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Bank of America Premium Rewards Credit Card launches, amazing opportunity for manufactured spend

Bank of America Premium Rewards Credit Card launches, amazing opportunity for manufactured spend

You can apply for the Premium Rewards Credit Card here. Bank of America is out with the Premium Rewards Credit Card (that is the actual name!), their version of a ‘Chase Sapphire Reserve Killer‘. The card comes with an annual fee of $95 (not waived) but also a $100 travel credit. The sign-up bonus (after […]

Posted on September 18, 2017 by in Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Manufactured Spend

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American Express gift cards and business gift cards no purchase fee

American Express gift cards and business gift cards no purchase fee

What’s the deal with American Express gift cards? Purchase American Express gift cards or business gift cards by June 20th, 2015 with the offer code FPGRAD and pay no purchase fees. When you buy gift cards or business cards with Amex, there’s no post-purchase fees and funds don’t expire. You can order up to $100,000 (to […]

Posted on May 14, 2015 by in Best use American Express Membership Rewards, Manufactured Spend

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American Express gift cards – $15 off $150 (after activation fee, profit is $9.05)

American Express gift cards – $15 off $150 (after activation fee, profit is $9.05)

What’s the deal with American Express gift cards? ‘Safeway just for u’ has both Safeway store coupons and offers from other companies that can be loaded onto a Safeway Club Card. One offer that’s currently showing when you log in is to instantly save $15 when you spend $150 or more on American Express gift cards. There’s an activation fee […]

Posted on May 8, 2015 by in Best use American Express Membership Rewards, Manufactured Spend

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Target REDcard credit card loads – Today is the last day

Target REDcard credit card loads – Today is the last day

What’s the scoop with the Target REDcard credit card loads? According to various online sources including DansDeals Forums and Saverocity, Target has announced that starting tomorrow, May 6th 2015, you will no longer be able to load the REDbird with a credit card. Dan from DansDeals himself also confirmed it with a local Target store. What else do I […]

Posted on May 5, 2015 by in Manufactured Spend

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UFB Direct Airline Rewards Checking massive devaluation from June 1st 2015

UFB Direct Airline Rewards Checking massive devaluation from June 1st 2015

What’s the scoop with UFB Direct Airline Rewards Checking? Debit cards with travel rewards are few and far between, so the UFB Direct Airline Rewards Checking account that earns airline rewards has been a great MS tool for savvy travelers. Unfortunately, it was released today that from June 1st 2015 there will be a massive devaluation, which will send most […]

Posted on May 1, 2015 by in Manufactured Spend

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American Express Business Gift Cards 2% cashback on May 6th only at SimplyBestCoupons

American Express Business Gift Cards 2% cashback on May 6th only at SimplyBestCoupons

What’s the deal with American Express Business Gift Cards? The SimplyBestCoupons cashback portal has emailed members with a heads-up about a cashback increase just for May 6th 2015. For one day only, earn 2% cashback on purchases of American Express Business Gift Cards. There’s also a performance bonus available if you have purchased American Express Gift Cards from […]

Posted on April 30, 2015 by in Best use American Express Membership Rewards, Manufactured Spend

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American Express gift cards with 1.5% – 3% cashback at BeFrugal.com

American Express gift cards with 1.5% – 3% cashback at BeFrugal.com

What’s the deal with American Express gift cards? BeFrugal.com is a free site that gives you promotional codes to use on your online shopping and also offers cashback. You can currently get 1.5% cashback when you buy American Express gift cards through this site. The link takes you to the American Express website to buy […]

Posted on April 22, 2015 by in Best use American Express Membership Rewards, Manufactured Spend

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Serve – Some American Express cards are posting as purchases AND posting points (YMMV). Plus some non-Amex cards can still be loaded.

Serve – Some American Express cards are posting as purchases AND posting points (YMMV). Plus some non-Amex cards can still be loaded.

