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EWRfflyer Jan 8, 16 10:23 am

Good Bye My Dear Friends
 
1. The Mint
2. $500 Variable GC's at office supply stores
3. Evolve Bill Pay
4. TD Buxx
5. Bluebird, Redbird, & Serve
6. Vanilla Reloads at CVS

There was more, but these were some of my favorites :(:(:(

canyoncar Jan 8, 16 10:28 am

7. AGCs

LoveMountains Jan 8, 16 10:29 am

Easy things never last..... It is better to make money by earning them in the right way.

MileageGoblin Jan 8, 16 10:59 am

Queue "Favorite Things" by Julie Andrews. :(

Steve in Olympia Jan 8, 16 11:02 am

I still miss Amazon Payments...... sniff......

redarmy Jan 8, 16 11:59 am

We still have Reloadits until T-Mobile kills the $3.95 promotional credits.

Tech_Mo Jan 8, 16 12:09 pm


Originally Posted by redarmy (Post 25985134)
We still have Reloadits until T-Mobile kills the $3.95 promotional credits.

Good luck finding ones not marked "Cash Only" these days... :(

stupidzbu Jan 8, 16 12:12 pm


Originally Posted by redarmy (Post 25985134)
We still have Reloadits until T-Mobile kills the $3.95 promotional credits.

for what purpose? Tmobile will shut you down if you use their BP service. So whats the point of reloading the card?

I was doing this and loading up BB @ WM way back when before I got shut down. There were tons of people who were getting instabanned for doing BP

CWAL Jan 8, 16 12:23 pm


Originally Posted by stupidzbu (Post 25985226)
for what purpose? Tmobile will shut you down if you use their BP service. So whats the point of reloading the card?

I was doing this and loading up BB @ WM way back when before I got shut down. There were tons of people who were getting instabanned for doing BP

RL->TMo->MO

Never a problem for me at low volume.

livestrongforever Jan 8, 16 1:11 pm

goodbye!

dsauch Jan 8, 16 1:13 pm

suntrust for real

Billiken Jan 8, 16 1:33 pm

GoBank (at least for me...)

kingofkingsforu Jan 8, 16 1:59 pm

T- Mobile
go bank
account now

angiez628 Jan 8, 16 2:24 pm

9. Amex GC portal cashback over $200

Mamibear Jan 8, 16 2:27 pm

10. H&R Block Emerald card

rajuabju Jan 8, 16 3:58 pm

Venmo . I hit that hard.

But I was cheating on them with everyone else too.

No regrets... except not hitting them all harder !!!

PaulMSN Jan 8, 16 4:12 pm

I used US savings bonds, some small bank that offered fee-free GCs that you could cash in at your bank, Microsoft's search engine promotion with the word games, and some of those mentioned above. All of those together didn't gain me anywhere near as many miles and points as I've earned in the last two years, though.

laptoptravel Jan 8, 16 4:18 pm


Originally Posted by dsauch (Post 25985628)
suntrust for real


+1 Oh yes...:(

anthonyanthony Jan 8, 16 4:28 pm


Originally Posted by PaulMSN (Post 25986593)
I used US savings bonds, some small bank that offered fee-free GCs that you could cash in at your bank,

Ah, US Savings Bonds and Charter One gift cards. You've been doing this a while ;)

Nothing like buying multiple $5000 Savings Bonds on any credit card. Or opening bank accounts with tens of thousands in opening deposits charged to a CC.

PaulMSN Jan 8, 16 4:45 pm


Originally Posted by anthonyanthony (Post 25986680)
Ah, US Savings Bonds and Charter One gift cards. You've been doing this a while ;)

Nothing like buying multiple $5000 Savings Bonds on any credit card. Or opening bank accounts with tens of thousands in opening deposits charged to a CC.

Well, I couldn't do that much. I was still low on funds after living in Norway and coming back with a little over $1000 in my bank account. I could only afford a $1000 bond every 4-6 months at my new job.

redarmy Jan 8, 16 5:53 pm

OBC, the parent of my current but capped OBC.

NoonRadar Jan 8, 16 6:11 pm

Are we also supposed to also include really hot ex's & oh's in this thread or just MS venues? :D

I had a great Redbird lover y'all
Kept me warm in spring, left me frozen in fall
My, my, how the seasons go by

canyoncar Jan 8, 16 6:58 pm


Originally Posted by PaulMSN (Post 25986593)
I used US savings bonds, some small bank that offered fee-free GCs that you could cash in at your bank, Microsoft's search engine promotion with the word games, and some of those mentioned above. All of those together didn't gain me anywhere near as many miles and points as I've earned in the last two years, though.

Live Search Club! My UPS guy rolling up with a mountain of packages, good times :D

Java Cool Dude Jan 8, 16 9:50 pm

I was too late to the MS party :'(

sybloc Jan 8, 16 10:39 pm

After my BC caps at the end of Feb I'm officially retiring from MS. Reward vs effort just isn't worth it anymore. A solid decade of hardcore MS. Can't (really) complain.

Big shout-outs to:

Uncapped BC
Uncapped BCP
Amex
Amex Prepaids
Safeway
Reloadit
OG Reloadit partners
Blackhawk Network
BHN Prepaids
US Bank Prepaids
Bluebird
Serve
Walmart Money Center
Kate
Fred Meyer
Money Orders
Bing 35% Cashback @eBay
Other CB portals

Oh and a big preemptive FU to the person that comes in here and exclaims "2016 is going to be the greatest MS year ever!!"

Stop it.

hawkandhoo Jan 8, 16 10:40 pm

11. BankDirect (still available for smaller amounts, but with new caps, gone are the days when I was earning 40K+ AA miles per month) (in addition, the accounts used to be free, but now have a $12 monthly fee).

12. Capital One Rewards Checking (previously, a good source for Hyatt and other hotel/travel GCs).

Chelski Jan 8, 16 10:44 pm

YMMV?

sybloc Jan 8, 16 10:50 pm


Originally Posted by sybloc (Post 25988175)
Big shout-outs to:

Uncapped BC
Uncapped BCP
Amex
Amex Prepaids
Safeway
Reloadit
OG Reloadit partners
Blackhawk Network
BHN Prepaids
US Bank Prepaids
Bluebird
Serve
Walmart Money Center
Kate
Fred Meyer
Money Orders
Bing 35% Cashback @eBay
Other CB portals

Lest I forget:

Chase - AARP
Citi - CashReturns

calwatch Jan 9, 16 1:08 am

Chase fee-free GC for those glorious months back in 2013. Fun times at the Kates, which were all working back then.

silver6054 Jan 9, 16 10:44 am


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

Chase - AARP
Citi - CashReturns

Citi 5x TYP

and for rewards

uncapped US Bank Cash + with bill pay as a category

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


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