Daisy C
Sur La Table


Splender, BuyGCBuy egift card, receive cash backFail2016-08-10Reported by Diamond Vargas
Staples

Splender, BuyGCBuy physical eBay gift card, receive cash backSuccess2016-08-10Reported by Diamond Vargas. Note: cashback posted after about 9 weeks.
Kate Spade

Topcashback, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, receive cash back
Fail2016-08-10Reported by Diamond Vargas
Kate Spade


Splender, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, receive cash backFail2016-08-10Reported by Diamond Vargas
HP.com

iConsumer, BuyGCBuy eGC with Amex Simply Cash and get cashback plus 5% from OPEN.Success2016-08-10Reported by Michael
HP

Ebates, BuyGCBuy electornic gift card, receive cash back
Success2016-08-10Reported by Rich
DeltaNoneBuy $1000 Delta gift cards with American Express to see if it qualifies for 20% Delta purchase Amex OfferSuccess2016-08-10Reported by Million Mile Secrets
Costco
Google ExpressPurchase merchandise at Costco via Google Express and earn 5% cash back with Chase Freedom. Success2016-08-10Reported by Masa. Purchase date 8/3/2016
KohlseBates, UseGCBuy merchandise with a gift card and get cash back. Fail2016-07-21Reported by Avi. (Note that others have reported success getting cash back when paying with a GC.)
Lands' EndChaseUR, BuyGCBuy a End GC and pay with Chase Sapphire PreferreedSuccess2016-07-21Reported by TCCQuest
Lands' EndChaseUR, UseGCBuy Lands' End merchandise with GC and Chase Sapphire PreferredFail2016-07-21Reported by TCCQuest. Earned 1x only for the portion paid with CSP
NikeiConsumer, BuyGCBuy e-gift card, receive cash back
Success2016-07-21Reported by Mark B.
Sur La Table TopCashBack, BuyGCBuy Sur La Table GC with Sur La Table GC via TopCashBackFail2016-07-21Reported by Daniel Gordon
ScoreBigBuy tickets with a credit card linked to both ShopYourWayRewards and Fuel Rewards and earn rewards from bothSuccess2016-07-09Reported by Anita
ScoreBigiConsumerBuy tickets and earn both cash back and Southwest milesSuccess2016-07-09Reported by Anita. Note that Southwest miles aren't earned through SW portal but through SW linked version of ScoreBig.
ScoreBigBuy tickets and use a coupon, and also earn milesFail2016-07-09Reported by Anita. Airline linked versions of ScoreBig are hardcoded to not accept coupons.
Estee LauderiConsumer, BuyGCBuy egift card and earn cash backFail2016-07-09Reported by Diamond Vargas
HonestMrRebates, BuyGCBuy gift card and received cash backSuccess2016-07-09Reported by Diamond Vargas. GC balance can be added to account and used for subscriptions.
ScoreBigFlyStore(VirginAmerica)Buy tickets at ScoreBig to see how long it would take for points to post.Points posted approximately 48 hours after purchase2016-06-26Reported by Anita. Purchase made Saturday afternoon; points posted Monday afternoon.
GrouponBuy merchandise with Citi ATT Access More card and earn 3xPartial Success2016-06-18Reported by Anita. 5 of 6 purchases earned 3x.
UnitedPay for fees on award flights with Citi Access More and earn 3xPartial Success2016-06-18Reported by Anita. 4 of 7 purchases earned 3x.
Targetebates, UseGCPay with Target gift card and Target Redcard and earn cash backPartial Success2016-06-18Reported by John. Cash back earned only on portion paid with Target Redcard.
StaplesBritishAirways, BuyGCBuy Groupon GC and earn BA milesFail2016-06-18Reported by Coldagglutannin
SearsSplenderPay with SYWR and Discover and get cash backPartial Success2016-06-18Reported by John. Cash back earned on portion paid with Discover.
ScoreBigBuy merchandise with Citi ATT Access More card and earn 3xFail2016-06-18Reported by Anita. 1 of 4 transactions earned 3x. (and not the big one!)
Raise.comBuy merchandise with Citi ATT Access More card and earn 3xSUCCESS2016-06-18Reported by Anita. 4 of 4 purchases earned 3x.
PaneraMileagePlusXBuy Panera gift card via MileagePlusX using Amex Platinum to earn reimbursement credit for United.SUCCESS2016-06-18Reported by Anita
Home DepotChase UR, UseGCBuy merchandise at Home Depot using Home Depot gift card and earn URSUCCESS2016-06-18Reported by el.
GiftCardSpreadBuy merchandise with Citi ATT Access More card and earn 3xSuccess2016-06-18Reported by Anita. 1 of 1 purchases earned 3x.
eBagsBuy merchandise with Citi ATT Access More card and earn 3xSUCCESS2016-06-18Reported by Anita. 2 of 2 purchases earned 3x.
eSavingBuy merchandise with Citi ATT Access More card and earn 3xPartial Success2016-06-18Reported by Anita. 2 of 4 purchases earned 3x.
eBayBuy merchandise with Citi ATT Access More card and earn 3xPartial Success2016-06-18Reported by Anita. 3 of 4 purchases earned 3x.
DeltaPay for fees on award flights with Citi Access More and earn 3xPartial Success2016-06-18Reported by Anita. 4 of 5 purchases earned 3x.
Costco.comBuy merchandise with Citi ATT Access More card and earn 3xPartial Success2016-06-18Reported by Anita. 4 of 5 purchases earned 3x.
AmazonMileagePlusX, BuyGCBuy Amazon gift card via MileagePlusX using Amex Platinum with United designated as airline for reimbursement; earn UA miles and Amex fee reimbursement.Success2016-06-18Reported by Anita
AmazonMileagePlusX, BuyGCBuy Amazon gift card via MileagePlusX using Amex Platinum with United designated as airline for reimbursement; earn UA miles and Amex fee reimbursement.Success2016-06-18Reported by Kathy Nokes. Earned 2x UA, .5x as UA cardholder, and airline credit from Amex.
AmazonBuy merchandise with Citi ATT Access More card and earn 3xSUCCESS2016-06-18Reported by Anita. 12 of 12 transactions earned 3x.
1-800-FlowersBuy flowers at 1-800-Flowers using the RR22 promo code to see how long before miles posted to Southwest Airlines account. Miles posted the 5th day after date of delivery2016-06-18Reported by Anita
GiftCardRescueBuy merchandise with Citi ATT Access More card and earn 3xSuccess2016-06-18Reported by Anita. 1 of 1 purchases earned 3x.
Pottery BarnSouthwest, BuyGCBuy Pottery Barn physical gift card to earn Southwest miles & track how long it takes for miles to post7 days2016-06-15Reported by Anita. Received confirmation email saying I'd received miles one day after transaction, but miles didn't post until 7 days after.
Pottery BarnAA, BuyGCBuy Pottery Barn physical gift card to earn American miles & track how long it takes for miles to post7 days2016-06-15Reported by Anita. Received confirmation email saying I'd received miles one day after transaction, but miles didn't post until 7 days after.
Pottery BarnUnited, BuyGCBuy Pottery Barn physical gift card to earn United miles & track how long it takes for miles to post1 day2016-06-15Reported by Anita. Miles posted one day after transaction. No confirmation email received.
PlastiqPay bill classified as "Business Services" with Ink Plus via Plastiq, earn 5x Ultimate RewardsFail2016-06-09Reported by Frequent Miler
StaplesAA, BuyGCBuy e-gift cards and earn milesPartial Success2016-06-09Famous Jack, Deal Killer. Miles for Safeway e-gift card posted; miles for Target and Whole Foods e-giftcards did not post.
PlastiqPay bill classified as "Cable, Phone and Internet" with Ink Plus via Plastiq, earn 5x Ultimate RewardsFail2016-06-09Reported by Frequent Miler
PaneraMileagePlusX, BuyGCBuy Panera gift card through MPX app to see how quickly miles postIMMEDIATE2016-06-09Reported by Anita. Miles were posted to my United account within minutes.
eBagsMrRebates, UseGCUse gift cards and earn cash backSUCCESS2016-06-09Reported by Mike
eBagsMrRebates, BuyGCBuy gift cards and earn cash back.Fail (edited: unknown at this point)2016-06-09Reported by Mike. Originally cash back posted, then was removed. It has now been added back.
eBagsTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy gift card and earn cash back. Fail2016-06-09Reported by Chuck. Note that cash back initially posted but was clawed back.
KickfurtherPay for Kickfurther claim with Citi AT&T Access More and earn 3x for online purchasesSUCCESS2016-06-09Reported by Frequent Miler. Purchase was classified as "MerchandiseMENS / LADIES CLOTHING STORE)
TargetMyPoints, BuyGCBuy e-giftcard and a small item and earn MyPointsFail2016-05-25Reported by Anita. This worked previously but may be dead.
GiftCertificates.com


uPromise, BuyGCBuy $100 supercertificate for $95 (using coupon code) and get cash backSUCCESS2016-05-24Reported by Frequent Miler. Note: uPromise tracked 5% cash back of the face value rather than the paid value.
GiftCertificates.comSplender, UseGCUse $100 supercertificate to buy merchant gift card and get cash back
Result: FAIL
FAIL2016-05-24Reported by Frequent Miler. Note: Purchase did not track which confirms older test results
7 For All MankindMr. Rebates, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and receive cash back

Fail2016-05-24Reported by Diamond Vargas
Warby Parker
Splender, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and receive cash backSUCCESS2016-05-24Reported by Diamond Vargas
7 For All MankindSplender, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and receive cash back

Fail2016-05-24Reported by Diamond Vargas
7 For All MankindiConsumer, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and receive cash back

Fail2016-05-24Reported by Diamond Vargas
7 For All MankindTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and receive cash back

Fail2016-05-24Reported by Diamond Vargas
7 For All MankindeBates, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and receive cash back

Fail2016-05-24Reported by Diamond Vargas
7 for All MankindMr. Rebates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and earn cash back.Partial success. Received 50% of correct amount.2016-05-16Reported by Diamond Vargas
StaplesAdvantage, BuyGCBuy e-giftcard for Safeway and earn miles.SUCCESS2016-05-16Reported by Jack
SonosiConsumer, BuyGCBuy gift card and receive cash backSUCCESS2016-05-16Reported by Diamond Vargas
Red RobinMileagePlusX, BuyGCBuy gift card for Red Robin via United's MileagePlusX app using Amex HHonors card, earn Hilton points and United milesSUCCESS2016-05-16Reported by Emile
PlastiqPay bill classified as "Business Services" with Citi AT&T card via Plastiq bill pay service, earn 3x Citi Thank You pointsSuccess2016-05-16Reported by Frequent Miler. Citi classified it as Services REAL ESTATE AGENTS, BROKERS, MANAGERS

PlastiqPay bill classified as category "Other" with Citi AT&T card via Plastiq bill pay service, earn 3x Citi Thank You pointsFail2016-05-16Reported by Frequent Miler. Citi classified it as "utilities-electric, gas, sanitary, water".
PetcoAdvantage, BuyGCBuy gift card and earn miles.SUCCESS2016-05-16Reported by Jamie
Neiman MarcusMr. Rebates, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and earn cash backSUCCESS2016-05-16Reported by Diamond Vargas
HPeBates, UseGCUse e-gift card and earn cash back.SUCCESS2016-05-16Reported by Frequent Miler
GNCMr. Rebates, BuyGCBuy gift card and earn cash back.FAIL2016-05-16Reported by Diamond Vargas
eBagsTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and earn cash back.FAIL2016-05-16Reported by Rose
Bed, Bath & BeyondiConsumer, UseGC
Buy merchandise with gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2016-05-16Reported by Diamond Vargas
1800FlowersiConsumer, BuyGC
Buy gift card and receive cash backSUCCESS2016-05-16Reported by Diamond Vargas
1800BasketsDiscover, UseGCBuy merchandise with gift card and get cashbackSUCCESS2016-05-16Reported by Frequent Miler. Repeated 3x; received full cash back each time.
1800BasketsDiscover, UseGCBuy merchandise with combination of gift card and Amex and get cash back.SUCCESS2016-05-16Reported by Frequent Miler. Earned Discover cash back and Amex cash back.
1800BasketsDiscover, UseGCBuy gift card with Amex and get cash back and Amex OfferSUCCESS2016-05-16Reported by Frequent Miler. Earned Discover cash back and Amex Offers cash back
HPeBates, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and earn cash back.SUCCESS2016-05-16Reported by Frequent Miler
BouqsTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy e-gift card, earn cash backSuccess2016-05-06Reported by Nicole
BouqsTopCashBackBuy merchandise, pay partially with egiftcard and partially on credit cardSuccess2016-05-06Reported by Nicole
Staples
Southwest, BuyGCBuy eBay eGC and earn Southwest miles.Fail2016-04-29Reported by Glenn
1800FlowersiConsumer, UseGC
Buy merchandise with gift card and get cash back

SUCCESS2016-04-29Reported by Frequent Miler
AirBnBUse PenFed Travel Rewards credit card to earn 5 points per dollar
SUCCESS2016-04-18Reported by Calvin
HPEbates, BuyGC



