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Doubling portal promos, and more. A 50X example

While researching a post from a couple of days ago (“Sears 25X via an interesting confluence of events“) I realized something that probably should have been obvious to me all along.  When double dipping through a portal (e.g. buying gift cards to get points and then using the gift cards to buy merchandise and get more points) you can not only double the portal’s bonus for that merchant, but you can also effectively double points…

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Sears 25X via an interesting confluence of events

A confluence of events and offers has made it possible to earn up to 25 miles per dollar when buying merchandise at Sears.com via the MileagePlus Shopping Portal: The United MileagePlus shopping portal is currently offering 8 miles per dollar at Sears to Chase MileagePlus credit card holders (and 6X to everyone else). The United MileagePlus shopping portal is currently offering 500 bonus miles with every $250 spent through the portal. The Chase Freedom card…

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Plinking Sears

Last week, in the post “Plinking gift cards” I described the rewards program called Plink, and I showed that it should be possible to get the equivalent of a 6% rebate when buying $50 gift cards from Kmart or Sears.  I have since had a chance to test a few things with Sears and Kmart and can now report some new details. Buy from Sears, reward from Kmart Plink offers both Sears and Kmart as…

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Bloomingdale’s Only 10X

For the month of September, Chase Sapphire cardholders can get 10 points per dollar for shopping at Bloomingdale’s as long as they start in the Ultimate Rewards Mall.  In the post “September experiments in progress,” I described how I launched an experiment testing whether it was possible to earn 20 points per dollar through a double-dip: go through the mall to buy a gift card (for 10X) and then go through the mall a second…

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Buy.com 20X!

Sweet!  One of my September lab experiments has paid off handsomely.  I now have evidence that its possible to double dip at Buy.com for 20X!  Before I tell you how, lets take a quick look at what has gone before… In the post “Ultimate Rewards Mall September Edition,” I mentioned that Chase Ink cardholders can get 10X at Buy.com in the month of September through the Ultimate Rewards Mall.  I also mentioned that early in…

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Sears 10X final days?

This deal expires August 31st.  Or does it?…  This month, Chase is offering 10 bonus points per dollar at Sears.com for Sapphire and Ink cardholders. The trick is to log into the Ultimate Rewards Mall, find Sears, and click through prior to your purchase.  Note that there are some situations where the click-through doesn’t properly track your purchase so be sure to read “How to ensure your portal points” before making many purchases. Save Money…

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Ultimate Rewards Mall July Edition

Lowes, Office Depot and more move to 10X! Every month, the Ultimate Rewards Mall has new month-long specials. Last month, I wrote about the May specials in the post “Ultimate Rewards Mall June Edition” Today, I’ll show you how things look for July. Thanks again to HikerT for updating his website that shows the Ultimate Rewards Mall payouts for different Chase cards. You can find his website here: lakebagger.com/ur/. First the bad news As expected,…

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Sears 15X: Frequent Miler’s almost final results

Last month, for two days only, the Southwest Airlines shopping portal (Rapid Rewards Shopping) offered 15 points per dollar when shopping at Sears.com.  In the post “Sears 15X: Leveraging the deal” I showed a number of ways one could capitalize on the opportunity.  In the post “Sears 15X: Free Southwest Companion Pass” I showed how one could earn a Southwest companion pass by buying and selling gift cards.  And, in the post “Sears 15X: Shopping…

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Sony 30X success

Three weeks ago I wrote about my Sony gift card experiment in which I bought a Sony gift card through the Ultimate Rewards Mall and then used the gift card through the same mall with the hopes of earning 10X for each purchase.  To make things even more interesting, I used a Visa card that can be bought for 10X through the Ultimate Rewards Mall at Staples.com (if using a Chase Ink card).  In total,…

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