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canyoncar Jan 9, 16 10:45 am


Originally Posted by sybloc (Post 25988216)
Lest I forget:

Chase - AARP

I have this card. What's the MS attraction on it?

satman40 Jan 9, 16 11:20 am

Wendy's Cups for AirTran, lot of dumpster diving, and paying employees an extra buck..,

The mint made the most miles...

'AA EX AND THE 100K CARD...got 5.

New Game on the way...

JudyJFLA Jan 9, 16 12:30 pm

And don't forget all those Trackitback stickers we bought in the annual US Air promos!

JudyJFLA

yugi Jan 9, 16 12:51 pm

Fee free Green Dot MoneyPaks at Rite Aid, then loading them onto Serve and AccountNow
Loading Serve with CC at CVS for free.
Vanilla reloads at OD with Ink
Variable GCs at OD with CC
Loading Vanilla GCs onto Serve at WM
Reloadits at Safeway
Variable GCs at OM
Amex For Target
Amex Prepaid (blue one)
Amex Campus Edition and loading it at Campus B&N with Citi Forward
Citi Forward
Priceline 2x/5x
Citi Thankyou 5x on GGD for a year, and loading Serve with it at CVS for free
Citi Premier/Prestige flight points nad companion tickets
US Airways companion passes
Home Improvement cards for loading Serve/BB.

canyoncar Jan 9, 16 12:57 pm

Almost forgot. Chase gift cards.

36902BRF Jan 9, 16 1:22 pm


Originally Posted by canyoncar (Post 25990011)
I have this card. What's the MS attraction on it?

Back in the day you got unlimited 5% CB *everywhere* for the first six months on the AARP card. Oh the good times that were to be had.

ntjane66 Jan 9, 16 2:15 pm

Fee free paypower at Safeway
First Tennessee Bank

robertw477 Jan 10, 16 5:31 pm


Originally Posted by 36902BRF (Post 25990666)
Back in the day you got unlimited 5% CB *everywhere* for the first six months on the AARP card. Oh the good times that were to be had.

That was one of my classic ones. I had only real verified charges but was racking up huge numbers on that one. Never to be repeated again. Amex Gift cards (I used them for business) that was good for double dipping via portals. Those days are LONG over. I thought they might bring them back for Christmas but they did not.

KYBOSH Jan 12, 16 8:36 am

We used to have annual HHer e-peen threads.
Now we have annual AA / Dedicated to my dead homie threads.

shitrus Jan 12, 16 9:15 am


Originally Posted by KYBOSH (Post 26005152)
We used to have annual HHer e-peen threads.
Now we have annual AA / Dedicated to my dead homie threads.

pour out some miles for our homies

SeahawkRaptor Jan 12, 16 9:51 am

Am I the only one old enough to remember c2it? That and savings bonds are where it all started for me.

The bonds I bought and was smart enough to hold on to are still paying great today thanks to the interest rate in effect back then.

rdover1 Jan 12, 16 11:39 am

Other forgotten 'soldiers' (I think I have the number counting right, for those who didn't keep the number count going).
55. Google wallet and 08/23 VGC
56. giftcards.com with 1% G-points and free shipping
57. Unvision with Pin without registering
58. Evolve fee free GC (pay to HELOC)
59. Oink (non-starter, really)
60. giftcardmall.com with cashback portals ~ fees

AlohaDaveKennedy Jan 12, 16 12:09 pm

First Bank of the Spook (Northwest)
Second Bank of the Spook (Tower)
Bank of the Spotted Owl (Provident)
Bank of the Biker (Randolph)
Bank of the Zombie Buffalo (Plains)
Trustmark and all the other banks used to fund short term deposits with 60 day rollover IRA money

The ability to Smurf rollover IRAs and bank accounts to move great rivers of funds through points earning debit cards (aka debit card farming) made great contributions to the recapitalization of the broken banking system during the Great Recession. Sadly, changes in IRS regs finally killed Papa Smurf.:eek:

yugi Jan 12, 16 1:12 pm

Cashback portals paying for buying VGCs from Staples
Visa Savings Edge paying 1% for Staples

Andy2 Jan 12, 16 1:27 pm

How could no one mention emoneymail.

That was the one that started it all for me.

It was Chase's person to person payment service.

It was $1,000 a day for a $1 fee. I put the maximum on it every business day on a Chase credit card (no credit card fees) and transferred every day from one email (funding) to another of my emails (receiving). Lasted for a couple of years, then it just would not work any longer for me. No shut down notice - it just stopped working. There were a couple of others like it (as noted in a post above, c2it was one of them) during the tech boom, but they shut people down much faster (or just went away in the crash).


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