March 13, 2012
I’ve written quite a bit in the past about Magazines.com offering 40 points per dollar through the Ultimate Rewards Mall. Most of these posts were reports of attempts to double dip by buying and then using Magazine.com gift cards. Initially, a half double dip was possible: Magazines.com gave 40X for gift card purchases and then another 20X when using the gift cards, for a total of 60X overall. Unfortunately, that loophole quickly closed and that was the end of the Magazines.com double dip.
40X is still an awesome return for magazine purchases, but if you’re like me you already get too many magazines. One can never have too many books though!
In the Ultimate Rewards Mall, Magazines.com terms & conditions state explicitly that book purchases are not awarded bonus points:
Luckily, this restriction is very easy to get around. Simply buy yourself an e-gift card first and then use it to buy a book. Gift card purchases are awarded 40X:
So, if you’re shopping for books give this a try! Note that while their prices are not competitive with Amazon.com, you might be able to get Magazines.com to price match.
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