Extract Extra Value When You Manage Through Exceptions
Prior to working in New Jersey I was at a company in New York that has a $10 billion market cap. It was an interesting journey because I started that
PSA: Prepaying Your Credit Card May Invalidate Your Rewards
I want to start off with a definition of prepayment because it can mean 2 things. Inside the definition of “BREAK DOWN” I added some emphasis
DEFINITION of ‘Prepayment’
Do Not Do What I Just Did – Burned A Spot Accidentally
I’ve been having an especially tough 3 months. Things haven’t exactly gone my way and there have been some highs and too many lows. Today was a low point. This
PSA: Read This Before Converting To The New Serve
There is a post on Doctor of Credit, we learned about new versions of the Serve card. Some of the new versions include a blue, green, and silver version. @MissDSchnei who
The Only Product You Can Move From One Store To Another
I have seen this a lot: People are asking questions along the lines of moving unactivated product to another store either within the chain or outside. First, don’t do it.
I Have A Love Hate Relationship With Cardpool
When I first started to resell gift cards in late 2012, I began with Cardpool. Then went to Plastic Jungle then back to Cardpool after the Plastic Jungle closure. I
Are Miles, Points, and Cashback Taxable by the IRS?
Note: I am not a tax professional.
I was recently reading a post on the Tax Implications of Reselling and MS by Noah at Money Metagame, and at first, felt the
$15 Off $300 Or More Visa Gift Card Purchase At Office Max
New friend and reader @MissDSchnei shared with me this unadvertised deal at Office Max.
Get $15 off when you buy $300 or more in Visa Gift cards. Offer Valid 8/23/2015 to 8/29/20..
Gyft Giving You Problems? Here’s How To Fix it
Today’s post is in alphabetical order @chucksth, @esthery, @made_by_hugo, and @mileswhip all asked me simultaneously about Gyft’s verification process. I’ve written about Gyft a..
How To Remove Security Stickers From Gift Cards With Circles And Arrows
Friend to all bloggers and for whom everyone works for, @esthery, asked the other day, what’s the best way to remove the security sticker on gift cards which reminded me
Five Manufacture Spending Things I’m Grateful For
It’s quiet Sunday, so I figured that I’d share the top 5 things I’m grateful for, as I Manufacture Spending as a Weekend Warrior.
Without further ado, perhaps even a little Dave
How To Convince The Cashier To Let You Pay With Credit Card
We have all been there, you see on the shelves the sparkly MasterCard or Visa literally hanging around and bring it to the cashier and they say “cash only.” I
How do you value your miles and points?
This is perhaps a rhetorical question. After all, miles and points are currencies, but they are very finicky currencies. Meaning, their value can change at the whim of an ai..
ResellingDO Has Me Creating New Goals
For as long as I’ve been at the manufactured spend game, I’ve been literally chasing the points and cash had been an after thought. Like a couple of weeks, there
Completed The $20kChallenge And Here Are The Results
As promised, my next update on the $20kChallenge is my last one. Completing the challenge was not very sexy because I can put all of the vendors on two hands for
PayPal Digital Gifts Order Failure Solved
Earlier this year, PayPal Digital Gifts emerged as a reseller to gift cards on eBay and it has been nice to have another vendor to purchase gift cards on
Buying And Selling Gift Cards Is Changing And You Need To Pay Attention
I can write about gift cards until your eyes bleed because whenever something comes up I can write about it at my own pace. In an in person setting, I need
Here’s How You Fix Cardpool’s Down For Maintenance Postage Problem
I had waited over a week after creating my orders with Cardpool and kept getting an error message where it said the postage was “down for maintenance” I had checked
How do Miles and Points influence your financial planning strategy?
Yesterday, I read Noah, who write’s Money Metagame’s 2015 Mid-Year Financial Independence Report Card, and it got me thinking about my own financial planning strategy, and what ..
Open Bank Of America Small Business Accounts And Receive Up To $2000 In Cash Bonus
I made a public service announcement about in branch offers being better than online on Twitter, and many folks don’t seem to fully grasp that fact. Yes, I love doing
Pro Tip: Unlocking Extra Value, Change Your Credit Card Statement Closing Dates
Today, I want to give you a little bit of what I learned from my accounting class and a tiny bit of supply chain, working capital. Emphasis below is mine.
3 Reasons Why You Should Not Play The Gift Card Arbitrage Game
I like to tell anyone who reads the blog that they should be buying and selling gift cards for cheap points. I highly recommend it. There seems to be a
GiftCardWiki Taught Me A Lot Starting With Transparency In An Opaque Market
GiftCardWiki Is Awesome Because…
If you go to GiftCardWiki’s Market section, you will see an aggregated amount of data for all of the exchanges, and then some that I have never h..