Is it a keeper? My take on BOA’s new Premium Rewards Card

Bank of America’s new card was originally expected to be an ultra-premium card.  Rumors were that it would compete in the $450 / $550 space with the Chase Sapphire Reserve, Amex Platinum, Citi Prestige, US Bank Altitude Reserve, etc.  But… Either the rumors were false, or Bank of America changed course along the way.  The new and creatively named “Premium Rewards Credit Card” is just $95 per year. For full details about the Bank of…

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Big Hertz / United 5K+ per rental offer returns [Targeted]

United and Hertz have brought back a popular promotion worth more than 5,000 United MileagePlus Miles per rental for those targeted. The Deal 1,500 bonus miles per mid-size or larger rental (available to everyone) 3,000 bonus miles with every rental through January 31, 2018 (targeted) Additional bonus based on Elite or Cardholder status (I’m a MileagePlus Explorer cardholder, so my offer is for an additional 750 miles — you may get up to 1,250 based on status The terms state…

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$15 back with each dine in major cities through this app

Yesterday, a member of the Frequent Miler Insiders Facebook group posted something about using an app I hadn’t heard of before: Seated. If you like to dine out and live in a city served by the app, this one is worth a look because you can earn $15 back every time you dine. Seated is an app that allows you to make restaurant reservations. I’ve used similar apps like Open Table in the past. What sets…

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Barclaycard Arrival+ 50K offer ending tomorrow

As has been reported by One Mile at a Time, the current 50,000 point signup bonus on the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard is said to be ending tomorrow morning. If you’re interested in applying for this card, it looks like now may be the time.   As a reminder, this card earns: 50,000 bonus miles after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days 2X miles on all purchases 5% miles back every…

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Can you earn 4.59% back on everyday spend with the new BOA Premium Rewards card?

As we reported earlier today, Bank of America launched a new card this morning: the Bank of America Premium Rewards card. Greg even wrote a Bank of America Premium Rewards Card Complete Guide. I’m sure he will soon have more analysis and thoughts about this new offering, but in the meantime, I got digging through the terms of the Preferred Rewards program and found myself wondering: Can you earn 4.59% back on everyday spend with this…

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Merrill+ application may still be available by phone

We had recently reported that upon launch of the new Bank of America Premium Rewards card, the Merrill+ card would cease to be available. However, reader tinytavosa commented that he applied this morning and was approved after a recon call (he had frozen his Experian credit report, which necessitated a phone call to the recon department). He further reported that on recon, he had to verify personal information from his credit report and was then…

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50K offer now live: BOA Premium Rewards Credit Card

Bank of America has just launched a new premium rewards credit card creatively named “Premium Rewards”. While this card won’t be for everyone, those who have $100K+ on deposit with Bank of America / Merrill Lynch can get best-in-class earnings on everyday spend with a 75% bonus bringing the return up to 2.625% back on everyday spend. Since those earnings can be deposited in your eligible Bank of America / Merrill Lynch account, that’s like 2.625% cash…

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How to dodge Plastiq cash advance fees

Plastiq is a bill payment service that lets you pay almost any bill with a credit card in exchange for a 2.5% fee.  Paying rent, tuition, or other big expenses through Plastiq can be a great way to meet minimum spend requirements for new credit cards. For more details about Plastiq, please see: Complete guide to Plastiq credit card payments. But, if you try to pay a new recipient with a Visa credit card, you…

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Earn a couple bucks on Plastiq payments with Drop

Drop is a an app that allows you to link a credit or debit card and activate offers in the app to earn points on purchases with a variety of retailers that can be converted to gift cards. Doctor of credit has previously written up the way it works. The main thing to know about Drop is that you can earn a maximum of $5 in rewards weekly. However, they are out with a new…

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