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Earning Miles vs. Cash Back: Which Makes More Sense?

Discover It Miles Credit Card 3% Cash Back Bonus First Year

A while back, I wrote about the merits of using cash back rewards to cover manufactured spending fees vs. travel expenses. An interesting question came up: “Why not just use a travel rewards credit card from the get-go instead of a… Continue Reading

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Uber Credit Card Coming November 2: Should You Get It?

Barclay Uber Credit Card Review

On November 2, 2017 Barclay will debut its new Uber Visa Card and many of you are wondering if it’s worth getting. First off, can I say how disappointed I am with Barclay’s credit card line-up? The only noteworthy cards… Continue Reading

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I Was Denied a Citi Prestige Card…For “Too Many Credit Inquiries”

Citi Prestige Credit Card Points

About a month ago, when Citi was still offering the 75,000 point bonus for the Prestige card, I decided to finally apply for it. I don’t have any ThankYou points and I knew the card’s 4th night free benefit would… Continue Reading

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Earn the Southwest Companion Pass After A Single Purchase!

Earn the Southwest Companion Pass After a Single Credit Card Purchase!

The Southwest Companion Pass is legendary. Earn 110,000 Rapid Rewards points and depending on your designated companion flies FREE for up to two years! The Companion Pass is probably the best tool out there for people who want to travel… Continue Reading

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8 Ways to Earn Points and Miles Without Credit Cards

American Airlines First Class Seat 777-300ER

One of the biggest barriers (really, the only one) to people getting into this hobby is bad credit. A lot of skeptics are either concerned about ruining their credit through credit card churning or they simply don’t have the minimum… Continue Reading

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Should You Use Cash Back Rewards To Cover Manufactured Spending Fees?

Discover It Miles Credit Card 3% Cash Back Bonus First Year

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how to eliminate manufactured spending fees. I cited tools like the iBotta app, gift card promotions, shopping portals, and cash back credit cards. When cash back portals reduce payouts and I have no… Continue Reading

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Why Mint.com Is the Perfect Tool for Tracking Manufactured Spending

I constantly get asked about how I keep track of my manufactured spending activities. At the height of my gift card churning days, I was spending $300,000+ per month on gift cards, so it was crucial to have a very… Continue Reading