Well not only is it a new month but it’s a Friday too! How awesome is that? Remember folks that means it’s Fuck First Friday day! Yes today is the day to make sure you maximize any 5x cards across bank issuers and really put our collective middle fingers up to the banks and their legion of whoring pimps. BTW this month’s Whore of the Month winner is Gary Leff for his shitty post comparing Citi and Chase 3x on dining options, which is just an excuse for him to pump out affiliate links for both cards, rather than actually talk about how stupid the benefit is and how you can get 5x on pretty much everything in the world via gift cards. But maybe that is not so compatible with the “any bank” that these guys all mention in their ever elongating disclosures. Literally any blogger that posts about this benefit without the high degree of satire witnessed here is only interested in you as a Conversion and does not give a shit about whether you travel well or anything else about you. Pick your own poisons….
So other things that you can enjoy today are:
- A new month for Amazon Payments. OMG what was all that fuss about TPG posting about this? Next thing you know people will get up in arms because he posts “human beings require oxygen to breathe, freely available everywhere”. Is there absolutely anybody at all on the planet left that does not know about Amazon Payments? All I can say is thanks Bezos for the ride, I know it will end some day but it’s good fun
- Bluebird reloads. Thank you Amex for this one! Another one that every man and his dog knows about and of course at some point Amex will decide they’ve spent enough money on it and will close things down, but in the meantime this continues to be an easy way to liquidate debit cards either real or of the gift variety
- Go to Staples and dump 20 ink cartridges on them for $40. Christmas shopping is always so much easier when you can go to Staples with a bunch of rewards to buy Kindles, iPads, Chromebooks etc
- Come Five’o’clock find somewhere to have a cocktail
Tonight’s drinks will be bitter-sweet however with the news that the wonderful TD Bank Visa Buxx is no longer allowing non-TD-Bank credit cards as funding sources after September 3rd. Man I have loved this card and used it to meet min spend on a big bunch of Citi AA Exec cards. It’s the perfect loop – you load the card with the Citi card and then immediately call up Citi and pay off the card using the TD Buxx as a debit card. Net cost $1 per $1,000. Oh well another one bites the dust. There are still some Buxx options out there but they are not getting any easier. Time to start looking for the next stupid banking product!
Happy Friday 🙂
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