Credit Cards

Link Chase business and personal accounts online

Chase Ultimate Rewards points can easily be combined between your own cards and one member of your household. However, earlier this year, the link between my personal and business cards broke and I was...

Capital One Venture X card: A strong new ultra-premium contender

Update 11/9/21: Applications are now life. See more in this post. Capital One has today announced the long-anticipated launch of its ultra-premium credit card. The Capital One Venture X card will launch for new applications...

IHG extending some free night certificates to 12/31/22! (and elite status)

IHG has just sent an email to members indicating good news: free night certificates issued in 2021 will be valid until 12/31/2022. To be clear, this only applies to certificates issued during 2021, but that...

My bite-sized thoughts about everything new in points & miles (Nov 2021)

In the past month or so there have been huge changes related to points, miles, and loyalty.  Each week, Nick throws in his 2 cents about these things in his Week in Review series,...

Authorized user bonuses via pre-qualification tool

American Express has been offering good authorized user bonuses this year. My wife had a few offers in her account over the last several months that would periodically show up under her Amex Offers....

Current Amex Offers (many new offers!)

Current Amex Offers: Updated 11/15/21 with new offers from Leading Hotels of the World, ShopRite, and many more. This specific page is designed to show current Amex Offers.  If you have any Amex cards, even...
Best Everywhere Else Credit Cards

Contemplating the best card for a single credit card wallet

This past weekend, I was invited to speak about miles and points at a conference for accountants. I fielded some of the typical questions both during and after, including which is the single best...

X1 Card Review: Up to 4x Everywhere. It’s here. It’s real

Yesterday, I received an email from X1 Card saying "You advanced 500 positions."  I had moved up to position 124,105 on X1's waiting list.  My reaction: "Wait... does this mean that X1 hasn't given...

(EXPIRED) Air Canada’s U.S. cards: Register now for an extra 10K points.

Update: Aeroplan has announced that they are sweetening the deal by adding an extra bonus of 10 eUpgrade credits (on top of the previously-announced extra 10K points) for those who join the waitlist by...

(EXPIRED) Earn Alaska elite-qualifying miles with credit card spend

A reader just forwarded an email about a promotion I had missed: Alaska Airlines is offering credit card holders 2,500 Elite Qualifying Miles for each $2,500 in spend on their co-branded credit cards from September...

Bank of America launches Business Unlimited Cash Rewards card

Several months ago, Bank of America launched an Unlimited Cash Rewards credit card. While the unlimited 1.5% cash back wasn't amazing on its own, the card was an exciting development because it represented the...

Amex Offer Cheat Sheet

Often, there are many great Amex Offers available to cardholders.  Some are available to all cardholders. Some are for those with specific cards.  Many are targeted to specific people.  The goal of this post...

Southwest introduces new card benefits

Today, Southwest announced new benefits available immediately for current and new cardholders.  New features include extra bonus points in various categories of spend, the uncapped ability to earn A-List status with spend, free EarlyBird...

Amex Platinum Complete Guide

This post has been updated to include new consumer Platinum perks such as Walmart+ credits, and new business Platinum perks such as cell phone service credits and more Dell credits. Amex Platinum cards come loaded...

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