Category Archives: Games of chance

Best Buy cuts elite benefits! Perhaps a free BusinessWeek subscription would ease the sting?

BEST BUY REWARDZONE CUTS BENEFITS: This just arrived in my inbox last night–apparently Best Buy is rolling out their new rewards program: Dear PFDigest, Thank you for being a loyal Reward Zone® member. I’m pleased to announce that after a decade, … Continue reading

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Staples is feeling generous this week! Also: how to make a living in an arcade

FREE STUFF FROM STAPLES: This ad is mostly self-explanatory… I say “mostly” because the cards you get aren’t real Staples gift cards, they’re “ePromo cards” which are only good until September 22. Here’s the link to the Slickdeals thread if you … Continue reading

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How to avoid gift card fraud, United Airlines award tips, and a lot of free french fries

WATCH OUT FOR GIFT CARD FRAUD: Fatwallet has a thread about one type of gift card fraud to watch out for. Apparently somebody out there is putting stickers over the barcodes of Visa gift cards, Vanilla Reloads, and suchlike. The stickers … Continue reading

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USAir triple dip, and a valiant effort at winning McDonald’s Monopoly

TRIPLE DIP BUYING MILES FROM POINTS.COM: Chasing The Points just bought 100,000 miles from USAir for a little over $1,800 from, since USAir is currently offering a 100% match when you buy up to 50,000 miles. Obviously, CTP is … Continue reading

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