Manufactured Spending

TravelUpdate
Ottawa Points and Miles meetup on August 27th

Join us for the 3rd edition of Ottawa Points and Miles meetup at Andaz Ottawa, on Sunday, August 27th, 2017 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Please remember to RSVP... Read More

Out and Out
Some Plastiq Mortgage Payments With Visa Cards Working Again!

Update: Some readers let me know not all mortgage payments are working, but many are! Here’s an example from my account: As long as the “Submit... Read More

Out and Out
[DEAL IS DONE] Tomorrow at Exactly 12:00 PM Eastern: $1,300 in Free Credit Card Spending, Plus $25

Update: As of 5:32 pm Eastern time, PFS Buyers Club is not letting anyone else opt-in to the offer. DEAL IS DONE. Congrats to those who got in on this! Sign-up... Read More

The Travel Sisters
Chase Freedom 2017 Third Quarter 5% Bonus Categories

Today is the first day of a new quarter and a new set of 5 percent categories for the Chase Freedom card (one of my favorite credit cards). This quarter (July... Read More

Jetsetter's Homestead
Travel Goals and Status Check Up – 2017 Mid-Year

Jennifer checks in on her 2017 travel goals, what her progress towards status looks like, and whether she is achieving those travel goals at mid-year. Airline status,... Read More

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

I had been planning to publish the next installment of this series in July, but there have been so many recent changes that I decided to publish now… Whether you... Read More

Frequent Miler
Is Plastiq 3X dead?

In our last bi-monthly manufacturing spend report, we reported that Plastiq bill payments were coding as lodging when Plastiq was used to pay rent or mortgage.  The... Read More

ThePointsOfLife
US Bank Altitude Approved But MSers Be Wary

I applied for the US Bank Altitude card when I was in Trinidad but was initially rejected. When I called recon, the agent told me that the system rejected my... Read More

TravelUpdate
Ottawa Points and Miles meetup on May 28, 2017

All set to host the next edition of Ottawa Points and Miles meetup on Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm (EST). Please remember to RSVP your spot.... 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

Points With a Crew
Plastiq updating their referral policy to $500 FFD for new members

Plastiq has recently updated their new member refer a friend offer, now offering $500 to new members when they sign up, using promo code ... Read More

TravelUpdate
Points, Points, Points: How Much Are They Worth?

Premise I consistently get asked about point valuations from friends and colleagues, on how much they are worth, and if a sale or a redemption is a good value.... Read More

TravelUpdate
3 Top Tips for Mystery Shopping Optimization

Premise I’ve gotten a lot of positive responses and inquires to learn more about mystery shopping. So, here are my three top tips for optimizing your experience.... Read More

ThePointsOfLife
TPOL Replay on CNN Business Traveller!

I’m back on CNN Business Traveller with Richard Quest. When it first aired last October, I was in St. Petersburg. This time I’m in Italy. Back then, I... Read More

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

Whether you need to increase credit card spend to earn a new credit card signup bonus, or to earn elite status, or simply to earn credit card rewards, it’s... Read More

TravelUpdate
I Don’t Know, Where Should I Travel Next?

Premise I am sure this is such a strange problem to have, but I have a very difficult problem when answering people (*ahem* timeshare agents) when they ask where I want... 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

Travel With Grant
My First Trip to Europe Using Miles & Points (Denver, Houston, Manchester, Dublin, Paris & Frankfurt)

I started this post while I was in Dublin on a ten day trip around Europe, but I never found the time to finish it. Probably due to the fact that I was walking 7-10... Read More

TravelUpdate
Free Food & Drink with Mystery Shopping: How to Make Money

Premise In my previous article, I touched upon the basics and economic principles of mystery shopping. This post will detail the financial incentives of mystery... Read More

The Travel Sisters
New Plastiq Promotion: Earn More Plastiq Referral Fee-Free Dollars (Leave Your Referral Links Here)

I’ve written about the Plastiq referral program before which can earn you and those you refer no-fee credit card payments. Plastiq just made a change to their... Read More

Out and Out
Airbnb Hosting by the Numbers: 2017 Update

Also see:  Airbnb by the Numbers: An Update for 2016 How I Made an Extra $60K from Airbnb in 2015 Airbnb: Us and Them Thought it was time to do an update on my... Read More

TravelUpdate
Want to Eat, Drink, and Experience your City for Free?

Premise Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy eating, drinking, and exploring, all on someone else’s dime? The answer is mystery shopping. I stumbled upon this... Read More

Running with Miles
Winning eBay Claims As The Seller

Selling on eBay can be helpful for many reasons but having disputes filed against you can be difficult. Here are some tips on winning eBay claims as a seller for when... Read More

TravelUpdate
How To Make Extra Money – Checking Account Bonuses

My wife and I have been using checking bonuses for the past year and I've found it to be a reliable source of income and even manufactured spending. Read More

TravelUpdate
Manufactured Spending: What do you churn?

Premise Manufactured Spending comes in two main forms. It consists of purchasing goods with credit card for points, then converted or resold back into money, to pay off... 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

The Travel Sisters
Chase Freedom 2017 Second Quarter 5% Bonus Categories (Easy to Maximize)

Today is the first day of a new quarter and a new set of 5 percent categories for the Chase Freedom card (one of my favorite credit cards). This quarter (April 1, 2017-... Read More

Running with Miles
Bummer! No More Free MS From eBay Disputes

What was once a silver lining in eBay disputes is now gone - the free MS with your credit card! Beware, it now charges as a cash advance transaction! The post Bummer! No... Read More

The Travel Sisters
Limited Time Promotion: Earn Double Plastiq Referral Fee-Free Dollars

I’ve written about the Plastiq referral program before which can earn you and those you refer no-fee credit card payments. Plastiq is currently offering a limited... Read More

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

Whether you need to increase credit card spend to earn a new credit card signup bonus, or to earn elite status, or simply to earn credit card rewards, it’s... Read More

Points With a Crew
More free money Mad Lib at Staples! Week of March 19th

Week of 3/19/2017 - you can save _____ (amount) when you buy _______ (purchase amount) in _______ (type) Gift Cards at _______. Refund will be given in ___________ Read More