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The Great Debate: Hyatt vs Marriott

Hyatt vs Marriott.  This is the debate you really want to see.  The Post Roast segment of our most recent Frequent Miler on the Air episode seems to have struck a nerve. Nick took...
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IHG Premier Increased To 140k With Annual Fee Waived First Year, IHG Traveler 100k

During yesterday's Ask Us Anything, one of the questions we received was whether a reader should apply for the 100,000 point bonus on the Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card or wait to see if...

New Wyndham Earner credit cards review: Surprisingly strong

Barclays and Wyndham today unveiled three new "Wyndham Earner" rewards credit cards.  While I don't consider any of them to be "must have" cards, they're better than I expected and I'm actually kind of...

Chase “Pay Yourself Back” extended thru April 2021 & more cards added!

Chase has extended this awesome "Pay Yourself Back" feature through April 2021!  Additionally, they've added this feature to the Ink Business Preferred (but only for certain business spend and charities), and to the Freedom...

Huge credit card offers; Hyatt answers; and solving X1

This week we posted analyses of the newest huge credit card offers and predicted what will come next. Also, because of intense interest in Hyatt mattress runs, we posted a mattress running Q&A.  And...

[UPDATE: Fixed!] Amex Delta status boost tracker broken, but Amex is working on it

UPDATE: The Status Boost tracker appears to have been fixed as of October 1, 2020.  The original post follows... Those who earn Delta elite status through credit card spend may have noticed that Amex's Delta...

Marriott Amex Offer: Spend $250, Get $75 Back

American Express is out with a widely available new Marriott Amex Offer: Spend $250, Get $75 Back.  If you spend exactly $250, this amounts to an excellent 30% rebate.  Deal expires 12/31/20. Marriott Amex Offer ...

Beginner credit card plan: over 500K points in 12 to 15 months

The quickest and easiest way to amass points and miles is through credit card welcome bonuses.  In this post I'll demonstrate a credit card plan for a beginner starting from scratch to amass over...

Current Amex Offers (many new offers!)

Last updated 10/30/20 with new offers for AT&T TV and others. Recent additions include Dell, HBO Max, Lululemon, Hello Fresh and much more! This specific page is designed to show current Amex Offers.  If you...

Chase resumes approving business card applications

During the first 6 months (or so) of the pandemic, Chase stopped approving most business card applications.  Fortunately, it appears that Chase is once again approving them!  This includes those applying as a sole...

X1 Card: Too good to be true. Here’s how they’ll do it.

The X1 Card doesn't yet exist except as a start-up marketing concept.  They advertise that you can earn up to 4X rewards on all spend with no annual fee.  Earning 4X requires referring others. ...

[Now through 12/31] Capital One adds restaurant delivery & streaming redemptions at $0.01 each

Update: Capital One reached out to let us know that they've extended this promotion until December 31, 2020.  Also note the following other temporary Capital One benefits that have been extended through December 31st: ...

Amex retention offers via online chat

Yesterday, Doctor of Credit reported success getting an Amex retention offer via online chat.  Chuck's Green card annual fee was due and he was offered either $75 or 5,000 points.  He took the $75. ...

Chase Freedom Flex Complete Guide

The all-new Chase Freedom Flex Mastercard is now live.  Within Chase's family of Ultimate Rewards cards, this one replaces the Freedom Visa.  The Freedom Visa was a good card thanks to its rotating 5X...

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