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Yesterday was one of the biggest first-world-problem letdown days of my life.
The day began with me booking a $20,000 first-class itinerary for $142 (which would have only been my second best booking of 2015), continued with the news that House of Cards had released their 3rd season early, and ended with both of those things being taken away from me.
I realize that these are small problems in the grand scheme of life, but I would be lying to you if I said I wasn’t bummed for a couple hours yesterday.
The ridiculous flight booking was the result of what is called a “mistake fare”, which is a relatively common occurrence in the airline industry.
Mistake fares are exactly what their name implies; an airline fare that is so cheap it is obviously a mistake on the part of an airline.
Today we are going to talk about the most underrated and misunderstood method of earning points and miles there is.
A method that moves fast, is somewhat controversial, and is used by only a fraction of travel junkies world-wide.
What is this glorious, secretive method you ask?
It’s called Manufactured Spending, and it’s a game changer in the points/miles world.
Let’s take a look at how it works.
Manufactured Spending (MS) is the process of using a rewards credit card to purchase something that can easily be converted back to cash.
The goal of this process is to earn credit card points without spending money out of pocket.
Let me make a quick analogy to explain how this works.