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US Bank FlexPerks Rewards Website Gets a Facelift (But No New Features)

Good morning everyone.  A few days ago, I was on the US Bank FlexPerks Rewards website and noticed that the layout was new and refreshed.  I wanted to see if US Bank added any new features to this website, but as far as I can tell, the facelift looks nice, but there are no new features added.  One new change is immediately apparent on the homepage.  You can sign in with your last name, first initial, zipcode, and last 4 digits your US Bank FlexPerks Rewards Credit Card.

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Statement Credits from Visa Savings Edge “Activate Offers” Post Quickly

Good afternoon everyone.  A few weeks ago, Visa Savings Edge updated their website and added a new feature called “Activate Offers” which are similar to AMEX Offers without any spending threshold.  As of today, the only 2 “Activate Offers” are Office Depot and Vistaprint.

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How Travel with Grant Makes Money

Sometimes it’s easy to read someone’s mind. When I wrote about my first year writing experience at Travel with Grant, I wrote about the questions people ask me about travel blogging. Sure, they want my thoughts on where they should travel to and specifics about how using points and miles work. But often I can read their minds and sense that the number one question they want to ask is, “Do you REALLY make money doing that?” It’s a valid question because even in today’s internet climate, most people still don’t understand how people make money online. You, our readers, may be wondering the same thing, so I thought, why not write about this? Why not write about monetization, affiliate links, and ad revenue?

Travel with Grant makes money in 4 ways:

  1. Commission from Amazon orders
  2. Display ads
  3. Affiliate links from businesses we use and recommend
  4. Credit card affiliate links through CreditCards.com

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PSA: Do NOT Use Zelle or Venmo to Pay People on Craigslist, eBay or Strangers Online

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your Presidents’ Day Weekend is off to a great start.  I just spent the last hour or so reading about horror stories where people were scammed on Craigslist when they paid with Zelle (Tech Crunch and Reddit). Since I wrote a post on how to send money to friends (or other bank accounts) with Zelle, I felt that it was my duty to inform my readers about this scam.

After reading the Tech Crunch and Reddit posts, here is how the scam works. The buyer sees tickets on Craigslist and reaches out to the seller. The seller says they can transfer the tickets to the buyer immediately after payment is received and recommends using Zelle, since that is their preferred way to be paid. Luckily, the buyer has used Zelle in the past and *thinks* that since the service is offered by their bank and other big banks, that all transactions are protected. After the buyer pays the seller via Zelle, the seller disappears and stops responding to calls, texts, and emails. The buyer complains to their bank, but since Zelle is set up to pay friends and family members, there is no purchase protection offered through Zelle, therefore, their bank cannot help them recover their money.

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PayPal Extras MasterCard Targeted Offer: 1,000 Bonus Points After Making 3 Purchases

Good morning evening everyone.  I have a short post this evening.  I just received an email from Synchrony Bank regarding my PayPal Extras MasterCard.  If I make 3 purchases between now and February 28, 2018, I will get 1,000 bonus points.  Since 6,000 points = $50 statement credit, 1,000 bonus points is worth ~$8.33.  This offer is targeted and all I had to do to enroll in the offer was click the Activate Offer button in the email.

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