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Introducing Extreme Stacking (and our new Lab Manager)

Extreme Stacking

The other day I wanted to use one of my 1800Flowers gift cards to send flowers to a friend.  And, believe it or not, I couldn’t remember the best current promo code to use for the order.  So, I hunted around this website to find my latest posts about 1800Flowers and then scanned through to find the promo codes.  It occurred to me then that it would be great to have one place to go…

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The latest Lab results

In the hunt for miles and points, it’s not always easy to know what works and what doesn’t.  For example, if you go through an online mileage portal to a merchant and buy a gift card, will you earn miles?  Once you have the gift card, is there a way to use it to buy other gift cards or cash out?  What if you go through a portal to use a gift card to buy…

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Laboratory Updates Oct 2013

In the hunt for miles and points, it’s not always easy to know what works and what doesn’t.  For example, if you go through an online mileage portal to a merchant and buy a gift card, will you earn miles?  Once you have the gift card, is there a way to use it to buy other gift cards or cash out?  What if you go through a portal to use a gift card to buy…

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Mid October Laboratory News

Its been just slightly over a month since I last posted a Frequent Miler Laboratory update (see “The Latest Laboratory News”), but there are a few interesting new nuggets I want to share…       Groupon In August I relayed a report from a reader who succeeded in double dipping at Groupon.  He went through TopCashBack to buy a Groupon gift card, and then went through TopCashBack again to use the gift card.  Both…

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The Latest Laboratory News

While I’ve been out vacationing and pursuing Marriott Platinum status, Frequent Miler Laboratory experiments have continued without out me, thanks to a number of industrious readers. Below are the latest results…   Groupon Double Dip: SUCCESS A reader named Gabriel went through TopCashBack to Groupon and bought a Groupon gift card.  He then went through TopCashBack again to Groupon to use the gift card.  He was credited for both transactions!  Gabriel earned a total of…

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Gift Card Upgrade Results

Frequent Miler Laboratory experiments continue to roll on with a surprising amount of success.  In the post “Laboratory Preparations” I described a number of experiments that were being launched.  In each case, the goal was to see if I could take a merchant gift card and use it in-store to buy a different merchant’s gift card.  In other words, could I effectively upgrade one gift card to another?  One reason for testing this is to…

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