Many of us take an extra step before making a purchase by picking up gift cards at office supply stores like Staples to earn 5X miles and points.
Since the Chase Ink card earns 5X points at office supply stores, I purchase gift cards for gas (Shell & BP), Amazon.com and Whole Foods. There are also a few other gift cards that I purchase from time to time. Continue reading Earn 5X Miles and Points For Your Uber Rides
Besides credit card sign-up bonuses, the easiest way to earn lots of miles and points is by purchasing gift cards with a credit card that offers a bonus
By using my Chase Ink card I earn 5X miles & points by pre-purchasing gift cards for future use on things like gas (Shell & BP), groceries (Whole Foods) and general shopping (Amazon and Target). We can also buy gift card for our travels (Airbnb, Delta, Hotels.com and Southwest). Continue reading Are You Having Trouble Buying Gift Cards With Credit Cards at Staples?
When Kim and I are searching for hotels and can’t find one using points or for a decent price, we’ll often turn to Hotels.com.
We find Hotels.com to offer lots of smaller hotels at good prices. We also like that they offer various promos where you can save even more. They also have their own rewards programs where you earn one free night (in the form of a credit) for every 10 nights you book with them. Continue reading Earn 5X Miles & Points with Hotels.com
While I don’t do much manufactured spending at this point, I do make somewhat frequent visits to Staples to use my Chase Ink Business Bold card to earn 5X points for various purchases.
Some of my favorite gift cards to purchase are Whole Foods, Amazon and Target. I also buy Shell Gas which allows me to earn 5X points plus I get to pay the cash price for gas.
A few months back I came across an option related to travel- Airbnb gift cards at Staples. Continue reading Earn 5X Miles and Points on Delta Airlines
A couple of days back I wrote about double-checking my Amex Offers, and finding out that I was targeted to get up to $375 in free money on my SPG Business card.
For those of us that got this offer, here is how it works. If you add the Stock Up and Save for Your Business offer to your card and spend $250 or more (at stores like Home Depot, Staples, Jetro or a couple of others) you get a $75 statement credit up to 5X.
This means that if you max out the offer, it’s like getting $375 in free money! Continue reading My First $75 off $250 Amex Offers Confirmation!
After having success loading my Target REDcard with a Visa gift card I needed to try again, this time upping the ante.
During my test run I had no issues loading one $200 Visa gift card to my REDcard. If I stuck to one $200 load per visit, it would definitely be a slow process building up my points balance. Continue reading Does Your Target Have Hard Time Splitting Debit Loads To REDcard?
For quite some time the Target REDcard prepaid was the easiest and cheapest (free) way to manufacture spend $5,000 per month.
Then things started to change. In February I wondered if Target was limiting credit card loads to REDcard to $1,000 per day? This wasn’t exactly the case but was the rule for many locations…
I had not so great results loading my card at the beginning of March followed by a great experience in Charleston, SC. Continue reading Target REDcard Visa Gift Card Load Success!
From time to time there are special offers for paying with Visa Checkout.
For those of you not too familiar with Visa Checkout, here is some details about how it works.
With Visa Checkout you can save time when shopping online by creating an account and using it to pay for your purchases at many online retailers. Rather than wasting time filling out forms with your details over and over again, you’ll create a username & password and securely save your credit card details to your account. Continue reading $30 Off $150 At Staples With Visa Checkout
Over the past week my favorite Staples has had no stock in $200 Visa gift cards. I asked the friendly early morning cashier what was going on and she told me that it seemed like more and more people were coming in for them.
If I wasn’t in such a hurry to get the cards, I’d just order more online. However, with there not being a Walmart close to home, I need to capitalize and visit Walmart to load my Bluebird whenever I can.
(Later today we’re heading to Atlanta for a long weekend. While there I plan to visit Walmart a bunch of times.)
Continue reading Is Staples Hiding Visa Gift Cards?