Video SRQ: Does Amex Count Buying Vanilla Reloads as an Eligible Purchase Towards a Spend Bonus

Update: You can no longer purchase Vanilla Reload cards using a credit card and Vanilla Reloads are no longer available in Office Depot. Our first question this week is from TPG reader Tony who is looking to meet spend bonuses by purchasing prepaid cards: “Some credit cards, such as the Starwood Preferred Guest credit card…

Fees Waived For Limited Time on Chase Prepaid Visa Debit Cards – Good Way To Pay Taxes

Note: I am not a tax advisor, so before you make any decisions, you need to consult your personal tax professional. Update: You can no longer purchase Vanilla Reload cards using a credit card and Vanilla Reloads are no longer available in Office Depot. Chase is now offering Visa gift cards of denominations up to…

Santa Came… And Allowed Me to Buy Vanilla Reloads at Walgreens!

Update: You can no longer purchase Vanilla Reload cards using a credit card and Vanilla Reloads are no longer available in Office Depot. I hope everyone had a great Christmas holiday (whether you celebrate it or not). Whether you were doing last-minute mileage runs to attain elite status or just relaxing at home, this time…

Maximizing Reload Cards for Points and Miles: Vanilla vs. Green Dot vs. PayPal vs. Reloadit

Update: You can no longer purchase Vanilla Reload cards using a credit card and Vanilla Reloads are no longer available in Office Depot. Yesterday TPG contributor Jason Steele took us through the basics of Maximizing Prepaid and Reload Cards for Points and Miles with a series including Maximizing Prepaid and Reloadable Cards for Points and Miles: Reloadable…

Maximizing Prepaid and Reload Cards For Miles and Points – The Basics

Update: You can no longer purchase Vanilla Reload cards using a credit card and Vanilla Reloads are no longer available in Office Depot. I’ve asked TPG contributor Jason Steele to take closer look at the various prepaid and reloadable card options out there that have allowed him to personally accrue thousands of points cheaply in…

Top 7 Ways to Maximize Miles and Points With Pre-Paid, Reloadable and Gift Cards

Update: You can no longer purchase Vanilla Reload cards using a credit card and Vanilla Reloads are no longer available in Office Depot. It’s a well-known fact that getting credit cards for lucrative sign-up bonuses and then putting everyday purchases on your card will earn you points. However, when you try to use your card…

There Are More Flavors Than Vanilla: Maximizing Miles and Points With Green Dot & Paypal

Update: You can no longer purchase Vanilla Reload cards using a credit card and Vanilla Reloads are no longer available in Office Depot. Vanilla Reload cards can be difficult to find these days- and even when you do, some stores may mandate that you can only pay in cash. However, that doesn’t mean that you…

Sunday Reader Question: Buying Vanilla Reloads at Walgreens- Worth It?

Update: You can no longer purchase Vanilla Reload cards using a credit card and Vanilla Reloads are no longer available in Office Depot. TPG reader Ingrid asks: ” I found Vanilla Reloads at Walgreen’s and they let me use a credit card. I used my United card. Is that worth it? It’s my main card…