Buy eGC and get cashback. Paid with AMEX Business Gold and get 5% from OPEN.SUCCESS2016-04-18Reported by Aureliano
HPTopcashback, BuyGCBuy eGC and get cashback. Paid with AMEX Business Gold and get 5% from OPEN.SUCCESS2016-04-18Reported by Aureliano
Toys R UsUseGCBuy merchandise and gift card and pay with e-gift card. FAIL2016-04-05Reported by Stu. Register hard-coded that gift card needed to be run up separately from the merchandise.
Toys R UsUseGCBuy gift card and pay with with e-gift card. FAIL 2016-04-05Reported by Stu
1-800-FlowersUseGCBuy merchandise with gift cards and earn points using code for 1750 SW Rapid Rewards points per orderFAIL2016-04-05Reported by Superworm. Told by CSR that orders paid with gift cards and celebrations pass awards are not eligible.
Tory BurchGoCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash back. FAIL2016-04-05Reported by Will
JCPenneyTopCashback, UseGCUse gift cards (100%) to purchase merchandise and get cashbackSUCCESS2016-03-22Reported by Diamond Vargas
CardCashSunshineRewards, BuyGCBuy gift cards at CardCash and earn cash backSUCCESS2016-03-13Reported by Anita
CardCashPay for gift cards with Chase Ink to earn 5x bonusSUCCESS2016-03-13Reported by Anita
CardCashPay for gift cards with Paypal using Chase Ink card to earn 5x bonusSUCCESS2016-03-13Reported by Anita
SonosSavingStar, BuyGCBuy physical gift cards and get cash back. SUCCESS2016-03-11Reported by Diamond Vargas
SonosSavingStar, UseGCUse physical gift cards to buy merchandise and earn cash backSUCCESS2016-03-11Reported by Diamond Vargas; confirmed double dip works.
SearsDiscover, BuyGCProve that online Sears e-gift card will count for Discover's 5% Department Stores categorySUCCESS2016-03-04Reported by FM. Purchase coded as DIRECT MRKTNG-COMBO CATALOG & RETAIL
KivaATTAccessMoreSee if Kiva loans count for 3X online purchases AT&T Access More cardFAIL2016-03-04Reported by FM
Giftcards.comATTAccessMoreSee if giftcards.com counts for 3X online purchases with AT&T Access More cardFAIL2016-03-04Reported by FM
FandangoSplender, UseGCUse gift card to buy movie tickets and earn cash backSUCCESS2016-03-04Reported by FM
FandangoMarriott, BuyGCBuy gift card and earn pointsSUCCESS2016-03-04Reported by FM. Portal initially showed an incorrect 100x but later changed to 1x.
eBagsMr Rebates, UseGCUse gift cards to buy merchandise and earn cash backSUCCESS2016-03-04Reported by Melanie
eBagsTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy gift card and earn cash backSUCCESS2016-03-04Reported by Melanie
eBagsMr Rebates, BuyGCBuy gift card and earn cash backSUCCESS2016-03-04Reported by Melanie
Cole HaanMr Rebates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card to earn cash backSUCCESS2016-03-04Reported by Diamond Vargas
eBagsExtrabux, BuyGCBuy eBags GC to earn cash back and eBags RewardsSUCCESS2016-03-04Reported by Jenny. Also paid with Amex and used Amex Offers
Backcountry.comChaseSee if points would be earned via CSP portal when paying with Chase Ink+FAIL2016-03-04Reported by jcb
AmazonMileagePlusX, BuyGCBuy gift card through MPX app using Amex Platinum to earn bonus miles and Amex Platinum fee reimbursement. SUCCESS2016-03-04Reported by Terri M. Note: United selected as preferred airline with Amex Platinum.
1800FlowersBuy celebrations pass and pay with gift cardFAIL2016-03-04Reported by FM.
Website wouldn’t allow gift card as payment for Celebrations Pass
SephoraDiscover, UseGCUse gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2016-03-04Reported by Olanky. Confirmation email did not show transaction date or order ID.
1800FlowersiConsumer, UseGCPartial pay with gift card to earn cash backSUCCESS2016-03-04Reported by Stephen. Cash back only on merchandise; not on service charge, delivery or tax.
1800FlowersSplenderBuy Celebrations Pass and get cash backSUCCESS2016-03-04Reported by FM
eBagsExtrabux, UseGCUse eBags GC to buy merchandise and earn cashback and eBags RewardsSUCCESS2016-03-04Reported by Jenny
1800FlowersSouthwest, UseGCBuy flowers with GC and apply promo code to earn Southwest points, plus earn Southwest points from portalFAIL2016-03-04Reported by FM. Promo code points successful. Portal points were initially posted and then clawed back 3 weeks later.
HPMr. Rebates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backPARTIAL SUCCESS2016-03-04Reported by Diamond Vargas. Should have received $10 cash back but got $6.
TargetUseGCUse e-gift card and Target Redcard to get 5% discount. SUCCESS2016-02-14Reported by Anita. At least $.01 must be on credit card to get 5% off entire order.
TargetMyPoints, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and small item and get MyPointsSUCCESS2016-02-14Reported by Anita
TargeteBates, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and a small item and get cash back.FAIL2016-02-14Reported by Anita
TargetSimplyCashBack, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and a small item and get cash backFAIL2016-02-14Reported by Anita
TargetSwagBucks, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and small item to get SwagBucksFAIL2016-02-14Reported by Anita
1800FlowersiConsumer, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS (cash back pending)2016-02-02Reported by FM
SearsDiscover, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get cash backSUCCESS
2016-02-02Reported by FM; over 5 weeks from purchase (12/20/15) to email confirmation of cash back (2/1/2016)
1800FlowersiConsumer, UseGCUse physical gift card to buy flowers/food/etc and get cash backSUCCESS (cash back pending)2016-02-02Reported by FM; 3 of 5 orders pending next day; 2 of 5 pending after 3 days
SearsDiscover, UseGCUse both Sears GC and Discover It to buy merchandise and get cash back
SUCCESS2016-01-19Reported by Ford. Received cash back for total purchase
Warby ParkerAlaska, BuyGCBuy egift card to earn milesSUCCESS2016-01-13Reported by Steve
Warby ParkerAlaska, UseGCUse egift card to earn milesFAIL2016-01-13Reported by Steve
SearsSplender, UseGCUse gift card to buy merchandise and earn cash back
SUCCESS2016-01-13Reported by Avi
SearsSplender, SYWUse ShopYourWayRewards points to buy merchandise and earn cash back
SUCCESS2016-01-13Reported by Avi
SaksBeFrugal, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backFAIL2015-12-23Reported by Glenn
SaksBarclays RewardsBoost, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and earn pointsFAIL2015-12-23Reported by Glenn
SaksUnitedBuy physical gift card and earn milesSUCCESS2015-12-23Reported by Andyandy (ThePointsNinja)
SaksShopAtHome, UseGCUse Saks egift cards and credit card to buy merchandise and get cash backSUCCESS2015-12-19Reported by JustSaying
SearsSplender, BuyGCBuy egift card and get cash backFAIL2015-12-19Reported by Diamond Vargas
J CrewSplender, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-12-15Reported by Glenn
J CrewUnited, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get milesSUCCESS2015-12-15Reported by Glenn
Home DepotBuyGCBuy Physical Gift Card with AMEX to get Amex Offer ($60 off $400)FAIL2015-12-14Reported by Matt S NYC. Posted as HomeDepot CSTAR GFTCRD, no Amex offers congrats email
Toys R UsuPromise, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-12-14Reported by Josh
JetJet, BuyGCBuy $450 Saks egift card and earn Jet pointsFAIL2015-12-13Reported by JustSaying. Did receive $100 Amex Offer credit
Neiman MarcusShopAtHome, BuyGCBuy $1500 e-gift cards and get cash backSUCCESS2015-12-10Reported by JustSaying
HPeBates, BuyGCPurchase both e-gift card and by mail gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-12-09Reported by Glenn
HPUnited, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and earn milesSUCCESS2015-11-21Reported by Glenn
Cole HaanMr Rebates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-11-20Reported by ENOTTY
Last CallShopAtHome, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and earn cash backSUCCESS2015-11-20Reported by Corey
Best BuyAadvantage, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, use savings code for part of the purchase and credit card for the rest, and get milesSUCCESS2015-11-18Reported by ENOTTY
NewEggAAdvantage, BuyGC, UseGCBuy physical gift card, use gift card for part of the purchase and credit card for the rest, and get milesPARTIAL2015-11-18Reported by ENOTTY. Got miles for the credit card amount of the purchase
Best BuySouthwest, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get milesSUCCESS2015-11-17Reported by ENOTTY
KmartAAdvantage, UseGCUse gift card and SYW points to buy merchandise and earn milesSUCCESS2015-11-17Reported by Victor
Last CallShopAtHome, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and earn cash backFAIL2015-11-16Reported by char
SearsAAdvantage, UseGCUse gift card to buy merchandise and earn milesSUCCESS2015-11-16Reported by Victor
SearsAAdvantage, BuyGCReload gift card and earn milesSUCCESS2015-11-16Reported by Victor
SearsAAdvantage, BuyGCReload gift card and earn milesSUCCESS2015-11-15Reported by Victor
Best BuyDiscover, UseGCUse gift card to pay for most of order (everything but sales tax) and get cash backSUCCESS2015-11-13Reported by Calvin. Notification email received 12/18
NewEggNewEgg, TopCashBackBuy eBay e-gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-11-11Reported by Calvin
eBayUnited, BuyGCBuy Staples e-gift card from PPDG and earn milesSUCCESS2015-11-09Reported by Glenn
SonosSavingStar, UseGCBuy merchandise with gift cards and get cash backSUCCESS2015-11-08Reported by Diamond Vargas
HPFatWallet, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-11-07Reported by ENOTTY
Pottery BarnUnited, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get milesSUCCESS2015-11-06Reported by aresay
West ElmUnited, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get milesSUCCESS2015-11-06Reported by aresay
Williams-SonomaUnited, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get milesSUCCESS2015-11-06Reported by aresay
Pottery Barn KidsUnited, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get milesSUCCESS2015-11-06Reported by aresay
StaplesAmtrak, BuyGCBuy ebay e-gift card and earn pointsFAIL2015-11-04Reported by ENOTTY
Best BuyUnited, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get milesSUCCESS2015-11-03Reported by ENOTTY
HPSimplyBestCoupons, BuyGCBuy physical gift card from shopping.hp.com and earn cash backSUCCESS2015-10-31Reported by ENOTTY
HPSouthwest, BuyGCBuy physical gift card from shopping.hp.com and earn milesSUCCESS2015-10-30Reported by ENOTTY
SearsShopAtHome, BuyGCReload gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-10-27Reported by Kevin
SearsShopAtHome, UseGCUse SYW points and credit card to buy items and get cash backSUCCESS2015-10-27Reported by Kevin. He received cash back for entire purchase amount
SearsUnited, UseGCMake large merchandise purchase and pay entirely with gift cards and earn milesSUCCESS2015-10-27Reported by Kev
SearsUnited, UseGCPurchase item entirely with gift card and earn milesSUCCESS2015-10-26
SearsUnited, UseGCPurchase item with combination of gift card and credit card and earn milesSUCCESS2015-10-26
SearsUnited, UseGCPurchase item entirely with SYW points and earn milesSUCCESS2015-10-26
Amazon.comGiving Assistant, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-10-24Reported by ENOTTY
SearsSouthwest, UseGCUse SYW points and credit card to buy merchandise and earn milesSUCCESS2015-10-23Reported by Justin. He received miles for the entire purchase
ServeAttempted to add AMEX Fidelity Rewards to my Serve account and authorized user card (same card number) to another Serve account in that person's name.FAIL2015-10-23Reported by LiteSalt
SearsSouthwest, UseGCBuy merchandise and pay entirely with gift card and get pointsSUCCESS2015-10-23Reported by Kev
LastCallTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-10-23Reported by Yao. Also worked with Mr Rebates and BeFrugal
LastCallAAdvantage, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and earn milesSUCCESS2015-10-23Reported by Yao. Also worked with UA, Southwest, Alaska
SearsAAdvantage, UseGCUse SYW points and credit card to buy merchandise and earn milesSUCCESS2015-10-21Reported by Justin. He received miles for the entire purchase
HayneedleBeFrugal, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get cash backFAIL2015-10-19Reported by Diamond Vargas. Initially tracked cash back but was later declined
eBayAAdvantage, BuyGCBuy physical eBay gift card and earn milesFAIL2015-10-17Reported by ENOTTY
SearsDiscover, UseGCPurchase merchandise entirely with Shop Your Way points and earn cash backSUCCESS2015-10-15Reported by yogi
SearsDiscover, BuyGCReload Sears gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-10-12Reported by Josh
TargetSimply Best Coupons, BuyGCBuy eBay e-gift card from a.com and get cash backFAIL2015-10-11Reported by J
SearsAAdvantage, UseGCUse SYW points and gift card to buy merchandise and earn milesSUCCESS2015-10-10Reported by Justin. He received miles for the entire purchase
Pottery BarnAAdvantage, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and earn milesFAIL2015-10-10Reported by Robert
ColumbiaTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-10-09Reported by Diamond Vargas
Home DepotDiscover, UseGCUse physical Home Depot gift card to buy merchandise and get cash backSUCCESS2015-10-07Reported by Matt S NYC
HotwireUse PenFed Travel Rewards credit card to earn 5 points per dollarSUCCESS2015-10-06Reported by Calvin
Barnes & NobleDiscover, UseGCUse gift card to partially pay for order and get cash backFAIL2015-09-23Reported by Calvin. Initially showed full amount of order for cashback, but later changed to just part paid by credit card (Note from FM: This is known to happen with B&N with all portals)
J CrewMr Rebates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-09-22Reported by Diamond Vargas
KmartSouthwest, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and earn milesSUCCESS2015-09-17Reported by Daniel W
Bed Bath and BeyondUseGC, BuyGC, UpgradeGCUse Bed Bath & Beyond gift card to buy Visa gift card in-storeSUCCESS2015-09-14Reported by Duane
GNCMr Rebates, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get cash backFAIL2015-09-06Reported by Diamond Vargas. Purchase tracked but with a $0 cash back amount.
OrvisTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backFAIL2015-09-04Reported by Diamond Vargas. Initially tracked at proper cashback %, but was later declined
OrvisTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-09-03Reported by Diamond Vargas
PetcoAAdvantage, BuyGCBuy physical Petco gift card and earn milesSUCCESS2015-09-03Reported by gaurav
SearsDiscover, BuyGCReload gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-09-01
SearsUnited, UseGCBuy merchandise with SYW points and get cash backSUCCESS2015-09-01It took about 2 weeks for the portal to report this as pending
SearsUnited, BuyGCReload gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-09-01It took about 2 weeks for the portal to report this as pending
SearsUnited, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-09-01It took about 2 weeks for the portal to report this as pending
SearsUnited, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-09-01It took about 2 weeks for the portal to report this as pending
SearsDiscover, UseGCBuy merchandise with SYW points and get cash backSUCCESS2015-09-01
SearsDiscover, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-09-01
SearsDiscover, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-09-01
KMartSouthwest, UseGCBuy merchandise with SYW points and get cash backFAIL2015-09-01I'll have to retest this one.
KMartSouthwest, BuyGCReload gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-09-01It took about 2 weeks for the portal to report this as pending
KMartSouthwest, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-09-01It took about 2 weeks for the portal to report this as pending
KMartSouthwest, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-09-01It took about 2 weeks for the portal to report this as pending
SearsDiscover, BuyGCReload gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-08-31Reported by Trevor. Bought reload on 8/31 and received email on 9/2
heatherDiscover, BuyGCReload gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-08-29Reported by heather
Michael LDiscover, BuyGCReload gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-08-28Reported by Michael L. It took a while to get confirmation (2 weeks?)
William SonomaChase, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and earn pointsSUCCESS2015-08-28Reported by Vinh
BodenUPromise, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backFAIL2015-08-27Reported by Jamie
MacysDiscover, UseGCUse gift card and credit card to buy merchandise and get cash back for full amountSUCCESS2015-08-27Reported by Ell
DellEBates, UseGCUse gift card for entire purchase amount to buy merchandise and get cash back SUCCESS2015-08-23Reported by Trevor who wrote that the transaction didn't track. He submitted a claim with the email confirmation but without the full detail showing that he paid with a gift card. The claim was approved and paid.
