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Got your attention now? This deal will be blown out of the water very soon, so jump on it now. Jewel is running a Buy $100 worth of gift cards and receive a $10 catalina towards a Jewel Gift Card Purchase. Pay a $5.95 activation fee for the gift card (not Jewel).
Here’s where it gets sweet: Buy a VISA gift card for $500 (I ran the first one using my DIscover Card) with a $5.95 activation fee charged. Five of the Jewel gift card cats spit out. Take a Jewel card from the card mall and have the five cats added to the card.
Second and all subsequent transactions: Buy a VISA card with the previously purchased card. Pay the $5.95 activation charge with the cash put on your Jewel card. Rinse and repeat.
WARNING: You must use a cashier for this, not self-scan. Do not use Customer Service Desk because they do not have a catalina printer. Do not use American Express because they put a 4 hour hold on the card after activation. Do not use MC because I don’t believe it’s working on this deal AND they don’t have a variable amount card going up to $400. Other gift cards have different purchase policies, i.e., cash only for purchase, 24-hour hold after activation… Stick with the various VISA gift cards.
What’s nice is that you can then use the VISA gift card to pay other bills, so you’re really not putting out cash. For example, pay your cell bill at a store with it.