Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Tag: credit cards

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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Jun 14

Huge Citicard airline credit (particularly on American)

Usual disclosure applies: I may receive compensation from a credit card company mentioned. Thank you in advance! The Citibank Prestige card is my favorite card that I have, even though I rarely use it. Last year, in an attempt to win high-end customers (They got me instead.), Citibank massively overreached, and the range of benefits, …

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Jun 04

Racking up hotel points fast

FD: Certain cards may compensate me if you are approved through my banner found here. Thank you in advance! As I mentioned yesterday, I got an unusual number of questions last week when I talked about, of all things, doing surveys for miles. I like surveys-they’re easy and I can do them while watching TV. …

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Apr 09

A couple of high-end credit card deals worth your time (but one comes with a catch)

I have to admit, part of the fun of this gig is the “something for nothing” aspect, whether it is miles, cash back or the occasional “free after ExtraBucks” shampoo at CVS (Okay, the first two are generally more exciting, especially because the hotels provide plenty of shampoo.).  And while it’s rare to get rewards …

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Jan 29

Big Spender, Part II: One good and one horrid credit card

The usual rules apply: I may receive a commission if you are approved for a card through my link.  Thank you in advance! Here’s part 2 of the best cards for big spenders and heavy travelers.  One of the cards, I really like and will be applying for it in the spring.  The other is …

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Jan 15

American and US Airways start to merge accounts…

American and US Airways are beginning the process of combining accounts.  Truthfully, there’s not much to it.  Head to American’s website and it will simply ask you for your name and US Airways account number.  Assuming it can match the two, you’re all set.  The miles will be combined sometime in the second calendar quarter. …

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Dec 29

When not to get a reward credit card…

I was just reading an article that described travel bloggers as credit card salespeople with a website. Yup, there are days… Having said that, there are definitely times when you should be passing on the credit card offer. Here’s a couple: If you carry a balance: Banks buy the rewards points from their airline/hotel/etc. affinity …

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Oct 30

A few mileage tidbits and earning opportunities…

Hyatt is one of my two favorite hotel programs, along with Starwood, and they’ve thrown in a little sweetener for those booking hotels before the end of the year.  Book a room between now and 12/31 on your mobile phone or their mobile website and you’ll get an extra 1,000 points per stay.  Free nights …

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