DellEBates, UseGCUse gift card for entire purchase amount to buy merchandise and get cash back FAIL2015-08-23Reported by Trevor who wrote: Transaction did not track. I submitted a claim and was denied when they saw that it was paid with a GC. When submitting the claim I submitted the full invoice.
DellEBates, UseGCUse gift card and credit card to buy merchandise and get cash back for entire purchase amountSUCCESS2015-08-23Reported by Trevor
Home DepotDiscover, UseGCBuy merchandise and pay with both gift cards and credit card and receive cash back for entire purchaseSUCCESS2015-08-20Reported by CopperHog
StaplesuPromise, BuyGCBuy eBay e-gift card and get cash backFAIL2015-08-20Reported by Mike
TargetUnited, BuyGCBuy eBay e-gift card and earn milesFAIL2015-08-20Reported by Mike
eBayTopCashBack, BuyGC, UseGCBuy eBay gift card and pay with other eBay gift cards and get cash backSUCCESS2015-08-19Reported by Jeremy
NordstromDiscover, BuyGCBuy Nordstrom e-gc and get cash backFAIL2015-08-18Reported by Marigold
Sharper ImageDiscover, BuyGCBuy e-gc and get cash backSUCCESS2015-08-18Reported by janol. Had to call to get gift card
MacysDiscover, BuyGCBuy e-gc and get cash backFAIL2015-08-18Reported by janol
SephoraDiscover, BuyGCBuy e-gc and get cash backFAIL2015-08-18Reported by janol
BloomingdalesDiscover, BuyGCBuy Bloomingdales e-gc and get cash backFAIL2015-08-18Reported by Marigold
HayneedleMr Rebates, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get cash backFAIL2015-08-17Reported by Diamond Vargas who wrote: Transaction initially tracked properly, but cashback was reversed a few days later, opened a claim with Mr. Rebates who confirmed it would not be payable due to gift card purchase
StaplesuPromise, BuyGCBuy physical Nordstrom gift cards from Staples.com and get cash backFAIL2015-08-16Reported by Trevor. Some gcs were sent to store, some home. None earned cash back
HayneedleTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-08-12Reported by Diamond Vargas who wrote: Transaction did not initially track, opened a claim with TCB and the cash back showed as pending within a day, then payable a day after that
Living SocialDiscover, BuyGCUse Discover credit card to buy discount gift certificate on Living Social and get cash backSUCCESS2015-08-12Reported by Chuck Sithe. "Gift certificate is technically excluded in terms." "Interestingly, I received cb on the entire $50, despite the fact that I used a promo code and only actually paid $42.50."
SaksTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backFAIL2015-08-12Reported by FBG
OfficeMaxBuyGC, UseGCUse OfficeMax eGC to purchase Office Max physical Gift CardFAIL2015-08-11Reported by Glenn. “Attention:
Certificates can not be applied to orders containing a gift card.”
NordstromDiscover, UseGCUse Nordstrom physical gift card and Discover card to buy merchandise and earn cash backSUCCESS2015-08-11Reported by swizzera
Lands EndAAdvantage, UseGCUse Lands End gift card and credit card to buy merchandise and earn milesPARTIAL2015-08-11Reported by akr1970akr. Only the credit card portion tracked.
KmartAAdvantage, UseGCUse Kmart gift card to buy merchandise and earn milesSUCCESS2015-08-11Reported by akr1970akr
HPUnited, BuyGCBuy physical gift card from shopping.hp.com and get milesSUCCESS2015-08-05Reported by Glenn
JCrewDiscover, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-08-05Reported by Marigold. Also got Amex offer cash back
BlissSavingStar, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-08-03Reported by Diamond Vargas
SearsDiscover, BuyGCLoad $25 on a physical gift card from Sears using Discover card and get Discover Deals cash back and Quarterly bonusSUCCESS2015-07-31Reported by Manny. Transaction coded as Sears.com
BackcountryUnited, UseGCUse gift card and credit card to buy merchandiseFAIL2015-07-29Reported by LUCHEX. Points posted, then 2 weeks later were taken away
SearsDiscover, UseGCUse Sears gift card to buy and schedule a tire installationSUCCESS2015-07-28Reported by Jack
JCPenneyDiscover, UseGCUse JCP gift card to buy merchandise and get cash backFAIL2015-07-28Reported by Jack
SearsDiscover, BuyGCBuy $500 gift card from Sears (e-gift card?) and get cash backSUCCESS2015-07-28Reported by Jack
AmazonGiving Assistant, UseGCUse Amazon e-gift card to buy merchandise from a 3rd party seller and get cash backSUCCESS2015-07-27Reported by patternseverywhere
AmazonGiving Assistant, BuyGCBuy Amazon e-gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-07-27Reported by patternseverywhere
Sports AuthorityDiscover, UseGCBuy merchandise, pay with gift card, get cash backSUCCESS2015-07-24Reported by Stantheman
PetSmartDiscover, UseGCBuy merchandise, pay with both gift card and credit card, and get cash backPARTIAL2015-07-24Reported by Christine. Payout was for 5% of total rather than advertised 15%
WalmartDiscoverPurchase merchandise and pay with non-Discover card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-07-23Reported by Nidhi: Purchased furniture from Walmart which was sold by wayfair from non discover card and received 5% discover portal cashback
GamestopBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Gamestop E-gift card to buy Shell Gift cardsSUCCESS2015-07-22Reported by Deanna
ToysRUsBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Toys R Us Gift card to purchase Visa Variable Load gift cardsSUCCESS2015-07-20Reported by Deanna. Note that many others have recently reported problems trying to do this. YMMV
StaplesBuyGCBuy e-gift card for any merchant from StaplesFAIL2015-07-19Many readers have reported that this was not working as of late July
VerizonVerizon, DiscoverBuy gift card and get cash backFAIL2015-07-17Reported by janol
BodenMr Rebates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-07-15Reported by Diamond Vargas
Allen EdmondsTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-07-14Reported by Diamond Vargas
StaplesAAdvantage, UseGCUse Staples gift cards to buy tablets and earn milesSUCCESS2015-07-14Reported by Oren
StaplesDiscover, BuyGCBuy iTunes physical gift card and get cash backFAIL2015-07-13Reported by Chuck Sithe
StaplesDiscover, BuyGCBuy Target egift card from Staples.com and get cash backSUCCESS2015-07-11Reported by Oren
Lands EndDiscover, UseGCUse Shop Your Way Rewards SYWR to buy merchandise and earn cash backFAIL2015-07-10Not surprised. Lands End is also known to not pay out for use of gift cards (but they do pay out for purchasing gift cards)
SearsDiscover, UseGCBuy merchandise, pay with combo of SYWR points, gift card, and amex gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-07-10Reported by janol
Sur La TableDiscover, BuyGC, UseGCBuy Sur La Table e-gift card and pay with Sur La Table e-gift card and get cash backFAIL2015-07-10
SaksAAdvantage, BuyGCBuy Saks e-gift card and earn milesFAIL2015-07-09Reported by fauxblogger who reported: Failed to track. Opened up a claim. Claim denied, citing: GCs not eligible per T&C
Brooks BrothersUnited, BuyGCBuy physical Brooks Brothers gift card and earn milesSUCCESS2015-07-04Reported by Miles Whip and Max
StaplesuPromise, BuyGCBuy eBay e-gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-07-04Reported by Miles Whip
StaplesUnited, BuyGCBuy Nordstrom e-gift card and earn milesSUCCESS2015-06-30Reported by Ken
Henri BendelTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-06-30Reported by Diamond Vargas
Henri BendelTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get cash backFAIL2015-06-30Reported by Diamond Vargas
StaplesDiscover, BuyGCBuy eBay e-giftcard and get cash backSUCCESS2015-06-26Reported by RadR
1800FlowersMr Rebates, BuyGCBuy gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-06-25Reported by Diamond Vargas
1800BasketsBuyGCBuy 1800Flowers gift cards from 1800Baskets and pay with Visa card linked to Sears' Shop Your Way Rewards program to earn 20% back in pointsSUCCESS2015-06-24
1800BasketsDiscover, BuyGCBuy 1800Flowers from 1800Baskets website and earn portal cash backSUCCESS2015-06-241800Baskets was offering higher portal returns than 1800Flowers, so it was worth clicking through to their site instead
BestBuyDiscover, UseGCUse both gift card and credit card to buy merchandise and earn cash back (and Best Buy rewards)FAIL2015-06-20Reported by Oren. Received Discover and Best Buy rewards only for portion paid by credit card.
BrookstoneDiscover, BuyGCBuy Brookstone physical, by-mail, gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-06-20
Apple StoreDiscover, BuyGCBuy Apple by-mail gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-06-19Paid with Discover It card
StaplesDiscover, BuyGCBuy Whole Foods e-gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-06-19Paid with Chase Ink card
StaplesUnited, BuyGCBuy Target e-gift card from Staples.com and earn milesSUCCESS2015-06-19Reported by Pam
BrookstoneDiscover, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get cash backFAIL2015-06-17I didn't actually make the purchase since the link to buy e-gift cards sent me to coinstar.com. That never works for portal rewards.
Brooks BrothersMr Rebates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-06-15Reported by Diamond Vargas
Sears.comDiscover, UseGCUse Shop Your Way Rewards (SYWR) points to buy merchandise and get cash backSUCCESS2015-06-15
HorchowSouthwest, BuyGCBuy Horchow e-gift card and earn milesSUCCESS2015-06-14Reported by Jigar
HorchowChase, UseGCUse gift card to buy merchandise and earn pointsSUCCESS2015-06-14Reported by Jigar. Earned miles even though there was a sale going on and a code was applied at checkout for it
Sears.comDiscover, BuyGCBuy Sears e-gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-06-12Paid w/ Discover card. Transaction shows as Sears
Sears.comDiscover, BuyGCBuy Sears physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-06-12Paid w/ Discover card. Transaction shows as Kmart
Sears.comDiscover, BuyGCReload Sears gift card online and get cash back. SUCCESS2015-06-12Paid with Discover card. Transaction shows as Sears
SearsDiscover, BuyGCBuy $300 physical gift card from Sears using non-Discover card and get Discover Deals cash backFAIL2015-06-11Reported by Manny. Transaction coded as Sears.com
StaplesAlaska MileagePlan, BuyGCBuy eBay e-gift card from Staples and get milesFAIL2015-06-11Reported by Kevin
SearsDiscover, BuyGCBuy $200 e-gift card from Sears using non-Discover card and get Discover Deals cash backSUCCESS2015-06-10Reported by Manny. Transaction codes as Kmart.com
Wag.comBuyGCBuy gift card to get Amex Offers credit.FAIL2015-06-05Reported by Jessica
StaplesEBates, UseGCUse eGift card to buy merchandise and get cash back SUCCESS2015-05-27Reported by Glenn
Neiman MarcusBuyGCBuy Neiman Marcus e-gift card and get pointsSUCCESS2015-05-23Reported by Hank
Bed Bath & BeyondBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse BBB gift card in-store to buy 3rd party gift cardSUCCESS2015-05-21Reported by Stephen
Home DepotBuyGCBuy phyiscal gift card from HomeDepot.com, get cash back from Amex Offers promoSUCCESS2015-05-21Reported by Glenn
Whole FoodsBuyGCBuy phyiscal gift card from WholeFoods.com, get cash back from Amex Offers promoFAIL2015-05-21Reported by Glenn. Transaction shows: VESTA GIFTANGO WHOLE
Rite AidBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Rite Aid gift card to buy 3rd party gift cards in-storeFAIL2015-05-21Reported by Stephen. System block
StaplesBuyGCBuy Gap e-gift card at Staples.com and get cash backFAIL2015-05-21Reported by Chuck Sithe
Neiman MarcusBuyGCBuy Neiman Marcus gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-05-21Reported by Chuck Sithe. Took over a week for cash back to be reported.
StaplesEbates, BuyGCBuy Staples egift card and earn cash backFAIL2015-05-13Reported by Glenn
ToysRUsBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCBuy Visa gift card in-store with ToysRus gift cardFAIL2015-05-10Reported by a number of readers
Neiman MarcusEbates, BuyGCBuy Neiman Marcus e-gift card and earn cash backSUCCESS2015-05-09Reported by Chuck Sithe
Jos A BankSouthwest, BuyGCBuy e-gift card, get milesSUCCESS2015-05-08
StaplesAlaska MileagePlan, BuyGCBuy Nordstrom e-gift card and earn milesSUCCESS2015-04-27Reported by Yao
Golden1 Credit UnionN/AFund account with credit card (Citi Prestige) and earn milesSUCCESS2015-04-23Reported by EY
BestBuySouthwest, BuyGCBuy egift card and earn milesFAIL2015-04-22Reproted by Patrick L
LegouPromise, UseGCUse gift card plus credit card to buy merchandise and get cash backSUCCESS2015-04-20Reported by Yao
LegouPromise, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backFAIL2015-04-20Reported by Yao
LegoTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backFAIL2015-04-20Reported by Yao
LegoEbates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backFAIL2015-04-20Reported by Yao
JCrewDiscover, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2015-04-20Reported by Chuck Sithe
LegoMrRebates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backFAIL2015-04-20Reported by Yao
QuilluPromise, UseGCUse Quill cash + credit card to buy merchandise and earn cash backPARTIAL2015-04-06Reported by Nate. Received cash back only for credit card portion
Office DepotuPromise, UseGCUse combination of credit card and store rewards to buy merchandise and get cash backSUCCESS2015-03-04Reported by Nate. Entire amount received cash back.
StaplesuPromise, UseGCUse combination of credit card and store rewards to buy merchandise and get cash backSUCCESS2015-03-04Reported by Nate. Received cash back based on amount paid (not including rewards amount)
NewEggChase, BuyGCBuy Hyatt e-gift card and get pointsSUCCESS2015-03-01
BloomingdalesExtraBux, BuyGCBuy Bloomingdale's gift card to get cash backFAIL2015-02-19Reported by Larry Ordway
1800FlowersN/AUse promo code to earn Southwest points and verify that they count towards Southwest Companion PassFAIL2015-02-17While you'll still earn points, as of early February, Southwest stopped counting points from 1800Flowers towards the companion pass.
AnySouthwest, N/AEarn points through portal to verify that they count towards Southwest Companion PassSUCCESS2015-02-17
GrouponSouthwest, UseGCUse Groupon e-gift card and earn portal pointsSUCCESS2015-02-17Reported by Patrick L
StaplesSouthwest, BuyGCBuy Groupon egift card from staples.com and earn portal pointsSUCCESS2015-02-17Reported by Patrick L
SephoraTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backFAIL2015-02-07Reported by Amy C
ShutterflyuPromise, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get cash backFAIL2015-02-07Reported by Amy C
StaplesuPromise, BuyGCBuy e-gift card (Lowes) and get cash backFAIL2015-02-04Reported by Joe
StaplesSavingStar, BuyGCBuy e-gift card (Lowes) and get cash backFAIL2015-02-04Reported by Joe
TigerDirectDiscover, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get cash backFAIL2015-01-27Reported by Kurt
SaksDiscover, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2014-12-29Reported by Josh
SaksDiscover, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get cash backFAIL2014-12-29Reported by Josh
SephoraTopCashBack, UseGCUse GC for partial cost of merchandise, earn cash back for entire orderSUCCESS2014-12-23Reported by Amy C
SearsBuyGCBuy physical Visa GC in store with Chase Freedom for dept store bonusSUCCESS2014-12-22Reported by JayR
SearsBuyGCBuy Sears e-GC with Chase Freedom for dept store bonusSUCCESS2014-12-22Reported by JayR
SearsBuyGCBuy Sears physical GC with Chase Freedom for dept store bonusFAIL2014-12-22Reported by JayR (note this happens because credit card bill shows Kmart, not Sears)
SearsBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCBuy Visa gift card in-store with Sears e-gift cardSUCCESS2014-12-22Reported by JayR
BrookstoneDiscover, UseGCUse gift card and promo code to buy merchandise and get cash backSUCCESS2014-12-13
SaksDiscover, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2014-12-07Reported by josh
SonyShopAtHome, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2014-11-24Reported by FMF
LidsWellsFargo, UseGCUse gift card to buy merchandise and get pointsSUCCESS2014-11-18Reported by Bob
StaplesSouthwest, BuyGCBuy e-gift card (Whole Foods) and get pointsSUCCESS2014-11-18
LidsWellsFargo, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get pointsSUCCESS2014-11-18Reported by Bob
AllenEdmondsAlaska MileagePlan, BuyGCBuy physical gift card get milesSUCCESS2014-11-16Reported by Alek
AllenEdmondsUnited, BuyGCBuy physical gift card get milesSUCCESS2014-11-16Reported by Alek
PetCoUnited, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get milesSUCCESS2014-11-16Reported by luchex
PetCoAadvantage, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get milesSUCCESS2014-11-11Reported by Frank
William SonomaAadvantage, BuyGCBuy physical gift card get milesSUCCESS2014-10-26Reported by Colin
Pottery BarnAadvantage, BuyGCBuy physical gift card get milesSUCCESS2014-10-26
PBTeenAadvantage, BuyGCBuy physical gift card get milesSUCCESS2014-10-26
West ElmAadvantage, BuyGCBuy physical gift card get milesSUCCESS2014-10-26
AllenEdmondsTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical gift card get cash backSUCCESS2014-10-26
Neiman MarcusSouthwest, BuyGCBuy e-gift card to get pointsFAIL2014-10-13Reported by Jordo06
ModclothUnited, BuyGCBuy e-gift card to get milesSUCCESS2014-10-10Reported by Jen.
ModclothUnited, UseGCUse e-gift card and get milesSUCCESS2014-10-10Reported by Jen.
