RIP Amazon Payments

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, by now you’ve probably heard that effective 10/13/14, you will no longer be able to send payments to others via Amazon Payments. Amazon Payments was a great vehicle to easily pay up to …

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Staples free $20 deal is back until 6/21/14

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Apologies for showing up late to the party as I’ve been busy with this thing called life, but from now until Saturday, June 21st, Staples is back with its promotion where you can get a $20 VISA gift card (must …

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Office Depot let me buy a Vanilla Reload with a credit card!!!

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Nah….just an April Fool’s joke. But entertaining to read! Last night I went to Office Depot doing my usual rounds of gift cards, when I noticed that Office Depot had switched the paper Vanilla Reload cards they have on display …

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Tips on how to meet minimum spending (repost)

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Since we have not written about this topic in a while, we thought it would be a good idea to post a refresher about things you can do to meet minimum spending. Many readers have been asking this question due …

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Great Lowe’s Deal

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NOTE: ***The 15% deal is now dead*** Thanks to Frequent Miler for posting this quick deal for 15% off Lowe’s e-gift cards. There are other gift cards on sale as well, such as Sears, Office Depot, etc. Thinking through the …

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A refresher on BlueBird and Vanilla Reloads

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We have written a few times about BlueBird, the American Express banking product that essentially lets you earn miles and points for paying things you would normally not earn points for, such as your mortgate, rent, student loan payments, car …

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Alternatives places to find Vanilla Reload cards

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Since many people are having trouble finding locations that both sell Vanilla Reload cards and let you purchase them using a credit card, we thought we’d share a couple of places that are carrying them. For a refresher or if …

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