Category Archives: Pre-Paid Debit Cards

“I Once Sold a Pair of Shoes on eBay for Over $3,000!”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   Common Sense Travel Guy

Joshua writes Common Sense Travel Guy to help others travel for less.

You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter.

Common Sense Travel Guy - Interview With Joshua

Joshua and His Wife Enjoying the Views From the Cliffs of Moher on the Southwest Coast of Ireland

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Meet $1,000 Minimum Spend & Earn $200 Bonus!

Update:   Sign-ups for this account are temporarily unavailable.  If you decide to apply when it’s back online, be sure to verify the bonus BEFORE you submit your application!

Looking for a way to meet the minimum spending requirements to earn the sign-up bonus on your new credit card?  Via Doctor of Credit, you can open a bank account at Seacoast Bank and fund an initial deposit up to $1,000 with a credit card.

And, you can earn up to a $200 sign-up bonus after meeting certain requirements with the bank through June 30, 2016!

Meet 1,000 Minimum Spend Earn 200 Bonus

Meet $1,000 of Minimum Spending and Earn a $200 Bank Sign-Up Bonus!

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“Now We Can Dream BIG Knowing Our Points Balance Can Get Us Anywhere in the World!”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   Loophole Travel

Jesse started Loophole Travel to introduce fellow adventure seekers to the wonderful world of miles and points.

You can follow Loophole Travel on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Loophole Travel - Interview With Jesse

Jesse and His Wife, Brooke, on a Doors-Off Helicopter Tour Overlooking the Na Pali Coast

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Are There Any Debit Cards That Earn Miles, Points, and Cash Back?

Million Mile Secrets reader, John, commented:

I was curious – are there no more debit card rewards programs out there or do you not really focus on those since the points you collect from credit card rewards are just that much better?

Thanks for your question, John!

Yes, there are still debit cards that will reward you for your spending.

Are There Any Debit Cards That Earn Miles Points And Cash Back

I Write a Lot About Earning Rewards With Credit Cards, but You Can Also Earn Miles, Points, & Cash Back With Debit Cards

Find out why I don’t often write about debit card rewards!

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Best of Million Mile Secrets – January 2016

1.   I tried to break it to you gently that AMEX is shutting down Bluebird and Serve accounts.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - January 2016

AMEX Bluebird & Serve Used to Be a Great Way to Meet Minimum Spending Requirements. But Many Folks Had Their AMEX Bluebird & Serve Accounts Closed Earlier This Month

2.   I showed you a new way to meet minimum spending requirements on Visa & MasterCards!

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AMEX Is Shutting Down Bluebird and Serve Accounts!

Lots of folks are reporting their AMEX Bluebird and Serve accounts are getting shut down today.  Especially if they regularly use gift cards to reload their accounts.

AMEX Is Shutting Down Bluebird And Serve Accounts

AMEX Bluebird and Serve Accounts Are Getting Shut Down, Especially Folks Who Load Gift Cards to Them!

This is terrible news!  I’ll explain what we know so far.

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Best of Million Mile Secrets – December 2015

1.    You learned how to earn Hilton Diamond status (free breakfast and room upgrades!) with a few clicks of the keyboard.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - December 2015

If You Have the Chase IHG Rewards Card, You Can Get Matched to Hilton Diamond Status for FREE!

2.   Did you know 94 note cards could earn you an award stay at almost any IHG hotel?

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News You Can Use – New Fidelity Cash Back Card, Changes to Wyndham Rewards, Save on Starbucks and United Airlines Miles

1.   New Fidelity 2% Cash Back Card Coming in 2016

Folks on Reddit discovered the AMEX Fidelity 2% cash back card is no longer available to new applicants.  And on January 4, 2016, they’ll release details of a brand new 2% cash back card.

News You Can Use New Fidelity Cash Back Card Changes To Wyndham Rewards Save On Starbucks And United Airlines Miles

It’s a Mystery for Now! Fidelity Will Announce a New 2% Cash Back Card on January 4, 2016. We Don’t Know Yet What Will Happen to Existing Cardholders

I’m not sure what this means for folks who already have the AMEX Fidelity card.  Through now, it’s been a great way to load AMEX Serve accounts online and earn cash back.

I hope this card has new perks to compete with other cash back cards like Citi Double Cash Card and Discover It.

I’ll update when I have more details!

2.   Get a $15 Starbucks Gift Card for $10 at Groupon

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Earn Miles & Points & Cash Back Paying Rent With RadPad

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Have you heard of a service called RadPad?  It allows you to pay up to $5,000 in rent every month to any landlord for free with a debit card.

Earn Miles Points Cash Back Paying Rent

Pay up to $5,000 in Rent for Free Online With a Debit Card. And Earn Miles, Points, and Cash Back!

I’ll show you how the service works.  I’ll also explain how to earn miles, points, and cash back when you pay your rent.  And how to quickly meet a credit card’s minimum spending requirement!

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It Just Got Easier to Load AMEX Serve!

Update:  Many folks are reporting AMEX has shut down their Bluebird and Serve accounts with no notice.

Folks with American Express Serve now have 2 new options to add money to their accounts!

You’ll now be able to load your eligible Serve account for free at Dollar General and Rite Aid stores.

You get free cash reloads if you have the new Green Serve card, or activated your regular Serve account before August 5, 2015.

While the press release refers to adding cash, folks have been able to load their accounts with certain PIN-enabled Visa and MasterCard gift cards at some other locations in the American Express network, like Family Dollar and Walmart.

It Just Got Easier To Load AMEX Serve

AMEX Has Added 2 New Locations to Its Free Cash Reload Network. Now Load Your Serve Account at Dollar General and Rite Aid!

I have NOT tried loading Serve at either location with a PIN-enabled gift card, so I’m NOT sure if it works.  But I’m looking forward to trying!

For example, CVS is also part of the AMEX cash reload network.  But you can NOT use a PIN-enabled gift card to add funds to your Serve account at CVS.

If PIN-enabled gift cards DO work, this could make it more convenient for many folks who aren’t near a Walmart or Family Dollar, but have a Dollar General or Rite Aid close-by.

Read my post on how to decide which AMEX prepaid account is right for you!

And remember, you can still get the (almost) fee-free version of Serve if you sign-up for a OneVIP Serve card.

I’m traveling right now so I won’t be able to test this right away.  But if you’re near a Dollar General or Rite Aid and decide to try loading your Serve account with a PIN-enabled gift card, please share your experience in the comments!

Good luck!