Neiman MarcusSouthwest, BuyGCBuy e-gift card to get pointsFAIL2014-10-10Reported by Jan
Sports AuthorityAadvantage, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get milesFAIL2014-10-07
SurLaTableDelta SkyMiles, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get milesSUCCESS2014-10-07
SurLaTableDelta SkyMiles, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get milesSUCCESS2014-10-07
Sports AuthorityAadvantage, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get milesFAIL2014-10-07
JcrewAadvantage, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get milesFAIL2014-10-07
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Delta SkyMiles, BuyGCBuy physical merchant gift card (Starbucks) and get milesFAIL2014-10-07
HorchowSouthwest, UseGCUse e-gift card to buy merchandise and get pointsSUCCESS2014-10-07
HorchowSouthwest, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get milesSUCCESS2014-10-07
BackcountryUnited, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get milesFAIL2014-10-07
JcrewAadvantage, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get milesFAIL2014-10-07
Cooking.comAlaska MileagePlan, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get milesSUCCESS2014-09-29Reported by Barry
Cooking.comAlaska MileagePlan, UseGCUse gift card to buy merchandise and get milesSUCCESS2014-09-29Reported by Barry
Neiman MarcusUnited, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get milesSUCCESS2014-09-24Reported by fauxblogger
WalmartuPromise, BuyGCBuy 3rd party physical gift card and get cash backFAIL2014-09-19Reported by Vinh
BackcountryAlaska MileagePlan, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get milesFAIL2014-09-12Reported by Vinh
Neiman MarcusDelta SkyMiles, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get milesSUCCESS2014-09-02Reported by fauxblogger
SearsDiscover, BuyGCReload existing Sears gift card and pay with non-Discover card and still get Discover cash backSUCCESS2014-08-15
AmexUseGCUse Amex B&N Campus Edition card to reload Serve online as a credit cardFAIL2014-08-06When I tried to link the card I kept getting We're sorry, something went wrong!
GiftCertificates.comuPromise, BuyGCBuy SuperCertificate and get cash backSUCCESS2014-08-06
GiftCertificates.comuPromise, BuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse SuperCertificate to buy regular gift card (e.g. AA gift card) and get cash backFAIL2014-08-06Purchase did not track within uPromise
MarriottBuyGCBuy Marriott gift card at Marriott Courtyard in order to get Amex Sync 20% rebateSUCCESS2014-08-06
Cumberland FarmsBuyGCBuy gift card or Vanilla Reload card with credit cardFAIL2014-08-02Reported by Cumby
StaplesBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Staples gift card online to buy other gift cardFAIL2014-07-28At some point in July 2014 Staples.com stopped allowing their gift cards to be used online to buy other gift cards
AmexBuyGCBuy Amex traveler's cheque (not gift card) with Amex credit card and earn pointsFAIL2014-07-28Was not charged cash advance, but also didn't earn credit card points
KohlsSavingStar, BuyGCBuy Kohls physical gift cards to get cash backSUCCESS2014-07-28Reported by Vinh
KohlsDiscover, UseGCUse a gift card and promo codes and get cash backSUCCESS2014-06-27
Crate & BarreluPromise, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backFAIL2014-06-18Reported by John
SearsShopAtHome, BuyGCReload existing gift card to get cash backFAIL2014-06-18Reported by Tianyi. FM note: this is a surprising finding since gift card reloads seem to result in points from other portals
Crate & BarrelDiscover, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backFAIL2014-06-18Reported by John
BestBuyDiscover, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backFAIL2014-06-17Reported by ANdy
StaplesuPromise, BuyGCBuy Southwest e-gift card and get cash backFAIL2014-06-16Reported by Bob. Purchased $10 item along with $700 worth of e-gift cards. Cashback for $10 item posted, e-gift cards did not.
Columbia SportsDiscover, BuyGCBuy gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2014-06-15Reported by oipunk77
RoadRunner SportsChase, UseGCUse physical gc to buy merchandise and get pointsSUCCESS2014-06-12Reported by Debbie
SearsSouthwest, BuyGCBuy Sears physical (by mail) gift card via portal to get pointsSUCCESS2014-06-12Credit card shows purchase from Kmart, but points are awarded anyway
SearsSouthwest, BuyGCReload existing gift card to get pointsSUCCESS2014-06-12
SearsSouthwest, BuyGCBuy Sears e-gift card via portal to get pointsSUCCESS2014-06-12
KohlsDiscover, BuyGCBuy a physical gift card to get cash backFAIL2014-06-07
StaplesDiscover, BuyGCBuy Visa gift card online and get cash backFAIL2014-05-15
StaplesuPromise, BuyGCBuy Visa gift card online and get cash backFAIL2014-05-15
RoadRunner SportsEbates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backPARTIAL2014-05-12Reported by Debbie. Portal only paid for first $100 worth of gift cards
Sports AuthorityDiscover, UseGCBuy merchandise and pay with gift card to earn cash backSUCCESS2014-04-29Reported by Free-quent Flyer
BloomingdalesExtraBux, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2014-04-23Reported by Travis
Crate & BarrelDiscover, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backFAIL2014-04-22Reported by oipunk77
Alamo, UseGCVia phone, use 2 Alamo Car Rental gift cards from Discover Cash Back rewards to book single car rental2014-04-21Reported by Ben. This could not be done online
NationalCar, UseGCOnline, use 3 National Car Rental gift cards from Discover Cash Back rewards to book single car rentalSUCCESS2014-04-21
RoadRunner SportsChase, UseGCUse gift card to buy merchandiseSUCCESS2014-04-15Reported by Nick
RoadRunner SportsChase, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get pointsSUCCESS2014-04-15Reported by Nick
MeijeruPromise, BuyGCBuy physical Meijer gift card with other merchandise in cart to get cash backSUCCESS2014-04-08
MeijeruPromise, BuyGCBuy physical Meijer gift card without other merchandise in cart to get cash backFAIL2014-04-08Reported by multiple readers
1800FlowersShopAtHome,Buy flowers with credit card linked to Plink and to SYWR and enter SWA code for extra milesPARTIAL2014-04-03Plink and SWA points posted. No points from SYWR and no cash back from ShopAtHome
1800FlowersDiscover,Buy flowers with credit card linked to Plink and to SYWR and enter SWA code for extra milesPARTIAL2014-04-03Plink and SWA points posted. No points from SYWR and no cash back from Discover
1800FlowersAadvantage, UseGCBuy flowers with gift card and use 30X Alaskan Airlines miles codePARTIAL2014-04-0330X miles posted and AA portal miles initially posted but were later reversed out
TargetBigCrumbs, BuyGCBuy physical gift card to get cash backFAIL2014-03-19Reported by JohnBL
TargetDiscover, BuyGCBuy physical gift card to get cash backFAIL2014-03-19Reported by JohnBL
TargetShopAtHome, BuyGCBuy physical gift card to get cash backFAIL2014-03-19Reported by JohnBL
LowesChase, BuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCBuy physical Lowes gift card with Home Improvement card to earn portal pointsFAIL2014-03-14Reported by Big Habitat
Home DepotChase, UseGCUse gift card to fully pay for merchandise and get portal pointsSUCCESS2014-03-06Reported by Jon
OfficeMaxBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCBuy Visa or MasterCard gift card with OfficeMax gift cardSUCCESS2014-03-05Reported by Mario. 3rd store was the charm
LowesChase, UseGCBuy merchandise and pay with Lowes gift card to get portal pointsSUCCESS2014-03-04Reported by 405#Club
ToysRUsEbates, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get portal cash backFAIL2014-02-25Reported by Miks S
ToysRUsChase, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get portal milesFAIL2014-02-25Reported by Miks S
ToysRUsAadvantage, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get portal milesFAIL2014-02-25Reported by Miks S
Neiman MarcusSouthwest, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get portal milesSUCCESS2014-02-25Reported by Miks S
Neiman MarcusChase, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get portal milesSUCCESS2014-02-25Reported by Miks S
BlueNileChase, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get portal milesFAIL2014-02-25Reported by Miks S
Lands EndEbates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2014-02-25Reported by Miks S
ToysRUsTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get portal cash backFAIL2014-02-25Reported by Miks S
Neiman MarcusAadvantage, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get portal milesSUCCESS2014-02-25Reported by Miks S
ToysRUsSouthwest, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get portal milesFAIL2014-02-25Reported by Miks S
1800FlowersAadvantage, BuyGCBuy 1800Flowers physical gift card to get portal milesSUCCESS2014-02-24Reported by Mike U
BloomingdalesDelta SkyMiles, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get milesFAIL2014-02-20Reported by Milesmath
BloomingdalesAadvantage, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get milesFAIL2014-02-20Reported by Milesmath
OfficeMaxBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCBuy Visa or MasterCard gift card with OfficeMax gift cardFAIL2014-02-18Reported by Mario. Cashier was willing to try, but register prohibited it.
NikeChase, BuyGCBuy e-gift card to get pointsSUCCESS2014-02-16Reported by Dina
NikeChase, UseGCUse e-gift card to buy merchandise and get pointsSUCCESS2014-02-16Reported by Dina
KmartBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Kmart gift card to buy Visa gift cardFAIL2014-02-09Reported by Kyle S. Registers are hard coded not to allow this
West ElmChase, UseGCBuy merchandise with a combo of gift card and credit card to earn pointsSUCCESS2014-02-09Reported by Toni
WalmartUseGCBuy money order or do bill pay with Amex for TargetFAIL2014-02-05Reported by gasponi
NordstromMrRebates, UseGCUse gift card and credit card to buy merchandise and get cash backSUCCESS2014-02-04Reported by Toni
Walmart17 different portals, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get points or cash backFAIL2014-01-29Reported by Jonathan (purchases were made a couple of months ago)
JcrewChase, BuyGCBuy e-gift card to get pointsFAIL2014-01-28
WalmartBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Walmart gift card online to buy Visa gift cardFAIL2014-01-28Reported by several readers
KrogerBuyGCBuy Amex gift card to get fuel pointsFAIL2014-01-28Reported by MichaelP
AmexGiftCardsDelta SkyMiles, BuyGCBuy gift cards using code not shown on portal and earn milesSUCCESS2014-01-27Works despite T&C. Points earned on full value of purchase, not just on purchase fee.
MeijerBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Meijer gift card to buy Staples gift card in-storeSUCCESS2014-01-23Was able to swipe Meijer gc to pay
MeijerBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Meijer gift card to buy GameStop gift card online at meijer.comSUCCESS2014-01-23
BrooksBrothersChase, UseGCUse gift card and credit card to buy merchandise and get pointsSUCCESS2014-01-22Reported by Steve
JcrewChase, BuyGCBuy physical gift card to get pointsFAIL2014-01-22Reported by Steve
RadioShackBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse RadioShack gift card to buy Amazon Kindle gift card in-storeSUCCESS2014-01-22
WalgreensBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Walgreens gift card to buy Amazon gift card in-storeFAIL2014-01-22Reported by MLH
JcrewEbates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card to get cash backFAIL2014-01-22Reported by Steve
JcrewDiscover, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, pay with Amex, and get cash backSUCCESS2014-01-21Reported by Clint
Lands EndDiscover, BuyGCBuy physical gift card, pay with Amex, and get cash backSUCCESS2014-01-21Reported by Clint
Amazon.comBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Amazon gift card to buy another gift cardFAIL2014-01-20Reported by MichaelP
JcrewUnited, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get milesFAIL2014-01-14Reported by Julian
JCPenneySouthwest, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get pointsFAIL2014-01-14Reported by Julian
BestBuySouthwest, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get pointsSUCCESS2014-01-14Reported by Julian
JcrewDiscover, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2014-01-14Reported by Ben
GiftCards.comBeFrugal, UseGCSell e-gift card to giftcards.com and get cash back from portalFAIL2014-01-13Reported by FrequentMiler
Neiman MarcusDiscover, UseGCBuy merchandise, use discount promo code, and pay with combo of gift cards & credit card and get cash backSUCCESS2014-01-13Reported by John
PipertimeAadvantage, UseGCBuy merchandise with combination of gift card and credit card and get milesSUCCESS2014-01-12Reported by Toni Perkins
KohlsChase, BuyGCBuy two identical physical $25 gift cards in one transaction to get pointsPARTIAL2014-01-07Reported by Penny W
JCrewAadvantage, BuyGCBuy physical gift card to get milesFAIL2014-01-07Reported by Arrek.
West ElmUnited, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get milesSUCCESS2014-01-01Reported by Julian
West ElmChase, BuyGCBuy physical gift card to get pointsSUCCESS2013-12-26Reported by Jason
CoachDiscover, BuyGCBuy physical gift card to get cash backSUCCESS2013-12-24Reported by Colin
NorthFaceAadvantage, BuyGCBuy two $300 gift cards in one transaction to get milesPARTIAL2013-12-23Reported by Luchex. Received miles for one gift card, but not for both.
NorthFaceAadvantage, BuyGCBuy single $750 gift card to get milesSUCCESS2013-12-23Reported by Luchex
BestBuyChase, BuyGCBuy physical gift card to get pointsSUCCESS2013-12-22Reported by Jason
MacysSouthwest, BuyGCBuy physical gift card to get pointsFAIL2013-12-22Reported by Gad
SearsBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Home Improvement gift card to reload Sears gift cardSUCCESS2013-12-19Reported by Steve
TargetDiscover,Buy merchandise with non-Discover card (Target credit card) and get cash backSUCCESS2013-12-19Reported by Colin
Neiman MarcusChase, BuyGCBuy $200 e-gift card and get portal pointsSUCCESS2013-12-19Reported by Allison
NordstromTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy two $75 physical gift cards and get cash back from portalFAIL2013-12-19Reported by Colin
Neiman MarcusAadvantage, BuyGCBuy $200 e-gift card and get portal pointsSUCCESS2013-12-19Reported by Naina
MacysAadvantage, BuyGCBuy egift card to get milesFAIL2013-12-19Reported by Abe
BestBuyBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse BestBuy gift card to buy $200 Visa gift card in-storeSUCCESS2013-12-19
Bed Bath & BeyondAadvantage, BuyGCBuy physical gift card to get milesFAIL2013-12-19Reported by Abe
Neiman MarcusUS Airways, BuyGCBuy physical gift cards and get milesSUCCESS2013-12-19Reported by Adriano
AmexGiftCardsTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy gift cards using code not shown on portal and get cash backSUCCESS2013-12-19Works despite T&C
AmexGiftCardsTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy gift cards with >$500 value and get cash backSUCCESS2013-12-19After logging into Amex account, larger denomination options show up
Bed Bath & BeyondAadvantage, BuyGCBuy egift card to get milesFAIL2013-12-19Reported by Abe
HyattEbates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get cash backFAIL2013-12-15Reported by Ted
SephoraChase, UseGCUse physical gift card to buy merchandise and get pointsSUCCESS2013-12-15Reported by Toni
CoachAadvantage, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get milesSUCCESS2013-12-14Reported by Kyle
CoachUnited, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get milesSUCCESS2013-12-14Reported by Kyle
Neiman MarcusAadvantage, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get milesSUCCESS2013-12-14Reported by Kyle
WalmartAadvantage, BuyGCBuy physical Visa gift card and get milesSUCCESS2013-12-14Reported by Kyle
West ElmChase, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get milesSUCCESS2013-12-14Reported by Kyle
BackcountryAadvantage, BuyGCBuy gift cards and get milesSUCCESS2013-12-12Reported by Jonathan
Bed Bath & BeyondAadvantage, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get milesFAIL2013-12-12Reported by Abe
MacysAadvantage, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get milesFAIL2013-12-12Reported by Abe
Neiman MarcusuPromise, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2013-12-12
WalgreensBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Walgreens gift card to buy merchant gift cards (Amazon, iTunes, etc.)SUCCESS2013-12-09Reported by Robert
GuitarCenterAadvantage, BuyGCBuy Guitar Center e-gift card and earn milesFAIL2013-12-09Reported by Bob
AAABuyGCBuy Visa gift cards from AAA using AAA BOA Visa card to earn bonus pointsSUCCESS2013-12-09Reported by Travis. He earned 3X points on the purchase
AAALoadGCLoad AAA TravelMoney prepaid card with AAA BOA Visa card to earn credit card rewardsFAIL2013-12-09Reported by Travis
GuitarCenterAadvantage, BuyGCBuy Guitar Center physical gift card and earn milesFAIL2013-12-09Reported by Bob
GamestopBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Gamestop gift card in-store to buy Amazon (Kindle) gift cardSUCCESS2013-12-05Reported by multiple readers
