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My Month in Manufactured Spending: $4,000+ Worth of Points, Miles, and Cash Back in November

Earning points and miles through manufactured spending September

November was a good month in terms of manufactured spending. While I’ve decided to continue keeping that manufactured spending tip I tweeted about a while back secret, it didn’t account for a huge chunk of my manufactured spending. A lot… Continue Reading

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Which Credit Card Should I Charge $20,000 Worth of Airfare To?

I’ve been battling a cold for the past week and going to Walmart to liquidate gift cards has been really tough. I’ve been agonizing over my drop in manufactured spending until some good news came along: At least 20 of my… Continue Reading

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Amazing Statement Credits and Bonus Point Offers from Amex, Citi, and Bank of America

Hands holding credit card and using digital tablet pc with morning coffee and croissant. Online shopping.

I don’t go shopping very often, but when I do, I try to shop online and utilize coupon codes to get the best deal possible. Credit card companies have been making it easy for me lately, by offering some really… Continue Reading

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How to Book Virgin America Flights With Virgin Atlantic Miles

Redeem Virgin Atlantic miles for travel on Virgin America

Virgin Atlantic miles aren’t the most celebrated airline currency, mainly because of the fuel surcharges imposed on most award flights. That being said, they can still come in handy, especially for partner flights. Normally, booking Virgin America flights with Virgin… Continue Reading

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Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do in October

I’ve slacked off on writing my monthly things to do lists partly because I got lazy and partly because…there was nothing to do. That’s changed with the end of the year approaching. Lots of promotions, both targeted and public, are… Continue Reading

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AMAZING Virgin America Fare: West Coast to Chicago for 8,200 Points RT!

Virgin America Main Cabin Economy Class

Are you headed to the Chicago Seminars in October? Do you have the same fear of booking things in advance that I do and are just now getting around to making travel reservations? You’re in luck because there are some… Continue Reading

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Meeting Large Spending Requirements Without Manufactured Spending

A 100,000 point sign-up bonus isn’t rare for the American Express Platinum Card. In fact, there have been bonuses out there for up to 250,000 Membership Rewards points after a total of $55,000 worth of spending over six months. A… Continue Reading

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How to Value, Transfer and Redeem Credit Card Points

Whether via email, Facebook or Twitter I try my best to respond to every single reader question. Sometimes the answer is either too complex to answer via email or the topic is something I get asked about quite a bit and… Continue Reading

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Flying Blue is Now a Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner

Here’s some unexpectedly good news for the day: Chase has just added Air France/KLM Flying Blue as an Ultimate Rewards transfer partner. Why is this good news? For starters, Ultimate Rewards needed a new transfer partner. After the removal of… Continue Reading

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9 Ways to Keep Hawaiian Miles from Expiring (Without the MileFinder)

The last miles-for-search tool is officially dead and we missed the funeral: On November 17, 2015 Hawaiian Airlines discontinued the search function on the Hawaiian MileFinder. I didn’t even get to give it a proper eulogy like I did for… Continue Reading