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Amex gift cards double or nothing, bye bye Amazon Payments, and a sign of what’s to come

Hoopla Doopla says “no way” Last week I published a Quick Deal about the cash back portal Hoopla Doopla: “An obvious portal price mistake: 40% cash back for Amex gift cards. Who’s in?”  Their site showed a ridiculously high 40% cash back rate for Amex gift cards.  Since this followed right on the heels of Amex pulling their gift cards out of all portals, there was no doubt in my mind that it was a…

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Amex gift card SNAFU, Premium Shipping Plan cancellations, and some hope for what’s next

I’ve been spilling a lot of electronic ink writing about Amex gift cards in the past year or so.  Amex gift cards have been special because they’ve been available for purchase through online portals that offer cash back or points for purchases.  The basics are/were simple: go through a portal to buy Amex gift cards, earn a reward, and then use the gift cards as regular credit cards.  It has been a great way to…

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