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Ariana Arghandewal
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My Week in Manufactured Spending (Disclaimer: No felonies were committed during the making of this post) 
If you didn’t visit the blog last week, don’t worry you didn’t miss much (other than a Watts Riot-type situation). Thank you to all the readers who emailed, DM’d, and left comments on various posts – your support and positivity are appreciated.… Continue Reading →
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Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do in February 
By now most of you have probably thrown out or forgotten your list of New Year’s Resolutions and you need something more feasible to focus on. It’s a good thing you found this hobby and can direct your energy on a… Continue Reading →
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List of IHG Hotels Changing Categories on February 17, 2016
IHG Rewards Club has just announced a list of 400 hotels changing categories on February 17, 2016. Not only are 400 IHG hotels changing categories, but it seems IHG is adding two new ones, requiring 55,000 and 60,000 points per… Continue Reading →
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My Week in Manufactured Spending: More Shutdowns and New Sources 
My week started on Tuesday, when I picked up a $500 Visa gift card at a local Safeway store after hearing rumors of Safeway pulling Visa gift cards off the shelves. The transaction went smoothly and I thought that was… Continue Reading →
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Update on Safeway’s Removal of Visa Gift Cards 
Yesterday, I reported that Safeway stores were pulling Visa gift cards from their shelves. Some reports indicate that this would be a permanent move due to massive fraud, while others think it might be a temporary move. Since posting about… Continue Reading →
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Is Safeway Discontinuing Visa Gift Card Sales? 
The hits just keep on coming. Reader Holly just emailed me, saying her local Bay Area Safeway store was discontinuing the sale of Visa gift cards. Below is her account of what happened: “I went to Safeway this morning and… Continue Reading →
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Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do in February 
By now most of you have probably thrown out or forgotten your list of New Year’s Resolutions and you need something more feasible to focus on. It’s a good thing you found this hobby and can direct your energy on a… Continue Reading →
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Reminder: Last day to keep #Marriott points from expiring if you've had no activity on your account since 1/31/15
Marriott wants you to know you’re a valued member (according to their email) and as such, they’re going to start imposing expiration dates on your hard earned points. Starting February 1, 2016 Marriott and Ritz Carlton Rewards members with no… Continue Reading →
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A Follow-Up On THAT Money Order Post 
My last post on unloading $40,000 worth of money orders got a lot of people riled up. I could have called Mexicans rapists and gotten less heat than I did over that post. The problem centered around depositing money orders… Continue Reading →
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My Week in Manufactured Spending: More Shutdowns and New Sources 
My week started on Tuesday, when I picked up a $500 Visa gift card at a local Safeway store after hearing rumors of Safeway pulling Visa gift cards off the shelves. The transaction went smoothly and I thought that was… Continue Reading →
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CONFIRMED: Safeway IS Pulling Visa Gift Cards Off the Shelves 
The hits just keep on coming. Reader Holly just emailed me, saying her local Bay Area Safeway store was discontinuing the sale of Visa gift cards. Below is her account of what happened: “I went to Safeway this morning and… Continue Reading →
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Is it Ok to Tell Cashiers About Manufactured Spending? 
Last year, I outlined some mistakes to avoid when manufactured spending, one of which was “not being discreet (i.e. don’t tell cashiers what you’re doing). I’m beginning to reevaluate this stance based on some recent experiences. For example, I’ve heard… Continue Reading →
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    Communication, 2009
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