Why TSA Agents Are Rude, Guide to The Card Bay (GC Reselling), Amex 50K Point Upgrade Offer

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Here are some posts from around the web that I thought you may find interesting.  Let me know if there is anything good I missed.  Email me anything awesome that you find, or write, at Mark@milestomemories.com.


THIS Is Why TSA Employees Can Be So Rude & Irritating – Now It All Makes Sense! – Your Mileage May Vary

When people are not properly trained they will become angry and burned out quickly.  That could lead to unhappiness on the job which leads to poor performance at work.  Hopefully they get better at giving their people the support they need although the TSA agents at DTW are almost always pretty pleasant.

Complete Guide To Gift Card Reselling On The Card Bay – GC Galore

While I do not personally use The Card Bay I have heard nothing but good things from several people that do.

[New Link; Targeted] American Express Business Platinum 50,000 Point Upgrade Offer – Doctor of Credit

Worth a try if you have a lower tier American Express business card. If you are not eligible remember that they recently increased the standard offer to 100,000 points (Learn More).


Which article did you find most interesting?  Remember to let me know of anything you come across that you want added into the next edition at Mark@milestomemories.com.

Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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  1. When you sell gift cards on 3rd party sites like these, what happens if the buyer of the gift card lies and claims the card had no value? Who ends up being out the money?

    • There is a possibility of getting burned but I have only had it happen for $100 worth after selling a few hundred thousand dollars in the gift cards over the last several years. I can’t guarantee anything but it hasn’t been a huge issue for me. There are always some risks involved but it has been pretty minimal.

    • It generally depends. On Raise it depends on the brand, but in many cases they have relationships with the brands where they can investigate. They will see where it was used and how, etc. They also auto-check balances as a card is sold so they know they are delivering a good card. That isn’t possible with all brands, but it does protect sellers in a lot of cases. Ultimately though there is fraud and sometimes you have to eat the value of cards. This happened with The Children’s Place awhile back. I won’t touch one of their cards with a 10 foot pole now. Terrible company.

  2. I’ve been selling for The Card Bay for over a year now. It’s much better run than TPM was. I know a lot of people are afraid of being burned after what happened at TPM, but I’ve been very satisfied and haven’t seen any red flags.


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