Magazines.comAadvantage, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and get milesFAIL2013-12-05
Magazines.comAadvantage, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get milesFAIL2013-12-05
Magazines.comAadvantage, UseGCUse combination gift card and credit card to buy magazine and get milesFAIL2013-12-05Only portion paid by credit card received miles
SonyTopCashBack, UseGCUse e-gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2013-12-02Reported by Jonathan.
WalmartTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy Visa gift card online to get cash backFAIL2013-12-02Reported by Chris F
WalmartLoadGCUse Sears gift card, Amex gift card, or Walmart gift card to load BluebirdFAIL2013-12-02Reported by several readers.
WalgreensBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Walgreens gift card in-store to buy another gift cardSUCCESS2013-12-02Reported by Bob. He used the Walgreens gift card to buy a Whole Foods gift card
VenmoLoadGCLoad Venmo account with UFB Direct debit card to earn milesFAIL2013-12-02Reported by Ed. Venmo charged 3% for load which wipes out benefit of earning miles this way.
SonyTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2013-12-02Reported by Jonathan.
StaplesBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Staples gift card in-store to buy merchant gift cardSUCCESS2013-12-02Ability to do this depends upon cashier allowing it.
KohlsChase, BuyGCBuy Kohls physical gift cards to get UR pointsPARTIAL2013-12-02Works for physical gift cards when order is $100 or less. Larger orders often get credit only for $100.
Office DepotUpgradeGCUse OfficeDepot gift card to buy fixed value Shell gift cardFAIL2013-12-02Reported by Nick. Register would not allow gift card as payment
Neiman MarcusAadvantage, BuyGCBuy Neiman Marcus gift card to get milesFAIL2013-12-02Reported by Mary Beth. Her points initially posted, but then disapeared. No one else reported that result.
Neiman MarcusAadvantage, BuyGCBuy Neiman Marcus physical gift card to get milesSUCCESS2013-12-02Reported by Adriano
Neiman MarcusAadvantage, BuyGCBuy e-gift card, physical gift card, and merchandise (all together) and get milesSUCCESS2013-12-02Reported by Ken
SearsMrRebates, UseGCUse Sears gift card to buy merchandise and get cash backSUCCESS2013-12-02Reported by FlyingBoat
KrogerBuyGCBuy $500 Visa gift card (or any variable load visa/mc gift card) and earn fuel pointsFAIL2013-11-25Reported by many readers as of 9/1/2013
WalgreensAadvantage, BuyGCBuy mix of physical gift cards and merchandise to get milesSUCCESS2013-11-25Reported by Ken
SearsAadvantage, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get pointsFAIL2013-11-06
PetsmartChase, BuyGCBuy gift card and get pointsSUCCESS2013-11-06Reported by Steve
StarbucksstoreTopCashBack, UseGCBuy merchandise, pay with gift card and credit cardPARTIAL2013-10-21Reported by nrdk. Only credit card portion received cash back
SearsUnited, BuyGC, UseGCUse Home Improvement gift card to buy Sears' e-gift card and get pointsSUCCESS2013-10-21Reported by Luke. Note that the ability to earn points on buying e-gift cards is most likely dead since the T&C changed shortly after this. Was able to use full $500 of HI card without $1 hold issue.
SearsAadvantage, BuyGCBuy Sears physical gift card via portal to get milesSUCCESS2013-10-21
SearsAadvantage, UseGCUse Sears gift cards to buy merchandise and get milesSUCCESS2013-10-21
RoadRunner SportsChase, UseGCUse physical gift card and non-Chase credit card to buy merchandise and earn pointsSUCCESS2013-10-21Reported by Jonathan
RoadRunner SportsChase, BuyGCBuy physical gift card to get pointsSUCCESS2013-10-21Reported by Jonathan
PetsmartDiscover, UseGCUse gift card to buy merchandise and get cash backSUCCESS2013-10-21Reported by Nate
LLBeanChase, UseGCUse gift card to buy merchandise and get pointsSUCCESS2013-10-21Reported by Liz
FandangoHilton, UseGCUse gift card and credit card to buy merchandisePARTIAL2013-10-21Reported by Ryan. Only credit card portion received points
FandangoHilton, BuyGCBuy gift card to get pointsSUCCESS2013-10-21Reported by Ryan
BestBuyuPromise, BuyGCBuy gift cards, get cash backFAIL2013-10-21Reported by foxxeehi and Nick
AmexGiftCardsBigCrumbs, BuyGCBuy personalized Amex gift cards and get cash backFAIL2013-10-21Reported by several readers. Transaction cancelled.
AmexGiftCardsBigCrumbs, BuyGCBuy gift cards to get cash back. Use BDAY100 code to waive per card feesSUCCESS2013-10-21
OfficeMaxTopCashBack, UseGCBuy merchandise, pay with gift cardSUCCESS2013-10-21Reported by nrdk. Received cash back for full order less sales tax.
LowesChase, BuyGC, UseGCBuy Lowes gift card and pay with Home Improvement gift cardFAIL2013-10-21Reported by Steve. Transaction failed.
NorthFaceAadvantage, BuyGCBuy store e-gift cards to get pointsSUCCESS2013-08-29Reported by Anita
NorthFaceAadvantage, UseGCUse store gift cards and get pointsSUCCESS2013-08-29Reported by Anita
SearsDiscover, BuyGCBuy Sears physical gift card through portal to earn cash back (pay with non-Discover card)SUCCESS2013-08-19
SearsUnited, BuyGCBuy Sears physical gift card via portal to get milesSUCCESS2013-08-19
WalmartTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy Visa gift card and get cash backFAIL2013-08-18Reported by Chris F. Received cashback for the fee and/or another small item purchased with the GC, but no cashback for the GC itself.
WalmartUseGCUse Walmart or Sears gc to load BluebirdFAIL2013-08-18Reported by Jonathan
WalmartBuy 5 cent plastic bag with debit card and request $100 cash back (as a way to avoid ATM fee)SUCCESS2013-08-18Reported by Jonathan
WalmartBuyGCBuy Visa gift card online and get Amex sync bonus (occassional promotion)SUCCESS2013-08-18Reported by Chris F
WalmartDiscover, BuyGCBuy Visa gift card and get cash backFAIL2013-08-18Reported by Chris F. Received cashback for the fee and/or another small item purchased with the GC, but no cashback for the GC itself.
WalgreensUpgradeGCUse Walgreens gift card to upgrade to Shell gift cardFAIL2013-08-02Reported by Nick. Register would not allow gift card as payment
StewartsBuyGCTry to buy GreenDot Prepaid MC and MoneyPaks and pay with Amex credit cardFAIL2013-08-02Reported by JohnBL
GapChase, UseGCBuy merchandise, use 40% off promo codes, get portal pointsSUCCESS2013-08-02Reported by tp
Banana RepublicChase, UseGCBuy merchandise, use 40% off promo codes, get portal pointsSUCCESS2013-08-02Reported by tp
Office DepotUpgradeGCUse OfficeDepot gift card to buy $200 fixed value Visa gift cardFAIL2013-08-02Reported by Nick. Register would not allow gift card as payment
NordstromTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get cash backFAIL2013-06-18Reported by alexi
NordstromTopCashBack, UseGCUse gift card to buy merchandise and get cash backSUCCESS2013-06-18Reported by alexi
SpeedwayBuyGCBuy Home Improvement gift card and earn Speedway rewardsSUCCESS2013-06-07Reported by Chris
LLBeanChase, UseGCUse e-gift card + some credit card to buy merchandise and get pointsSUCCESS2013-05-22Reported by Harvson3
SearsChase, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and pay with Home Improvement card and get pointsFAIL2013-05-22This originally worked, but recently there have been several reports that it no longer works
TargetDiscover, BuyGCBuy physical gift card to earn cash backFAIL2013-05-06Reported by Tim2
TargetDiscover, UseGCBuy merchandise and pay with gift card to earn cash backSUCCESS2013-05-06Reported by Tim2
GiftCardMall.comTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy GiftCardMall Choice e-card and get cash backSUCCESS2013-05-06
GiftCardMall.comTopCashBack, BuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Choice e-card to buy part of Visa gift card and get cash backSUCCESS2013-05-06Limited to 1 $250 Choice card per transaction. Received cash back for full amount of Visa gift card
Pottery BarnuPromise, BuyGCBuy PotteryBarn Kids gift card to get cash backSUCCESS2013-04-22Reported by Lori
WalgreensBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Walgreens rebate card to buy BestBuy gift cardFAIL2013-04-22Reported by thewingtipper
StaplesBuyGCBuy $200 Visa gift card and earn Staples rewardsFAIL2013-04-22
SpeedwayUseGC, PINUse $500 OneVanilla Visa gift card with PIN to load Bluebird at Walmart.SUCCESS2013-04-22PIN set automatically upon first use
SpeedwayBuyGCBuy $500 Visa gift card and earn Speedway rewardsFAIL2013-04-22
SearsBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse ShopYourWayRewards points to buy Visa gift card in-storeFAIL2013-04-22Set PIN by calling
SearsUseGC, PINUse $100 Visa gift card with PIN to load Bluebird at Walmart.SUCCESS2013-04-22
SearsBuyGCBuy $100 Visa gift card and earn ShopYourWayRewardsFAIL2013-04-22
Pottery BarnChase, UseGCUsed PBCC rewards certificate, a coupon, and the remaining amount on the giftcard to make a Pottery Barn purchase. Received points for full amountSUCCESS2013-04-22Reported by Lori
StaplesUseGC, PINUse $200 Visa gift card with PIN to load Bluebird at Walmart.SUCCESS2013-04-22Used last 4 digits of card # as PIN
OfficeMaxBuyGCBuy $100 Visa gift card and earn OfficeMax rewardsFAIL2013-04-22
Office DepotUseGC, PINUse $200 Visa gift card with PIN to load Bluebird at Walmart.SUCCESS2013-04-22PIN set automatically upon first use
Office DepotBuyGCBuy $200 Visa gift card and earn OfficeDepot rewardsFAIL2013-04-22
MacysChase, UseGCUse Macys gift card to buy items and receive pointsSUCCESS2013-04-22Reported by Robert M
LowesUnited, BuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCBuy physical Lowes gift card with Home Improvement card to earn portal pointsSUCCESS2013-04-22Reported by Jen. NOTE: NO LONGER WORKS
LowesChase, BuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCBuy physical Lowes gift card with Home Improvement card to earn portal pointsSUCCESS2013-04-22Reported by Travel Bear. NOTE: NO LONGER WORKS
LowesAadvantage, BuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCBuy physical Lowes gift card with Home Improvement card to earn portal pointsSUCCESS2013-04-22Reported by Piecerate. NOTE: NO LONGER WORKS
OfficeMaxUseGC, PINUse $100 Visa gift card with PIN to load Bluebird at Walmart.SUCCESS2013-04-22Set PIN by calling
KrogerUseGC, PINUse $500 Visa gift card with PIN from US Bank to load Bluebird at Walmart.SUCCESS2013-04-22Set PIN by calling
KohlsChase, UseGCUse Kohls gift cards along with 30% off code to buy merchandise & get UR pointsSUCCESS2013-04-22Reported by Frequent Miler and others
OfficeMaxDiscover, BuyGCUse Amex OPEN credit card to buy physical gift card at OfficeMax.com to get both Discover cash back and Amex OPEN cash backPARTIAL2013-02-28RomsDeals received Amex OPEN cash back but not anything from the portal
LowesChase, BuyGCBuy e-gift card from Lowes to get extra pointsFAIL2013-02-28I didn't actually try this because the link to the e-gift cards took me to a different URL. No chance of points that way.
BestBuyuPromise, BuyGCBuy physical BestBuy gc with Cash+ credit card & get cash backSUCCESS2013-02-28Reported by Vinh
LowesChase, BuyGCBuy physical gift card from Lowes to get extra pointsSUCCESS2013-02-28I paid with a Home Imrprovement gift card
KohlsChase, BuyGCBuy Kohls e-gift cards to get UR pointsFAIL2013-02-15Didn't work for me
Lands EndChase, BuyGCBuy Lands End e-gift card & get pointsSUCCESS2013-02-15
Lands EndChase, BuyGCBuy Lands End e-gift card and pay with Home Improvement card & get pointsFAIL2013-02-15Land's End could not process payment from the Home Improvement card
OpenSkyUse Cash+ card at OpenSky with Home Improvement selected as 5% categorySUCCESS2013-01-31Did receive 5% back from Cash+ card, as expected
Lands EndTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy Lands End e-gift card & get cash backSUCCESS2013-01-31
DrugStore.comUse Hilton Amex at Drugstore.com to see if awarded 6X for drugstore categorySUCCESS2013-01-31Earned 6X points as expected. Unfortunately drugstore category is supposedly going away May 2013
Lands EndTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical Lands End gift card & get cash backSUCCESS2013-01-31
Buy.comUse Cash+ card at Buy.com with electronics selected as 5% categoryFAIL2013-01-31Did not receive 5% back from Cash+ card
BestBuyTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy physical BestBuy gc with Cash+ credit card & get cash backFAIL2013-01-31TCB lists $0 pending
BestBuyUse Cash+ card at BestBuy with electronics selected as 5% categorySUCCESS2013-01-31Did receive 5% back from Cash+ card, as expected
DrugStore.comChase, BuyGCBuy DrugStore.com gift card by going to Beaty.com to get pointsSUCCESS2013-01-21DrugStore.com claims that they don't give points for gc purchases, but their partner Beauty.com does. Replicated recently by AdamH
J&RDiscover,Used non-Discover card (Visa) to pay for merchandise to get cash backSUCCESS2013-01-21Reported by Kadim
JCPenneyEbates, UseGCUse gift card (100%) to buy merchandise and get cash backSUCCESS2013-01-21Reported by Skippy
DrugStore.comTopCashBack,Use combo drugstore.com dollars and credit card to buy merchandise and get cash backPARTIAL2013-01-14Received cash back for portion paid by credit card. No cash back for portion paid with drugstore.com dollars
BestBuyDiscover, BuyGCBuy physical BestBuy gc with Cash+ credit card & get cash backSUCCESS2013-01-14Received email from Discover: 5% cash back awarded
Buy.comTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy Buy.com e-gift card to get cash backPARTIAL2013-01-14TCB has tiered cash back levels for Buy.com. Received only 1% cash back
Chase BankUseGCAttempt to get cash advance at bank with American Express for Target Prepaid cardFAIL2013-01-11Teller attempted to do the cash advance, but it didn't work
OpenSkyBuy merchandise with Cash+ card and see if it earns 5% back as Home Improvement categorySUCCESS2013-01-11OpenSky often offers 50X through MyPoints so this is a great double dip
Chase BankUseGCAttempt to get cash advance at bank with Mio Prepaid cardSUCCESS2013-01-11After 3 or 4 days a $4 fee showed up on my Mio account
SearsDiscover, UseGCUse Sears gift card to buy merchandise and get cash backSUCCESS2013-01-09Reported by Vinh and Greg Z
DrugStore.comDiscover, BuyGCBuy gift card with MasterCard to see if cash back is awardedFAIL2013-01-09Unclear if failure is due to buying gift card or to not using Discover card
Eddie BauerDiscover, UseGCBuy merchandise with gift card to get cash backFAIL2013-01-09Reported by Vinh
GrouponDiscover, BuyGCBuy physical gift card for cash backFAIL2013-01-09
GrouponBuy item from Groupon with Ink Bold to see if it gets 5X as an office supply purchaseFAIL2013-01-09
JCPenneyBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse JCPenney gift card in-store to buy another merchant gift card (such as Starbucks, iTunes, etc.)FAIL2013-01-09Reported by WishyAnand
Performance BikeChase, BuyGCBuy e-gift card to get extra pointsSUCCESS2013-01-09Reported by Chris L
Performance BikeChase, UseGCUse e-gift card + credit card to get pointsSUCCESS2013-01-09Reported by Chris L. Full points awarded
DrugStore.comTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy gift card at Beauty.com to get extra cash backSUCCESS2013-01-06Reported by Greg Z. Beauty.com gift cards work at Drugstore.com
DrugStore.comChase, UseGCUse Beauty.com gift card at DrugStore.com to get extra points (pay partially with credit card)PARTIAL2013-01-06Success reported by Greg Z, Fail reported by AdamH. AdamH says he received points only for the portion of the order not paid by gift card
eBagsChase, BuyGCBuy e-gift card to get extra pointsFAIL2013-01-04Reported by Dina
eBagsChase, UseGCUse gift card to get extra pointsSUCCESS2013-01-04Reported by Dina
HalfOffDepotShopAtHome, UseGCUse ShopAtHome credit to buy merchandise and get cash backSUCCESS2013-01-04Reported by Steve. He used $10 credit to buy an $11 item. He received cash back for the full $11 purchase.
Home DepotDiscover, BuyGCBuy physical gift card online to get cash backFAIL2013-01-04Reported by VISA MCC Code Rob
NikeChase, UseGCUse Nike gift card to buy merchandise and earn pointsSUCCESS2013-01-04Reported by AJH
NikeChase, BuyGCBuy physical and/or e-gift cards online to get extra pointsFAIL2013-01-04Reported by Mike and AJH
WalmartBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Walmart e-gift card in-store to buy Visa gift cardSUCCESS2013-01-04Reported by Ed
Cole HaanMr. Rebates, BuyGCBuy physical gift card and earn cash backFailure2012-12-12Reported by Glenn
SearsChase, BuyGCBuy Sears physical gift cards to get pointsSUCCESS2012-12-12As of 11/1/2012, physical gift cards work, but not e-gift cards
SearsChase, BuyGCBuy Sears e-gift cards to get pointsFAIL2012-12-12As of 11/1/2012, physical gift cards work, but not e-gift cards
CVSBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Vanilla Visa card in person at CVS to buy Vanilla Reload card or PayPal cardSUCCESS2012-12-10
Barnes & NobleLoadGCTry to load Amex Campus Edition card with credit card at regular B&N store (not campus store)FAIL2012-12-10
BestBuyUnited, BuyGCBuy iTunes gift card from Best Buy and get pointsSUCCESS2012-12-10Reported by Colin
