Category Archive: Credit Cards

Mar 23

Hilton Brings Back Big Bonuses On Two Cards

hilton

Yesterday, I wrote about increased sign-up bonuses on several credit cards, including a Marriott Rewards Credit card that is now offering 80,000 points. Today, we’ve got Hilton cards offering up to 100,000 points.* I’m not sure we’re quite ready yet for your first million point card, but who am I to rule it out? Just …

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Mar 22

60/70/80: Credit Card Offers Are Heading Up

Delta Airlines

One of the benefits of intense bank competition is that they are willing to pay increasingly higher costs to acquire each new customer. In the case of credit cards, those acquisition costs include the sign-up bonuses that they will pay you when you get approved for the card and meet a minimal level of spending. …

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Mar 14

SPG Cardholders: Take Advantage of Your Friends

Starwood American Express

Got a Starwood Preferred Guest credit card? Want a friend to get one? Here’s a little chance to pick up something extra. 5,000 SPG Points to Refer A Friend Banks know that their best advocates are often their current cardholders. That’s why they are often willing to refer you for referring a friend. Starwood will …

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Mar 10

Environmental Sins And Mobile Madness…

Citi Violates The Environment… Okay, look, I try to remain apolitical in this blog, but seriously, Citi, exactly how much cardboard do you need to hold a credit card? My new Citi AA Executive Card came yesterday and, to say the least, it was over-packaged. Keep in mind that we’re talking about a credit card. …

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Mar 09

Citibank Transfers to JetBlue Offering A 50% Bonus

thankyou points

Citibank ThankYou points (TYP)* are not the most valuable currency, but they do transfer to a number of airlines. The most recent airline partner to join is JetBlue, and Citi is offering a bonus to move points to TrueBlue. Citibank – JetBlue Typically, transferring 1,000 TYP to JetBlue will earn you 800 TrueBlue points. Until …

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Mar 08

Possible 70,000 Points for United Airlines Credit Card

MileagePlus

This one is interesting. Generally, the  highest sign-up offer that I’ll see for the “cheap” cards (the ones that cost $95 per year) is 50,000 miles. Yesterday, I got an offer from United Airlines for their credit card that offered me 70,000 points as a sign-up bonus. And I’m not sure about who is eligible, …

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Mar 07

American Express Platinum Card Raises Fees, Benefits: Is It Worth It?

The American Express Platinum Card has long been the gold standard (or Platinum standard, as the case may be) for high-end credit cards.  Over the past few years, however, the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Citi Prestige cards have surpassed the Amex Platinum, offering significantly better benefits at a cheaper price. Recently, though, Amex began to …

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Mar 02

Discover 5% Categories for Second Quarter

Discover

Doing your annual home improvement project as the weather turns warm? Good. Make sure you have a Discover card, since home improvement stores (and warehouse clubs, for that matter) are the 5% categories for April-June. (At Least) 5% Back at Home Improvement And Warehouse Clubs Every three months, Discover offers It members a bonus at certain …

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Feb 10

Two (Smaller) Hotel Cards That Pay for Themselves

club carlson

I spend a lot of time talking about Hilton, Marriott, Starwood and Hyatt because of the breadth of their programs but, the truth is, if you want the best rewards programs, you often have to look elsewhere. The same may hold true for credit cards. Two Cards That Pay for Themselves I view credit cards …

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Feb 08

Credit Card Christmas in February

It’s credit card Christmas, as a remarkable three airline cards are offering 50,000 mile sign-up bonuses. We’ll occasionally get one or two at the same time, but we rarely have three simultaneously. Credit Card Bonanza You’ve got several choices if you want an enhanced bonus, so I’d take advantage of it now. Among your choices: …

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