It does take some work... You can go to http://catalog.usmint.gov/webapp/wc...1&parent_category_rn=16238&top_category=16238 There you can buy US Dollar Coins at face value, on your credit card, with free shipping. You must order $500 worth for the shipping to be free. Even so, it will show $4.95 shipping charges until you get to the very last confirmation page. Since you can buy these on your credit card, you can get miles for them. You can then spend as cash wherever you want, and even deposit them right into your bank (although some banks really hate this). Feel free to post about your experiences with this, or if you have any questions about it. There are even ways to get additional cash back, to make the deal even sweeter. Please post about all of these techniques, as well. Personally, I really enjoy spending at least some of these. Some merchants really like receiving them, and give them to their kids, grandkids, etc. They are great for tolls, vending machines, various tips, etc.