Manufactured Spending

Points With a Crew
I lost $5700 today (then I found it)

With money orders, gift cards or other money-like instruments, it's important to be organized. Otherwise, you could be staring at a lost of thousands of dollars. See... Read More

The Travel Sisters
Staples Easy Rebate on Visa Gift Cards This Week

Staples is giving a rebate on the purchase of Visa gift cards this week. If you buy... The post Staples Easy Rebate on Visa Gift Cards This Week appeared first on The... Read More

Pointshogger
Top Ways to Earn Miles and Points Without Travelling and Credit Card Spending

How often have you heard someone say, I do not collect miles or points because "I do not travel enough" or "I do not spend enough on my credit card". There are many... Read More

Frequent Miler
Increase credit card spend (and get most of it back). What still works January 2017?

There are many reasons you may want to increase credit card spend. You may need to meet spend requirements on several new credit cards in order to earn huge signup... Read More

TravelUpdate
Hotel Review: Hyatt Place Tampa / Busch Gardens

My standard hotel reviews include a breakdown by the following topics. Feel free to skip to whichever section you find most interesting.  Highlights Lobby Room... Read More

TravelUpdate
Manufactured Spend & Churning: My Year in Review

Premise 2016 was the year I thoroughly explored churning and, more specifically, manufactured spend. This is the art (or the Hobby) of purchasing near-cash items (Visa... Read More

Points With a Crew
CVS leaving 5 back program?

For the past couple of months, 5 back Visas have been a profitable avenue for many people but it looks like CVS will be leaving the program, as of the ... Read More

Points With a Crew
“Can I charge my phone on my laptop?”, USPS liars, and the 1 place you MUST visit in Seattle

What do you do when a postal worker straight up lies to your face? Plus the 1 place you MUST visit in Seattle (it's not the Space Needle), and Southwest opening up a... Read More

Points With a Crew
Today a US postal worker lied to my face

Trying to buy money orders today, I had a postal worker straight up lie to my face Read More

The Travel Sisters
Instant Discount Off Purchase of Visa Gift Cards at OfficeMax/Office Depot This Week

Office Depot/Office Max is giving a discount on the purchase of Visa gift cards this week. Here are the details: The post Instant Discount Off Purchase of Visa Gift... Read More

Pointshogger
Another Shift in the Miles and Points Industry

As we wind down a strong credit card sign up bonus year, there may be a possible shift in the industry. Avery from DCTA recently wrote a post about How Ontario’s... Read More

The Travel Sisters
Instant Discount Off Purchase of Visa Gift Cards at OfficeMax/Office Depot This Week!

Office Depot/Office Max is giving a discount on the purchase of Visa gift cards this week. Here are the details: •  $15 off when you buy $300 or more of... Read More

TravelUpdate
Manufactured Spend: Weird Ways to Hit Credit Card Spend

“Hobby” Introduction Those in the churning and manufactured spend “Hobby” are very familiar with the standard practices. Churning is the practice... Read More

Frequent Miler
Increase credit card spend (and get most of it back). What still works November 2016?

There are many reasons you may want to increase credit card spend.  You may need to meet spend requirements on several new credit cards in order to earn huge signup... Read More

The Travel Sisters
Earn Free Money and Points at Staples This Week

Staples is giving a rebate on the purchase of Visa gift cards this week. If you buy $300 or more of Visa gift cards in store between November 6-12, 2016 you will... Read More

Travel With Grant
Striking out on Citi Prestige and AMEX Platinum Retention Offers

Good morning everyone, I hope your weekend is off to a great start. By the time you read this post, I should be in Washington, D.C. for the Boarding Area Conference... Read More

Travel With Grant
US Bank Club Carlson Personal & Business Credit Card Targeted Offers (11/1-12/31)

Good morning everyone! Yesterday, I received targeted offers from US Bank for my personal and business Club Carlson credit cards. The offers are not amazing (for me,... Read More

Will Run For Miles
Another No Fee Visa Gift Card Promotion at Macerich Malls

As I just reported this morning, this week various Macerich Malls are selling Visa Gift Cards to potentially targeted purchasers without fees through this Friday,... Read More

Will Run For Miles
No Fees on Visa Gift Cards this Week – Macerich Malls (Targeted)

I received a notice from the Queens Center Mall in Queens, New York, as follows: No Purchase Fees on Mall Visa® Gift Card Purchases of $1,000 or More* October 31... Read More

The Travel Sisters
Staples Easy Rebate on MasterCard Gift Cards Next Week

Enter our giveaway!  We are giving away a $250 hotel credit. —- Staples is giving a rebate on the purchase of MasterCard gift cards next week. If... Read More

Travel With Grant
FTU Advanced Orange County (October 28-30) and Seattle (February 24-26)

Good morning everyone, I hope your weekend is going well. We are only 1 week away from FTU Advanced in Orange County (October 28-30). FTU stands for Frequent Traveler... Read More

The Travel Sisters
Earn Free Money and Points at Staples This Week!

Staples is giving a rebate on the purchase of Visa gift cards this week. If you buy The post Earn Free Money and Points at Staples This Week! appeared first on The... Read More

Travel With Grant
Targeted US Bank FlexPerks Offer: Spend $500, Earn 2,000 Bonus FlexPoints

Good morning everyone, I hope your weekend is off to a great start. I was boring last night and did a mini American Horror Story TV marathon (don't watch that show if... Read More

The Travel Sisters
Plastiq Promotion: Lower Fees When Paying Mortgage or Rent with MasterCard or Amex

I’ve written about Plastiq before, but they now have a limited time promotion where they are charging lower fees when paying your mortgage or rent with a... Read More

The Travel Sisters
Instant Discount Off Purchase of Visa Gift Cards at OfficeMax/Office Depot This Week!

Office Depot/Office Max has a discount on the purchase of Visa gift cards this week. Here are the details: The post Instant Discount Off Purchase of Visa Gift Cards at... Read More

Out and Out
Did You Do the Kohl’s Appliance Deal? Get Back $2 per Item!

Out and Out reader Claudia let me know all the of the items included in last week’s awesome Kohl’s appliance deal are now on sale for $14.99 (at the time,... Read More

Travel With Grant
New AMEX Changes Effective January 1, 2017: Forfeit, Reversal & Negative Membership Reward Point Balances

Good morning everyone, my American Express Platinum Charge Card statement just closed and I noticed that there were a lot of "important changes" from American Express. ... Read More

Travel With Grant
Stack 2 AMEX Offers: Home Depot $15 Off $75 + 2x Membership Rewards Points

Good morning everyone, greetings from Las Vegas. I'm waiting for my scheduled Uber pickup (blog post coming), but in the meantime, I saw some chatter on Twitter about a... Read More

The Travel Sisters
Earn Free Money and Points at Staples This Week

Staples is giving a rebate on the purchase of MasterCard gift cards this week. If you buy $300 or more of MasterCard gift cards in store between October 2 through... Read More

Points With a Crew
Nearly free Visa, Mastercard or American Express cards

For the next couple of days you can get Visa or Mastercard cards nearly free. Plus passenger dress code shaming and a hotel that charges you 100 GBP if you leave them a... Read More

Out and Out
Hurry! ~$500 Moneymaker on Kitchen Appliances at Kohl’s With Discover It or Freedom

Need a little rush this weekend? How about buying $600+ worth of appliances at Kohl’s?  Last year they had a similar appliance deal I didn’t take part... Read More