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December 17, 2007


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You could have also gotten one of those 10% off Home Depot coupons by either registering a change of address with the post office or buying one on ebay for about $30.

Wow! Filling up gas cans is probably the definition of extreme, but I like the creativity and persistence. :)

I tried purchasing gift cards using my Chase Freedom card at two places yesterday and both places said they don't all gift card purchases on credit cards...only cash. Walgreens, the first store, did not offer a reason why. Schnucks, a local grocery store, said it was becuase they were seeing a lot of stolen credit cards being used to purchase gift cards.

Understandable, I guess, but I offered to show ID to prove it was my card, and still wasn't allowed to purchase them on credit. Instead, I used my debit card for the first time in a few months and got cash back. I lost out on the 3% rebate, but I needed the gift card then and had to do it.

If I would have had more time, I might have complained to the manager. After all, why should I be punished if I offer to prove it is my card? My wife thought I was being completely anal about the rebate, but it's the principle of the thing. What do you guys think?

(By the way, we rarely shop at this grocery store anyway, but if my experience yesterday was any indication, I may not be buying gift cards on credit anywhere.)

You can get the 10% coupon by getting a change of address form at the post office.

And why not go to Home Depot and try to bargin 10% off then do all the geek math...

Just an aside, but gas fumes and enclosed spaces don't always go well together. I knew a guy who liked to gas up his lawn mower in the garage. One hot day his garage caught fire, burning up both his Mustang in the garage and the Corvette parked next to it. Just a thought. :)

does homedepot giftcard charge if we don't use for a long period.

Great thoughts.

I just bought a ton of gift cards at Meijer (Grocery Superstore) with my Blue Cash card. So I maximized my cash back and was able to avoid an extra trip to pick up gift cards at different stores.

That's awesome! Around here (Pittsburgh) Giant Eagle sometimes runs a special on their fuelperks giftcards. Usually, for every $50 you spend, you'll get .10 off per gallon. But during their special, for every $50 you get .20 off per gallon. The next time they offer that, I might look into buying some giftcards.

When is Giant Eagle gonna build a store up my way?


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