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Samsung Galaxy Buds for ~$20 with a great stack

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It's late, so I'm going to keep this very short: Doctor of Credit posted a nice deal on Samsung Galaxy buds. They are available at many stores for $99.99 right now, but I think...

On Nick’s mind (Dumping the Sapphire Reserve?)

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Yesterday, Greg wrote about cancelling a credit card to which he had an oddly emotional attachment, the Citi Prestige card (See: Dumping my Citi Prestige card). His willpower is stronger than mine; with 5x...

Dumping my Citi Prestige card

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I signed up for the Citi Prestige card in September, 2014. Back then, it was much easier to get Citigold status and so I locked in a $350 annual fee. Until this month, the...

Dumping my CNB Crystal Visa Infinite.

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The CNB Crystal Visa Infinite Card used to be awesome.  In addition to offering nice perks and great bonus categories, it offered $250 in airline fee reimbursements per card.  As a result, with free...

Business Platinum card losing Gogo, WeWork, Premium Roadside assistance, & Boingo in 2020

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The Business Platinum Card from American Express will be losing four key benefits in 2020. Hopefully we'll see Amex add something to replace these. Benefits being removed as of 1/1/20 are: 10 annual GoGo...

(EXPIRED) Targeted better Delta card offers: check online for more redeemable miles

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There are increased targeted offers for the Delta credit cards going out via mailer, but there is also a link to check for your targeted offers below. Some of the targeted offers beat the current publicly-available...

Amex ratchets up their war on gaming with wave of shutdowns

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Last week, Reddit was aflame with reports of Amex shutting down accounts.  While account shutdowns have long been common with other issuers, this hasn't been Amex's primary approach in the past.  For many years,...
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(EXPIRED) 5% back everywhere through 3/31/20 w/ Citizens Bank Mastercard (limited states)

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I can't imagine that this will work out as well as it sounds for a heavy hitter, but for the gamblers among us who also happen to live near a Citizens Bank branch, the Citizens...

Credit card changing fortunes (Nov 2019 Edition)

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One of the things that has long fascinated me about rewards credit cards is the way in which changes to other things (other cards, rewards programs, airport lounges, etc.) can effect the perceived value...

[Expired] Aspire w/ first-year fee waived!

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It's dead, Jim. The waived fee offer is gone. A reader in our Frequent Miler Insiders group has shared with us an offer for the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire card that has the standard welcome...

Manufacturing Delta elite status in 2020 and beyond

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Reconsidering my Delta elite future For many years now, I've manufactured high level Delta elite status for myself and my wife using techniques to increase credit card spend and get most of it back.  For...

CNB Crystal Visa Infinite loses valuable perks as of Jan 1 2020

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On the heels of their point devaluation, CNB has announced severe cuts to the CNB Crystal Visa Infinite card's benefits.  CNB has published a document "Change in Terms to Your City National Bank Crystal®...
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A student credit card plan: 825,000 points by graduation

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I've previously written a few posts with recommendations for teenagers and students who are interested in getting into the credit cards rewards game: Building (and viewing) teenage credit Planning a teen’s first credit card ...

Rakuten (formerly Ebates): now change from cash back to Membership Rewards points

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Rakuten is now offering users the chance to switch from earning cash back to earning Membership Rewards points. If you have an account earning cash back, you can now choose to earn Membership Rewards points...

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