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Jun 20

Free Companion Ticket On Alaska Air Or Virgin America

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I have a confession to make: This blog is influenced by geography. The fact that I live on the east coast means that the Big 3 carriers, as well as JetBlue, get the most mindshare. Which is too bad, because Alaska Airlines does not get the attention it deserves.* Flights are comfortable, service is great …

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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 same “high,” whether it’s gambling, alcohol or iPads. Credit Card Bonuses While my discussion last night was actually …

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Jan 10

Possible 50,000 Miles Credit Card from United Airlines

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Having just completed my first flight on United in about a decade, the airline decided that I was hot to trot for them (I’m not, although the flight wasn’t bad.). 50,000 Miles from United? In honor of my flight (I think.), the airline sent me a targeted offer, bumping up the usual 30,000 miles sign-up …

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Dec 12

50,000 Miles from American And Citibank

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American has raised the ante on its Citibank promotion, with its standard credit card now offering a limited-time only promotion of 50,000 miles for spending $3,000 in the first three months. Citi AAdvantage Platinum This card is actually a pretty good one for those who fly American Airlines. Group 1 Boarding and first checked bag …

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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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Jun 09

A Delta Bonus And A JetBlue Extension

Delta Ups The Ante on Credit Cards Delta has entered its seasonally high period. That is, the period when the credit card sign-up bonus is higher than usual. The Gold card will get you 50,000 miles after you spend $2,000 within the first three months, while the Platinum card will get you 60,000 bonus miles, …

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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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Oct 07

Reader Question: Should I get a Credit Card for my College Student/Young Adult?

“I have one child starting college and one who is about to graduate. Neither has any credit history. Should I get them credit cards to help them build a good credit score?” We’ve all heard the saying that banks only lend money to people who don’t need it, or the chicken and egg problem about …

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May 31

Marriott: One unmatched advantage at this program

Among the largest of the programs, Marriott Rewards is not one of my favorites.  Its elite status is weak and it can be difficult to earn points, although their expiration policy, now set at two years of inactivity, has become one of the better ones. But sometimes there are advantages that come with certain programs …

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Nov 06

Marriott Rewards Deep Dive: Part 1 of 3

Given the increased interest in hotel programs and their complementary nature with hotel programs, I decided to do a deep-dive on Marriott, similar to the one I did on Delta starting here.  I will use the same structure, with Part I about earning points, Part II focusing on redeeming points and Part III discussing elite …

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