PayPal, credit cards and mileage plans

Robert S. Thau
Fri, 4 Jan 2002 13:29:21 -0500 (EST) writes:
 > I've got a credit card that I earn air miles for every dollar spent.
 > I'm going to spend a bunch this weekend to buy some furntiture, but the
 > furniture store doesn't take credit cards (wackos).
 > I don't get air miles for cash advances or balance transfers.
 > But... I can pay myself via PayPal and that'll show up as a charge on my
 > card.

Hmmm... what arrangements do they have in place to keep you from
paying yourself via PayPal or cash advance, using the money to pay the
credit card bill, and collecting the miles?