AppleDiscover, UseGCUse gift card to buy merchandise & earn cash backSUCCESS2012-12-04Reported by Colin. Small part of total paid for with Discover card, but cash back was earned on entire transaction.
J&RDiscover,Use PayPal to pay (instead of Discover card) and get cash backFAIL2012-12-04Reported by Colin.
NorthFaceChase, BuyGCBuy store gift cards to get pointsSUCCESS2012-12-04Reported by Chris D
NorthFaceChase, UseGCUse store gift cards (and pay partially with credit card) and get pointsSUCCESS2012-12-04Reported by Chris D. The amount paid for taxes did not receive points (as expected)
Victorias SecretChase, UseGCUse store gift card and get pointsSUCCESS2012-12-04Reported by Kyle
SearsBuyGCUse Cash+ card at Sears.com (to buy physical gift card) to get 5X for department store categoryFAIL2012-11-28Gift cards are reported as sold by Kmart, so that might have been part of the problem
SearsDiscover, UseGCBuy merchandise with combination of Sears gift card and Discover card, get cash backSUCCESS2012-11-28Reported by Colin. Cash back given for full purchase, not just amount on Discover card
SearsDiscover, BuyGCBuy Sears e-gift card through portal to earn cash back (pay with Discover card)FAIL2012-11-28
KmartUse Cash+ card at Kmart (to buy physical gift card) to get 5X for department store categoryFAIL2012-11-28I guess Kmart isn't treated as a department store!
SearsDiscover, BuyGCBuy Sears physical gift card through portal to earn cash back (pay with Discover card)SUCCESS2012-11-28
Barnes & NobleLoadGCTry to load Amexs Campus Edition Prepaid card with Citi Forward card for 5XSUCCESS2012-11-15Citi Forward card earns 5X at bookstores. This worked for 5X and did not count as a cash advance!
Diapers.comTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy gift card from Diapers.com for extra cash backFAIL2012-11-15Reported by Steve
Diapers.comTopCashBack, UseGCUse gift card at Diapers.com for extra cash backSUCCESS2012-11-15Reported by Steve
KivaMake Kiva loan with US Bank Cash+ card to see if it counts as Charity for 5% backSUCCESS2012-11-15
StateFarmUseGCUse VanillaVisa prepaid card (temporary card) to pay insurance onlineSUCCESS2012-11-07Reported by Tanu
JCPenneyChase, UseGCGo through UR Mall, use JCP gift cards to buy merchandise, get pointsSUCCESS2012-11-06Reported by HikerT and Kushal. Kushal found that it works regardless of whether a portion is paid with credit card
Eastern Mountain SportsTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy gift card for extra cash backSUCCESS2012-11-05Reported by Troy
Eastern Mountain SportsMrRebates, UseGCUse gift card to get extra cash backSUCCESS2012-11-05Reported by Troy
LowesChase, UseGCUse Lowes gift card to buy merchandise and earn points (100% of purchase made with gift card)SUCCESS2012-10-19Reported by donna pfau. Maybe older reports were wrong?
MacysChase, UseGCBuy merchandise and pay mostly with gift cards & partly with credit card and get full pointsSUCCESS2012-10-18Reported by Will
Buy.comChase, UseGCUse Buy.com gift card to buy merchant gift card and get portal pointsFAIL2012-10-11Buy.com doesn't allow you to use a Buy.com gift card to buy other gift cards
NordstromChase, UseGCUse gift card to buy merchandise and get pointsSUCCESS2012-10-11Reported by frequent churner
Pottery BarnChase, BuyGCBuy e-gift card and get pointsFAIL2012-10-11Reported by Mommy Points and Jessica
Pottery BarnChase, UseGCUse e-gift card through portal and get pointsSUCCESS2012-10-11Reported by Mommy Points
GrouponDiscover, UseGCUse Groupon gift card through portal to get cash backFAIL2012-10-10Reported by Frequent Grouponer
GrouponDiscover, UseGCUse Groupon gift card & Discover card through portal to get cash backFAIL2012-10-10Reported by Frequent Grouponer. Only part paid with Discover card was given cash back
GrouponDiscover, BuyGCBuy Groupon gift card through portal to get cash backSUCCESS2012-10-10Reported by Frequent Grouponer
Barnes & NobleLoadGCTry to load American Express Campus Edition Prepaid card with credit cardSUCCESS2012-10-03Successfully used $500 Vanilla Visa to load Amex at register
Barnes & NobleLoadGCTry to load American Express Campus Edition Prepaid card with B&N gift cardFAIL2012-10-03
Office DepotLoadGCTry to add value to reloadable prepaid card at Office Depot register without buying Vanilla Reload cardFAIL2012-10-03
Crate & BarrelChase, UseGCUse Crate & Barrel gift card to buy merchandise and get portal pointsSUCCESS2012-10-02Reported by Jeanne at Heels First
Crate & BarrelChase, BuyGCBuy Crate & Barrel gift card in order to get portal pointsSUCCESS2012-10-02Reported by Jeanne at Heels First
PetcoChase, UseGCBuy merchandise with gift card to get pointsSUCCESS2012-09-22Reported by IrishTiger
BloomingdalesChase, BuyGCBuy Bloomingdale's e-gift card to get pointsFAIL2012-09-21
BloomingdalesChase, UseGCUse Bloomingdale's gift card to buy merchandise and get pointsSUCCESS2012-09-21
Buy.comChase, BuyGCBuy Buy.com gift card to get pointsSUCCESS2012-09-21
Buy.comChase, UseGCUse Buy.com gift card to buy merchandise and get portal pointsSUCCESS2012-09-21
RiteAidBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCBuy Shell gift card using Rite Aid gift cardSUCCESS2012-09-13Reported by Rich
RiteAidBuyGCBuy $500 Vanilla Visa gift card with credit cardSUCCESS2012-09-13
WalgreensBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Walgreens gift card to buy $500 Visa gift cardSUCCESS2012-09-13
WalgreensBuyGCBuy $500 Vanilla Visa gift card with credit cardSUCCESS2012-09-13
WalgreensBuyGCBuy Vanilla Reload card with credit cardFAIL2012-09-13I tried two Ann Arbor locations. No luck
Buy.comChase, BuyGCBuy Marriott gift card (or other merchant gift card) at Buy.com and get extra points from portalSUCCESS2012-09-10Buy.com charges a fixed shipping/handling fee so larger denomination cards make more sense
GrouponTopCashBack, UseGCUse gift card to get additional cash backSUCCESS2012-08-15Reported by Gabriel
GrouponTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy gift card to get cash backSUCCESS2012-08-15Reported by Gabriel
PacSunChase, BuyGCBuy Pacific Sunwear gift card to get pointsSUCCESS2012-08-13Reported by Chris L
PacSunChase, UseGCUse Pacific Sunwear gift card (& small amount with credit card) to buy merchandise and get more pointsSUCCESS2012-08-13Reported by Chris L
OnlyNaturalPetTopCashBack, BuyGCBuy gift card to get cash backSUCCESS2012-08-09Reported by FrequentFlyerCollector
OnlyNaturalPetTopCashBack, UseGCUse gift card to buy merchandise and get cash backSUCCESS2012-08-09Reported by FrequentFlyerCollector
JCPenneyShopAtHome, UseGCGo through ShopAtHome, use JCP gift cards (+ some credit card) to buy merchandise, get cash backSUCCESS2012-07-17Reported by Steve
Michael'sBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCBuy merchant gift card in-store with Micheal's gift cardFAIL2012-07-10The clerk tried to use the gift card, but the register didn't allow it
BestBuyBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse BestBuy gift card to buy Amazon kindle gift card in-storeSUCCESS2012-07-09Reported by a reader and confirmed by Frequent Miler
OfficeMaxChase, BugGCGo through Ultimate Rewards Mall to buy OfficeMax gc, see if points postFAIL2012-07-09
OfficeMaxBuyGC, OPENBuy $25 OfficeMax gift card online to get 5% back via Amex OPEN savingsSUCCESS2012-07-09Sweet. With the new OPEN rules, you get 10% back for purchases of more than $250, so a $300 gc should return 10%!
OfficeMaxBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse OfficeMax gift card in-store to buy a different merchant gift cardSUCCESS2012-07-08
ToysRUsuPromise, BuyGCBuy ToysRUs gift card via uPromise/ToysRUs.com to get 5% cash backSUCCESS2012-07-06I was surprised about this since the T&C states not for gift cards
ToysRUsBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse ToysRUs gift card to buy Amazon kindle gift card in-storeSUCCESS2012-07-05Reported by a reader. Confirmed by Frequent Miler
Bed Bath & BeyondAadvantage, BuyGCUse Bed, Bath & Beyond gift card in-store to buy a different merchant gift cardSUCCESS2012-07-05I used a $25 BBB gift card to buy a $25 Visa gift card (paid the extra fee with a Visa gift card)
MarshallsBuyGCUse Marshall's gift card in-store to buy a different merchant gift cardFAIL2012-07-05I wasn't able to find any merchant gift cards to even attempt this.
DrugStore.comChase, BuyGC, UseGCBuy Drugstore.com e-gift card online through the UR Mall to get extra pointsSUCCESS2012-07-03Reported by smurf
JCPenneyBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCBuy a different gift card using a JC Penney gift card in-storeFAIL2012-07-03Reported by bexho2000
Office DepotBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCBuy a different gift card using an Office Depot gift card in-storeSUCCESS2012-07-03Reported by benji
Office DepotBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCBuy a different gift card using an OD gift cardFAIL2012-07-02Reported by reader bf
MarriottChase, BuyGCBuy Marriott gift card at Marriott.com via UR Mall for extra pointsSUCCESS2012-06-30Reported by a reader
BestBuyTopCashBack, UseGCUse BestBuy gift card for entire purchase and get cash backSUCCESS2012-06-08Reported by Steve
LowesBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Lowes gift card in-store to buy Shell gift cardFAIL2012-06-08Reported by bf
NikeAadvantage, UseGCUse Nike gift card to buy merchandise and earn pointsSUCCESS2012-06-08Reported by Jeff
OverStockChase, UseGCUse gift card at OverStock to get pointsSUCCESS2012-06-01Reported by Frequent Flyer Collector
ClubCarlsonAdd business ID to promo reservation after the fact via phone or in-person at hotelFAIL2012-06-01Reported by Greek2Me
OverStockChase, BuyGCBuy e-gift card at OverStock to get pointsFAIL2012-06-01Reported by Frequent Flyer Collector
JcrewChase, BuyGCBuy e-gift card at JCrew to get pointsFAIL2012-05-30Reported by matuag. Evidence is a bit sketchy here. May need to redo experiment
JcrewChase, UseGCUse Jcrew gift card to buy merchandise to get extra pointsSUCCESS2012-05-30Reported by Mommy Points
SonyChase, UseGCUse gift card at Sony to get extra pointsSUCCESS2012-05-30As long as you buy items that meet the T&C, this double dip seems to work!
JcrewChase, BuyGCBuy physical gift card at JCrew to get pointsSUCCESS2012-05-30Reported by matuag. Evidence suggests that eGift cards may not result in points
ShoeBuyChase, UseGCUse gift card at ShoeBuy to get extra pointsSUCCESS2012-05-28Reported by readers. Note isse: one reader was unable to use gift card and discount coupon at the same time
QVCChase, UseGCUse QVC gift cards at QVC to get extra pointsSUCCESS2012-05-28Reported by carwag25.
ShoeBuyChase, BuyGCBuy gift card at ShoeBuy to get extra pointsSUCCESS2012-05-28Reported by readers
QVCChase, BuyGCBuy eGift card at QVC to get pointsFAIL2012-05-28Reported by carwag25. eGift cards actually sold by CashStar not QVC. Physical gift cards might work.
OldNavyChase, UseGCUse gift card at Old Navy to get extra pointsSUCCESS2012-05-19Reported by reader Mike. Mike made part of purchase with Chase card. Still need to dermine if 100% gift card use works.
CVSUseGCUse CVS gift card in person to buy merchant gift cardsFAIL2012-05-17Reported by Greek2Me
CVSUseGCUse CVS gift card in person to buy Visa gift cardsFAIL2012-05-17Reported by Greek2Me
StaplesBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Staples gift card in-store to buy merchant gift cardFAIL2012-05-17Greek2Me was told they do not allow Staples gift cards to be used to purchase any gift cards at all. Reported by GreekToMe
LowesChase, UseGCUse Lowes gift card to buy merchandise and earn pointsPARTIAL2012-01-01Like Home Depot, this seems to only work when part of order is paid with credit card. Reported by multiple readers.
Magazines.comBigCrumbs, UseGCUse Magazines.com gift card to buy magazines and cash backFAIL2012-01-01
Magazines.comChase, BuyGCBuy Magazines.com gift card and get pointsSUCCESS2012-01-01
Magazines.comChase, UseGCUse Magazines.com gift card to buy magazines and get pointsFAIL2012-01-01Initial tests were partially successful, but they later fixed this loophole
Office DepotBuyGCBuy $500 prepaid Visa using Ink Bold to get 5X points category bonusSUCCESS2012-01-01A few stores have turned people down, but most allow it
Office DepotBuyGCBuy $500 prepaid Amex using Ink Bold to get 5X points category bonusSUCCESS2012-01-01A few stores have turned people down, but most allow it
Office DepotBuyGCBuy $500 prepaid Vanilla reload card using Ink Bold to get 5X points category bonusSUCCESS2012-01-01A few stores have turned people down, but most allow it
OfficeMaxBuyGC, OPENBuy $100 Amazon gift card in person using Amex business card to get 5% back from OPEN SavingsSUCCESS2012-01-01This option won't be available after 6/15/2012
SearsChase, UseGCUse gift card to buy merchandise and get pointsSUCCESS2012-01-01100% success
SearsChase, BuyGC, UseGCBuy Sears gift card using Sears gift card to get points foreverFAIL2012-01-01Sears website doesn't allow this
SearsBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCIn person at Sears, buy Ebay gift cards using Sears or Kmart gift cardsSUCCESS2012-01-01100% success (but gift card rack can be hard to find!)
SephoraChase, BuyGCBuy Sephora gift card and get pointsPARTIAL2012-01-01One reader reported success, another reported failure
SephoraChase, UseGCUse Sephora gift card to buy merchandise and earn pointsSUCCESS2012-01-01Reported by multiple readers
StaplesChase, CouponBuy merchandise to get points and use Staples couponFAIL2012-01-01Reported by Sam
WalmartChase, BuyGCBuy Visa or merchant gift card online at Walmart.com and get extra points from portalFAIL2012-01-01
WalmartBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCBuy Visa gift card online using Walmart gift cardSUCCESS2012-01-01
OfficeMaxBuyGC, OPENBuy $200 Visa gift card in person using Amex business card to get 5% back from OPEN SavingsSUCCESS2012-01-01This option won't be available after 6/15/2012
KohlsBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Kohls gift card in person to buy a different merchant gift card (such as Best Buy)FAIL2012-01-01Cashier tried, but register wouldn't allow it
KmartBuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCIn person at Kmart, buy BP, Ebay, and other gift cards using Sears or Kmart gift cardsSUCCESS2012-01-01Some mean cashiers won't allow this, but most do
KmartChase, BuyGCBuy Kmart gift cards to get pointsSUCCESS2012-01-01Bought physical gift cards, didn't try e-cards
AmoozleBuyGCBuy 2 gift cards for the price of 1 (Walmart or Target)FAIL2012-01-01I had to dispute charges with Chase to get my money back
Barnes & NobleBigCrumbs, UseGCUse gift cards to buy merchandise & earn cash backFAIL2012-01-01No cash back earned
Barnes & NobleChase, BuyGCBuy gift cards to earn pointsSUCCESS2012-01-01
Barnes & NobleChase, UseGCUse gift cards to buy merchandise & earn pointsFAIL2012-01-01Only the part of the order paid by credit card received points
Barnes & NobleChase, BuyGC, OPENBuy gift cards online to earn points AND Amex OPEN SavingsSUCCESS2012-01-01Yes, you can use Amex cards for Ultimate Rewards Mall purchases
Barnes & NobleEbates, UseGCUse gift cards to buy merchandise & earn cash backFAIL2012-01-01No cash back earned
Barnes & NobleMrRebates, UseGCUse gift cards to buy merchandise & earn cash backFAIL2012-01-01No cash back earned
KohlsChase, UseGCUse Kohls gift cards to buy merchandise & get UR pointsSUCCESS2012-01-01Almost always worked. Did have to call Chase a few times to get credit for one purchase. Yes, even purchases made 100% with gift cards worked for me (one reader reported otherwise)
Barnes & NobleBuyGC, OPENBuy gift cards in-store using Amex business card to earn OPEN SavingsFAIL2012-01-01I didn't actually try this because the OPEN Savings terms and conditions say discount is not applicable to purchases made in Barnes and Noble stores
DrugStore.comBeFrugal, UseGCUse Beauty.com gift card at DrugStore.com & get cash backFAIL2012-01-01
DrugStore.comBigCrumbs, UseGCUse Beauty.com gift card at DrugStore.com & get cash backFAIL2012-01-01
DrugStore.comBigCrumbs, BuyGC, UseGC, UpgradeGCUse Beauty.com gift card at DrugStore.com to buy a different gift cardFAIL2012-01-01Drugstore.com doesn't allow buying gift cards with gift cards
DrugStore.comChase, BuyGC, UseGCBuy gift card at Beauty.com and use at DrugStore.com in order to get twice as many DrugStore.com dollarsSUCCESS2012-01-01This was really an accidental finding 🙂
GiftCards.comMyDeals&Coupons, SellGCSell Walmart gift card & get additional cash backSUCCESS2012-01-01Pleasantly surprised to find cash back was % of face value
Home DepotChase, BuyGCBuy Home Depot gift cards to get UR pointsFAIL2012-01-01Reported by Jeff
Home DepotChase, UseGCUse Home Depot gift cards and get UR pointsPARTIAL2012-01-01Full points are awarded only when part of purchase is made with credit card
DrugStore.comAadvantage, UseGCUse Beauty.com gift card at DrugStore.com & get AA milesFAIL2012-01-01
CouponTradeTopCashBack, SellGCSell gift cards, get extra cash backSUCCESS2012-01-01Earned fixed $2.50 per sale. Good for small face value cards ($20, $25)
Intermedia.comSpend $200, get 20,000 Amex Membership RewardsReported by Nick Reyes. Bryan adds that the first month is prorated and suggests subscribing at the end of one month to get full $200 charge.

