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The Trick to Buying Money Orders with MasterCard Gift Cards

Metabank MasterCard Gift Cards from Giftcards.com

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about whether you can buy money orders with a Metabank MasterCard gift card. Giftcards.com offers a higher cash back rate (1.25%) on MasterCard gift cards than Visa gift cards (1%). Buying MasterCard gift… Continue Reading

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Should You Sign Up for a Simon Mall Corporate Account?

Simon Mall Visa Gift Cards

Whenever I mention Simon Mall gift cards, I get asked about corporate accounts. Simon Mall offers discounts and higher purchase limits for corporate accountholders. At my local mall, corporate accountholders can buy up to 24 gift cards for $3.95 with… Continue Reading

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Can You Buy Money Orders With a Metabank MasterCard Gift Card?

Metabank MasterCard Gift Cards from Giftcards.com

Back in November, I shared that giftcards.com has increased cash back rates on Metabank MasterCard gift card purchases to 1.25%. If you think a 0.25% cash back increase isn’t significant, it actually saves you $6.25 on every $2,500 order. Until… Continue Reading

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My Month in Manufactured Spending: A New Reality

Money orders manufactured spending

It’s been a while since I’ve done a monthly manufactured spending wrap-up post, so I thought I’d share one now that my new MS routine is pretty much set. In October, I managed to liquidate about $20,000 worth of Visa… Continue Reading

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Post Office Stops Accepting Gift Cards for Money Orders: Now What?

Multiple Walmart Money Orders for Manufactured Spending

Last week, Miles Per Day shared a US Post Office memo, directing staff to stop accepting Visa gift cards for money order purchases. A few readers have reached out to me since, slightly panicked about this latest dead deal. But…is… Continue Reading

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The Secret to My Manufactured Spending Success

Mean Girls Those Rules Aren't Real

This past weekend I was in Elk Grove Village for the annual Chicago Seminars. I met a lot of readers, bloggers, and newbies who asked me about manufactured spending. The questions that came up the most were, “What is the… 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