Manufactured Spending

  • Apple Pay Apple Pay Will Change Points & Miles Travel For The Better 1

    Apple Pay Will Change Points & Miles Travel For The Better

    Image courtesy: Apple Pay  The big news from last week was Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The biggest difference for this year’s models is, of course, the bigger screens they offer. However, another new feature exclusive to these phones and Apple’s forthcoming Watch product should be of particular interest to points […]

  • Free Points Earn Free Travel With Your iPhone Preorder!

    Earn Free Travel With Your iPhone Preorder!

    It’s mid-September. For some, that might mean putting away memories of Summer and gearing up for Fall weather. For others, it might mean it’s time for you or the kids to head back to school. For many, though, mid-September means it’s time for an upgrade to the newest iPhone. Of course, Apple announced the iPhone […]

  • Discover How To Save Big With Discover

    How To Save Big With Discover

    The name of the game at PointsAway is, of course, free travel. However, we receive one question far more often than you might think: We don’t talk about Discover much here since the company doesn’t offer a travel-focused card. What they do offer, though, are several of the best cash-back cards on the market today. […]

  • Shopping Click & Eat Your Way To A Free Southwest Flight 3

    Click & Eat Your Way To A Free Southwest Flight

    Image courtesy: Southwest Airlines  On Monday, we discussed how affordable flights from Orlando to Montego Bay are with Southwest at the moment. Since Southwest’s Rapid Rewards loyalty program is revenue-based, the number of points needed for a free flight is directly determined by the cash price of a ticket. That means a sale for cash […]

  • American Express Life After Vanilla: The Next Frontier of Manufactured Spending

    Life After Vanilla: The Next Frontier of Manufactured Spending

    Image courtesy: Aero Icarus  We only very rarely talk about manufactured spending here, which is why we didn’t cover a major development with Vanilla Reloads from a couple weeks ago. These are reload cards that can be used to replenish the balances on many prepaid debit cards, including Bluebird by American Express. Until recently, it […]

  • Free Points Land 2,050 Free JetBlue TrueBlue Points 4

    Land 2,050 Free JetBlue TrueBlue Points

    Image courtesy: Michael Gray  Stumbling around JetBlue’s site, I noticed a feature that I haven’t seen talked about much elsewhere. Called JetBlue Badges, the program allows you to earn badges and points based on what destinations you visit on Southwest. After earning five badges, you level up, and you can compete against friends and a […]

  • Manufactured Spending Earn 10% Off At Amazon By Overpaying Taxes? 3

    Earn 10% Off At Amazon By Overpaying Taxes?

    Image courtesy: Ken Teegardin  If you work for yourself, you’re probably all too familiar with the concept of estimated taxes. These are the quarterly payments self-employed individuals have to make throughout the year to the federal government since they don’t have taxes automatically withheld from their pay the way an employee of a company would. […]

  • Shopping Score 2,000 Ultimate Rewards Points for $12 2

    Score 2,000 Ultimate Rewards Points for $12

    Reader Kevin brought a great deal to our attention after he recently spent some time digging through the Ultimate Rewards Mall. Right now, new subscribers to the Wall Street Journal can receive 2,000 miles by subscribing through the link on the Ultimate Rewards Mall website. The link brings up a page offering a 12 week […]

  • Shopping Earning Points & Miles On Your Holiday Returns

    Earning Points & Miles On Your Holiday Returns

    Image courtesy: Alan Cleaver  Now that Christmas has come and gone, the aftermath of the holiday season begins to set in. That means putting away the tree, kicking out the out-of-town relatives and, in many cases, returning those gifts you can’t quite live with. Maybe the sweater from grandma is a size too small. Maybe […]

  • Bluebird AAA Offering Prepaid Visa Cards With No Fees! 13

    AAA Offering Prepaid Visa Cards With No Fees!

    We stumbled on a great deal today and wanted to let you know about it as soon as possible. This month, AAA offices are waiving the typical activation fee on Visa gift cards. Cards can be purchased with any value up to $500, and the representative I spoke with stated there’s no hard limit on […]

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