My Week in Manufactured Spending: Unloading $26k in One Day

Visa gift cards

Before my trip to Asia this week, I decided to order $30,000 worth of Amex gift cards and unload them real quick. You know, to make the days before my trip slightly stressful so I can enjoy my vacation more.… Continue Reading


Staples Pulls $200 Visa Gift Cards and Limits Purchases

Post-it notes

Update: Turns out this move was temporary. The $200 Visa gift cards are back at Staples.com! It was only two days ago that I stocked up on $200 Visa gift cards from staples.com. At the time, there was a limit… Continue Reading


Earn Free Weekend Nights with Sheraton

Sheraton Free Weekend Night Promotion

Here’s my attempt at posting about a promoting in a timely manner. I just received an email from Starwood, announcing a promotion that isn’t half bad for those who frequently stay at Sheraton hotels. Through September 30, 2015 members will… Continue Reading


5 Mistakes to Avoid When Manufactured Spending

Credit card wallet

Manufactured spending can be a great way to rack up extra points and miles long after a credit card sign-up bonus posts. However, there are risks involved and mistakes that can be costly. Whether you’re new to manufactured spending or… Continue Reading


Points and Miles Checklist: Things To Do in July

Things to do list

This post is about a week late but better late than never, right? I love clichés that make it ok to skip out on your responsibilities sometimes. If someone had taught this line to Allen Iverson, he may not have… Continue Reading


My Week in Manufactured Spending: Walk of Shame Edition

My embarrassing week in manufactured spending

Here I am being a hypocrite, going back to churning Visa gift cards when I’ve said long ago I was done doing that. That’s the nature of the beast – the points and miles game is an addiction and I… Continue Reading


Get Top-Tier Status Faster: Current Hotel Elite Status Challenges

Hotel entrance

It’s the summer travel season and while some of you are already enjoying your vacation, others are still in the planning stages to ensure they’re getting the most out of theirs. Part of that means making hotel booking decisions around… Continue Reading