“Manufactured spend” is a beautiful term for points chaser and avid points enthusiasts who are constantly looking for ways to earn miles and points at an accelerated pace. It means using your credit card to purchase reloadable cards and gift cards at a fee that normally ranges from $3.95-$6.95 per card. Until recently, Vanilla Reloads were the most popular reloadable cards that could be purchased at your local CVS, 7-Eleven, or office supply store with a credit card. Unfortunately, stores have been coded to no longer accept credit cards for these valuable gift cards and reloadable cards. Now we must turn our focus onto other options when trying to meet a spending threshold. If you recently received a new credit card, you most likely still have to spend a couple thousand dollars in a short period of time. What better way to do that than using Amazon Payments or buying Visa gift cards?
$200 Visa Gift Cards are now available for purchase through their online store! This is great for a couple of reasons:
- Use your Chase Ink Bold or Plus cards to earn 5x points for purchases made at office supply stores like Staples.
- Take these Visa Gift Cards to your local Walmart and upload them onto your Bluebird to pay off your credit card bills. You can load up to $2,500 per day onto your Bluebird and up to $5,000 per month.
- Or use the Visa Gift Cards to send money through your Amazon Payments account of up $1,000 per month.
- Earn 1,000+ Chase UR points when you use your Chase Ink Card and you’ll be well on your way towards earning that next free trip!
- 0% intro APR on balance transfers for 18 months—then a variable purchase APR applies, currently 10.99% – 22.99%. A 3% fee applies to each transferred balance.
- 0% intro APR on purchases for 6 months. Then the variable purchase APR applies, currently 10.99% – 22.99%.
- Rated 4.8 out of 5 Stars by over 5,000 cardmembers.*
- No annual fee, no late fee for your first late payment – APR won’t go up for paying late, no over limit fee and no foreign transaction fee.*
- Free FICO® Credit Score online and on monthly statements.*
- 5% cash back at gas stations on up to $1,500 in purchases from July through September 2014 after you sign up*. 1% cash back on all other purchases.
- 100% U.S.- based customer service—anytime, day and night.
- *See rates, rewards, free FICO® Credit Score terms and other info by clicking “Apply.”