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Quick Hits: Get Paid to Earn Points and a Transfer Bonus

Image credit to @Somempire from Twitter.

Save $20 with  $300 in MasterCard Purchases at OfficeMax Reader @Somempire tweeted me this deal this weekend. This one should be a no-brainer if you’ve done this for any period of time. Use your Chase Ink business credit card to earn 5x points on $200 MasterCard gift cards. With this promotion, you should buy 2…

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Make Money and Earn Points from Staples!

PayPal is essentially cash.

    There’s currently an opportunity to earn Ultimate Rewards points for free and make money, or alternatively just make a good amount of money and not earn points if that’s what you’re interested in. This is brought to you by our good friends at Staples. Here’s what you need: An Ink Bold/Plus card from Chase. A…

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Manufactured Spend Updates from Around the Web

There have been a few changes recently that impact some people that participate in “manufactured spend,” which is basically spending a lot of money on your credit card buying items (usually gift cards) that you can easily liquidate for a very small fee. Here are some of the recent happenings:   Bluebird Can Now be…

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The Aftermath of the Home Improvement Gift Card Deal

The recent Home Improvement Gift Card (HIGC) “deal” makes for a very interesting case study. I’ve written about the secrecy that exists in the points world and even wrote a post called “Is there a ‘Code’ Among Points Bloggers?” The main idea is that there are tons of deals that exist in the points/miles world…

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The Home Improvement Gift Card, and Free Points


UPDATE: Many people on FlyerTalk are reporting this deal as dead. Buy at your own risk! It’s out there now, so I don’t mind posting this. Shortly after Chase and Office Depot changed the rules for Visas and Vanilla Reloads, another opportunity has presented itself. You can buy a fee-free Home Improvement Gift Card from…

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I Can Confirm that $500 Visa GCs Have Returned to Office Depot

Huge stacks available at my local OD!

EDIT: Reports are that the store I went to has now pulled these particular gift cards off the shelf. Stay tuned. I was in line for dinner earlier tonight and decided to read Twitter while waiting. I immediately saw this post from Frequent Miler, noting how one of his readers named Grant (of Travel with…

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Make Money and Earn Points on Your $1,000 PIN-Enabled Visa Gift Cards! [EXPIRED]

Gift Card Mall v3

A couple of days ago, Daraius at Million Mile Secrets wrote about how you can get $1,000 PIN-enabled Visa gift cards from Gift Card Mall. As he notes, this has many advantages, particularly for people that are having difficulty purchasing Vanilla Reload cards to meet their minimum spend requirements. Personally, my favorite use for this would…

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Target Gift Card Extravaganza

If you follow the points world very carefully, you probably noticed there was an amazing deal today on $100 Target gift cards. The deal was part of a larger promotion giving $10 off $100 purchases of certain items, and to everyone’s surprise it just happened to include gift cards. This inclusion is extremely valuable for…

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