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60 miles per dollar, exclamations included.

Holy cow.  60 miles per dollar is a huge portal bonus.  As I reported yesterday via Quick Deals, Magazines.com is now offering 60 miles per dollar via the AAdvantage eShopping portal through November 30th. This deserves a few exclamation points beyond the single red one in the Magazines.com logo.  Here you go: !!!!! Simple 60X: Browse to the AAdvantage eShopping portal and find Magazines.com (or, click here to get to the Magazines.com page directly).  Click…

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Big (and mostly bad) changes to the Ultimate Rewards Mall

April 1st kicks off with a cruel joke from Chase.  Many of the big bonus point offers in the Ultimate Rewards Mall have dropped precipitously.  Below are some of my findings this morning when logged in with my old Ink Bold and my Sapphire Preferred (note that you may see different results with a Chase Freedom). First, the good news: Office Depot: 10X Ink Bold; only 4X Sapphire Preferred Kohl’s: Still at 10X for both…

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Buy books for 40X

I’ve written quite a bit in the past about Magazines.com offering 40 points per dollar through the Ultimate Rewards Mall.  Most of these posts were reports of attempts to double dip by buying and then using Magazine.com gift cards.  Initially, a half double dip was possible: Magazines.com gave 40X for gift card purchases and then another 20X when using the gift cards, for a total of 60X overall.  Unfortunately, that loophole quickly closed and that…

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Ultimate Rewards Mall Update

As of this morning (Feb 1), there are a number of changes to the payouts from Chase’s Ultimate Rewards Mall for the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Ink Bold (note that when logging into the mall for other Chase cards, you will have different offers). Let’s look at some key bonus rates for the Sapphire Preferred and Ink Bold: Avis: 5X Barnes & Noble: 10X (up from 7X) Drugstore.com: 5X (down from 10X!) Groupon: 0 (has…

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40X ain’t so bad

Through the Ultimate Rewards Mall, Magazines.com currently offers 40 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent.  Ever since lovetofly reported on Milepoint that he partially succeeded in double dipping Magazines.com, I’ve been trying to find a way to turn that 40X bonus into 80X by buying and redeeming gift cards through the online mall.  Initially, both lovetofly and I partially succeeded: we received full points for our gift card purchases, but only half points for our…

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Weekend Update

Magazines.com My attempt to double dip by buying gift cards through the Ultimate Rewards Mall and then using the gift card through Big Crumbs failed.  Big Crumbs reported 0 cash back for the transaction. I was ready to throw in the towel on Magazines.com when a reader named Anita posted comments on several Frequent Miler pages.  She may have found a way to double dip: have one person buy a gift card for another person…

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Evening News

My double dip experiment with the Aadvantage eShopping mall worked!  I received 10 points per dollar for making a Sears.com purchase using gift cards.  I had bought those gift cards for 10 points per dollar through the Ultimate Rewards Mall on December 9th, so I earned a combined 20 points per dollar.  Even with the UR Mall at only 4 or 5 points, I think this is the best current Sears double-dip option (e.g. buy…

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Weekend Update

A couple of quick updates: American Express OPEN savings for gift card purchases:Several days ago I wrote about leveraging American Express OPEN savings to buy gift cards in my post about how to maximize points at Amazon.com, but I hadn’t actually tried it at that point.  So, I ran out and bought a $100 Amazon gift card at OfficeMax using my Amex business card. This morning I logged into my Amex account and saw…

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Buy Ultimate Rewards Points for 1.53 cents or less

In a recent post (Ultimate Rewards Mall Updates) I reported that, through the Ultimate Rewards Mall, Magazines.com is currently offering 40 points per dollar.  I mentioned that I was going to try to “double dip” by purchasing an e-gift card and then using the gift card to purchase magazines.  Here are the results: The Double Dip Worked!  Sort-of… In December, a reader, “LoveToFly,” posted in Milepoint that he successfully double dipped with Magazines.com through the…

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