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Simon Mall Promo: $1 Off Visa Gift Card Fees Through December 24!

Purse full of Visa gift cards

I know, it’s not the $0 fee promotion we’ve been waiting for, but it’s better than the 10% corporate Visa discount Simon Mall has been offering. My Simon Mall rep called me this morning to let me know that through… Continue Reading

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10% off Visa Gift Card Fees at Simon Mall?

Simon Mall Visa Gift Cards

I’m at work and can’t really verify this, but according to @depplif Simon Mall is offering 10% off Visa gift card fees. That’s not quite the $0 fee promotion I’ve been waiting for, but it’s a discount. And you can buy up… Continue Reading

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On Circles & Arrows, Helping People and Regretting It

Desk with laptop: Manufactured Spending with a Full Time Job

Have you ever helped a newbie with this hobby and then regretted it? That seems like a strange question, considering helping newbies get started is the exact purpose of this blog. I’ve been doing this for five years and it’s… Continue Reading

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Points and Miles Checklist: Things To Do in December 2017

Points and Miles Check List, Laptop, notepad

It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these monthly points and miles checklists. Since the year is almost up, I thought I’d focus on tasks that need to be completed before January 2018. I’m also including things that… Continue Reading

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GiftCards.com Will Impose a $30,000 Monthly Purchase Limit Starting December 1

Manufactured spending by mail

If you’re purchasing large amounts of gift cards online, you’re not going to like this: Starting December 1, Giftcards.com, Giftcard Mall, and Cardpool will all be imposing a $30,000 monthly limit on cash back portal payouts. That’s bad news, considering in… Continue Reading

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Managing Budgets While Manufacturing Spend

Purse full of Visa gift cards

One of the biggest challenges when you’re manufacturing large amounts of spend is trying to keep your personal budget on track. Sure, it’s possible to off-set most manufactured spending fees, but when you’re trying to normalize spending patterns by channeling… Continue Reading

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Is It Worth Paying a Fee to Earn Miles With Plastiq?

Plastiq Earn Miles on Rent and Mortgage Payments

A few weeks ago, a Twitter follower asked me about whether it makes sense to pay a 2.7% fee in order to earn miles on rent payments through Plastiq. After all, considering there are ways to generate free manufactured spending,… Continue Reading