I got an Amex bonus offer with a huge $10k spend needed, just wondering any good ideas on manufactured spending? I knew I can purchase woolies gift cards, but I don't really want to put through all 10k on woolies gift cards.
Got family and or friends who need significant bills paid? You can pay their bills on your card, and get them to pay you. I've done that a few times with friends, cause they're happy for me to earn points.
Does that mean the Top Up Station will refund cash?International Refund Applicants: We encourage all international Festival attendees to get a refund from a Top Up Station before leaving the Festival as we do not do Digital Wallet refunds to foreign accounts. All Digital Wallet refunds must be made to an Australian bank account or on-site at Oktoberfest Brisbane.
How is it that it doesnt work?Another terrible suggestion like the one above is to buy fully refundable air tickets with a 12 month in the future travel date, get the points, close to the card and then get a refund from the airline. Both don't work and will likely at a minimum get you blacklisted by the bank.
This is difficult these days. It's treated as money laundering apparently, even for small amounts Hilton wouldn't do this recently when I mistakingly asked for a refund to go to a different AmEx because I had cancelled the card used for the booking. Turns out I mixed up the cards and they're (ever so slowly) refunding. But it wasn't going to be refunded to a different card without a lot of effort.Buy stuff on the Amex card and return it for a refund on another card.