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Amex Offers: Save on Travel, Manufactured Spending & More

Amex Offers Statement Credit Deals shopping online with a tablet and credit card

I have my issues with American Express, but the fact is that Amex Offers is incredibly useful in saving cash and off-setting credit card annual fees. I easily earn hundreds of dollars worth of cash back from various Amex cards through… Continue Reading

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6 Ways to Get Around a Lack of Airline Award Space

Etihad Airways Business Class Seat 1K on the 777-200 San Francisco to Abu Dhabi

One of the biggest challenges with collecting airline miles and points is redeeming them. Airlines intentionally make it difficult for people to redeem miles. Never did that become more clear to me than during a recent visit to the dentist.… Continue Reading

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5 Crazy Things I’ve Done for Miles and Points

I recently hit my 5-year blogging anniversary, which made me reflect on some of the strange and crazy things I’ve done to earn miles. In general, this hobby is a little odd. The fact that some people fly around the… Continue Reading

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Everything You Need to Know About Manufactured Spending

Desk with laptop: Manufactured Spending with a Full Time Job

During last week’s webinars, I got a lot of similar questions related to manufactured spending. Many of these questions were addressed in ms-related posts over the last four years. But thanks to the results of a recent survey, I’ve realized… Continue Reading

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5 Best Category Bonuses for Manufactured Spending

Gas station Credit Card Rewards

Earning miles via manufactured spending can be tedious. Most of the time you’re earning 1 mile per $1 spent and even if you’re buying Visa gift cards in large volumes, the fees eventually stack up. It can be tedious work,… Continue Reading

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My Beef With the Capital One Venture Card

Capital One Venture Credit Card Sign-up Bonus

Any time I write about cash back credit cards, I get more or less the same response: “Why aren’t you including the Capital One Venture Card?” For those who are unfamiliar with the card, it earns 2 miles per $1… Continue Reading

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10 Best Credit Cards for Non-Bonus Category Manufactured Spending

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

Last Year I wrote about the 10 best credit cards for manufactured spending. My rankings were based on a combination of both rewards currency value and bonus categories offered by these cards. It was a good, comprehensive list at the… Continue Reading