Travel Rewards Credit Cards

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Feb 18

When Does Paying An Annual Credit Card Fee Make Sense?

Earlier today, I got a question about the JetBlue credit card. The card is one of my favorites and has some unique benefits. Of course, if you never fly JetBlue, you’re probably not going to be interested. The question I got was about whether the writer should get the card, but there’s a second question …

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Jan 18

New Hilton Credit Cards Have Arrived

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As I discussed back in November, Hilton has used the new year to roll out a new lineup of credit cards, ranging from a free one to a premium one. I don’t have access to the links yet for this site, but if you are anxious to apply, you can go directly to American Express. …

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Jan 03

Reader Question: Should I Cancel Credit Cards I Don’t Use?

I have a bunch of old credit cards that I no longer use. Should I cancel them or let them gather dust? Cancelling Old Cards It’s a question that tends to come up as people look at their finances for the new year. And the answer is, well, as always, it depends… If the card …

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Sep 20

Earning Elite Status With No Stays Or Flights?

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Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about elite status, which gives you extra perks and points at hotels and airlines, based on your past business.* Certain benefits, such as extra points, are generally valuable, while others, like a special check-in desk (which is never manned at hotels) or free local phone calls, have almost no …

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Aug 01

Credit Cards That Let You Fly With A Friend For Free

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There’s nothing better than using miles for free but companion tickets, which allow you to bring a friend along for free (or almost free), are almost as good. Naturally, there’s a credit card for that. The Usual Disclosure: This post will discuss credit cards. You can get many of these and other cards through the …

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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 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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Jan 11

A Big Thank You to All Of My Readers

I want to thank all my readers, with a special thank you to those who ordered a credit card through my Credit Cards for Charity page. This year, the page generated $3,174 (and 15 cents) in commissions, all of which was donated to Cradles to Crayons, a four-star Charity Navigator organization. Cradles to Crayons has …

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Sep 30

Southwest Is Back with Its 50,000 Point Credit Card Bonus

I’m wrapping up vacation and will soon be back to more frequent updates. I think. Southwest’s 50,000 Point Credit Card Bonus I’m not a frequent traveler on Southwest but, if you are, you should probably have the credit card. The sign-up bonus comes in two varieties, the 25,000 points promotion and the occasional 50,000 pointer. …

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Jul 02

Out of Office And Alarming Credit Card Statistic

I’ll be out for the next ten days, so posts will be infrequent, if they occur at all. Before I go, though, I wanted to share one alarming credit card statistic that I just read. According to Money Magazine, the average high-income household ($115,000 to $160,000 per year) that carries a balance month to month …

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