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Is Manufactured Spending Bad for Your Credit?

Overdue household bills with scissors and cut up credit cards indicating resolve to economize.

I’m coming off the heels of a pretty productive couple of months in terms of manufactured spending, followed by a vacation (sort of). While I really cranked up the numbers at the end of last year, I’ve slowed down and… 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 I lost my Barclay Arrival Plus card, 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 of… Continue Reading

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How I Keep Track of Gift Cards From Purchase Through Liquidation

Last month, I churned well over $200,000 worth of Visa and merchant gift cards. Let’s pause for a minute because while I don’t normally indulge in self-praise, I think it’s deserved in this instance. A lot of readers have been… Continue Reading

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R.I.P Arrival Plus: Barclay Shuts Down All My Credit Cards

Barclay Credit Card Account Shutdown

Happy New Year everyone (seems the period to keep saying it never ends)! It’s not off to a super great start, thanks to Barclay shutting down all of my credit cards along with my family’s, but the glass is still… Continue Reading

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Which Giftcards.com Visa Gift Cards Are Issued by Metabank?

For the past year, I’ve been using cash back portals like Yazing and TopCashBack to purchase Visa gift cards from Giftcards.com. These Visa gift cards are generally PIN-enabled, meaning they can be used to purchase money orders. These money orders… Continue Reading

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Is The Plastic Merchant Accepting New Sellers?

Since I posted about my manufactured spending roundup last week, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about The Plastic Merchant seller approval process. The Plastic Merchant, it’s a manufactured spending-friendly gift card reselling site. What makes them so great is that… Continue Reading

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Is Gift Card Reselling Worth the Hassle?

Manufactured spending by mail

In Monday’s post about my month in manufactured spending, I mentioned how around $24,000 of my manufactured spending total came from gift card reselling. Since I became aware of The Plastic Merchant back in October, I decided to incorporate gift… Continue Reading

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Gift Card Mall Pays You to Buy Visa Gift Cards

5 Percent Back Visa Deal on GiftCardMall

When you’re doing large amounts of manufactured spending, small gift card fees of $3.95 – $5.95 can really add up to a substantial amount. Suddenly, that business class seat doesn’t seem like much of a bargain when you factor in how… Continue Reading