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Minimum Manufactured Spending Required to Travel (Hint: You Don’t Have to Go All Out)

Earning points and miles through manufactured spending September

A lot of people out there think manufactured spending has to be done in massive numbers. That if you aren’t spending $100,000+ every month you may as well sit on the sidelines. Some people are discouraged because they don’t have enough credit… Continue Reading

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One Bank Just Made Manufactured Spending a Little Easier

Use checks at the ATM to make credit card payments

I’ve had my Bank of America checking account since high school. For a long time, I was using it for money order deposits and then using those funds to pay off credit cards I used for manufactured spending. I decided… Continue Reading

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Why I Don’t Manufacture Spend With The Starwood Credit Card

Rewards credit Cards in a wallet

A lot of people ask me why I don’t use American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cards for manufactured spending as much, even though its such a valuable currency. The reason I don’t do it is because American Express isn’t the most… Continue Reading

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How to Befriend Cashiers and Improve Your Manufactured Spending Game

The other day I got a question on Twitter that I’ve wanted to address for a while. John [email protected] wanted to know how to essentially butter up his local Walmart associates so he could ms there easily: @PointChaser New WM… Continue Reading

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Why I’m Not MS’ing Much These Days

Purse full of Visa gift cards

I’ve been getting emails lately from readers who are curious about why I stopped my manufactured spending posts. Have I given up on gift card churning completely or am I just not writing about it? It’s really down to the… Continue Reading

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Manufactured Spending Mishap: Why I Owe Walmart $1500

Walmart Money Order

I recently had an experience at Walmart that I want to share with you all to reiterate the importance of keeping track of your manufactured spending activities. This doesn’t extend to just keeping track of gift cards, credit card payment… Continue Reading