I’m a bit of a reluctant participant in the world of prepaids. I always have been, and at this point I presume I always will be. I don’t like the hassle of getting them, I don’t like keeping up with them, I don’t like being looked at like I’m a degenerate or up to something sneaky when I’m rummaging around the gift card rack, I don’t like Walmart, and I… Read the Rest.
It was a bad day in the miles and points world when Office Depot abruptly stopped selling Vanilla Reload cards. Looks like this weekend is shaping up to be another bad one as there seems to be truth to the rumor that Office Depot is going to stop carrying gift cards with a variable amount. This was first reported on this Flyertalk thread. Of course I bee-lined to my own… Read the Rest.
One of the very best deals of 2012 was the short-lived Mypoints.com promo with OpenSky that resulted in 150 points per dollar for some high end purchases up to $500. This resulted in being able to redeem points for gift cards totaling more than what was spent on the merchandise. In an amazing twist, it turns out that new MyPoints members actually earned double points for a whooping 300 points… Read the Rest.
I’d be a liar if I didn’t say I was a little sad after reading Frequent Miler’s eulogy of sorts for the Vanilla Reload cards. These are the cards many in the miles and points world have been purchasing at Office Depot in order to earn a bunch of points in a hurry. I only recently jumped on the reload bandwagon, but there is no denying it was a lucrative… Read the Rest.
I was blessed to escape my undergraduate career without any student loans thanks to my parents, scholarships, and part time jobs. However, my hair-brained idea to go to grad school at NYU ended not only with a diploma, but a hefty amount of student loans. I know this is a situation that many, many others can relate to. I’m thankful to have received an education, but once a month that… Read the Rest.
In case you missed my post about reloadable cards yesterday, the short version is that I had a rough start with reloadables due to some mysterious fraud hold on my account. I was less than impressed with this start down the road of “earning 5x Ultimate Reward points on everything”, but I wasn’t quite ready to give up because a) I had money tied up in the deal so I… Read the Rest.