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Vanilla Reloadables

This is an update to a post of the same name published a year ago.  A lot has changed since then so I thought it would be good to create a new post rather than edit the old one. Vanilla Reload cards can be a terrific tool for increasing your credit card rewards: 1) purchase a Vanilla Reload card with a rewards credit card (to earn rewards); then 2) Load the value of the card…

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Vanilla Reloadables

Vanilla Reload cards are the key to earning 5X everywhere.  They can be purchased at many Office Depot stores with Chase Ink cards which give 5X for office supply purchases.  Once purchased, the value on the card can be loaded onto a reloadable prepaid card.  When you use the reloadable prepaid card for day to day spend, you indirectly earn 5X everywhere. I originally described the 5X everywhere trick in the post “One card to…

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We Value Your Opinions

After netSpend shut down my account the other day and refused to tell me why, I haven’t been a big fan (see “We’re sorry, there is a problem with your account”).  So, I found it funny when this email appeared Friday morning: It was great to hear that I’m still a valued cardholder!  Too bad they won’t let me use the card anymore.  Too bad, too, that they forgot to say who “is committed to…

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We’re sorry, there is a problem with your account

I was wrong.  I thought that using the NetSpend card for normal everyday purchases would be safe (see “NetSpend challenges the throne”).  However, I tried to log into my account Tuesday evening and found “We’re sorry, there is a problem with your account”: Uh oh.  I knew from readers that this meant my account had been closed.  I thought back to things I’ve done with the card in the past week.  It was all miscellaneous…

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NetSpend challenges the throne

Is NetSpend a better option for 5X everywhere?  Update: Shortly after writing this post, NetSpend cancelled my account without warning or explanation.  For details, see “We’re sorry, there is a problem with your account.” Seven weeks ago I declared the American Express Prepaid card to be the “One card to rule them all.”  In that post, I described how one could earn 5X everywhere by using a Chase Ink card to buy Vanilla Reload cards…

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