Discover Clawbacks, Increased Chase Card Bonuses Coming, Entering IHG’s New Contest without a Purchase & More!

week in review

Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from Frequent Miler during the week. Enjoy!

This Week From Frequent Miler

Kivalens resurfaces, better than before. – Kivalens is a great tool for people who use Kiva to make loans. The tool has been improved with a new interface and wider compatibility.

Quick Tip: Discover claws back portal purchases made with non-Discover cards – Discover has started clawing back portal cashback from some customers who didn’t use a Discover card as the payment method.

Anonymous PayPal employee to answer manufactured spend questions – What questions would you like to see answered?

Quick Tip: Don’t buy GiftCardMall Visa cards (except as a gift) – Visas from GiftCardMall are no longer pin-enabled according to recent reports.

Sapphire Preferred 50K to 60K, and Freedom 15K offers coming soon – A source has said that the bonuses on the Sapphire Preferred and Freedom cards will be increasing very soon.

Between 23,000 and 40,000 points for $46 and a cramped hand – IHG has a new promotion and no purchase is necessary. Does it make sense to write out 94 postcards by hand to enter?

Quick Tip: Variable Load Visa/MC Gift Cards are now Cash Only at Officemax – Officemax has now hardcoded their register to make these popular cards “Cash Only”.

Discover’s Deal of the Year results are in. The gift card rule IS being enforced. – Discover began sending out emails to certain customers disallowing gift card purchases from their Apple Pay promotion. Some lucky customers did get a one time exception.

Have a great evening!

Last updated on December 20th, 2018

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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