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Best credit card combos: Ultimate Rewards

UPDATE: After this post was written, Chase introduced two new cards: Chase Freedom Unlimited which offers 1.5 points per dollar on all spend and Chase Sapphire Reserve which offers 3X points for travel and...

This may be the single best current signup offer

25,000 points after $3,000 spend in 3 months.  That doesn’t sound like a great offer.  Credit card issuers routinely offer 40,000 points or more with similar spend requirements.  But, this one is special… This offer,...

Updates: REDbird, Plenti, my 90,000 point mistake, Ink 30K and 60K offers

I have a number of quick updates for today… REDbird As of May 6, 2015, Target no longer accepts credit cards for in-store REDbird reloads. For more information, please see "REDbird Post Memo Answers", and "REDbird...

Ink Plus 60K? Ink Cash 30K?

Just a quick heads-up: National Small Business Week runs next week, May 4-8. In the recent past, Chase has celebrated Small Business Week by increasing the signup bonus on the Ink Plus and...

How to find Amex upgrade offers online

Update: This post includes offers that were valid at the time of publication, but have since expired. Please click here to see the best offers currently available. This is my third round of publishing easy ways to find...

United: Two nearly identical 50K signup offers, but one is better

Chase periodically increases the signup offer on their United Mileage Plus card to 50,000 miles plus 5,000 additional miles for adding an authorized user.  That offer has returned (along with a $3K spend requirement). ...
targeted Amex business card offers

How to (maybe) receive targeted Amex business card offers

Several years ago I started receiving targeted offers, by mail, from Amex for their Business cards.  Specifically, every month or two I received an offer for 100,000 Membership Rewards points after $10K spend for...

3X retail and travel, free $650 phone… My reactions to Citi’s new ThankYou card:...

This card is no longer available to new applicants, but it may be possible to get this card by calling to product change from another Citibank card.  You won't get the free phone signup...

Prestige 4th night free on AAA rate?

Yep, another post about the Citi Prestige 4th Night Free benefit…  Other recent posts include: Using the Citi Prestige 4th night free benefit Prestige 4th night free benefit, take 2 Overall, my experience has been that the...
Personal Capital 3% card

Personal Capital’s potential 3% everywhere card

Ben, from Reward Yourself, sent me a survey he received from Personal Capital: Personal Capital 3% card The survey asks for opinions about a possible new Personal Capital Visa credit card: In case the image, above, is...

Club Carlson’s 30,000 point bonus may be easier to get than expected

As a reminder, Club Carlson is dumping the Bonus Award Nights feature of their credit cards as of June 1, 2015.  Shortly after I reported this change, Club Carlson sent emails to cardholders titled...
Prestige 4th Night Free

Prestige 4th night free benefit, take 2

The last time I wrote about the Citi Prestige card’s 4th night free benefit, my review was lukewarm.  I complained a bit about the cumbersome booking process and the fact that booking through Citi...

Discover It Miles not as lucrative as I had hoped

When the Discover It Miles card was first introduced, I was excited about the potential (see: Discover introduces a new card and a potentially VERY lucrative 1st year offer).  Instead of a standard signup...

420,000 miles closer to Necker Island

Today I applied for four identical Virgin Atlantic credit cards.  The cards are advertised as if they have a 90,000 mile signup bonus, but I think that’s misleading.  15,000 of the 90,000 miles are...

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