Visa Gift Cards Scams – Be Alert

We all handle a lot of gift cards and we sometimes hear about stories where people try to use a gift card and find out that the balance is $0.00 instead of $200 or $500. We’ve covered such stories in the past but it looks like there’s new scams that are surfacing. Cashiers pocketing gift cards…

Phoenix Best City For Retirees, NYC Second Worst

If you’re retired, or planning to retire soon, then you should check out Arizona. The Phoenix metro area came out on top in a ranking of the best cities for retirement in the United States, mainly due to its high well-being score and weather. The five worst places for retirement are Little Rock, New York City, New…

National Doughnut Day, Here’s Where To Get Them For Free

Today is National Doughnut Day and what better way to celebrate it than with free doughnuts. Here’s a few places that are giving away free doughnuts. Krispy Kreme – Get one free donut at local Krispy Kreme locations. No purchase necessary. Available while supplies last Dunkin’ Donuts – Get a free doughnut with the purchase of a…

First Tennessee Bank Express Checking $150 Bonus

For residents of AR, GA, MS, NC, TN, & VA (it’s reported that in works in NY as well), First Tennessee Bank is offering a $150 bonus with a new Express Checking account with promo code OFB150. In order to earn your $150 bonus, you must have an opening deposit of $300 and set up direct deposit…

Staples Rebates, Get $20 on $300+ Purchase In AMEX Gift Cards

Starting on Sunday 6/7/2015 Staples is offering a $20 Staples Gift Card rebate when you purchase $300 or more in Amex gift cards. Deal ends on 6/13/2015. The $20 Staples Gifct Card rebate will already give you a small profit, but when combined with one of the Chase Ink cards [5X Ultimate Rewards] or Amex SimplyCash [5% back] the deal becomes much…

Unloading GCs at Walmart to Become More Pleasant

There is no new memos or policy changes, let’s get that out of the way. Wal-Mart Stores Inc gave some raises recently and now they have relaxed the dress code and are raising the temperature at its stores as part of an effort to improve working conditions at its 4,555 U.S. locations. So you might…

Buy Gift Cards at Stop&Shop, Get Free Gas

From 6/5/15 to 6/11/15 you can earn 3x points when you purchase Visa gift cards at Stop & Shop. You have to present your Stop & Shop card when purchasing the gift cards and also when redeeming your points at the gas station. Here’s how it works. Every 100 points are worth $0.10 off per gallon on your fill…

Amex MR Points Devaluation, 250 = 200 British Airways Avios

Starting October 1st, your American Express Memebership Rewards will be less valuable when transferring to British Airways and Iberia. In fact they will be 20% less valuable. Instead on the current 1,000 Membership Rewards = 1,000 British Airways / Iberia Avios, the new rate will be 250 Membership Rewards = 200 British Airways / Iberia Avios.

FIFA Officials Stacking Up Amex MR Points

You may have heard about the FIFA corruption scandal in the last few days. Before all this started, Chuck Blazer pleaded guilty in 2013 after a 10-count charge that included racketeering, wire fraud, money laundering and income tax evasion. From April 1990 until December 2011, Mr. Blazer served as general secretary, or second in command, of the soccer…