There are enough people in the blogosphere talking about things like innovative spending strategies, gift cards, and whatnot. I rarely post about such things here for a few reasons. First, I’m not doing anything that anyone else isn’t. Second, I’m not any better at it than anyone else. Finally, everyone else is already posting about it, so why pile on? I use that space for cruise stuff. 🙂 However, I can’t let the upcoming demise of Amazon Payments as we know it go by without saying a few words.

AP was good while it lasted. While the volumes weren’t massive, when you look at the big picture, 12,000 miles is 12,000 miles. I’d come to depend on my “arrangement” like an old friend, but come next month, my old friend will be gone. I have no doubt I’ll find a new one, but I’m going to take a little time to reflect. RIP – AP.

-MJ, September 12, 2014

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