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More Free Points:  Office Max/Depot Promotion
7 May. 2018
More Free Points: Office Max/Depot Promotion
Tip of the Cap A hat tip to reader Ma Barker for pointing out a deal yesterday that I missed:  more free points at Office Max/Depot with another negative cost Visa gift card promotion. The promotion is pretty standard:  get $15 off (instantly at checkout) $300 (or more) worth of Visa Everywhere branded (debit) gift
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Fee Free Visa Gift Cards at Staples Today
6 May. 2018
Fee Free Visa Gift Cards at Staples Today
Free Points For many this isn’t breaking news, but more of a friendly reminder.  Starting today, through May 12th, Staples is running a promotion that waives the $6.95 fee for $200 Visa gift cards.  More details can be found at a post from DoctorofCredit and the offer from Staples.  The deal apparently is limited to
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Why Travel Has Made Me More Conservative
5 May. 2018
Why Travel Has Made Me More Conservative
Interest With Age History has grown on me, and travel has helped that growth.  When I was younger, I had no interest in history as it seemed really boring.  But as I’ve aged and hopefully matured, world history has become much more appealing, especially as I travel to different countries and learn more about them.
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MoneyGram Squeezes MS at Local Walmarts
4 May. 2018
MoneyGram Squeezes MS at Local Walmarts
Water, No Gas Please I’ve been traveling through parts of Eastern Europe for the past 2.5. weeks and returned to an awful mess.  Some of the Walmarts (WM) in my area were audited by MoneyGram (MG) while I was away, and the audits didn’t go well.  Some of the stores that allowed larger volume manufactured
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Travels in Kiev, Ukraine
3 May. 2018
Travels in Kiev, Ukraine
Ooo-Kraine In over 30 countries of travel throughout Europe, I had never been to Ukraine.  Even though I’ve been to other former Soviet block countries in the area, the violent conflicts with Russia over the past several years brought some big questions marks up for me.  Although I wasn’t sure what to expect, I didn’t
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New Music Playlist:  May 2018
1 May. 2018
New Music Playlist: May 2018
We Jammin’ One thing about traveling to other countries is new music, and Europe has tons of it.  Every time I go overseas I try and find some interesting music, and this trip has been a good one for new tunes.  I’m currently in Poland on a 2.5 week tour of cities in Belarus, Ukraine
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The Single Best Card for Manufactured Spend?
26 Apr. 2018
The Single Best Card for Manufactured Spend?
Simply The Best I’ve spoken about manufactured spending (MS) at Frequent Traveler University (FTU) in Seattle and Minneapolis over the past year, and a question that is often asked is what the best card(s) are for manufactured spending.  Things in the points and miles hobby change, including banks and their card products.  Some banks stay
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Minsk International Business Class Lounge Review
25 Apr. 2018
Minsk International Business Class Lounge Review
Un-photogenic Minsk isn’t very photo friendly.  The city itself is a bit of an architectural eyesore, and in some areas photos aren’t permitted.  The airport is definitely one of those photos restricted places, so getting some pictures of the (international) Business Class lounge there wasn’t easy.  If you do take photos in the Mi...
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