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Category: Citibank

Jul 12

What’s Happening in The Airline Industry…

And we’re back! Just got back to the US yesterday and am recovering from jet lag while trying to figure out why thousands of people are walking around staring at their cell phones, trying to catch imaginary objects. Qatar Taking A Share in Lan Airlines The Middle East carriers (Qatar, Etihad and Emirates, better known …

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Jul 06

New Citi Hilton Bonus: 75,000 Points, No Annual Fee

I know it’s been a tough week for everyone, what with Brexit, the weather and Kevin Durant going to the Warriors. So here’s a little something to cheer you up: Hilton Visa Premium Award Normally, this card gives in the 40,000 – 50,000 point range, but there’s a limited time only offer for 75,000 points …

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Mar 28

A Few Details on The New Citibank Costco Anywhere Card

Costco and Citibank finally released the details of the new Costco Anywhere card and they look great. The card is not available yet, but will be mailed to current American Express customers in May. June 19th is the last day you will be able to use your American Express card, with the change taking place …

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Feb 24

All Kinds of Fun Credit Card Stuff

Credit card opportunities are always beginning, ending or moving down under. Here are a few things to keep in mind. 75,000 Points for a Hilton Visa Just as Marriott upped the ante last week, Hilton has raised its bonus, too. You’ll now get a 75,000 bonus for signing up and spending $2,000 in the first …

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Feb 17

Marriott Bonus Points, Lounge Upgrades at American

Marriott Every company is getting into the social media game and Marriott is no exception. It’s offering you a bonus to link your various accounts to them and will provide future bonuses based on, well, I’m not quite sure. It hints at sending you emails and offers which will get you bonus points if you …

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Feb 01

Citibank Checking Account Bonuses are Back, but…

We’ve grown accustomed to earning miles from signing up for credit cards, but they come less frequently when signing up for a bank account. Citibank, however, is one of the few that always seems to have some sort of bonus for opening a bank account. Before you apply for an account, however, please read the …

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Jan 16

Reader Question: Transferring Points between Airlines

Reader Question: Can I apply for the British Airways credit card, transfer the points to Alaska and use those points  to fly Emirates? Thanks for the question. The short answer is no, since it is very difficult to transfer points directly between airlines. But there are other options out there. There are a number of …

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Nov 09

Quick Thoughts on Rental Cars and a Credit Card Bonus

Rental Cars I write a lot about hotels and airlines but very little about rental cars, since so few of us really think there’s much of a difference. The more I rent, the more I determine that there is. There’s nothing worse than waiting in line for 45 minutes only to get to the front …

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Nov 03

AA Giveth and AA taketh Away

There’s been a fair amount of mileage news and offers from American Airlines in the past few days. Here’s a quick summary: Giveth: Sign up to receive cruise emails from AA and you’ll be entered to win 500,000 miles and a $3,000 cruise credit. Five runner-ups will each receive 100,000 miles. This offer falls into …

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Nov 02

Should I Pay an Annual Fee for a Credit Card?

Reader question: I’ve got a couple of cards with annual fees (AF), but I get similar benefits on no annual fees (NAF)? Thanks for the question! The answer is probably not. I find annual fees to be an anachronism, started in a period when having a credit card wasn’t as common and was more like …

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