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Points and Miles Regrets: 5 Things I Wish I’d Done As a Newbie

Ron Swanson I Regret Everything

Most people have things they regret doing (or not doing) in life. I don’t have any regrets about life decision, but I do have plenty when it comes to this hobby. I’ve been doing this for almost six years and… Continue Reading

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My Month in Manufactured Spending: $4,000+ Worth of Points, Miles, and Cash Back Earned in November

Earning points and miles through manufactured spending September

November was a good month in terms of manufactured spending. A lot of great merchant gift card deals popped up that I took advantage of. In total, I managed to earn over $4,000 worth of points and miles at very… Continue Reading

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Discover’s Strange Classification of Travel Merchants

The way merchants are classified varies by credit card issuer. Each bank has its idiosyncrasies that people have exploited to generate points and miles at an accelerated rate. For example, Chase used to classify Card Cash as an office supply… Continue Reading

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Meeting Large Spending Requirements Without Manufactured Spending

Rewards credit Cards in a wallet

A 100,000 point sign-up bonus isn’t rare for the American Express Platinum Card. In fact, there have been bonuses out there for up to 250,000 Membership Rewards points after a total of $55,000 worth of spending over six months. A… Continue Reading

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Credit Cards I’m Currently Using for Manufactured Spending

Rewards credit Cards in a wallet

This year, I’ve probably done more manufactured spending than ever. Even back in the day when I could walk across the street from my office to CVS and buy $5,000 worth of Vanilla Reloads per day, I don’t think I… Continue Reading