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New Music added to Spotify Player
26 Dec. 2017
New Music added to Spotify Player
My-Tunes In case you didn’t notice, there is also music on my website.  Travel is great because you can so many different experiences in a new place, and music is one of those.  I enjoy many types of music with an array of different sounds from a variety of places around the world.  If you
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Questioned by the Police for Manufactured Spend
24 Dec. 2017
Questioned by the Police for Manufactured Spend
Big and Unusual End to 2018 December has been a record points month for me.  The results aren’t all in yet, but new highs have been achieved.  I’m involved in a few to several different points and miles deals and promotions linked with MS, most of which I can’t and won’t talk about openly for
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Meeting Randy Petersen
20 Dec. 2017
Meeting Randy Petersen
A Big Deal Indeed Some of you might not know much about Randy Peterson.  This is my 5th year in the points and miles hobby, and until recently, I didn’t have a large awareness of who he was either. Randy is the founder of Milepoint and FlyerTalk, founder/editor/publisher of InsideFlyer magazine and founder of the
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Safety When Buying Gift Cards At Malls
19 Dec. 2017
Safety When Buying Gift Cards At Malls
Safe Spaces? Lots of people in the points and miles hobby buy debit and other gift cards at malls around the country.  Some use the cards for themselves, give some away others, and also manufacture spend as an option too.  Regardless of what the cards are used for, I heard a story a few days
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GCMall Again Selling Fee Free Visa GCs
19 Dec. 2017
GCMall Again Selling Fee Free Visa GCs
Another Opportunity for Cash + Points The deal just opened a few minutes ago:  Gift Card Mall is again selling 3% off Visa 5backs at below cost.  This is the second time this below cost promotion ran in just a few weeks, but keep in mind that quantities are limited.  This deal will sell out
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Bank Deposits and Manufactured Spend
16 Dec. 2017
Bank Deposits and Manufactured Spend
Traditional Manufactured Spend What I call “traditional” manufactured spend involves buy cash like equivalents then liquidating those to eventually pay off the charge.  There’s often significant time and legwork involved in completing traditional manufactured spend, along with fees and some expense that also usually accompany it. ...
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Points Goals For 2018
13 Dec. 2017
Points Goals For 2018
Aim High Every year since I’ve been in the points and miles hobby, I’ve had goals.  Initially it was just to get a rewards card and earn enough miles for a “free” flight somewhere.  That was accomplished with a single rewards card.  Shortly after I had the lofty goal of earning a million frequent flyer
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Fee Free Visa Gift Cards
7 Dec. 2017
Fee Free Visa Gift Cards
Opportunity for Cash + Points The deal just opened today:  3% off Visa 5backs at Giftcardmall.com.  Fine print says the promotion runs from December 7-9, but quantities are limited. These are debit cards with pins (last 4 digits of the card number) and give you 5% back when using at participating merchants.  The cards can
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