ATW: Walmart Drains Gift Cards, Creepy Clown Motel, Mall Car Giveaways are a Scam & More!

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From Around the Web

Roundup: Articles From Around the Web

Here are some posts from around the web that caught our eye that I thought you may find interesting!  Let me know if there is anything good I missed.  Email me anything awesome that you find, or write, at

You can see my previous editions here! 

Common Travel Scams & How to Avoid Them – Travel with Grant

Some common sense ones but some good ones to look out for.  Worth a read if you have upcoming international travel.

People are getting loans to pay for their vacations – Market Watch

A little bit of me dies inside when I read things like this.  Even when I try to help out some friends they still look at me like I am crazy or would rather just put it on a 0% card rather than put in the “effort” of doing what I spell out for them.  It still amazes me.

This Creepy Clown Motel Has Been Named America’s Scariest Motel – Simplemost

This is creepy in a weird clown fetish way but I wouldn’t have thought it would win scariest.  I would think that would go to somewhere with a “haunting” claim.  I think the area around the motel scares me more then some clowns in my room.  I always find it strange when places charge more per person…does them room get more use or something?  Since it is in Nevada I wonder if Shawn will give us a review sometime?

Why nobody ever wins the car at the mall – the Hustle

This is super shady and well worth the read.  I haven’t done one of these in forever but it is interesting to read about what really goes on with them.

Walmart cancels order; invalidates gift cards used on order – Miles per Day

This is super shady article number two.  I am not surprised that Walmart would do this.  Don’t forget dealing with Sam’s Club gift cards is just as bad.  Use/buy them in store only.


Which article did you find most interesting?  Remember to let me know of anything you come across that you want added into the next edition at


  1. the Hustle

    Cheap stay in Vegas or Orlando, except you get the pitch for a time share. The Lawn and Garden Show where you can fill out a post card at a booth to be pitch later. The income question might be to weed out the tire kickers.


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