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Maximizing Computer Purchases: Points, Bonuses, & More

September 2, 2014

Today TPG Contributor Nick Ewen offers suggestions for how to get the most out return from a new computer purchase, including how to find the best price, maximize rewards, and protect your investment.  This week, students and teachers across their country are begrudgingly setting their alarms, sharpening pencils, and preparing for a new school year. With more and more […]

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Maximizing Points and Miles on Cyber Monday Purchases

December 2, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Capital One Venture Card has expired. View the current offer here.  While tons of stores, airlines and hotels offered fantastic deals starting on Black Friday, today is Cyber Monday, which means there are all kinds of fantastic discounts, rebates and bonuses you can take advantage of by shopping online. […]

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No Fees on Amex Gift Cards and Rebates For The Holidays

November 26, 2013

Buying gift cards can be a great way to meet your minimum spend requirements for credit card sign-up bonuses, as well as to keep earning points beyond sign-up bonuses and even meet spending threshold bonuses. Although many gift cards are merchant-specific, American Express gift cards are great because they are accepted everywhere Amex are excepted, […]

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Earning Points With American Express Gift Card Purchases, Plus Free Shipping Promo Codes and Cashback

May 10, 2012

Buying gift cards is a great way to meet your minimum spend requirements, as well as to keep earning points beyond sign-up bonuses. It just takes a little advance planning to figure out what you’re going to buy at what merchant so you can get the gift card first then use that to pay off […]

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Meeting Credit Card Spend: Free Shipping, No Service Fees and 1.6% Cashback on Gift Cards

October 13, 2011

I’m asked all the time, “How am I supposed to hit the spend requirements on my credit card?” There are a lot of ways to generate credit card spend for every day activities, but most of the big spend items like paying rent and taxes come with fees that can negate the value of the […]

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Sunday Reader Email Question: Can I Get Points for Booking Corporate Travel?

September 25, 2011

TPG reader Adam writes: “My girlfriend recently got a job as a receptionist. She’ll be doing all of the travel booking for the company … however, individuals will be using their corporate credit cards to book. Are there any rewards programs (hotel, air, or AmEx) that allow assistants to make points for choosing that hotel/air program […]

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