This Man Earned 4 Million Airline Miles by Buying Dollar Coins

Posted Mar 1st 2013 10:49 AMUpdated Mar 1st 2013 11:55 AM


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Brad Wilson's scheme involved using rewards cards to buy money directly from the U.S. Government.

"The Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 sought to put dollar coins into circulation by allowing citizens to buy the coins directly from the Mint's website at face value," Matt Brownell writes at Daily Finance. "Shipping was free, and the website accepted credit cards. So Wilson pulled out his rewards card and bought nearly $3 million in coins."

Check Daily Finance for the rest of Brownell's fascinating story.

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