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Hitting Minimum Credit Card Spend Through Bluebird

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View From the Wing has a great post about American Express’s new product. Bluebird is a free card, similar to a debit card, that you can fund with your bank account or credit card. AND it comes with a bill pay feature that allows you to send checks from the account.

This means you can now start earning fee-free miles for things like rent or mortgage payments. Suddenly hitting a $5K or $10K minimum spend requirement for credit card bonuses can be within reach of almost everybody!!

Fund your Bluebird account from a Vanilla Reload card ($3.95 fee for $500) purchased with your credit card of choice. From the Vanilla website it looks like you can purchase them at participating 7-11, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Office Depot, and Save Mart among others.

If you have a choice of where to buy, View From the Wing highlights how purchases at Office Depot will net you 5X the points when using a Chase Ink credit card.

Bluebird was quick to sign up for, although I did have to cancel my Serve account before they would let me register. I’m very excited, for as long as this lasts, not to have to sweat hitting minimum spend for bonuses again like I did the last 3 months with my Chase Ink Bold!


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