Category Archives: Manufactured spending

FreedomPop friends, the Citibank-Best Buy connection, and the Ventra Card launch

ANYBODY NEED A FREEDOMPOP FRIEND?: I just got my hotspot device from FreedomPop, the free wireless internet company. You get 500 MB of data free each month, plus you can get an additional 500MB per month free by connecting with … Continue reading

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The best credit card for gas purchases is no more… who’s the new champion?

AMAZON HAS $5 FOR YOU: Via Maximizing Money, here’s a nice little Amazon promotion: send a friend a gift card worth $1 or more and you’ll receive a $5 Amazon card. A couple of catches: you have to connect via … Continue reading

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Posted in Amazon, Credit cards, Manufactured spending, Real Estate, Travel Hacking, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Approved for Wells Fargo 5%! Plus updates on the Citi AA 50K offer and the B of A Royal Caribbean cards

WELLS FARGO 5% WATCH: Remember that Wells Fargo 5% card? According to the application hotline, yours truly was approved with a respectable credit limit! Has anybody else had any luck? To check your application status, the phone number is 1-800-967-9521. There was … Continue reading

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Posted in Credit cards, Credit scores, Manufactured spending, Travel Hacking, Wells Fargo | 3 Comments

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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