Simon Mall Promo: $1 Off Visa Gift Card Fees Through December 24!

Purse full of Visa gift cards

I know, it’s not the $0 fee promotion we’ve been waiting for, but it’s better than the 10% corporate Visa discount Simon Mall has been offering. My Simon Mall rep called me this morning to let me know that through… Continue Reading


10% off Visa Gift Card Fees at Simon Mall?

Simon Mall Visa Gift Cards

I’m at work and can’t really verify this, but according to @depplif Simon Mall is offering 10% off Visa gift card fees. That’s not quite the $0 fee promotion I’ve been waiting for, but it’s a discount. And you can buy up… Continue Reading


On Circles & Arrows, Helping People and Regretting It

Desk with laptop: Manufactured Spending with a Full Time Job

Have you ever helped a newbie with this hobby and then regretted it? That seems like a strange question, considering helping newbies get started is the exact purpose of this blog. I’ve been doing this for five years and it’s… Continue Reading


Points and Miles Checklist: Things To Do in December 2017

Points and Miles Check List, Laptop, notepad

It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these monthly points and miles checklists. Since the year is almost up, I thought I’d focus on tasks that need to be completed before January 2018. I’m also including things that… Continue Reading


I’m Speaking at FTU Seattle: Save $30 Off Registration + Freebies!

Wanna learn more about points, miles, and manufactured spending? On February 23 – 25, 2018 I’ll be speaking at FTU Seattle, an event dedicated to teaching people all about how to earn, redeem, and maximize frequent flyer miles for incredible… Continue Reading


GiftCards.com Will Impose a $30,000 Monthly Purchase Limit Starting December 1

Manufactured spending by mail

If you’re purchasing large amounts of gift cards online, you’re not going to like this: Starting December 1, Giftcards.com, Giftcard Mall, and Cardpool will all be imposing a $30,000 monthly limit on cash back portal payouts. That’s bad news, considering in… Continue Reading