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American Express to Discontinue Vanilla Reloads and MoneyPaks

Vanilla Reload RIP

Many of us haven’t purchased a Vanilla Reload card since CVS stopped accepting credit cards for them last year. Others have found alternative sources and continued to load up the maximum $5,000 each month on their Serve or Bluebird cards.… Continue Reading

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How to Continue Manufactured Spending Without Walmart

Walmart no more manufactured spending

Update 9/21/14: It appears OneVanilla cards can again be used to purchase money orders and load Bluebird at Walmart. Recently, word got out that Walmart no longer accepted Vanilla Visa gift cards for Bluebird reloads or money order purchases. Several… Continue Reading

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Newbie Guide to Manufactured Spending: Earning Miles with Debit Cards

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Newbie Guide to Manufactured Spending: FAQ Newbie Guide to Manufactured Spending: Prepaid Cards and How to Cash them Out Newbie Guide to Manufactured Spending: Vanilla Reload Cards Newbie Guide to Manufactured Spending: Paypal My Cash Reload Card Newbie Guide to… Continue Reading

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Newbie Guide to Manufactured Spending: Green Dot MoneyPak

Green Dot Prepaid Card

Newbie Guide to Manufactured Spending: FAQ Newbie Guide to Manufactured Spending: Prepaid Cards and How to Cash them Out Newbie Guide to Manufactured Spending: Vanilla Reload Cards Newbie Guide to Manufactured Spending: Paypal My Cash Reload Card Newbie Guide to… Continue Reading

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Newbie Guide to Manufactured Spending: Vanilla Reload Cards

Vanilla Reload

Newbie Guide to Manufactured Spending: FAQ Newbie Guide to Manufactured Spending: Prepaid Cards and How to Cash them Out Newbie Guide to Manufactured Spending: Vanilla Reloads Recently I outlined the basics of manufactured spending, including the key reload/prepaid cards involved… Continue Reading

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Newbie Guide to Manufactured Spending: Prepaid Cards and How to Cash them Out

CVS stops accepting credit cards for Vanilla Reloads

Newbie Guide to Manufactured Spending: FAQ Newbie Guide to Manufactured Spending: Prepaid Cards and How to Cash them Out I’ve had many hobbies: Travel, reading, writing, drawing (I know, it sounds like the hobbies get more and more boring). All… Continue Reading

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How to Meet $40,000 in Spending Requirements Next Month

Credit card wallet

Note: Apologies, folks! This post went live WAY before it was supposed to. Thanks to @MickeyBoggs for alerting me about the screw up. The post is now complete. Jaws drop when I tell people I generate $40,000 in manufactured spending each… Continue Reading

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Quest for 500,000 Points: My 20,000 Point Weekend

Visa and Mastercard Gift Cards

This weekend I got a call from my cousin. Her in-laws were flying to Germany, and considering how well I did last time, they were hoping I could book their tickets for them. Tickets were not cheap and the best I… Continue Reading

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Vanilla Reloads at FoodMaxx AND They Take Credit Cards (sort of)!

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I’ve written before about my frustration at not finding any CVS or Walgreens locations that allow Vanilla Reload cards to be purchased with a credit card. Last night, things took an interesting turn. I was at my local Walgreens, which… Continue Reading