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Diamond Vargas
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Merchant: Swarovski
Portal: Mr. Rebates
Experiment: Buy physical gift card, receive miles
Result: Fail
Purchase Date: 02/02/2017

Anita, FM Lab Manager
Member

All lab experiments reported by 2/22 @ 10am CST have bee added to the table.

Thanks to everyone for reporting these!

Anita

Diamond Vargas
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Merchant: Lancome
Portal: iConsumer
Experiment: Buy physical gift card, receive cashback
Result: Fail
Purchase Date: 02/18/2017

Leonardo M
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Merchant: Petco.com
Portal: Chase UR
Experiment: Buy merchandise with gift card to get points
Result: Success (Currently Pending)
Purchase Date: 02/20/2017

Small interesting note, the points that are pending are for the full price of the item “before” discounts applied by Petco at checkout. Points do not include shipping and taxes of course.

Anita, FM Lab Manager
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Leonardo,

Post back if the points didn’t post or if the amount changed when it went from pending to posted. Thanks!

Leonardo M
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Hi Anita,
Sorry for the delay.
I can confirmed they clawed back the discount portion but all points posted successfully using the GC as the only form of payment.
Thanks!
Leonardo

CJ
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It looks like CardCookie.com counts for 3x on ATT Access More

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Merchandise – HOBBY,TOY / GAME SHOPS

I bought some walmart gift cards.

CJ
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purchase date was 2/27/17 btw sorry i missed that part

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Glenn
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Portal: EBates
Vendor: Dell
Buy XBox GC and earn cash back.
FAIL
Interesting because this used to work

Glenn
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Vendor: Neiman Marcus
Portal: Shop at Home
Date: 1/19/2017
Buy eGC and earn cash back
SUCCESS… tracked and paid out on 3/31/2017

Anita, FM Lab Manager
Member

All updates have been posted through 4/6 at 1:30 pm CST.

Thanks to all!

Mark
Guest

Greg (or anyone else), is there a way to download all of these experiments into a spreadsheet, Google docs, etc?

Thanks!

raulf
Guest

Merchant: Lancome
Portal: British Airways
Experiment: Buy e gift card, receive miles
Result: Fail
Purchase Date: 04/05/2017

Leonardo M
Guest

Merchant: Express
Portal: Discover Deals
Experiment: Buy merchandise with eGC’s and small portion with Discover Card and earn CB
Result: Success on full amount purchased.
Purchase Date: 12/16/2016

SteveHOU
Guest

Still alive 8/23/17.

Leonardo M
Guest

Happy about this one….

Merchant: BassPro
Portal: Alaska
Experiment: Buy eGC’s and earn miles
Result: Success
Purchase Date: 4/12/2017 posted 4/14/2017

Merchant: BassPro
Portal: Alaska
Experiment: Buy merchandise with combination of eGC and GC and earn miles
Result: Success
Purchase Date: 4/12/2017 posted 4/14/2017

Nick Reyes
Editor

Keep up the great reports!

One thing: Keep an eye on these. Sometimes, the purchase of a gift card will post — but then later get clawed back. Since you only made the purchase 2 days ago, you might want to keep an eye on it to make sure it sticks. It probably will stick — but good to keep an eye on it so you can update us if it doesn’t.

Leonardo M
Guest

The eGC was just clawed back… after a month…
Darn

Leonardo M
Guest

Merchant: Bumbleandbumble.com
Portal: Alaska
Experiment: Buy eGC and earn miles
Result: Fail
Purchase Date: 4/12/2017

Merchant: Bumbleandbumble.com
Portal: Alaska
Experiment: Buy merchanside with partial eGC and CC and earn miles
Result: Success on full amount
Purchase Date: 4/12/2017

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Leonardo M
Guest

Merchant: saksoff5th.com
Portal: Alaska
Experiment: Buy Physical GC and earn miles
Result: Success
Purchase Date: 4/17/2017
Miles posted 4/19/2017

Yes I ordered from the wrong website as my goal was to test saks.com (for the Amex offer)… BUT pleased with the result nonetheless as I shop there as well

Nick Reyes
Editor

Thanks for the continued reports!

I should have mentioned this before: If you made this purchase on 4/17, I think these miles must still be “pending” and not actually “posted” to your Alaska account yet. Can you keep us updated once the miles have posted to your Alaska account? That process usually takes a bit longer.

It’s a good sign that these miles are pending — but it’s not impossible for an item that shows pending to drop off before it posts to your Alaska Airlines account. Try signing into the Alaska Airlines website (not the shopping portal) to see if your miles are available yet. Once they are, let us know. These are great data points you’re providing — we just want to be sure that the miles make it from pending to posted.

Leonardo M
Guest

Hi Nick,

Those miles actually posted on the Alaska Mileage Plan account and not just on the Mileage Plan Shopping portal. Should have specified where they posted. They are at this time “in the bag” but like you say, we never know for sure as they can be clawed back also from the Alaska Account and not just the shopping portal account (Happened with Neiman Marcus of January..) If anything changes I will report back. Fingers crossed!
Leonardo

Vinh
Guest

Leonardo, did you get the $75 credit even though you shopped at offsaks instead of saks?

Leonardo M
Guest

Tried the same purchase on 5/17/17, transaction this time did not track… as always YMMV

Leonard M
Guest

Miles just posted! After almost a month.

Leonardo M
Guest

Unfortunately no

Leonardo M
Guest

Merchant: Hayneedle
Portal: AAdvantage
Experiment: Buy egift certificate, receive miles and Amex Offer
Result: Success on both
Purchase Date: 4/20/2017

Leonardo M
Guest

Miles posted on AA account on 4/22/17

Leonardo M
Guest

Unfortunately all miles were clawed back on 5/4/17…
Amex offer did post correctly

Leonardo M
Guest

Merchant: Hayneedle.com
Portal: AAdvantage
Experiment: Buy merchandise with combination of egift certificate and cc, receive miles
Result: Success on full amount (minus discount used on website)
Purchase Date: 4/26/2017

Leonardo M.
Guest

Merchant: Amazon.com
Portal: Jetblue partner link for 3x
Experiment: Buy merchandise with egift card and receive miles
Result: Success on full amount
Purchase Date: 3/03/2017

luchex
Guest

Merchant: Petco
Portal: AAdvantage for 3x
Experiment: Buy $50 gift card and receive miles
Result: Not successful on either getting miles nor getting $10 on amex offers. AAdvantage portal shows a visit to petco store
Purchase Date: Apr 26, 2017

Leonardo M.
Guest

Merchant: Petco
Portal: Topcashback 8%
Experiment: Buy $50 gift card and receive cashback and Amex Offer
Result: Fail. (so far also on Amex Offer…which is weird, but transaction still shows “pending” on Amex at this time, will report back on Amex Offer result)
Purchase Date: Apr 28, 2017

Leonardo M
Guest

Amex Offer finally posted

Leonardo M.
Guest

Merchant: Petco
Portal: BeFrugal 8%
Experiment: Buy $50 gift card and receive cashback and Amex Offer
Result: Fail. (Same as other transactiotested, will report back on Amex Offer result once transaction posts to account)
Purchase Date: Apr 28, 2017

Leonardo M
Guest

Petco Amex Offer posted on 5/8/17

Leonardo M.
Guest

Merchant: Sears
Portal: BeFrugal
Experiment: Buy merchandise with combination of egift card, CC, SYWR and receive cashback.
Result: Pending on full amount
Purchase Date: May 2, 2017

Will report when it posts.

