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X1 First Impressions: Fun, Rewarding, Scary

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I recently successfully signed up for the X1 card.  Regular readers may remember that this is the start-up card that has no annual fee and offers 3x everywhere for those who spend $15k within...

5x everywhere for Black Friday with Bilt Rewards card

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The Bilt Rewards Mastercard is out with an awesome Black Friday promotion: get 5x on all shopping (excluding rent and the usual cash-like transactions) for up to 50,000 points on Black Friday. While I have other...

[Update] Waves of Amex shut downs this week

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Update 11/16/21: A reader whose account was closed in this ordeal has reached out to let us know that some accounts have been reinstated for a $25 fee. If you were unfairly shut down,...

Rumored new premium business card on the horizon

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Greg has long had hopes for an ultra-premium credit card on the business side of Ultimate Rewards. He made his case for why it would just make sense a couple of years ago (See: Still...

Targeted Delta business offers: up to 125K miles and a $100 statement credit

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Delta Air Lines has sent a targeted email to some SkyMiles members for bonuses of up to 125,000 miles on the business versions of the Delta American Express cards. Those chasing status will prefer the MQMs...

It was the best of times, it was the worst of timing

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The points bonanza of the past two years has been absolutely bonkers. Credit card issuers have long offered welcome bonuses and spending category bonuses to entice us to get and use their cards, but...
Bank of America Preferred Rewards

Bank of America Preferred Rewards Updated; New Tiers Added

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Bank of America has updated its Preferred Rewards program and it's good news. There's been no devaluation because existing tiers will remain unchanged; the updates simply include a couple of new tiers at the...

[Update: False Alarm] Capital One Venture X referral offer missing vacation rental credit

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Update: A couple of eagle-eyed readers in the comments have noticed that I was incorrect and the referral offer does include the $200 vacation rental portion of the welcome bonus. While the $200 credit...

U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve losing Gogo WiFi benefit in 2022

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Doctor of Credit notes that U.S. Bank has notified existing cardholders that the free Gogo in-flight WiFi pass benefit will be discontinued on April 1, 2022. You can still enroll in the benefit until...

Everything you want to know about Capital One and the Venture X

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The launch of Capital One's Venture X has lead to a barrage of questions from readers. A welcome bonus of 100K transferable points usually turns some heads and in this case it comes from...

Ultra-Premium Credit Card Travel Protections

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With the introduction of their Venture X card, Capital One became the latest major card issuer to offer an ultra-premium card.  So, it was time to update this post.  I dug into Venture X's...

Capital One Venture X live, benefits as good as hoped

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The Capital One Venture X card is now live for new applications. We also have some further information about its benefits -- including the fact that it matches best-in-class trip delay protection and has...

Cash back is looking better than ever (On Nick’s mind)

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A comment Greg made during our weekly Frequent Miler team meeting last week has had me thinking more about cash back for the past week. We were briefly debating the value in reporting deals...

Which Premium Cards are Keepers?

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Credit card annual fees keep going up.  In recent years, Amex increased their consumer Platinum card annual fees twice.  First from $450 to $550, and more recently to $695.  Other notable increases include Chase's...

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