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Best Credit Card Purchase Protections

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What is the best credit card to use for a large purchase?  Often, the answer is driven by which card offers the best rewards for your spend.  The biggest bang for your buck usually...
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Turning a Capital One lemon into lemonade

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My first credit card was with Capital One. I long ago picked up some nondescript Capital One credit card that offers a paltry 1.5% cash back everywhere, but unlike the Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash...
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Southwest Plus credit card adds $200 statement credit to welcome offer

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For the past several months, the Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus credit card has had a welcome offer of just 40,000 points with $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. There is...
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Discover It Miles Referral Bonus Increased To $100

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Discover card welcome offers don't tend to be very generous which is partly due to the fact that they don't have an annual fee. They do offer a referral program though which usually offers a...
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Retirement planning mistakes fixed by credit cards

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This post is only tangentially related to credit card rewards, but as I recently discovered some of my retirement planning mistakes and made some key changes, I thought the information may be useful to...
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Capital One adds 5x / 5% back at UberEats on select cards [Expired 1/31/21]

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Update: This offer has expired as of 1/31/21. Today Capital One announced a new temporary bonus category starting tomorrow on the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card and Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card, Capital One®...
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Why there are no 2X everywhere cards in my wallet

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There are two fantastic 2X Everywhere cards available in the US.  No, I'm not talking about Jennifer Garner's Capital One Venture card.  That's a good card, and it does earn 2 Capital One "miles"...
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My ever changing pandemic wallet

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Early this year I opened the kimono to show off the cards I keep in my wallet.  I was proud that I had a solid performing mix of cards in my wallet for every...
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Traveling with six & credit cards for four: a Card Talk intervention

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Frequent Miler's Card Talk is a new bi-weekly series in which Nick and I meet with a reader to do a credit card intervention.  What credit cards should you get and which should you...
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Discover lowers minimum gift card redemption to $5

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Discover has announced that they have reduced the minimum gift card redemption to $5 from $25 and gift cards can now be redeemed in $5 increments. That's a nice improvement that should make it...
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(EXPIRED) Chase summertime bonuses on Sapphire Reserve and Preferred

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Chase today announced some awesome summer bonuses for the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Preferred cards. These are some great enhancements that particularly enhance the value of the CSR over the coming months. The Deal Chase has added...
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Discover It Student Good Grades $20 per Year

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This is a simple reminder for those with a Discover It Student card to claim your $20 each year for good grades.  The process is super simple and takes less than a minute: Browse to...
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Citi Premier 65K/70K in-branch offer (possible match)

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Citi is currently running increased in-branch offers for the Citi Premier card. While the current online offer is for 60K ThankYou points after spending $4K in the first 3 months, the standard offer available...
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Yes, the Ritz card *is* earning the grocery bonus, but it’s confusing.

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A reader reached out on Twitter this morning reporting that his Chase Ritz grocery store bonus points were not posting to his Marriott account. As many readers will remember, all of the various Marriott...

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