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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 that 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

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Where to Buy Visa Gift Cards With a Credit Card

Simon Mall Visa Gift Cards

One of the most frequent questions that came up during my manufactured spending webinar was where to buy Visa gift cards with a credit card. Buying and liquidating PIN-enabled Visa gift cards is an essential part of manufactured spending. It’s pretty… Continue Reading

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Everything You Need to Know About Manufactured Spending

Desk with laptop: Manufactured Spending with a Full Time Job

During last week’s webinars, I got a lot of similar questions related to manufactured spending. Many of these questions were addressed in ms-related posts over the last four years. But thanks to the results of a recent survey, I’ve realized… Continue Reading

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Should You Use Walmart Bill Pay for Manufactured Spending?

Walmart Money Order

This past weekend I held three webinars where I addressed people’s manufactured spending questions. It was fun and something I hope to repeat on a monthly basis (once I find a better meeting platform). Anyway, a topic that came up… Continue Reading