Earn Miles for Online Searches, Unload Your Gift Cards for Free, and Earn Double Miles While You Save (Bits ‘n Pieces for April 22, 2014)

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  1. so now there really is no advantage to bluebird over serve… serve actaully has a higher monthly load limit. i’ll cancel my bluebird tonight and apply for serve in a month.

  2. Well, this is interesting. According to Serve’s published fees and limits schedule (https://www.serve.com/help/#/#fees-and-limits-1), you should only be able to load up to $200/day or $1000/month from debit cards, yet Grant just showed loading 2 $500 loads in a single visit. I wonder if that was a fluke or if the published rules haven’t been updated to reflect actual changes.

  3. I’ve been asked to turn my tshirt inside out before by TSA, I declined, nothing further happened.

  4. Redeeming Bing rewards for miles is paying 4 cpm (not to say 4 cents per IHG point!). Would only consider this for keep-alive.

    BTW, there are apps that automate daily bing queries.

  5. I remember around 2.5 years ago, Bing used to allow earning AA miles, and I ordered that twice. Somehow they stopped it and now returned it.

  6. Looks like airline miles and hotel points option has disappeared from the Bing rewards program.

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