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Reader Questions: Cruises, Business Credit Cards and App-o-Rama Tips

A Brave Reader Writes in with Her Questions Sure I have questions – but don’t say you didn’t ask for it I’m brand new to this.  I’m trying to reduce vacation costs for a cruise this fall.  My plan is to get the five Chase credit cards – which may, after spending, cover 2-1/2 plane […]

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Manufactured Spending Grab Bag: Amex Serve at Walmart, Make Money with Bluebird and Bill Payment with Evolve Money

Collection of updates on manufactured spending OMG You can now Load AMEX Serve at Walmart with Visa/MasterCard Gift Cards – Travel with Grant Exciting news if you have an Amex Serve card. Grant discovered you can load it at Walmart with Visa/MasterCard gift cards. However, I’ve read elsewhere that American Express now only allows users […]

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Stocks for Points: Buying Shares with a Credit Card on Loyal3

Is fee-free investing the hot new manufactured spend strategy? Using a Credit Card to Buy Fee Free Stocks with Loyal3 Harry at Your Personal Finance Pro pulled together some resources for a post about buying stocks on Loyal3 with a credit card. First and foremost, I do not recommend investing in any financial product purely […]

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Worst-Case Scenario: Frequent Flyer Account Audit

Everything you need to know about audits (before they happen to you) What to do if your frequent flyer account gets audited – The View From The Wing April is tax season, but the topic is about another kind of audit: a frequent flyer audit. From what I can gather, 90 percent of the time […]

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Will Walmart Stop Cashing Out Gift Cards?

Noose tightens: some Walmart branches are getting stricter What to do If Walmart Stops Accepting Gift Cards for Money Order Purchases – PointChaser Don’t hit the panic button yet. But it looks like some reports are trickling in about people getting rejected for trying to use gift cards to buy money orders. See this FlyerTalk […]

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Mystery Machine for Manufacturing Points

Can you guess the mystery machine for unlimited points? Unethical, profitable gift card churning machine – Chasing the Points Put on your detective hats, because blogger Chasing the Points has a mystery for you. The clues are lunch money, possibly evolution and a dark secret that gives users a case of the galloping guilts. Since […]

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Post-CVS Manufactured Spending Strategy

Now that CVS is moving to cash-only for reload cards, what’s next? Two better options than Vanilla Reloads – PointChaser Ever since that CVS memo came out about cashiers not accepting credit cards to buy reload cards, the community has been scrambling to dig up alternatives. Ariana at PointChaser talked about ReloadIt cards, which allow […]

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Hacker claims to get free flights by generating fake boarding passes with Apple Passbook app

What if you could get free flights from your smartphone? Link – IT News via Hack My Trip This is taking “travel hacking” to the extreme, if true. According to an IT News article, an 18-year-old claims he can produce boarding passes with the iPhone Passbook app. I have my doubts about whether this would […]

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The Dark Side of Frequent Flyer Miles: Stash of Documents from Airline Fraud Experts

Whenever a currency has value, that currency can be abused Link – Traveling Better Forums Link – The View From The Wing JonNYC, an eagle-eyed reader on the Traveling Better Forums, spotted a stash of documents on the Global Carrier Training Seminar & Fraud Prevention Forum. What you’ll see is an index of Powerpoint presentations […]

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Street Smart Traveler: Tabloid Edition

FlyerTalk imposes 10-page limit on discussion threads, outrage ensues in 10,000-page thread Frequent Miler launches Gelato Reload card, revolutionary new reload card for frequent flyers Million Mile Secrets shocker: “I’m not using arrows and circles anymore!” The Points Guy changes blog name to “The Points Person” to attract more diverse readers One Mile at a […]

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