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Manufactured Spending As a Full Time Job?

Amex Offers Travel Deals Online Shopping with laptop

Manufactured spending can be very  lucrative if you do it right. Aside from the many ways to off-set manufactured spending fees, there are also ways to make a profit from gift card churning. At one point, I was earning 3.5%… Continue Reading

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Should You Use Cash Back Rewards To Cover Manufactured Spending Fees?

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

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how to eliminate manufactured spending fees. I cited tools like the iBotta app, gift card promotions, shopping portals, and cash back credit cards. When cash back portals reduce payouts and I have no… Continue Reading

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Free Manufactured Spending: How to Eliminate Visa Gift Card Fees

Simon Mall Fee-free 5% Back Visa Gift card promotion

One of the first questions I get when I mention how I earn points and miles via manufactured spending is “what is this costing you?” After all, with a few exceptions, Visa gift cards carry fees. Not to mention, the… Continue Reading

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Amex Offers: Save on Travel, Manufactured Spending & More

Amex Offers Statement Credit Deals shopping online with a tablet and credit card

I have my issues with American Express, but the fact is that Amex Offers is incredibly useful in saving cash and off-setting credit card annual fees. I easily earn hundreds of dollars worth of cash back from various Amex cards through… Continue Reading

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Why Mint.com Is the Perfect Tool for Tracking Manufactured Spending

I constantly get asked about how I keep track of my manufactured spending activities. At the height of my gift card churning days, I was spending $300,000+ per month on gift cards, so it was crucial to have a very… Continue Reading

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How to Offset Manufactured Spending Fees With iBotta

Save $0.50 on Walmart money order fees with iBotta!

If you’re on the lookout for ways to offset manufactured spending fees, there’s a new app that helps you do that: iBotta. iBotta is sort of like a coupon app that pays out rewards when you buy specific products at… Continue Reading