Blog Giveaway: $200 Target Gift Card!

Emily and I want to thank you for supporting our blog!  So this week we’re giving away a $200 Target gift card.

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You Could Win a Target Gift Card! Unfortunately, It Doesn’t Come With This Cute Little Guy!

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$200 Hyatt Gift Card Winner!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our Rafflecopter $200 Hyatt gift card giveaway.

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Did You Win a $200 Hyatt Gift Card?

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News You Can Use – Cheaper Way to Meet Minimum Spending, New Hyatt Card Offer, $10 Off Phone Bill With Serve (Targeted) & More!

1.   Staples Now Has $300 Visa Gift Cards Online

Via Frequent Miler, you can now buy $300 Visa gift cards from

Folks like to buy these cards to help meet minimum spending requirements and earn points.

You can buy these Visa gift cards now and use them later, anywhere Visa is accepted.  Or use them in places where only debit cards are accepted, like Aldi supermarket.

Or you can use these PIN-enabled gift cards to load your AMEX Prepaid card such as Bluebird, AMEX Serve, or Target Prepaid REDcard.  Then use 1 of those to pay bills that don’t accept credit cards such as your mortgage, rent, student loans, etc.

It’s much easier to meet minimum spending requirements when you can include your biggest monthly bills!

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You’ll pay ~$9 in fees for the $300 Visa gift card (~$8 activation fee + $1 for shipping), but this is still a better deal than buying the $200 Visa gift cards in-store at Staples.

That’s because if you purchase $600 in Visa gift cards in-store, you’ll need 3 $200 Visa gift cards.  This means paying 3 ~$7 activation fees for a total of ~$21.  But it you buy 2 $300 gift cards at, you only pay 2 ~$9 fees for a total of ~$18.  So you’re saving ~$3.

And you’ll save even more when you pay with certain cards:

  • Chase Ink Bold, Ink PlusInk Cash – 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% cash back) at office supply stores
  • AMEX SimplyCash – 5% cash back at US office supply stores

2.   2 Chase Hyatt Card Offers – Which 1 Do You Qualify For?

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Better Offer: Get 2 Free Nights at Ritz-Carlton Hotels With the Chase Ritz-Carlton Card

There’s a better offer for the Chase Ritz-Carlton card!  Instead of earning an e-certificate for 1 free night at participating Ritz-Carlton tier 1 through 4 hotelsnow the offer is for 2 free nights!


Save Over $1,300 on a 2-Night Stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common

I’ll explain the details!

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“Travel Is Like Laughing, It’s Contagious. And Once You Start, You Can’t Stop!”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Dream Travel On Points

Rupert writes Dream Travel On Points to help readers discover incredible travel destinations.

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Unspoiled Nature: Galapagos Islands

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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