Category: Credit Cards

Discover Deals Are Dead

I’ll end the week with some sad news, although it really isn’t news, since it happened six months ago. Discover Deals are dead.* Discover Deals Have Ended At the end of October, Discover folded its “Discover Deals (DD)” program. DD was a cash-back shopping portal that gave you money back for making purchases at participating …

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More Fun In The World Of Travel…

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I haven’t been posting as frequently, as I make some changes to the site, but that doesn’t stop the world of travel from going on. Here are a few of the fun things that I have missed. Wrong Way BA, ftw… A British Airways flight caused a little extra Umweltverschmutzung when it flew to Edinburgh …

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Mastercard Introduces New “Free Trial” Rules

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I’m surprised that I missed this one. Starting April 12, Mastercard will introduce new rules regarding free trials. And while it will only apply to physical products, it’s an important step in helping consumers who subscribe for something and then can’t figure out how to get the merchant to stop. It’s big enough that I’m …

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Discover Announces Spring 5% Categories (For An Easy $75)

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The Discover It cash back card represents one of the best unknown values in credit card land. It doesn’t come with a sexy sign-up bonus, but it’s quarterly bonuses more than make up for that. Let’s take a look at the card. Discover Cards (Overall) Discover is one of the strongest cards when it comes …

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It’s Tax Time, So Make A Few Bucks

With changes in the tax laws this year affecting refunds and potentially kicking you from a refund to a payment, it’s time to try and figure out a few ways to minimize the pain. So how about using your credit card to pay the IRS? How to Make Money by Paying Taxes   Remember, nothing …

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IHG Credit Card Now Up To 120,000 Points

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Part of the problem with having your computer repaired is that you miss out on a lot of the current buzz. For some, it’s celebrities and TMZ. For me? Miles and Hotel Points. IHG Credit Cards One of the things that I missed out on was an increase in the sign-up bonus for the IHG …

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Miles And Taxes: Is There Any Reason To Worry (Probably Not)

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Note: I am not an accountant. Nothing that I write below should be taken as tax advice. And if you’re getting tax information from a guy on the internet, you should probably rethink your strategy.   I got a question from a reader the other day asking if taxes could spell the end of the …

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And Now, For Something Completely Different…

As you may know, when you get a credit card through this site, it generates a commission*.  Since that also creates a conflict of interest, I donate those commissions to charity. This year, readers helped to generate almost $3,000 for Cradles to Crayons. Cradles To Crayons Cradles to Crayons is a 4-Star Charity Navigator organization …

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Southwest Offering Companion Pass With EVERY New Credit Card

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And now it gets interesting… It was only a few weeks ago that Southwest was offering 60,000 points to sign up for its Chase credit card. That was a great deal, particularly at the start of a new year. And now they’re dwarfing it. Companion Passes for Everyone One of the best elite perks in …

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WSJ: Credit Card Companies Cutting Back Bonuses

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal introduced the new year with an article that may be unwelcome to some members of the points community. Turns out that banks have made a resolution to go on a diet, as well. Problem is, their diet means cutting back on points that they are giving away, not taking in. …

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