Category: Credit Cards

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

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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

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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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Making Money By Paying Taxes

Please note: You can learn a bit about the blog here. There may be credit card links in this post or on the Credit Cards for Charity page. Any money generated from credit card commissions on this site goes to charity.¬† In a few weeks, spring will begin, at least according to the calendar if …

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An Easy $75 From Discover And Grocery Stores

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A few days ago, I wrote about Discover Deals, what I consider to be the best thing about Discover cards. Well, if Discover Deals is #1, then the quarterly 5% category is a close #2. For the second calendar quarter of the year (April through June), you can earn up to $75 by spending at …

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The Best Thing About Discover Cards

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Discover cards have a lot of things going for them. They have good cashback and will usually double everything you earn in your first year. Customer service is excellent. They don’t charge nuisance fees (including annual fees). In other words, they do all of the basics well, and then some. But Discover Deals Still Rules …

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