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Free Manufactured Spending: How to Eliminate Visa Gift Card Fees

Simon Mall Fee-free 5% Back Visa Gift card promotion

One of the first questions I get when I mention how I earn points and miles via manufactured spending is “what is that costing you?” After all, with a few exceptions, Visa gift cards carry fees. Not to mention, the… Continue Reading

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Earn 4x Rewards on Dining With Swagbucks

Swagbucks Local 10% Cash Back at Restaurants

It’s been a while since I’ve covered SwagBucks on this blog (Yazing’s cash back rates have generally been better). In fact, I had completely forgotten about SwagBucks until they turned up on CashBackMonitor while I was searching for a niche… 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

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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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Earn Bonus Miles for Hurricane Harvey Relief Donations

Earn Miles for Donations to Hurricane Harvey Relief

The effects of Hurricane Harvey over the last week have been devastating. Luckily, there are lots of great organizations out there, doing their best to alleviate the situation. If you want to donate to one of these organizations, you’ll be… Continue Reading

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Where to Buy Visa Gift Cards With a Credit Card

Simon Mall Visa Gift Cards

One of the most frequent questions that came up during my manufactured spending webinar was where to buy Visa gift cards with a credit card. Buying and liquidating PIN-enabled Visa gift cards is an essential part of manufactured spending. It’s pretty… Continue Reading

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Hyatt Credit Card Elite Status Challenge: Worth It?

Hotel lobby of Hyatt Place Chicago Downtown The Loop

Hyatt just announced a special status challenge for Hyatt Visa cardholders: Between September 1 – December 30, 2017 registered cardholders can earn Explorist and Globalist status by completing a third of the normal required nights: Explorist status: Complete 10 nights… Continue Reading