My Month in Manufactured Spending: $2,000 Worth of Points, Miles, and Cash Back in September

Earning points and miles through manufactured spending September

I realize my weekly manufactured spending posts are getting tedious to read, so rather than repeat my Walmart trips in fascinating detail every week, I decide instead to write  about my Walmart trips in fascinating detail every month how much… Continue Reading


Beauty Box Subscriptions: Save Cash and Earn Tons of Points and Miles!

Earn Points and Miles on Beauty Box Subscriptions

Beauty box subscriptions like Birchbox and Glossybox are very popular these days. For $10 – $39.95 per month, subscribers get a box of premium beauty product samples shipped to their doorstep. If you’ve ever been subject to a hard-sell at… Continue Reading


Earn Airline Miles AND Save on Hotel Bookings With Agoda PointsMAX

Cheap hotel rates with Agoda PointsMAX

Most of you are familiar with Agoda, an OTA booking site for hotel and flight bookings. Earlier this year, Agoda launched PointsMAX, which enables members to earn frequent flyer miles on hotel bookings. I was recently asked by Agoda to… Continue Reading


Is it Worth Buying Visa Gift Cards from Giftcards.com at 1.25% Cash Back?

Giftcards.com Visa Gift Cards

While I was away in Europe, I got a notice from Yazing that Giftcards.com dropped the payout on Visa gift cards from 1.5% to 1.25%. Even major cash back portals like TopCashBack are now offering just 1.25% cash back on… Continue Reading


How Amex Offers Saved Me Over $90 On Online Shopping

Earning miles and points for shopping online with a credit card

American Express Offers is one of the best credit card perks out there and a major reason to keep paying the annual fee on credit cards like the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card. For those who are unfamiliar with Amex Offers,… Continue Reading


My Week in Manufactured Spending: Post-Hiatus Edition

I’ve been MIA for about a month now – if you’ve been following me on Snapchat, you know I haven’t quite disappeared, but I have taken a break when it comes to blogging. Before I launched this blog four years… Continue Reading


Earn up to 15% Cash Back for Buying Points

Airplane luggage travel with miles

For a while, there was a huge influx of blog posts out there about buying points. Whether it was airline miles or hotel points, bloggers kept writing about what a good deal buying these points was. When Alaska Airlines made… Continue Reading