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 I tackled the too-good-to-be-true X1 card: is there a way they can fulfill their promises?

On our show, in addition to our usual segments (Giant Mailbag, What Crazy Thing Did Citi Do This Week?), we discussed mattress running Marriott and the brightening credit card space: lots of good news and our best guesses of what changes we’ll see soon…  Watch Frequent Miler on the Air, here:

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This week at Frequent Miler

Credit Card Bonuses

Chase has resumed approving business card applications.  That’s great news!  Chase business cards consistently rank near the top of our Best of the Best Credit Card Offers list.  Plus, I’ve often argued that the fee-free Chase Ink Business Cash is one of the few cards that all point collectors should have.  It’s awesome that it’s now possible to get it again!

Capital One is out with a new 100K offer for their Venture Rewards card.  That sounds exciting, but when I compared it to the Sapphire Preferred 80K offer I found that the Sapphire Preferred comes out on top… for most people.  See: Venture 100K vs Sapphire 80K. Which is better?

I also attempted to address the question of whether or not its worth waiting for an even better offer for the Sapphire Reserve card.  See: Chase Sapphire Reserve 100K Offer – Will it return?

And finally, I realized that it was time to refresh my credit card planning posts.  If you’re new to credit card bonus hunting, but you’re ready to go big, where should you start?  My recommendations are here: Beginner credit card plan: over 500K points in 12 to 15 months

Hyatt Mattress Running

Following last week’s posts regarding mattress running Hyatt to earn top tier status, there was a lot of interest and many questions.  I did my best to answer the questions here: Hyatt Mattress Run Q&A

X1 Card: Too Good To Be True

I almost wrote a post about why I was confident that the X1 card was doomed to fail.  Instead, I got creative.  Here’s how they might just pull it off: X1 Card: Too good to be true. Here’s how they’ll do it.

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The deal of the week

Delta Air Lines

I was bummed that I didn’t find this offer on any of my Amex cards.  It’s worth up to 40% off!  Amazing Delta Amex Offer: Spend $300+ & Get $120 Back (Highly Targeted)

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