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What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less
What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less

This article is Part 3 of our “What’s In Our Wallet 2020?” series. Here are links to Parts 1 and 2, and once published, we’ll add a link to the Epilogue. * Part 1 – What’s In Our Wallet 2020?…

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What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card
What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card

This article is Part 2 of our “What’s In Our Wallet 2020?” series. Here are link to Parts 1 & 3, and once published, we’ll add a link to the Epilogue. * Part 1 – What’s In Our Wallet 2020?…

Huge Gift Card Sale Week (Oct 20-26, 2019) – Office Depot/Max; Staples; Safeway/Just 4 U; Sam’s Club
Huge Gift Card Sale Week (Oct 20-26, 2019) – Office Depot/Max; Staples; Safeway/Just 4 U; Sam’s Club

Huge Gift Card Sale Week (Oct 20-26, 2019) – Office Depot/Max; Staples; Safeway/Just 4 U; Sam’s Club

Just a couple of weeks ago, during the first week of October, we proclaimed the week “the best gift-card buying week of the year. Well, this week is here to challenge with 4 very good (profitable if you know what…

MS DP Series – Follow-Up Part 1 – Reviewing Episodes 1-4
MS DP Series – Follow-Up Part 1 – Reviewing Episodes 1-4

MS DP Series – Follow-Up Part 1 – Reviewing Episodes 1-4

Introduction Our recent Manufactured Spend Data Points (MS DP) series proved to be very popular. As regular readers will recall, we started off as total rookies on the subject of MS with Visa Gift Cards (VGCs) and Mastercard Gift Cards…

Update to MS DP Episode 8 – Doxo No Longer Working to Liquidate US Bank VGCs
Update to MS DP Episode 8 – Doxo No Longer Working to Liquidate US Bank VGCs

Update to MS DP Episode 8 – Doxo No Longer Working to Liquidate US Bank VGCs

Executive Summary In Episode 8 of our Manufactured Spend Data Points (MS DP) series, we discussed successful online liquidation for US Bank-issued Visa Gift Cards for low fees using the DoxoPlus subscription feature at Doxo.com. At this time, these cards…

MS DPs – Episode 8 – $500 VGC from Kroger
MS DPs – Episode 8 – $500 VGC from Kroger

MS DPs – Episode 8 – $500 VGC from Kroger

[IMPORTANT UPDATE as of 8/24/2019 – This article talks about successful online liquidation for US Bank VGCs for low fees using the DoxoPlus subscription feature at Doxo.com. At this time, these cards are no longer working with Doxo. If you…

MS DPs – Episode 6 – two $100 VGCs from Tom Thumb grocery store
MS DPs – Episode 6 – two $100 VGCs from Tom Thumb grocery store

MS DPs – Episode 6 – two $100 VGCs from Tom Thumb grocery store

In Episode 6 of our Manufactured Spend Data Points (MS DPs) series, we’ll review our purchase of two $100 fixed-value Visa Gift Cards (VGCs) that we purchased from Tom Thumb on July 25. For those who don’t know, Tom Thumb…

MS DPs – Episode 3 – $500 VGC from Central Market
MS DPs – Episode 3 – $500 VGC from Central Market

MS DPs – Episode 3 – $500 VGC from Central Market

In Episode 3 of our Manufactured Spend Data Points (MS DPs) series, we’ll look at a $500 Visa Gift Card (VGC) that we purchased from Central Market on July 23, 2019. The card was a variable-load Vanilla VGC, loaded to…

Our Cheap AA Flights Did *Not* Trigger the Amex Airline Fee Credit – Experiment Failure!
Our Cheap AA Flights Did *Not* Trigger the Amex Airline Fee Credit – Experiment Failure!

Our Cheap AA Flights Did *Not* Trigger the Amex Airline Fee Credit – Experiment Failure!

Background In light of American Airlines gift cards (AA GCs) no longer triggering the Amex airline fee credits (see our article here: Are AA Gift Cards Really Triggering the Amex Airline Fee Credit Again? As of Now, We Don’t Think…