PayPal Business Debit Card: A Great Backup Tool for Manufactured Spending

You’ve probably come across Paypal My Cash Reload cards and you may even have heard of the PayPal Business Debit Card. Basically, you can load up to $4,000 worth of PayPal My Cash Reload cards to your account per month… Continue Reading


Tips for Manufactured Spending in the Bay Area

Bay Area Manufactured Spending Berkeley

The Bay Area used to be a manufactured spending hotspot, before the Redbird shutdowns. Thanks to an abundance of Target stores, loading Redbird was a breeze. Nowadays, it’s pretty much a wasteland and I constantly get emails from people asking… Continue Reading


Meeting Credit Card Spending Requirements: 2016 Edition

Mastercard credit card

My 3 year-old post on how to meet $40,000 in credit card spending requirements remains one of my most popular posts to date. Things have changed a great deal since then. At the time, there were several prepaid cards that… 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


Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do in February

Points and Miles Check List, Laptop, notepad

By now most of you have probably thrown out or forgotten your list of New Year’s Resolutions and you need something more feasible to focus on. It’s a good thing you found this hobby and can direct your energy on tasks… Continue Reading


My Week in Manufactured Spending: Rediscovering a Goldmine

I visited my sister last week and it was a very good trip. Not only because I got to spend time with her and my nieces, but it was productive in terms of manufactured spending. I unloaded a ton of… Continue Reading


Should You Pay 1.99% to Earn Miles on Rent Payments?

Plastiq Earn Miles on Rent and Mortgage Payments

I briefly mentioned RadPad recently in a post, explaining how paying rent through RadPad is one way to unload extra Visa gift cards, since they don’t charge fees on debit card transactions. Meanwhile, credit card fees are hefty at 3.49%.… Continue Reading