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Best options for buying Visa and MasterCard gift cards

Updated 12/27/2019: Changed max gift card value at Simon Malls to $1,000 per card. Updated 04/02/2019: This guide has been updated to reflect recent changes at Simon Malls and to add and edit the details on other sources listed below. A common practice for increasing credit card rewards is to use a credit card to buy PIN-enabled Visa or Mastercard gift cards, and then liquidate those cards by using them to reload prepaid cards, buy…

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4% Off Your Next Meal (Sort Of)

Outdoor Dining at Nobu Malibu

A note from Greg the Frequent Miler:  In November 2017, Barclaycard offered to send me on an all-expense-paid first class trip to California to learn about the new Uber credit card. Their goal was clearly to butter me up to write good things about the card. Conflict of interest? Absolutely. Was I interested anyway? You bet — it sounded awesome.  Plus, there were no explicit strings attached.  In other words, there was no requirement for…

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An awesome new “everywhere” card hits the scene

everywhere card

Alliant Credit Union has launched an exciting new credit card: Alliant Cashback Visa Signature Card.  In the first year, Alliant waives the annual fee and offers 3% cash back for all purchases.  But, that’s not what makes this card exciting.  After all, we already get no annual fee, plus $30 in annual flight credits, plus 3% cash back first year from the Discover It Miles card. The exciting thing about the Alliant card is that…

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How to liquidate small denomination debit gift cards

There are many reasons that you may end up with lots of small denomination debit gift cards.  OfficeMax frequently runs deals, such as “$15 off $300 or more in Visa gift cards.”  And Staples frequently offers Easy Rebates where the $15 or so rebates come in the form of either Staples gift cards or a Visa gift cards.  And there are Amex Offers which often make it possible to buy Visa or MasterCard gift cards…

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$15 Instant Rebate on $300 in Visa Gift Cards at OfficeMax/Office Depot

Through October 15, OfficeMax and Office Depot are offering an instant $15 rebate on $300 or more in Visa gift card purchased in-store. The Offer Save $15 instantly when you buy $300 or more in Visa gift cards. Key Terms In-store only. Limit two offers per household/business. Discount is taken at the register. Valid October 9th – 15th Which Cards? As you may know, variable load up to $500 Visa gift cards are cash only…

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The Dining Everywhere Visa. Is 5X or 2.65X worth the headache?

Dining Everywhere Visa

A new Visa gift card has appeared in many Office Depot stores: the Dining Everywhere Visa.  On the surface this card appears to be limited to use in restaurants and bars, but Travelling Well for Less has found that it seems to work pretty much anywhere.  And, the card’s cardholder agreement does not say that the card is limited to restaurants and bars, so I think that it’s safe to assume that the card’s use…

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