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6 Best Credit Cards for People Who Aren’t Into Manufactured Spending

Wallet filled with a stack of credit cards

I’ve written a few posts about the best credit cards to use for manufactured spending, but not everyone earns their points that way. What if you’re not involved in manufactured spending at all? Plenty of people steer clear of manufactured… Continue Reading

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10 Best Credit Cards to Pay for Uber and Lyft Rides

Mile Earning Credit Cards

Nearly everyone uses rideshare apps like Uber an Lyft these days while traveling. It’s cheap, convenient, better than taxis and…you can earn points and miles with your credit card. Back in the day, LA cab drivers always gave me a… Continue Reading

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Replacing The Barclay Arrival Plus Card

Wallet filled with a stack of credit cards

A couple of weeks ago my Barclay Arrival Plus account was shut down, which was really unfortunate because that was my primary credit card for manufactured spending. People often cite the $89 annual fee as a reason to get rid… Continue Reading

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My Month in Manufactured Spending: $4,000+ Worth of Points, Miles, and Cash Back Earned in November

Earning points and miles through manufactured spending September

November was a good month in terms of manufactured spending. A lot of great merchant gift card deals popped up that I took advantage of. In total, I managed to earn over $4,000 worth of points and miles at very… Continue Reading

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My Month in Manufactured Spending: $2,198 Worth of Points, Miles, and Cash Back in October

Earning points and miles through manufactured spending September

October was a slow month for me. I had intended to really ramp up my manufactured spending in time for a December trip to the Middle East, but found myself falling behind. Sometimes, days went by without me placing any… Continue Reading

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An Update on THAT Walmart Incident

Multiple Walmart Money Orders for Manufactured Spending

No, I’m not referring to the bizarre incident where a customer tried to return this plastic corn after her grandson cooked it, thinking it was real. A few weeks ago I wrote about my run-in with the Asset Protection team at Walmart. One… Continue Reading

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My Conversation With an Asset Protection Associate

I was going to restrict my manufactured spending activities posts to monthly summaries. BUT, I think what happened this week is worth sharing. This past weekend, I went to one of my regular Walmart stores. This is the only location… Continue Reading