Frankly, I don’t publicly talk details of MS, or MS at all. Mainly because I would be stealing ideas, and partly because it’s volitile. Of course, I think a lot of bloggers are given too much killing credit as there seems to be much evidence that fraud is the actual killer of gift cards.
But I do want to go on record and say that completely free MS is possible. And if completely free MS is possible, obviously completely free travel is possible.
Now sometimes there are more profitable strategies, but I guarantee at any given point in time, there are multiple strategies completely free. 100%.
I’d like to reemphasize that talking about this stuff just ins’t my thing. My intention with anything I share is to teach concepts, and it’s because I know I won’t be blowing any deals. Perhaps some are on the way out.
First, I’ll give an overview of the main concepts.
- 5x, and profit
- Try, try, try
- Have a back up plan
- 3 Days to Liquid
Why do you need to spend money? If: A) There is a signup up bonus, or B) There is a spend bonus. Portal bonus, 5x or something.
Either way, you should never have to spend 1% to do either. Although, I would pay slightly more than 1% if it scaled great enough that it was a substantial benefit.
Try, try, try
Look, you can wait until someone does a step by step and includes arrows, but you shouldn’t. Because 1) you’ll miss the best unpublished deals, and 2) it won’t make things completely clear. The best way to understand things, is to go through the process.
The important thing is to understand a few different ways to liquidate and try them all with every method.
Have a backup plan
There’s no reason not to try things, because you can always use a paid process for liquidating if you absolutely have to. Like PayPal, Square, or even Amazon (for free for a little longer).
Don’t start big. It doesn’t make sense to. It’s not natural. Plus it takes a while to gain the confidence and understanding fully. But also the bigger risk isn’t nearly as worth it early on. It makes way more sense to take bigger risks when there are bigger rewards.
3 days to Liquid
Trust me, you don’t want to hold onto things. Don’t buy things bigger than the back up plan, without scale, and without intent. If your intent is a small test, that’s fine. But if it’s just because you can… don’t. Plus things end, things change and when you unload after buying, your chances of getting stuck with something during a change decrease.
There is a card sold in many pharmacies (hit/miss) across the country. Luckily, I have 5x for that. This card can be loaded by other cards, but its original $500 load is with no fee. Which is awesome.
Not only can this card be loaded for completely free, but it can be liquidated for completely free. Many gift cards have free ATM networks. Some have a $400/day limit for withdraws, but that’s per card, and you can always load just $400. Or you can spend the half dollar and MO.
These same cards, should you choose to continue to load them, provide a routing number. I pay bills with routing numbers.
The second method, I eventually got shut down, and there were completely free ways to load. But the first, is still a gold mine, no pun intended.
There are always other free ways of course. Amazon Payments was completely free, but then again, there is Another Amazon Payments, reference intended.
There are a ton of ways to freely MS. Period. Which by any logic, means free travel is possible. Second, everything takes scale. I would share more, but you’ll arrive at the “more” in due time. Don’t get a head of yourself. Start with low hanging fruit and when you outgrow it, scale up. And when you start this stuff, start small and start with things you understand.
A lot of how this stuff actually works is about concepts. A lot of these things set pins the same way, register the same way, have similar fee structures. So just start with something simple and get to know it.
(Thanks for the pic Matt)