The birds are dead. Stick a fork in them. Best possible thing I could do at this point is list 5 ways to liquidate those gift cards you bought. It would be popular, I could slip in some credit card links and we could make a killing.
But really, while it would be a help to the person who overextended themselves and bought beyond their float, what people really want is the next big thing. The post would be super, it would likely be repeated with/without hat tips throughout the blogging world.
Some muppet would probably talk about it on Business Insider, or whatever else drew them some profit.
So, here’s 5 ways that you can liquidate those gift cards:
- Use them for regular spend.
- Give them away to the garbage man as a belated holiday tip.
- Give them to charity.
- Shred them and embark on a pilgrimage (in Y) to find your center.
- Mount them in a photo frame (undrained) and reflect on the good old days.
Annoyed that you didn’t get a list of 5 things you can do on a monthly basis that facilitates your MS? That would just create 5 more dead birds sooner, rather than later. If you want to keep the game alive it is time to focus on developing relationships. Start them off online, develop them offline, and stop blogging about the bloody things to your family and friends – they actually don’t give a shit about how you earn points to fly in First.
Voyaging Doc says
I read up to “So, here’s 5 ways that you can liquidate those gift cards:” and raced out to buy 100k of gift cards. now what do i do with them? i don’t even have enough photo frames???!!!!!
Hmm… Maybe you could build something out of them, like Lego?
Can we use them at the casino?
Only if the cards are unmarked and non-consecutive.
Oh great. Just days after my Staples order shipped
#6 – Copy the VR guy and make a coat out of them to wear at the next DO
Bonnie actually has a lovely line of Vanilla Reload jewelry.
Maybe we should start a conga line of people buying them at 60 cent to the dollar…
Mine are still ok. For now.
So the few VVs I have can be loaded, it seems.
I got an email from AMEX today saying that “questionable activity” on my Bluebird caused AMEX to deny me the ability to re-load my card. I have the most bland history with my Bluebird; I would load maybe a few hundred to a few thousand a month, and none at all for several months. So AMEX has killed our classic way to manufacture spend…I guess money orders at Walmart are still possible (at some locations). I hope some new way to easily MS develops quickly.
Did you even read the post?
“If you want to keep the game alive it is time to focus on developing relationships. Start them off online, develop them offline, and stop blogging about the bloody things to your family and friends – they actually don’t give a shit about how you earn points to fly in First.”
But my affiliate linx!!!!!!
Does any one have experience reapplying for a Serve after a shut-down. I got the same e-mail.
Embark on a pilgrimage (in Y)! Classic!!
Measure twice cut once
Karl Vogeler says
I load Serve with an Amex card and pay two bills monthly. Received this e-mail from Serve, as well:
Dear Karl XXXXXX,
We are writing to let you know that we have observed unusual usage patterns on your American Express Serve Account. Because of this, effective immediately, you will no longer be able to add money to your Account.1 We have made this change in accordance with Section 15.d of our Consumer User Agreement, which you can view here.
Please be aware that you continue to have full access to the funds on your Account and can withdraw them at any time. Any applicable monthly fees continue to apply.
Once your balance reaches $0, please close your Account online via your Profile page accessible here. Scroll down to the Close Account section and click “Close Account.”
If you have any questions or would like to inquire further about this issue, you may write to us at the following address:
C/O Customer Relations 02-04-40
4315 S 2700 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84184-0440
The American Express Serve Team
I wrote Serve a letter asking for clarification:
Please advise specifically what “unusual usage patterns” you “have observed,” per the enclosed January 8, 2016 e-mail.
Additionally, please explain what paragraph or provision of what terms/rule/agreement these “unusual usage patterns” allegedly violated.
Thank you in advance for your clarification.
….we’ll see if they even bother to answer….
Wah wah wah not above click bait post titles though
I don’t think you know what clickbait titles are young fella