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cashback
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Postby cashback » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:11 pm

Gamma wrote:I think he meant if they work funding the Blue Bird, which they don't.



Oh... well then yes... they dont
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kcarter609
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Postby kcarter609 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:12 pm

Do any of them have a way to pay bills online? That'd simplify my life, and would really help with getting cash back for rent and all.

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Chase Freedom 10+10 Visa Signature ($9k Limit - 8/2012)
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AMEX Zync (No Pre-set Limit - 1/2010)
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cashback
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Postby cashback » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:15 pm

kcarter609 wrote:Do any of them have a way to pay bills online? That'd simplify my life, and would really help with getting cash back for rent and all.


Almost any bill that you can pay for with a CC, you can pay for with a gift card.
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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kcarter609
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Postby kcarter609 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:15 pm

cashback wrote:Almost any bill that you can pay for with a CC, you can pay for with a gift card.


Well, Bluebird mails out a check for you if they don't have the payee listed in their system. I read about it. That would be super useful. Rent can't be paid with a CC.

Active Cards:
Chase Freedom 10+10 Visa Signature ($9k Limit - 8/2012)
Chase Sapphire Preferred ($10k Limit - 2/2013)
Chase Ink Plus ($7k Limit - 2/2013)
Discover IT ($9.5k Limit - 10/2012)
AMEX Zync (No Pre-set Limit - 1/2010)
AMEX Blue Cash Everyday ($20k Limit - 1/2013 - Backdate to 1/2010)

cashback
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Postby cashback » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:17 pm

kcarter609 wrote:Well, Bluebird mails out a check for you if they don't have the payee listed in their system. I read about it. That would be super useful. Rent can't be paid with a CC.


Right... and the only way to fund bluebird and get 5% cash back is with VR's, which isn't available to you.
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

Gamma
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Postby Gamma » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:17 pm

cashback wrote:Almost any bill that you can pay for with a CC, you can pay for with a gift card.

I think he meant if they offer bill pay like Blue Bird, which I doubt. I could be wrong!

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Postby kcarter609 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:18 pm

cashback wrote:Right... and the only way to fund bluebird and get 5% cash back is with VR's, which isn't available to you.


Well, so much for this plan. I DID see the UPC's on the rack for Vanilla reloads, with nothing hanging there, and when I asked the CSR, she said she's never even seen them. I'll have to keep checking back.

Active Cards:
Chase Freedom 10+10 Visa Signature ($9k Limit - 8/2012)
Chase Sapphire Preferred ($10k Limit - 2/2013)
Chase Ink Plus ($7k Limit - 2/2013)
Discover IT ($9.5k Limit - 10/2012)
AMEX Zync (No Pre-set Limit - 1/2010)
AMEX Blue Cash Everyday ($20k Limit - 1/2013 - Backdate to 1/2010)



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