Category Archives: OfficeMax

Worst credit card issuers: gettin’ quantitative wit it! Plus a money sale at OfficeMax

I thought I’d revisit the issue of credit card issuer quality, the reason being that I found this CFPB complaint database and thought it would be fun to run the numbers. The database lets you sum complaints by issuer, so … Continue reading

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Lufthansa 50,000 follow-up, B of A giveaway, cheap tires, an Amazon gift card sale, and AA miles for your savings

LUFTHANSA MILES AND MORE FOLLOW-UP: Following up on Saturday’s post, a friend of ours tried the archaic $2,500 minimum spend version of the 50,000 mile Lufthansa credit card application. He and his wife were both rejected, although they were approved … Continue reading

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PenFed mortgage refi, office supply sales, traveling to Saudi Arabia, and a Lehman refugee

PENFED MORTGAGE REFI:┬áStarting on a personal note, we just did a mortgage refi with PenFed–specifically, their 5/5 ARM deal wherein they pick up all the closing costs. It was a little on the slow side, but they were true to … Continue reading

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Another money sale, and more outside-the-box thinking

WE LIKE BUYING MONEY AT A DISCOUNT: Thanks to Frequent Miler we learn that OfficeMax is having a sale: $10 off when you buy two $50 MasterCard gift cards. Each card has a $5 activation fee, so it sounds like … Continue reading

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