How to Use Gift Cards and Money Orders to Manufacture Spend

This one is a favorite among MSers.

Update: Note that Vanilla branded gift cards (like the ones pictured below) no longer work. Other Visas, like the ones sold at grocery stores and certain malls, do still work.   One of the most … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

How to Use Bluebird and Vanilla Reloads


Have you signed up for TravelCon OC yet? UPDATE: Note that you can no longer purchase Vanilla Reloads from CVS and most other locations using a credit card. Some locations do still allow it, … [Read more...]

A New Way to Manufacture Spend: Daily Fantasy Sports Leagues

DraftKings accepts all credit cards. Other websites are more restrictive.

Have you signed up for TravelCon OC yet? This one is definitely not for everyone and usually requires you to float money (depending on how aggressive you are). But for all you sports lovers - … [Read more...]

Guest Post – My Second Credit Card Churn: Laying a Foundation

New Cards!

Robert Dwyer is a deal hound who spends hours each day thinking about points, and how to use them for awesome family vacations. He writes about wine at The Wellesley Wine Press. You can follow Robert … [Read more...]

My Biggest App-O-Rama/Churn Ever!


I have financial relationships with some of the cards mentioned in this post, and these are clearly labeled. I appreciate your support if you decide to use my links!   First a warning: Don’t … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Cheap Points via Green Dot MoneyPak Reloads at RiteAid

What do you see? I see free points!

Have you signed up for TravelCon OC yet? A lot of people seemed to forget about the good old Amex Prepaid cards when Bluebird came along. And for good reason - Bluebird is by far the easiest … [Read more...]

Beginners Guide Part 5: There are LOTS of Ways to Earn Points

Increasing credit card spend is easy with all the options!

Have you signed up for TravelCon OC yet? Note that this post could easily be titled "How to Meet Minimum Spend Requirements" since it's essentially the same thing. Hopefully by … [Read more...]