Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Category: Credit Cards

Jul 23

Path to a decision: Should I renew my Delta Silver Elite status

In the summer, a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of miles.  With the sounds of the Delta third-quarter conference call in the background, it’s time for me to make my decision on whether I will make an attempt to renew my Delta elite status at the Silver level, the lowest of the four.  To earn …

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Jun 26

AA Citibank credit card with 100,000 mile bonus may be gone. Maybe.

Not new news, but Citibank officially removed the promotion for the American Airlines credit card with the 100,000 miles bonus from its website.  It’s been a great run and many people were able to take advantage of it to earn several hundred thousand miles by applying for numerous cards. But the plot thickens.  According to …

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Jun 18

100,000 miles for the Citi AA card: How much is too much

In a previous post, I discussed the Citibank American Aadvantage credit card, which gives you 100,000 miles after making $10,000 worth of purchases within three months.  If you don’t normally spend that much, you can manufacture spend or come up with other creative solutions (I prepaid my homeowners and auto insurance for the year, for …

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Jun 17

What’s in my wallet? A credit card that comes with free upscale hotel nights

And you thought only airlines offered great credit cards?  Here’s one that will get you major brownie points (as well as hotel points) for date night. The InterContinental Hotels Group (ICH) may not sound familiar, but many of its brands are.  In addition to the upscale InterContinental hotels, the group includes brands such as Holiday …

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Jun 08

How airline credit cards may save you money and time (even with an annual fee)

As fees continue to mount in the airline industry, it is becoming increasingly advantageous to have one of their credit cards. While each airline has its own cards and its own advantages, I’ll talk about “the Big 3,” since the benefits even at the smaller airlines will be similar. Even with an annual fee, a …

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Jun 03

Starwood credit card: New bonus, good for both miles and points

Starwood Hotels (Sheraton, Westin, W, others…) just offered an increased sign-up bonus.  You can earn up to 30,000 Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) points by signing up for the card.  Room nights start at 4,000 points and its even most expensive rooms are 20,000 points (with a few resort exceptions).  Note that the Starwood site offers …

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Jun 02

Cash back credit cards: Play the high introductory paybacks

I’m a big fan of the mileage cards.  Any card that is going to give me 50,000 or 100,000 miles just to sign up is okay in my book.  But I do make exceptions for cash back cards.  Many cash back cards offer 1-3% in certain categories, a flat 2% for all purchases or up …

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May 25

Can I get a credit card bonus more than once?

Think it’s great to get that 50,000 or 100,000 sign-up bonus for a credit card?  What would happen if you could apply for the same card multiple times? A few years ago, that was an easy game to play.  Get a card, get the sign-up bonus, cancel the card and then do it again.  The …

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Apr 30

Hey big spenders…100,000 miles to sign up for a new American Airlines credit card

This credit card is the jackpot for the mileage earner.  It’s been around a while, but it continues to be one of the best offers that I’ve ever seen. The Citi Executive Aadvantage World Elite MasterCard (How’s that for a mouthful?), as seen here, will get you 100,000 American miles which, by the time you’re …

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