Bluebird Serve Birdpocalypse, Negative Nationwide Buxx Changes, Fidelity’s New 2% Card & 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

Fidelity’s new 2% cash back Visa Signature card now available – Fidelity has dropped American Express and Bank of America to launch a new Visa 2% cashback card.

Learning Scuba and feeding fish – A crazy day getting certified for Scuba that involved a lot of time leaning over the side of the boat.

Barclaycard’s 15,000 mile anniversary incentive – Barclaycard’s generous spending incentive and whether it makes sense to pay the annual fee because of it.

A motion sickness cure that actually works – A natural cure that works well for those who suffer from motion sickness.

Nationwide Buxx far less useful as of January 11 2016 – Lower loading limits pretty much kill this card as a cost efficient method of manufactured spending.

Manufacturing Spend in 2016 and Beyond – A look at the state of manufactured spending (before the Bluebird/Serve news hit) and a plan to shift strategies moving forward.

Bet You Didn’t Know: A Repeatable Companion Airfare Discount with the CNB Crystal Visa Infinite – The companion benefit is almost unrestricted making it very very valuable, especially on lower cost tickets.

Amex kills Bluebird and Serve for manufactured spend – American Express sent notices out to many cardholders that they will no longer be able to load money to their accounts.

Bluebird Serve Birdpocalypse: How to liquidate remaining gift cards – Stuck with gift cards after the Bluebird/Serve news? Here are some ways to liquidate them.

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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