1. Buy $250+ in Visa Gift Cards Get $20 Back (Free Money!)
Frequent Miler writes, you can make money and earn points on Visa gift cards at Staples (in-store only) next week! Buy $250 or more in Visa Gift cards and you’ll get a $20 rebate (1 per household)! That’s more than enough to cover the ~$7 in activation fees per card.
This Deal Is Good From March 15, 2015, (Sunday) to March 21, 2015!
However, Staples gift cards tend to sell out quickly!
Which cards will give you the most points at Staples?
- AMEX SimplyCash – 5% cash back at US office supply stores
- Chase Ink Bold (no longer available) – 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% back) at office supply stores
- Chase Ink Cash – 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% back) at office supply stores
- Chase Ink Plus – 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% back) at office supply stores
So if you buy 2 $200 Visa gift cards, you’d pay ~$14 in fees. But you’d get back a $20 rebate, which gives you a profit of ~$6 ($20 rebate – ~$14 in fees).
Plus you’d earn ~$21 in cash back (~$414 in gift cards and fees X 5% cash back) or ~2,070 Chase Ultimate Rewards points.
You can then load the Visa gift cards to your AMEX Serve or Bluebird account. Or use the cards at most places where Visa is accepted.
Staples sells Visa gift cards in several different denominations, so do the math to see which combination works best for you!
Note: This is a $20 rebate, so you’ll have to fill out forms and wait for Staples to mail your $20 gift card.
2. Get an Easy 1,000 Hilton Points!
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Thanks to everyone who left a comment and tweeted to win the 20,000 Alaska Airlines miles giveaway.
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First, I must say, I love maps! So I am very biased in favor of this free tool that quickly shows where you can fly with British Airways Avios points!
One of the best uses of British Airways Avios points is for short-haul domestic flights on partner airlines like American Airlines, US Airways, and Alaska Airlines.
That’s because they have a distance-based award chart, which means you’ll pay fewer points (and no fuel surcharges) for shorter trips.
The visual map tool by Wandering Aramean makes it much easier to figure out how many British Airways Avios points you’ll need for a short-haul, nonstop award flight.
Where Can You Go With British Airways Avios Points? This Tool Will Show You!
The site will save you a lot of time. Now you don’t have to look up distances (by using Great Circle Mapper for example) or award charts. I’ll show you how to use it!
And I’ll remind you of 3 easy ways to collect lots of British Airways Avios points for your flights!
You’re the best blog readers in the world! To thank you, this week we’re giving away 20,000 Alaska Airlines miles.
You Could Win Alaska Airlines Miles!
Are you planning medium or long-haul domestic award flights in the next few months? Do you live in a city not served by many nonstop American Airlines flights? And do you have a lot of American Airlines miles?
If so, you might save miles by booking Citi AAdvantage American Airlines reduced mileage awards!
The new list of Citi AAdvantage American Airlines reduced mileage award cities is out. You could save 5,000 to 7,500 miles on award tickets between specific destinations which change each month.
But only if you hold certain Citi American Airlines cards.
And there’s good news! American Airlines no longer charges a phone booking fee for reduced mileage awards. In the past, American Airlines charged $25 per ticket.
Spend Fewer Miles With American Airlines Reduced Mileage Awards
American Airlines publishes the list of eligible destinations every other month, with discounts listed for the next 4 months.