My Month in Manufactured Spending: $2,198 Worth of Points, Miles, and Cash Back in October

Earning points and miles through manufactured spending September

October was a slow month for me. I had intended to really ramp up my manufactured spending in time for a December trip to the Middle East, but found myself lagging behind. Sometimes, days went by without me placing any… Continue Reading


My Current Approach to Manufactured Spending

I haven’t been writing about my manufactured spending routine lately, but I have been pretty active. If you follow me on Snapchat (username: Pointchaser), you’ve probably seen some evidence of this (though how many pictures of discarded gift cards and… Continue Reading


The Days of Free and Easy Manufactured Spending Are Over – Here’s How I’m Covering My Fees

The days of free manufactured spending are indeed over and the cost of accruing points and miles can be substantial. At the moment, some of the credit cards I’m using to earn miles don’t earn category bonuses, which can really… Continue Reading