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(EXPIRED) Staples: 10-15% Off Some Happy Gift Cards, Possibly Profitable Gift of College Deal

Staples Happy Gift Cards

Staples is currently selling three of the Happy gift card brands at a 10-15% discount on their website. That’s an OK deal, but the fact that Happy Teen gift cards are included could be of interest if you’re in the market for Gift of College gift cards. That’s because the Happy Teen gift cards could parlay into buying Gift of College cards at a small profit. The Deal Buy $50 Happy Teen gift card for…

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The many flavors of Amex Prepaid cards

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about Amex prepaid cards: Bluebird, Serve, Amex for Target, etc.  If you’re wondering how to use these cards for earning points and miles, here are the basics of what you need to know… American Express Prepaid card These generic cards with no name were great back in the day (see “One card to rule them all”), but they were soon trumped by Bluebird and Serve. The only…

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Why the Barnes & Noble MasterCard might be worth a look

I don’t usually like department store credit cards.  They tend to have weak signup bonuses and weak rewards.  There are exceptions, though.  For example, if you spend a lot at Kohls, you need to have the Kohls charge card to qualify for their frequent 30% off coupons.  In November, PF Digest listed several retailer credit cards that may be worth having.  Barclaycard’s Barnes & Noble MasterCard is similar.  Under certain circumstances, this card could be…

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January Lab Update

In the world of points, miles, and deals, one of the best ways to find out what works and what doesn’t is to simply try things and keep track of what succeeds and what fails.  That’s the purpose of the Frequent Miler Laboratory.  On that page, I record experiments that have been proposed, experiments in-progress, and experiments completed.  Results include both my own results and those reported by readers. Here are some lab results that…

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Multiple paths to 5X everywhere

A couple of weeks ago I presented at Frequent Traveler University in Los Angeles.  One of the topics I covered was how to earn 5 points per dollar (or more) on all spend.  We started with a moment of silence for the end of Vanilla Reload cards at Office Depot (see “Office Depot discontinues Vanilla Reload cards“).  We then went on to discuss a number of opportunities that still exist.  Below is a brief outline……

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American Express Campus Edition

Is this a worthy alternative to Vanilla Reload cards?  For many months, the following proposed experiment has been listed in the Frequent Miler Laboratory: Amex Prepaid College Edition: Try to reload at campus Barnes & Noble using credit card or B&N gift card. The American Express Campus Edition Prepaid Card is very similar to the American Express Prepaid card that I’ve written about many times (for example, see “One card to rule them all”).  However,…

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Buy Ultimate Rewards Points for less than a penny

Now that Barnes & Noble is back to 10X in the Ultimate Rewards Mall (see “Ultimate Rewards Mall June Edition”), this trick is once again viable.  I first wrote about this on March 23rd in the post “How to buy Ultimate Rewards Points for less than a penny each.”  Today I’ll rehash the same stuff with minor updates. Prerequisites To get in on this deal, you need a Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card and the…

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Amazon discount success

This past Saturday I posted a great offer: Up to 14.5% off Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  This week only, OfficeMax has a deal where you can buy two $25 Nook or Kindle gift cards and get $5 back.  That alone amounts to a respectable 10% discount. Since the cards can be used at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble, respectively, this is a great deal.  Depending upon how you pay for the cards, you can…

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Up to 14.5% off Amazon and Barnes & Noble

A reader who goes by bitachu tipped me off to this upcoming OfficeMax sale.  Starting tomorrow and until May 12th, you can buy Amazon Kindle or B&N Nook gift cards for 10% off.  Specifically, they advertise that you will save $5 when buying two $25 gift cards.  This is interesting because, I believe that Kindle gift cards can be used for any Amazon.com purchases and that Nook gift cards can be used for any Barnes…

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