My Week in Manufactured Spending: Post-Hiatus Edition

I’ve been MIA for about a month now – if you’ve been following me on Snapchat, you know I haven’t quite disappeared, but I have taken a break when it comes to blogging. Before I launched this blog four years… Continue Reading


My Current Approach to Manufactured Spending

Money orders manufactured spending

I haven’t been writing about my manufactured spending routine lately, but I have been pretty active. If you follow me on Snapchat (username: Pointchaser), you’ve probably seen some evidence of this. In the past few weeks, I’ve changed my approach… Continue Reading


The Days of Free and Easy Manufactured Spending Are Over – Here’s How I’m Covering My Fees

Purse full of Visa gift cards

The days of free manufactured spending are indeed over and the cost of accruing points and miles can be substantial. At the moment, some of the credit cards I’m using to earn miles don’t earn category bonuses, which can really… Continue Reading


Using Yazing for 1.5% Cash Back at GiftCards.com and Gift Card Mall

Update: I’ve adjusted this post to reflect the fact that the cash back rate hasn’t increased for GiftCards.com but rather GiftCardMall.com. Yesterday I wrote about finally receiving my first cash back payout from iConsumer, which took about four months. Some people commented… Continue Reading


iConsumer Finally Paid Me…And it Only Took 4 Months

I started using the iConsumer cash back portal back in January, after they offered a particularly generous cash back offer of 1.6% at Giftcards.com. I was well aware that payouts took 90 days. But man was it hard to sit… Continue Reading


Cash Back Portals Temporarily Deactivate Giftcards.com

Update: As of March 31, 2016 Giftcards.com has re-activated their affiliate links. Don’t worry, this isn’t the grim reaper making another appearance. I got a message from Adam Viener, founder of Yazing, that Giftcards.com has temporarily deactivated their affiliate tracking… Continue Reading


Update: My First Yazing Cash Back Payment Came Through

I started using Yazing to earn cash back at Giftcards.com back in February. At the time, I wasn’t sure if Yazing was legitimate. Their lack of a member dashboard gave me doubts about whether I’d even get the 2% cash… Continue Reading