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Chase “Pay Yourself Back” (Updated categories and dates)

Update 9/30/22: Chase has extended all of last quarter's Pay Yourself Back Categories and added shipping as PYB category to all of the Ink Cards. In May 2020, Chase introduced a fantastic new benefit for select...

Are you eligible for a new Marriott card?

Marriott recently introduced two new credit cards and made significant changes to a couple of existing cards.  See this post for full coverage.  Suddenly, you might be considering signing up for a new card. ...

+4x travel and transit with new Amex refer-a-friend offer on business cards

For a limited time, Amex business cardholders can now get +4 points per dollar spent on travel and transit for 3 months on up to $20K spent when you refer someone to a new...

Bilt adds monthly double rewards day (6x dining!), limited-time Virgin cruise discount

Bilt Rewards announced a couple of cool enhancements today that both make the program more exciting in a broader sense as well as specifically more rewarding for Bilt Mastercard cardholders. Note that to see...

Bummed by the Bonvoy Brilliant [On Greg’s Mind]

I was flying United Polaris business class back to North America from Norway and Nick was slumming it across the Atlantic in AA economy when news broke about new Marriott credit cards and changes...

Yes, the Ritz card is now the best value Marriott card

In Tim's post on Thursday, he covered the changes to the lineup of Marriott credit cards. Buried deep within that detailed post, some readers may have missed the golden nugget: the no-longer-available-to-new-applicants (but likely...

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant: hotel credit changing to $25 monthly dining credit (last day for...

Reminder 9/21 - Tomorrow the Bonvoy Brilliant's $300 hotel credit is changing to a $25/month dining credit. Until the changeover happens, new cardholders will still be able to double-dip by using the full hotel...

Amex Airline Fee Reimbursements. What still works?

American Express Platinum cards offer up to $200 per year in airline fee reimbursements.  These reimbursements can go a long way towards easing the sting of the high annual fees charged by personal Amex Platinum and...

Some Gaming is good [On Greg’s Mind]

The optimal amount of fraud is non-zero.  That's the title of a Bits about Money essay by Patrick McKenzie (hat tip to View from the Wing for pointing it out).  The essay's premise is...

Southwest now allows paid boarding position upgrades online at check in

Last week, Southwest Airlines announced a new Digitial Self Service Upgrade feature in an official post on FlyerTalk. This change is now live on the website as well. This new feature enables customers to pay...

Gift lounge access, elite status, and more. Top cards offering great authorized user perks.

Most ultra-premium credit cards justify their steep prices by offering airport lounge access, elite status, and other high end perks.  In many cases, it's possible to share those benefits with close friends and family...

Issues with Amex Platinum Walmart+ credits: check your cards

Last year, American Express started giving Platinum cardholders a credit for Walmart+ that completely offset the $12.95 monthly cost of the subscription. Doctor of Credit is reporting that multiple readers have recently had issues with...

Bilt Rewards Card: 3x on gas through October

The Bilt Rewards Mastercard is out with a new promo: get 3x on all gas purchases (up to $1250 total purchases) through October 31, 2022.   The Deal The Bilt Rewards Mastercard is offering 3x on gas...

[New partner: Avios] Bilt Rewards Complete Guide

Today, Bilt Rewards has announced the addition of their 10th, 11th, and 12th airline partners in British Airways Avios, Aer Lingus Avios, and Iberia Avios. Beginning today, Bilt Rewards points can be transferred to...

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