Leonardo M.
Guest

Merchant: Hayneedle.com
Portal: BeFrugal
Experiment: Buy merchandise with combination of egift certificates and cc, receive cashback
Result: Pending on full amount (minus discount used on website)
Purchase Date: 4/26/2017 will report when it posts end of June.

Stephen
Guest

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Leonardo M
Guest

Has anyone had any luck with Saks GC’s or eGC’s working through any portal during this last run?

Brandon
Guest

Merchant: The Bouqs
Portal: TopCashBack
Experiment: Buy eGC and earn cash back
Result: FAIL
Purchase Date: 5/10/2017

Merchant: The Bouqs
Portal: TopCashBack
Experiment: Purchase w/ combo eGC and CC, earn cashback
Result: SUCCESS
Purchase Date: 5/10/2017

Tarheel_95
Guest

Merchant: Bloomingdale’s
Portal: Ebates
Experiment: Purchase using gift card, earn cash back
Result: SUCCESS
Purchase Date: 5/9/2017

Tarheel_95
Guest

Merchant: Bloomingdale’s
Portal: Ebates
Experiment: Purchase e-gift card, earn cash back
Result: Failed
Purchase Date: 5/9/2017

Anita, FM Lab Manager
Member

Thanks for all the great datapoints. Everything through this point has been entered in the table.

Anita

Leonardo M
Guest

Thanks Anita!

Leonardo M
Guest

Merchant: Sunglass Hut
Portal: Topcashback
Experiment: Buy merchandise with GC and receive cashback
Result: Success on full amount
Purchase Date: 12/16/2016

(Only became payable today….)

Nicole
Guest

Merchant: Kate Spade
Portal: Topcashback
Experiment: Buy egiftcard, earn cashback
Result: Fail
Purchase Date: 4/22/17

Leonardo M
Guest

Merchant: Sears
Portal: United
Experiment: Buy egiftcard, earn miles
Result: Fail
Purchase Date: 5/2/17

Anita, FM Lab Manager
Member

All data points through today have been added to the table. Thanks!!

Anita

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Josh
Guest

Merchant: Nike
Portal: Ebates
Experiment: Buy hard gift card, earn cashback
Result: Fail
Purchase Date: 5/16/17

Chong
Guest

Merchant: 1800Flowers.com
Portal: AAdvantage
Experiment: Buy physical gc, earned miles
Result: Success
Purchase Date: 5/17/17

GR
Guest

Merchant: HP
Portal: Ebates
Experiment: buy eGC, earn cashback
Result: Cashback initially posted but clawed back 3 weeks later
Purchase Date: 5/8/17

I had success doing this with multiple eGC last year but not this time 🙁

murtuza
Guest

Merchant: ebags.com
Portal: Virgin america, Plenti, shopathome, Mr rebates
Experiment: buy eGC, earn cashback
Result: No casback earned
Purchase Date: 02/07/2017

jeremy h
Guest

Merchant: Staples.com
Portal: Ultimate Rewards
Experiment: Buy Home Depot egift card, receive 2x portal bonus miles
Result: Success
Purchase Date: 05/20/2017

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Anita, FM Lab Manager
Member

Thanks everyone! Everything though this point has been added to the table.

Anita

Bryant
Guest

Merchant: Bestbuy.com
Portal: TopCashBack
Experiment: Buy merchandise with eGC
Result: FAIL
Purchase Date: 06/12/2017

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[…] Unfortunately it looks like using a gift card will invalidate earning the miles (you can get second hand gift cards for 30% off, that would have made this deal amazing). This basically lets you purchase miles at 2¢ (actually a little less after you factor in the credit card rewards points) and get some free magazines (just remember to cancel). Personally I don’t think purchasing miles at 2¢ is a good use of your money, but everybody is in a different situation. […]

Ken
Guest

Can you buy an Ebay GC from Target.com with a Target GC? If so how long does it take to receive the emailed ebay GC?

Ken
Guest

ETA: Cannot buy an Ebay eGC from T.com with a Target GC.

Do Target stores carry Ebay GCs, and can you pay via Target GC?

Joe
Guest

Merchant: Game Stop B&M
Portal: UseGC
Experiment: Pay Amazon Cash with Game Stop physical GC
Result: Fail
Purchase Date: Jun 25 2017

Anita: Please add comments from this thread as well

Free $10 credit with Amazon Cash
frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/2017/06/20/free-10-credit-amazon-cash/

Victor
Guest

Merchant: HP
Portal: ebates
Experiment: Buy laptop with combination of GC and credit card, get cashback on entire amount
Result: Success
Purchase Date: 6/29/2017

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[…] Use a cash back portal and buy directly from whichever merchant you need. (Theoretical example: buy Sears gift cards from sears.com or Best Buy gift cards from bestbuy.com.) This doesn’t work most of the time since portals typically don’t pay out for gift card purchases, but occasionally portals pay out for gift card purchases. Check FM Lab. […]

THEsocalledfan
Guest

Merchant: Petco
Portal: British Airways
Experiment: Buy physical gift card to get $15 Amex offer Petco rebate *(buy $50, get $15 back)
Result: In the past, this was an easy way to maximize petco rebates, but now, it appear physical gift cards are no longer processed by Petco, so it no longer qualifies. I am not sure yet on the BA miles.
Purchase Date: 7/12/2017

LeoM
Guest

Merchant: Groupon
Portal: UR Mall
Experiment: Buy e-gift card, receive points
Result: Fail
Purchase Date: 06/21/2017

Debi
Guest

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LeoM
Guest

Merchant: Best Buy In Store
Portal: Ebates In Store
Experiment: Buy gift cards, receive cashback
Result: Partial
Purchase Date: 07/15/2017

There’s a promo on Ebates instore of 1% with coupon at register. Bought $150 Nike GC’s, $100 Google Play and $100 Netflix. Cashback acknowledged a day later in $250 of the purchase. Definitely Nike’s made it, I assume Netflix made it too. Terms specific no cb on GC’s. Fingers crossed it won’t get clawed back.

LeoM
Guest

After almost a month it has not been clawed back

Anita, FM Lab Manager
Member

Thanks everyone. Comments through here have been added to the table.

LeoM, please update if the cashback from the Best Buy / ebates deal gets clawed back or increased. Thanks!

Anita

LeonardoM
Guest

Will do Anita!

LeoM
Guest

I can confirm after letting a long time go by that only tracked $250 and the CB was never clawed back.

LeonardoM
Guest

Weird one:

Portal: Ebates
Merchant: Virgin America Award Redemption
Experiment: casual… earn cashback on taxes and fees.
Result: Super success! Earned CB on FULL $$ Value of tickets (not just taxes and fees.)
Date of purchase, Jan 20
Date of Flight: June 15

After the flight all passengers even found they earned miles on that award redemption in first class.

Stephen
Guest

Several examples to report:

Merchant: Best Buy
Portal: British Airways
Experiment: Buy physical gift cards, receive miles
Result: Failure
Purchase Date: 07/21/17

Merchant: Best Buy
Portal: American Airlines
Experiment: Buy physical gift cards, receive miles
Result: Success
Purchase Date: 07/25/17

Merchant: Best Buy
Portal: Top Cashback
Experiment: Buy physical gift cards, receive miles
Result: Tracked but declined
Purchase Date: 07/26/17

Merchant: Best Buy
Portal: United
Experiment: Buy physical gift cards, receive miles
Result: Success
Purchase Date: 07/27/17

Aureliano
Guest

I also tried buying physical Best Buy GC via AA and UA portals recently. The AA miles has posted. UA’s Store visits recorded my order numbers. But none transactions were tracked. Chase UR is also a failure.

Merchant: Best Buy
Portal: American Airlines
Experiment: Buy physical gift cards, receive miles
Result: Success
Purchase Date: 07/19/17

Merchant: Best Buy
Portal: Ultimate Rewards
Experiment: Buy physical gift cards, receive miles
Result: Fail
Purchase Date: 07/20/17

Merchant: Best Buy
Portal: United
Experiment: Buy physical gift cards, receive miles
Result: Fail
Purchase Date: 07/23/17

Aureliano
Guest

Merchant: Jet.com
Portal: Alaska, Amtrak, Ebates, TCB, Ultimate Rewards
Experiment: Buy physical gift cards, receive miles
Result: Success
Purchase Date: July

LeoM
Guest

Merchant: Nike.com
Portal: Ebates
Experiment: Buy e-gift cards, receive CB
Result: Failure
Purchase Date: 07/31/17

Anita, FM Lab Manager
Member

All data points entered. Thanks to all!

Anita

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LeoM
Guest

Merchant: Boxed.com
Portal: BeFrugal
Experiment: Buy physical gift card, receive cash back
Result: Fail
Date: 8/11/17

Did not track

Gaurav
Guest

Merchant: HomeDepot
Portal: AAdvantageeshopping
Experiment: Buy merchandise with gift card
Result: success
Date: 8/12/17

Jedi
Guest

Merchant: Raise.com
Portal: Alaskan Mileage Plan shopping
Experiment: Buy discounted merchant gift card on Raise.com
Result: success (terms say will pay up to $2,000 lifetime)
Date: 8/14/17

This is great for the Back to School or other promos. This portal paid 1 mile per $, but can easily hit spend targets on Southwest, AA, United, or Alaskan portal. This was part of a double dip on two Alaskan shopping promos. I expect those promo miles will post as well, an extra 2,000 miles for $350 spend.

http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2017/08/08/three-stackable-alaska-airlines-bonuses-online-shopping-eating/

Jedi
Guest

I used Raise.com and the Best Buy Amex Offer as someone noted above to hit up the Back to School shopping portal bonuses.

ReconScott
Guest

$500 VGC x 2 Giftcards.com through TopCashBack using Chase Ink coding as 3X Chase UR points. Gift cards essentially free due to 1% back on TopCashBack. Receiving 3000 Chase UR points.

THEsocalledfan
Guest

Very sensitive info, please consider deleting.

The Other fan
Guest

I agree

SteveHOU
Guest

Really??? This has been discussed adnauseam across the net.

LeoM
Guest

Merchant: Bestbuy.com
Portal: Alaska
Experiment: Buy physical gift card, receive miles
Result: Fail
Date: 8/14/17

weird, it worked for others.

LeoM
Guest

Merchant: Walmart.com
Portal: Alaska
Experiment: Buy physical gift card, receive miles
Result: Fail
Purchase Date: 08/18/2017

LeoM
Guest

Merchant: Vegas.com
Portal: TopCashBack
Experiment: Buy Show tickets, receive cashback
Result: Confirmed on FULL amount charged (fee’s included)
Purchase Date: 08/16/2017
Addtl: Use CSR, pays 3x for travel

Anita, FM Lab Manager
Member

Table has been updated. Thanks!

Anita

Anita, FM Lab Manager
Member

Up to date. Thanks!

Anita

Craig
Guest

Merchant: Staples.com
Portal: Chase UR (Ink)
Experiment: Purchase 10 x $100 StubHub e-gift cards ($1,000 total)
Result: Success
Purchase Date: 7/8/2017

Merchant: Staples.com
Portal: BA
Experiment: Purchase 10 x $100 StubHub e-gift cards ($1,000 total)
Result: Success
Purchase Date: 7/8/2017

Notes: Used Chase Ink Plus Biz Visa for 5x UR. BA Avios posted on 8/25/2017 (48 days after purchase). UR points from use of portal posted within a few days of purchase.

Ken
Guest

What’s your angle on all of those StubHub GCs? Resell tickets?

Craig
Guest

@Ken – StubHub GCs were for tickets to the Canelo-GGG fight. We ended up not going but will use the credit for some other event(s) sometime soon. Just a matter of getting 5x UR on otherwise unbonused spend (or maybe StubHub is 2x Entertainment on Prestige?).

fauxblogger
Guest

Did BA portal disclose its T&Cs pertaining to gift/e-gift cards for Staples? Ongoing battle with the BA Neiman promo a few months back during which gift cards were not excluded yet BA refusing to pay out.

Craig
Guest

@fauxblogger – Actually, BA portal states, “No rewards are given on Gift Card purchases.” I just took a flyer, wondering if the “No rewards on GCs” condition applied only to Staples GCs and not third party GCs. I was surprised by the result and getting the Avios, which is why I wanted to be sure and post in the Lab.

JEdi
Guest

Merchant: Staples
Portal: UR
Experiment: Buy Darden Egift cards (20% off) with Ink Plus
Result: Success
Purchase Date: August 20th

Tracking at 4 UR per dollar.

Brian
Guest

Merchant: Jet.com
Portal: Swagbucks
Experiment: Buy third party gift card (Applebees), get SB back
Result: Success (pending)
Purchase Date: September 1st

Mike
Guest

Little laundry list

Merchant: Hayneedle
Portal: AA
Experiment: Buy EGC with EGC to earn miles
Result: Failure. Miles initially posted, then clawed back ~2 weeks later. Three churns
Purchase Date: August

Merchant: Jos A. Bank
Portal: AA, BA, AS
Experiment: Buy EGC, earn points
Result: Failure
Purchase Date: August

Merchant: Magic Kitchen
Portal: BA
Experiment: Buy EGC, earn points
Result: Success
Purchase Date: August

Merchant: Magic Kitchen
Portal: BA
Experiment: Buy EGC with EGC, earn points
Result: Failure, can’t use EGC to buy EGC, website restriction.
Purchase Date: August

Merchant: Magic Kitchen
Portal: BA
Experiment: Use EGC to buy merchandise
Result: Success (16x when stacked, quality food imo)
Purchase Date: August

Merchant: Sierra Trading Post
Portal: BA
Experiment: Buy EGC, earn points
Result: Partial Success “Purchase of gift cards will receive a lower reward” Tracked at 1x vs of 5x
Purchase Date: August

Merchant: Sierra Trading Post:
Portal: BA
Experiment: Buy EGC with EGC, earn points
Result: Failure, merchant canceled order
Purchase Date: August

Merchant: Warby Parker
Portal: AA
Experiment: Buy EGC, earn points
Result: Success
Purchase Date: August

Merchant: Warby Parker
Portal: AA, AS, A+
Experiment: Buy EGC/GC with GC, earn points
Result: Failure
Purchase Date: August

Anita, FM Lab Manager
Member

Mike, this is awesome information, thank you! I”m drawing a blank…what portal is A+?

Anita

Ken
Guest

Is Target or Walmart on the MPX app? I’ve read conflicting reports and can’t find it on my app.

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Brian
Guest

Merchant: Walmart
Portal: Topcashback
Experiment: Use GC purchase merchandise, get cash back
Result: Success (pending)
Purchase Date: September 12

LeoM
Guest

Merchant: Macy’s
Portal: Ebates In-Store
Experiment: Buy GC to trigger Amex Offer and get cashback
Result: Success (pending)
Purchase Date: September 14

Got the Ebates notification immediately.

LeoM
Guest

Update: Ebates cashback posted

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Brian
Guest

Merchant: Babies R Us
Portal: Swagbucks
Experiment: Buy merchandise with gift card and partial cash payment and get cash back
Result: Success (Pending)
Purchase Date: 2017 10/04

Nick Reyes
Editor

Merchant: HP.com
Portal: United
Experiment: Buy eGC and earn miles
Result: Success (miles posted to United account)
Purchase Date: 10/5/17