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My current go-to options for buying Visa gift cards

buying Visa gift cards

Following Amex’s second wave attack on Bluebird and Serve cardholders, it may seem strange for me to write about options for buying Visa gift cards.  After all, Bluebird and Serve are/were among the best vehicles for liquidating Visa and MasterCard gift cards.  Shouldn’t I be writing more about options for liquidating gift cards rather than options for buying them? Well, yes and no.  I’ve recently covered options for unloading gift cards in a couple of…

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Low fee $500 Visa gift cards online after rebate (now 1.6% back)

$500 Visa gift cards online

UPDATE 2: A new portal named iConsumer is currently offering 1.6% cash back at I tested and received email confirmation the next day. UPDATE: The cash back rate for at Simply Best Coupons has dropped to 1% regardless of whether you go through the “Visa Gift Cards” or “” links. I stumbled across something interesting the other day. (which sells $500 Visa gift cards online) is available through Simply Best Coupons portal. …

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Fidelity’s new 2% cash back Visa Signature card now available

Fidelity Flexperks

You’ve probably seen the news by now: Fidelity has dropped Amex.  Fidelity’s Amex card used to be the only no annual fee 2% cash back card on the market.  Then, Citibank introduced their Double Cashback card, which is essentially a no-annual-fee 2% cash back MasterCard.  Now Fidelity is dropping Amex in favor of Visa. You can read the details in this New York Times article: Fidelity Switches to Visa for Credit Card Branding. According to…

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Earn Points Everywhere with Visa/Mastercard Gift Cards

Everyone interested in earning credit card rewards has run into this problem: they have large bills (rent, mortgage, daycare, etc.) that can’t be paid by credit card.  This can be frustrating since it would be great to use these bills to help meet minimum spend requirements and earn rewards. Luckily, there are solutions. In this post, I’ll show you step by step how to buy and use Visa/MasterCard gift cards.  Most drugstores and many grocery…

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Increase rewards, liquidate gift cards: New resource pages

A couple of weeks ago I announced a new resource page: How to increase credit card spend.  One of the many techniques listed there is to use prepaid cards.  Specifically, the idea is to buy Visa or MasterCard gift cards and use them, as debit cards, to reload prepaid cards in-store.  This is a process that we receive many questions about, so we (by “we”, I mean Shawn) created a page that should help to…

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[Out of Stock] Today Only: $10 off $200 Visa cards via

UPDATE 6/29/15 9:20 am: Currently Out of Stock Staples is offering a one day only deal: $10 off $200 Visa gift cards.  Limit 3, “while supplies last.” Notes: To maximize rewards, pay with a credit card that offers an office supply bonus (e.g. Chase Ink, Amex SimplyCash, etc.) Unfortunately, Staples usually does not award points or cash back for physical gift card purchases. See also: The complete guide to Staples Visa & Mastercard deals Hat…

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$20 rebate on $300+ Visa cards at Staples

Valid through January 10th: Staples is offering a $20 Visa Prepaid Card rebate when you purchase $300 or more in Visa gift cards at Staples.  This promotion is in-store only and limited to one rebate per household. Notes: Earn 5X Ultimate Rewards points by using a Chase Ink card to pay; or earn 5% cash back with an Amex SimplyCash card. Visa Savings Edge no longer pays 1% back for Staples purchases. Offer fine print (bolding…

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How to buy $500 Visa gift cards online with Amex gift cards [No longer works]

Update 8/5/2015: Unfortunately, GiftCardMall no longer accepts Amex gift cards for payment I have written quite a bit lately about buying Amex gift cards for points or for cash back.  For a nearly complete guide, please see the recently updated post “Everything you ever wanted to know about Amex gift cards.” The problem with Amex gift cards is that they’re not as convenient as MasterCard and Visa gift cards.  Amex gift cards don’t have PINs…

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Best ways to use $200 Visa gift cards

I doubt this will last long, but for now it is possible to earn 5X points and a profit from buying $200 Visa gift cards online.  Please see these posts for details: $200 Visa gift cards now available online at! Best ways to buy $200 Visa gift cards In this post, I’ll suggest various ways to make use of those $200 Visa gift cards once they arrive… Activate Visa gift cards purchased from Staples…

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