Category Archives: Investing

Why Choice Hotel points are actually useful, and how to mix credit cards with gift cards

TESTING SOMETHING OUT HERE: Yesterday, as a joke, I tossed in an affiliate link along with some obviously false miraculous claims about credit cards healing the ill, and to my surprise it generated some clicks. So today I would like … Continue reading

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A new way to manufacture points!

CTP FTW: Chasing The Points has discovered that you can use a certain type of ATM found at numerically named convenience stores to generate points and miles to your heart’s content. Some essential details: Despite an option to reload a … Continue reading

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$15 off $75 at Walmart, miles for taxes, and how to get a coronary bypass for $1,600

$15 OFF A $75 WALMART PURCHASE: Amex has another nice Twitter Sync promotion, so have at it! The limit is one $15 credit per Amex card. Along similar lines, if you shop at Gap or Old Navy, you can get … Continue reading

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Investing in fine wine and fine art

$150 FROM OPTIONSXPRESS, 20% OFF AT FEDEX: Maximizing Money points out that OptionsXpress is offering a $150 Amazon gift card if you put $1,000 in an account and make 10 trades within the first 90 days. The same site also brought to my … Continue reading

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