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Jun 02

Travel Card Mania

Last night, I was reading a piece that talked about incrementality and tolerance levels. In particular, it discussed the fact that, as a person becomes more exposed to stimuli, they need increasing amounts of it to generate the sameĀ “high,” whether it’s gambling, alcohol or iPads. Credit Card Bonuses While my discussion last night was actually …

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May 11

Citi Double Cash Card: The Best Credit Card for Most People

citibank double cash

A few days ago, I was asked for a credit card recommendation by a friend. I went into my diatribe about the various cards, benefits, etc. She listened patiently for a minute and then said, “I just want a card to use for everything. I don’t have the time to sort through my wallet and …

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May 02

Who Pays For Your Rewards?

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Credit cards are giving you at least 2% back and, on some occasions, even more. But where do your rewards actually come from? Banks are as tight as they come, and the tooth fairy is limited to a buck per tooth. Fortunately, the Wall Street Journal did an article on the subject. Funding Your Bonuses …

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Apr 25

100,000 British Airways Avios From Chase (But Mind The Value Gap)

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Six-figure bonuses are the new five-figure bonuses. At one point, a great sign-up bonus for a credit card was 25,000 miles. Now, you need to be pushing 100,000 before I get excited. Such is the case with Chase’s British Airways card, which is offering up to 100,000 miles as a sign-up bonus.* Even if you …

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Apr 24

Southwest Raises Credit Card Bonus

Most credit card companies offer a standard bonus but give a higher promotional bonus a few times per years. In the case of Southwest Rapid Rewards, however, the bonus is offered so frequently that it is almost the norm. 40,000 Bonus Points from Southwest Airlines The standard bonus for the Southwest card, offered by Chase, …

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Mar 23

Hilton Brings Back Big Bonuses On Two Cards

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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

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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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