Tag: 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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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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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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When Does Paying An Annual Credit Card Fee Make Sense?

Earlier today, I got a question about the JetBlue credit card. The card is one of my favorites and has some unique benefits. Of course, if you never fly JetBlue, you’re probably not going to be interested. The question I got was about whether the writer should get the card, but there’s a second question …

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New Hilton Credit Cards Have Arrived

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As I discussed back in November, Hilton has used the new year to roll out a new lineup of credit cards, ranging from a free one to a premium one. I don’t have access to the links yet for this site, but if you are anxious to apply, you can go directly to American Express. …

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Reader Question: Should I Cancel Credit Cards I Don’t Use?

I have a bunch of old credit cards that I no longer use. Should I cancel them or let them gather dust? Cancelling Old Cards It’s a question that tends to come up as people look at their finances for the new year. And the answer is, well, as always, it depends… If the card …

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Earning Elite Status With No Stays Or Flights?

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Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about elite status, which gives you extra perks and points at hotels and airlines, based on your past business.* Certain benefits, such as extra points, are generally valuable, while others, like a special check-in desk (which is never manned at hotels) or free local phone calls, have almost no …

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