Category: Hustler

The gaming of any system.

BankAmericard Better Balance Rewards Card Review

Bucks Blog over at the NY Times is reporting that B of A has a new card that pays you cash back for on-time payment.  This, of course, should peak the interest of any credit card deadbeat who never carries

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$2 for most $25 Gift Certificates!

  Wow an even better deal from  Just use the coupon code "MEMORIES" at checkout now thru 2/28! You have to like the math that leads you to 92% off.  This is no-brainer if any of your favorite restaurants participate. Please make

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$3 for most $25 Gift Certificates!

Here's another good deal from  Just use the coupon code  "BEADS" at checkout now thru 2/21! You have to like the math that leads you to 88% off.  This is no-brainer if any of your favorite restaurants participate.

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PerkStreet Sign On Bonus!

If you are considering leaving your big bank, would like to go the debit card route, or want a rewards checking account, there's never been a better time than now to sign up for a  PerkStreet Financialâ„  Visa® Debit Card*

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Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Results

  Let me start by saying my wife hates shopping.  I, on the other hand, love it.  I rarely make purchases, but I actually love the environment and people watching.  So what did I do on Black Friday?  I stayed

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How I wish I could take advantage of this, but there's not a single restaurant in my area that I like on  I am not one to pimp useless items or promotions.  However, I highly recommend you at least

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Re-visiting the US Mint Direct Ship Coin Program

  UPDATE:  The US Mint announced today (7/22/11) they are ending the program.  Blame NPR.   Many readers will recall I stopped participating in the gaming of the US Mint Direct Ship Program for credit card rewards on ethical grounds.  Basically,

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Paying My US Bank Mortgage by Credit Card (FAIL)

I consider being able to pay one's mortgage by credit card to be one of the holy grails for a credit card rewards maximizer like myself.  It's also next to impossible to achieve, especially in today's economic environment where default

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Gaming 5% Cashback Categories

Yesterday, I posted my quarterly update on 5% cashback categories for the more popular credit cards. In it I noted that this quarter basically all the cards were competing in the same categories (e.g. home improvement). From a business perspective

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AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card Review

Normally when I get a credit card offer in the mail, it simply gets shredded and recycled. Yesterday, however, I received an offer from American Express that proved too good to pass up. It takes a lot to catch my

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