Where to buy $500 Visa & AmEx gift cards in 2013

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Postby Gamma » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:36 am

Safeway (grocery)


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Postby djrez4 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:38 pm

And these are all verified purchasable with credit card?
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Postby cashback » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:54 am

djrez4 wrote:And these are all verified purchasable with credit card?


As far as I know, yes.
Credit Cards
Amex BCE 25K ---- PenFed Platinum Rewards 15.5K --- US Bank Cash+ 12K --- Discover IT 6K --- Citi Dividend 5K --- Chase Freedom 12.5K --- Amex SPG 6K --- Citi Thank You Preferred 15K

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Citi Simplicity - 5K, Sam's Club Discover - 10K

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Sallie Mae World Mastercard

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Exp 772 - TU 781 - Equ 781

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Postby cashback » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:55 am

My local Wal Mart has $500 MC gift cards. Which is nice because I could use them at Sam's. Just need to figure out a way to get them and get more than 1% back.
Credit Cards
Amex BCE 25K ---- PenFed Platinum Rewards 15.5K --- US Bank Cash+ 12K --- Discover IT 6K --- Citi Dividend 5K --- Chase Freedom 12.5K --- Amex SPG 6K --- Citi Thank You Preferred 15K

Not Used
Citi Simplicity - 5K, Sam's Club Discover - 10K

Future Cards
Sallie Mae World Mastercard

FICOs
Exp 772 - TU 781 - Equ 781

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Postby bisbicos » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:43 am

What is vanilla reload?
Credit Cards
American Express: Fidelity Rewards (2% cash back) 9.5k
Zync NPSL
Discover: Discover More (5% rotating categories) 12k
Mastercard: Chase Freedom (5% rotating categories) 4.6k
Visa: Citi Forward (5x pts on restaurants) 15.7k
Citi Dividend (5% rotating categories) 5.6
Capital One Journey (1.25% cash back) 1.25k
BofA AAA (5% on gas) 2.5k
PenFed Platinum Rewards (5% on gas 3% groceries) 7.5k

Future Cards
US Bank Cash +
Chase Ink

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Postby cashback » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:51 am

bisbicos wrote:What is vanilla reload?


Used to load money on Blue Bird...
Credit Cards
Amex BCE 25K ---- PenFed Platinum Rewards 15.5K --- US Bank Cash+ 12K --- Discover IT 6K --- Citi Dividend 5K --- Chase Freedom 12.5K --- Amex SPG 6K --- Citi Thank You Preferred 15K

Not Used
Citi Simplicity - 5K, Sam's Club Discover - 10K

Future Cards
Sallie Mae World Mastercard

FICOs
Exp 772 - TU 781 - Equ 781

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Postby FutureBillionaire » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:11 am

I'm not going to lie; I'm in to the gift card game, but I don't know if I feel comfortable with this. I"m nervous.
Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
Plane tickets: CSP
Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward
Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape

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Postby cashback » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:47 am

FutureBillionaire wrote:I'm not going to lie; I'm in to the gift card game, but I don't know if I feel comfortable with this. I"m nervous.


Ive been doing it for almost a year now and everything has gone smoothly. With a little planning it is easy to do.

Make sure you keep the reciepts and/or write down all the GC numbers. My wife lost a gift card with about $300 on it. One quick call and they sent us a new one...
Credit Cards
Amex BCE 25K ---- PenFed Platinum Rewards 15.5K --- US Bank Cash+ 12K --- Discover IT 6K --- Citi Dividend 5K --- Chase Freedom 12.5K --- Amex SPG 6K --- Citi Thank You Preferred 15K

Not Used
Citi Simplicity - 5K, Sam's Club Discover - 10K

Future Cards
Sallie Mae World Mastercard

FICOs
Exp 772 - TU 781 - Equ 781

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Postby FutureBillionaire » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:51 am

cashback wrote:Ive been doing it for almost a year now and everything has gone smoothly. With a little planning it is easy to do.

Make sure you keep the reciepts and/or write down all the GC numbers. My wife lost a gift card with about $300 on it. One quick call and they sent us a new one...


Can you use it to pay your mortgage or rent or anything like that? Or just a places that don't normally take a rewards card that we use?
Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
Plane tickets: CSP
Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward
Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape

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Postby cashback » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:54 am

FutureBillionaire wrote:Can you use it to pay your mortgage or rent or anything like that? Or just a places that don't normally take a rewards card that we use?


Not with gift cards. But there are other ways to do that.
Credit Cards
Amex BCE 25K ---- PenFed Platinum Rewards 15.5K --- US Bank Cash+ 12K --- Discover IT 6K --- Citi Dividend 5K --- Chase Freedom 12.5K --- Amex SPG 6K --- Citi Thank You Preferred 15K

Not Used
Citi Simplicity - 5K, Sam's Club Discover - 10K

Future Cards
Sallie Mae World Mastercard

FICOs
Exp 772 - TU 781 - Equ 781



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