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Great tip: Order Amazon items that are out of stock

I just caught a great tip that comes from Dan's Deals by way of a roundup at Miles to Memories: there is a way to view and order items on Amazon even when they are...

Rakuten Visa drops CDW and extended warranty 2/1/21

Rakuten Visa cardholders are receiving notification that effective February 1, 2021, the card will no longer include Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver or Extended Warranty coverage. Interestingly, the email says nothing of price protection, so...

Delta torpedoes SkyMiles value for partner awards

Earlier this week, Thrifty Traveler reported that Delta torpedoed the value of SkyMiles for partner award flights on a wide range of partners. This includes flights both to Europe and Asia and in some cases...

Delta global upgrade certificates now improved for Air France and Virgin Australia flights

Delta Diamond status offers elite members members three Choice Benefits each year. The single most valuable choice, in my opinion, is four Global Upgrade Certificates.  These certificates can be used to upgrade from the...

New Hilton changes: extended 2021 free night certs, reduced elite requirements, and more

Hilton Honors has announced some new customer-friendly adjustments to the program in light of the current pandemic. The real highlight here is that in addition to the extension in place for 2020 free night...

Simon Mall to take contactless payments (Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay, etc)

Simon Mall has reached out today to let us know that beginning on Monday, October 26, 2020, malls will be able to accept mobile contactless payments, including things like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay and...

Capital One Spark Cash no longer showing up on personal reports for new cardholders

HelpMeBuildCredit.com reported yesterday that Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business cards will no longer report to personal credit bureaus. We were able to confirm through a Capital One spokesperson that for new Spark Cash...
Air Canada Jetz

Air Canada Offering All Business Class Flights On Select Routes During The Holidays

File this under interesting but hard to take advantage of right now. Air Canada has announced that they'll be opening up their Jetz fleet for all business class flights over the holidays. If you're not...

Capital One adds PayPal redemptions, but not great value

Yesterday, Capital One announced a new redemption option coming soon for some cardholders: card members can redeem Capital One Rewards miles or cash back when they check out using PayPal, without needing to log in...

Now 2x/3x on groceries; stack with travel credit and Pay Yourself Back

New enhancements have been announced today to two of the most popular travel rewards credit cards: Starting on November 1, 2020 and running through April 30, 2021, the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Sapphire...

Which Amex Cards are Credit Cards? Which are Charge Cards? How many can you...

Amex credit cards vs Amex charge cards vs Pay Over Time cards Amex offers both credit cards, charge cards, and cards that are charge cards under the hood but automatically have credit-card-like "pay over time"...

$10 Amazon Promo Credits Working On Gift Card Purchases

In the lead up to Prime Day, Amazon was offering a $10 promotional credit when buying $40 worth of Amazon gift cards. Those $10 credits have been getting rolled out today, so you've hopefully already...
American Airlines Elite Qualification Requirements 2021

American Airlines Reducing Status Earning Requirements For 2021

Seeing as some people and businesses are planning their travel for 2021, American Airlines has come out early and announced changes to elite status earning requirements in 2021. These changes are all positive as...

New at-home Variis by Equinox fitness benefit on Amex cards starts today

Today Amex has launched a new statement credit benefit for Variis by Equinox: Platinum cardholders will receive $25 per month in statement credits toward a monthly membership to the at-home fitness app and other...

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