Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Category: Discover

Jun 28

JetBlue Sale, 5% Back at Amazon from Discover And Hamilton Tickets

Note: If you got an email asking you to reconfirm your subscription to the site, it is from me, not phishing. I recently changed subscription services due to problems with the old one and, unfortunately, a lot of the bad addresses got carried over. Please click on the confirmation in your email to reset the …

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Mar 02

JetBlue Award Sale and Discover Bonus Categories

JetBlue Award Sale JetBlue is running one of its infamous flash sales although this time, it’s for reward flights. JetBlue’s sales are often 48-hours in nature and come loaded with restrictions, but this one isn’t bad. Book an award flight by March 4, for travel April 26-June 16, and they’ll knock 25% off the cost …

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Dec 06

Discover Card 5% Categories for 1Q16

For those of you with a Discover It card, make sure to register for the first quarter bonus (They’ll send you an email or you can go to the website.) and you’ll get 5% back on all gas station and ground transportation purchases up to $1,500. That’s an extra $75 if you use it right. …

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Nov 04

Eating and Shopping for Fun and Miles

As we approach the holidays, you’ll get more and more offers to help separate you from your cash. Just remember Rule #1: Never shop without getting something back for it. Dining for Miles Crude but effective. Restaurants that have trouble generating traffic at a particular time of day (or at all) are willing to partner …

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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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Sep 29

Discover Card Bonus categories for Q4

I try not to do too many credit card posts in a row, but Discover just released its fourth quarter bonus categories, and this one is always a money-maker. Nothing particularly complicated: In terms of simplicity, yesterday’s post was a 1, on a scale of 1-10. Today’s is a 3. A bit more work, but definitely …

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Jul 29

Airline sales and internet haters…

It’s that time of the year, when airlines start to put out fare sales for the fall promotions, filling seats that might otherwise go unsold. This week was the discount carriers, including JetBlue, Virgin America and Southwest, with the network carriers likely to follow in the next few weeks. It’s always nice to think that you’re …

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Jul 27

The best cash shopping credit card is…

I may receive compensation if you get a credit card through my link. Thank you very much in advance! Most of my posts focus on either acquiring or using miles and/or points. In fact, there is no such thing as a program with zero value, and Rule #1 is “Always sign up for a free program, …

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Jun 25

Foreign transaction fees on credit cards…

I received a question the other day about foreign transaction fees on credit cards, which I also refer to as “because they can” fees. These fees are just what they sound like: if you make a purchase abroad (or purchase from a merchant located abroad), they will charge you an extra 1-3% for the privilege. …

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Jun 03

Discover Card 5% categories for the third quarter

I was surprised by the number of emails I got after writing this post to expand on credit card bonuses (Not surprisingly, I got no requests to expand on earning points for surveys.), so I’m going to write a longer post on that in the future.  For now, though… The Discover Card is an ever-neglected …

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