Category: Credit Cards

Discover 5% Categories Jan-Mar: Grocery Stores


Note: Yesterday’s post reminder appears to have gotten stuck in the upside-down. You can read the post here. Every calendar quarter, Discover It and Discover More cards offer 5% cash back on the first $1,500 in spending in various categories. First Quarter 2019 Here’s an easy one. From January through March, earn 5% back on …

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Capital One Savor: Now In My Wallet

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There are competing philosophies around credit card rewards portfolios. For those who want the “set it and forget it” method, the Citi Double Cash Card is probably the best solution. You get 2% on every purchase. No bonus multipliers or quarterly promotions to worry about. You may not always get the single best reward available, …

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Southwest Credit Card: 60,000 Points. But More Importantly, The Calendar…

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Southwest Rapid Rewards Card Southwest Airlines runs frequent promotions for its Rapid Rewards Credit Card, but now may be an optimal time to get it, given that we are at the end of the calendar year (More on that later.). I don’t offer Chase cards, but that link will take you directly to Southwest’s website. …

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Citibank Adjusts High-End Prestige Card. Again.

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There’s a continuing battle in the credit card business of benefits versus rewards. Some card companies, like American Express, offer you great benefits for having the card, but not as much in the way of rewards when you actually use the card. Chase, on the other hand, focuses more on offering great rewards when you …

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Marriott Rolls Out New Credit Cards; Premier Plus Looks Interesting

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As Marriott moves to combine the Starwood and Marriott Rewards programs, it is taking a necessary first step and rolling out its credit cards. Initial bonuses are often the best you’ll see for a while, so it’s worth taking a look. Marriott Rewards Premier Plus The new card that caught my attention was the Marriott …

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Weekend wrapup: 100K BA Miles, Amazon Prime, Manufactured Spending Getting More Expensive

It was a moderately busy weekend in the world of miles. Here are a few of the things that are going on: 100,000 British Airways Miles  In an attempt to sound even more pretentious and offset their declining service, BA calls its miles Avios, but they do the same thing. Don’t let the terminology confuse …

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IHG Hobbles Its Free Night Award

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It was good while it lasted. Intercontinental Group (IHG) appears to be significantly devaluing the free night that comes with its $49 credit card. 70,000 to 40,000 Starting with free nights issued after May 1, Chase and IHG are modifying what I called the best credit deal in the industry: A free night at any …

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Delta: Double Miles With Partners, Potential Extra Credit Card MQMs


When airlines first launched frequent flyer programs, they only intended for the miles to serve as a device to influence your future flying behavior. I don’t think anyone imagined the extent to which miles would become such an integral part of travel, nor how profitable the venture could be. Over the past few decades, airlines …

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Southwest Chase Card Offering 50,000 Points (Still)

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Southwest is offering a 50,000 signup bonus with its credit card if you spend $2,000 in the first three months. It comes with a $69 annual fee, but the return is more than tenfold. The standard bonus for this card is 30,000 points, but they run the 50K promotion so frequently that there’s no reason …

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Three Ways To Earn Big American Miles


American Airlines miles are among the most useful in the industry. The company is a member of the oneworld alliance and your miles can get you anywhere in the world. It’s taking more and more miles, though, to get that business class ticket to Asia (There’s usually great availability on Cathay.) or Europe (Be careful, …

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