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    Question "Manufacturing" Credit Card Purchases for Miles

    Are there any prepaid Visa/MC/Amex cards in HK that let you purchase them or top them up with another credit card?
    Or can Travelers Checks or MO's be purchased with a Credit card in HK?


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    @JaredHK not a HK card but I did apply for this card and it was free, received it but never bother using it. might be of some interest to you

    https://www.payoneer.com/prepaid-mastercard/

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster007:
    @JaredHK not a HK card but I did apply for this card and it was free, received it but never bother using it. might be of some interest to you

    https://www.payoneer.com/prepaid-mastercard/
    Thanks. Will check that out. I am looking for some Manufactured Spend options so I can get a few 100K in mileage from a bunch of US CC's

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaredHK:
    Are there any prepaid Visa/MC/Amex cards in HK that let you purchase them or top them up with another credit card?
    Or can Travelers Checks or MO's be purchased with a Credit card in HK?
    You might want to try TravelEx - call them. Not sure how they reload.

    Travelex Foreign Exchange Currency Services

    They have a "cash passport" Mastercard.

    Cash Passport Card, Multi-Currency Pre-Paid Cards | Travelex HK

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaredHK:
    Thanks. Will check that out. I am looking for some Manufactured Spend options so I can get a few 100K in mileage from a bunch of US CC's
    In the good old days, people would use their credit cards to buy from the US Mint.

    Not sure how that works anymore, but if I recall you're about to go to the US so that might be an option.

    Or offer to pay someone's college tuition or car purchase in exchange for cash.

    US Mint Catalog - Silver and Gold Coins, Numismatic Supplies and Gifts
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    Sorry, the cash passport only allows reloads via cash or PPS. Not with another credit card. Not too sure about TC. You'd loose money on the service / cash advance charges though.

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    And looks like they've closed the loophole in the US Mint bulk purchase program too.

    Cash only and 8.9% premium.

    Bulk Purchase Program Information - Official US Mint Store

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    Many of those loopholes have been plugged and the only option in the US is VGS-MO-Cash/Billpay but this is time consuming.
    I am looking at the upcoming Chase Card that gives out 100K miles for 4K in purchases


    Might check that out as I think those chips can be also cashed at HSBC now


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    It works, but they charge 3% on top, so it would probably be too expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Sorry, the cash passport only allows reloads via cash or PPS. Not with another credit card. Not too sure about TC. You'd loose money on the service / cash advance charges though.
    Are you sure? You can definitely buy and load them the first time with a credit card. I've done that before.
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