The idea behind gift card churning is to buy, upgrade, and ultimately liquidate gift cards: all for the purpose of earning points, miles, and elite status. This is not just about bank gift cards, but merchant gift cards as well. For a full explanation of gift card churning, see: The Art of Gift Card Churning. What I'd like to do with this thread is collect data about the types of gift card churns that are possible. Ideally we would categorize them into "Buy", "Upgrade", and "Liquidate". At the bottom of this post are a few examples. Please help by posting what you've learned! About "killing the deal": One fear some will have about this thread is that it will make opportunities public, vendors will suddenly see a rush of activity, they'll figure out what's going on, and they'll kill the deal. This has happened many times to various travel hacking opportunities, most famously to the Mint coins when it was killed after being aired on PBS. I can't promise that this won't happen here, but we'll do what we can to avoid it: A built-in safeguard comes from the fact that gift card churning is complicated. Many people simply don't get it and won't take the time to try to figure it out. In contrast, the Mint opportunity was extremely easy to understand even though it was fairly difficult to actually do in large quantities. Because of its complexity, I have a hard time imagining a news show detailing gift card churning. Bloggers: I would like to ask that we all follow the same rules. Only blog about a gift card churn opportunity if one of the following conditions are true: It has already been widely blogged about No one loses: I prefer for all churns to be this way. If all parties involved get at least a small cut in the action, then there is little reason for anyone to go out of their way to kill it. I know this sounds impossible, but if you think about Gift Card Harvesting, the only "loser" is the person purposely selling gift cards at a loss. Since they get their asking price anyway, they are really winners too. It is a short term deal anyway: If a deal is only available for a day or a week, for example, then we might as well write about it to let people know. Reaction time for killing a deal is most likely measured in months not days or weeks. Contributors: If you're worried about a contribution getting too widely known, feel free to use code words as is common in fuel dump threads. That will make people really work for it. I don't really believe that that is necessary here since gift card churning is already so complex, but it's certainly your right to do this. And now for the examples: Buy Gift Cards: Magazines.com, 35X, UR Mall (verified) Sears, 6X, UR Mall (verified) Amex, 1.6% cash back, Big Crumbs (verified) Kohl's, 10X, UR Mall (against T&C, but works most of the time anyway. Verified) Various cards, 5X per dollar, in person using new Chase Ink Bold at Office Max, Office Depot, etc. Upgrade: Walmart gift card --> Visa gift card, walmart.com (not verified) Sears gift card --> EBay gift card, Sears & Kmart (in store only. verified. depends on cashier) Sears gift card --> BP gift card, Kmart (in store only. verified. depends on cashier) Liquidate: EBay. All merchant cards (no bank cards). 11.75% fees. Verified. Plastic Jungle. Rate depends on merchant. Verified Sears. Use store gift card for purchases 6X; UR Mall. Verified Kohl's. Use store gift card for purchases 10X; UR Mall. Verified etc. If you're interested in taking advantage of the info listed here, please do your part by contributing your findings. Thanks!