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Activate Your Payce In-Store Cashback Offers for February
Activate Your Payce In-Store Cashback Offers for February

Activate Your Payce In-Store Cashback Offers for February

Introduction Payce (www.paycepays.com) is a cash-back program that includes in-store cashback bonus offers as well as an online shopping portal. In-store cashback offers are generally for 5% cash back, and they’re available at a number of merchants (roughly 30-35 each…

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Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/13/20 – Staples VGC deal; AS, AA, UA portal bonuses; Marriott issues & deals; Ticket Club
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/13/20 – Staples VGC deal; AS, AA, UA portal bonuses; Marriott issues & deals; Ticket Club

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/13/20 – Staples VGC deal; AS, AA, UA portal bonuses; Marriott issues & deals; Ticket Club

New week, new Middle Age Miles News & Notes column – several interesting things to cover today: 1 – Visa Gift Card deal underway at Staples From now through Saturday, January 18, purchase a $200 Visa gift card (VGC) in-store…

New Alaska Mileage Plan eShopping Portal Bonus – Our Analysis and How We’re Playing It
New Alaska Mileage Plan eShopping Portal Bonus – Our Analysis and How We’re Playing It

New Alaska Mileage Plan eShopping Portal Bonus – Our Analysis and How We’re Playing It

The Alaska Portal Bonus Offer This morning, Alaska Mileage Plan eShopping came out with a new bonus offer for spending through its portal. The bonus offer consists of 2 tiers: Spend $150+ and earn 500 bonus AS miles Spend $300+…

Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses Until 12/22 – Our Analysis and How We’re Playing Them
Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses Until 12/22 – Our Analysis and How We’re Playing Them

Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses Until 12/22 – Our Analysis and How We’re Playing Them

Introduction Earlier this week, American, Alaska and United eShopping came out with “Last Minute Bonus” offers for holiday spending through their portals. Each of the bonus offers runs through Sunday, December 22, so you have a few days left to…

Plastiq to Stop Accepting Gift Cards for Payment as of 1/1/2020 – What to Do Between Now and Then
Plastiq to Stop Accepting Gift Cards for Payment as of 1/1/2020 – What to Do Between Now and Then

Plastiq to Stop Accepting Gift Cards for Payment as of 1/1/2020 – What to Do Between Now and Then

Introduction Five months ago, I wouldn’t have given one whit about this news. Now, though, it’s crushing some of my major points-and-miles earning plans for 2020 and beyond. Back in July, for the first time, we started experimenting with using…

Using the BJ’s Chase Offer to Purchase Visa GCs
Using the BJ’s Chase Offer to Purchase Visa GCs

Using the BJ’s Chase Offer to Purchase Visa GCs

Introduction A few weeks ago, Chase introduced Chase Offers on its small business credit cards. We received several Offers on our Chase business cards, including Offers for FedEx, Samsung, Enterprise, HP, Microsoft and Norton. One Chase Offer that caught our…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 11/11/19 – Great Rakuten-IHG 11%/11x deal; GC deals at Safeway & Staples; Millennium Hotels; Ticket Club; Airline shopping portal bonuses
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 11/11/19 – Great Rakuten-IHG 11%/11x deal; GC deals at Safeway & Staples; Millennium Hotels; Ticket Club; Airline shopping portal bonuses

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 11/11/19 – Great Rakuten-IHG 11%/11x deal; GC deals at Safeway & Staples; Millennium Hotels; Ticket Club; Airline shopping portal bonuses

We wanted to be sure to get a News & Notes article out this morning to capture any Veterans Day/Singles Day deals. We were hoping for more travel-related deals for this holiday, ahead of Black Friday/Cyber Monday, but the offerings…

Our Experience with the GiftCards.com Columbus Day Promotion
Our Experience with the GiftCards.com Columbus Day Promotion

Our Experience with the GiftCards.com Columbus Day Promotion

Introduction At Middle Age Miles, one of the things we like to do is experiment with various methods to earn more points and miles, and report back to our readers, in hopes that the information we share will help you…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 11/5/19 – Staples VGC deal; new AA & UA club access restrictions; Timberline Grill out of PP; new Citi Double Cash terms; Payce
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 11/5/19 – Staples VGC deal; new AA & UA club access restrictions; Timberline Grill out of PP; new Citi Double Cash terms; Payce

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 11/5/19 – Staples VGC deal; new AA & UA club access restrictions; Timberline Grill out of PP; new Citi Double Cash terms; Payce

It’s time for a new Middle Age Miles News & Notes column, catching up on a few things after a weekend of travel and wondering what criteria Amex is using for its new round of shutdowns so we and all…

Earn Extra Miles and Cash Back with Holiday Shopping Portal Bonuses – and How to Maximize Them with Gift Card Purchases
Earn Extra Miles and Cash Back with Holiday Shopping Portal Bonuses – and How to Maximize Them with Gift Card Purchases

Earn Extra Miles and Cash Back with Holiday Shopping Portal Bonuses – and How to Maximize Them with Gift Card Purchases

Last Friday, many airline shopping portals, as well as the cashback UPromise portal, came out with new November holiday bonuses. Several of these look to be very valuable. Unfortunately, when the offers were released, we were scrambling to get out…