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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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Jun 13

Delta Card Referrals, Facebook Update

Delta Credit Card Referrals – Refer Your Friends If you have a Delta credit card and want to take advantage of your friends (in a good way), you can refer them for a card and receive 10,000 bonus miles per approval (up to 55,000 per year), an increase from the normal 5,000. Your friend will …

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Jun 06

Should You Close A Credit Card That You Never Use?

I talk a lot about opening credit cards, but not as much about closing them. Every once in a while, I’ll get the question, “After I’ve earned my sign-up bonus from the credit card, do I need to keep it open if I don’t plan on using the card again?” The answer is…it depends. Regardless …

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Feb 10

A Few Short JetBlue Updates…

It’s been a quiet week so I’m going to keep it short. There’s a bunch of small things going on with JetBlue now, but they’re worth mentioning. Updated Schedule Most legacy carriers show flights for the next 330 days. The discount carriers, however, don’t have the number of connecting passengers that the legacy carriers do, …

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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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