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Why I Don’t Manufacture Spend With The Starwood Credit Card

Rewards credit Cards in a wallet

A lot of people ask me why I don’t use American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cards for manufactured spending as much, even though its such a valuable currency. The reason I don’t do it is because American Express isn’t the most… Continue Reading

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How to Befriend Cashiers and Improve Your Manufactured Spending Game

The other day I got a question on Twitter that I’ve wanted to address for a while. John [email protected] wanted to know how to essentially butter up his local Walmart associates so he could ms there easily: @PointChaser New WM… Continue Reading

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Why I’m Not MS’ing Much These Days

Purse full of Visa gift cards

I’ve been getting emails lately from readers who are curious about why I stopped my manufactured spending posts. Have I given up on gift card churning completely or am I just not writing about it? It’s really down to the… Continue Reading

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How to Redeem Points for Award Stays at Kimpton Hotels

Kimpton Ink48 NYC Hotel Lobby

When IHG acquired Kimpton back in 2014, the company announced that they would keep the Kimpton Karma Rewards program intact. They’ve kept true to their word, which has kept Kimpton fans happy but left IHG loyalists disappointed because it hasn’t… Continue Reading

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Discover It Miles Card 3% Cash Back Bonus: How I Earned Over $3,100

Discover It Miles Credit Card 3% Cash Back Bonus First Year

Last February I signed up for the Discover It Miles card, with the intention of really milking the 3% cash back offered during the first year. The card has no sign-up bonus and normally earns just 1.5% cash back, which… Continue Reading