This post may only apply to a very slim minority of you, but for those of you who were able to take advantage of the American Express Campus Edition card and loading at campus bookstores, that capability is going away on March 1st. I just recently received this email:
The way to leverage this deal was to load this card, which is a prepaid card, similar to but in a different class from Bluebird, Serve, and REDbird, with a credit card that offered category bonuses at bookstores. I was fortunate enough to have one of the old Citi Forward cards, which is no longer available for new applicants. It was marketed primarily to students and urbanites, and offered 5x Thank You points on restaurants, bookstores, and entertainment. You could load up to $1k per month at campus bookstores on to the Amex, offering an easy 5k TY points per month (or 10k if your spouse also had one).
I didn’t hit this really at all until TY points became transferrable to airlines, then I started to hit it hard. Unfortunately, this will be my last month loading. (sadly I’m pouring out a beer for my fallen manufactured spending opportunities).