What’s the scoop with Amex cards and Serve? With Serve, American Express cards are treated as purchases and should count towards minimum spend, but they aren’t supposed to earn points/miles. However, FlyerTalkers have reported points being posted for certain American Express cards. Bluebirdie used an American Express card on Serve and it posted as purchase and earned points. What’s the […]

Posted on April 19, 2015 by in Best use American Express Membership Rewards, Manufactured Spend

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Earn 0.4% cashback on Visa Gift Cards purchased on GiftCardMall.com via Simply Best Coupons

Earn 0.4% cashback on Visa Gift Cards purchased on GiftCardMall.com via Simply Best Coupons

What’s the deal with Simply Best Coupons’ GiftCardMall.com Visa Gift Card cashback? Simply Best Coupons is offering 0.4% cashback on Visa Gift Cards purchased on GiftCardMall.com until on or around July 20th 2015. If you need to meet minimum spend on a new credit card, this could be very useful. The Visa Gift Cards vary in price, but are […]

Posted on April 17, 2015 by in Chase Ultimate Rewards, Manufactured Spend, Travel Deals

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How to buy an Emirates First Class ticket to Africa (one-way) for ~$2,640 and get flowers worth $3,300 and merchandise $1,400 for free (and more…)

How to buy an Emirates First Class ticket to Africa (one-way) for ~$2,640 and get flowers worth $3,300 and merchandise $1,400 for free (and more…)

FrequentMiler reveals his latest savage experiment of shopping at online shopping malls. If you take his idea and run with it, you can 'buy' yourself a first class ticket on Emirates to Africa for $3,340 (but you will get ~$700 in cashback right away).

Posted on December 24, 2014 by in Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles, Emirates Reviews & Skywards, Friends & Family, Manufactured Spend

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GiftCardMall – how to buy Visa Gift Cards online

GiftCardMall – how to buy Visa Gift Cards online

The biggest source of miles for me are rounds of applications for new credit cards. Almost all of these new credit cards require a major minimum spend. My recent round of applications required a total of $20,000 in spend over just a 3-month period! Now we outlined a number of manufactured spending techniques lately that […]

Posted on September 25, 2014 by in Manufactured Spend

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Evolve Money to only accept one payment per month(!)

Evolve Money to only accept one payment per month(!)

In our CNN article in June we shared tips how to manufacture 1 million airline miles. Part of the manufactured spend techniques is to liquidate a rather large amount of gift cards. Walmart and Evolve Money were part of this strategy and made it really easy. Unfortunately, my local Walmarts have stopped accepting gift cards […]

Posted on August 27, 2014 by in Manufactured Spend

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Amazon Payments with 5x miles

Amazon Payments with 5x miles

As you probably already know, Amazon Payments is a fast, easy and secure way to shop online. Use the shipping and payment information that's already stored in your Amazon account to shop with any online store or nonprofit website that accepts Amazon Payments. You can also use Amazon Payments to send or receive money – […]

Posted on July 30, 2014 by in $25 off Amazon.com, Manufactured Spend

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Get 3% Cashback with American Express gift cards and achieve your credit card minimum spend

Get 3% Cashback with American Express gift cards and achieve your credit card minimum spend

Gift cards are an important part of the 'arsenal of manufactured spending'. As we outlined in our recent article, you can spend your way to 1,000,000 miles for just about $6,500. Did you know that American Express sells gift cards too and pays you to buy them? If you buy a $3,000 gift card from […]

Posted on July 16, 2014 by in Best use American Express Membership Rewards, Manufactured Spend

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How to make one million airline miles with just 2 credit cards and $6436.75

How to make one million airline miles with just 2 credit cards and $6436.75

Wouldn’t we all like to have a million miles? We will show you below how to earn a million miles with just 2 credit card applications and just 30 minutes (or less) of your time every day. You can use those miles, for example, for two luxurious trips by first or business class to the […]

Posted on June 17, 2014 by in Best use American Express Membership Rewards, best use of Citibank ThankYou points, Manufactured Spend

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