Top 10 signup bonuses February 2017. Where’s SPG?

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In December of last year, I unveiled a new page on this site:  Top 10+ Credit Card Offers. This is a sorted list of all of the best credit card offers that we track.  Cards are sorted in descending order by estimated first year value.  By default, only the top 10 are shown, but you can easily click “Next” to see more. I visited the page yesterday expecting to see the new SPG 35K offers…

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Cautions regarding the “4.05%” BB&T Spectrum Rewards Visa.

BBT Spectrum Rewards Visa Caution

Last week I highlighted three cards that seem to offer “The best rewards for $50K spend” based on their first year increased point earning signup offers: the Amex Blue for Business Card, the Discover It Miles Card, and the BB&T Spectrum Rewards Visa. The BB&T Spectrum Rewards Visa appears to offer a way to get 4.05% cash back in the first year (based on spending over $50K in the first 3 months).  But, according to…

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TopCashback double cash back event


Today only, TopCashback is offering double cash back (or better) at a number of popular stores. As always, it’s a good idea to check Cashbackmonitor to make sure that you’re getting the best rate and to check historical rates at the retailers you’re considering. From a travel perspective, one potentially notable deal would be 20% back for new customers at Groupon. Check the terms for which types of Groupons are eligible for cash back, but…

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How to know which credit card to use

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Many credit cards offer great category bonuses.  3X points for this or that, 2X points for the other, 5X points with categories that change every 3 months, etc.  There are apps that claim to help with this problem… and they probably do.  But, personally, I’m not going to whip out my phone for every purchase to figure out which card to use.  And my wife definitely won’t.  Instead, I have a low tech solution… I…

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Singapore business class – great fares from New York, Houston, and LA


As reported by Gary Leff at View from the Wing, Singapore Airlines is having a great business class fare sale with round trip fares starting under $2,000.  While the price is already terrific for long haul business class, this deal could be very attractive if you have an Amex Business Platinum and pay with points.  Assuming you book a $2,000 fare, you would initially need to have 200,000 Membership Rewards points. You would get half…

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Get more than $2K back on $50K spend before it’s too late


A fine wine might get better with age, but these deals have an expiration date.  We wrote about them, you read about them — now it’s time to go get them before they’re gone. Last Chance Deals Expiring tonight (at midnight Eastern time) Get a $10 Target gift card for $5: It’s always nice to save a couple of bucks on stuff you were already going to buy. If you’re interested, grab this one before it’s…

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Would you pay to shower on a plane?


Welcome to this week in review around the web, where we highlight some of our favorite posts from around the Internet. First up, I ask the title question — would you pay to shower on a plane? Word on the street is that Emirates thinks you might. While just a rumor, I don’t find it all that hard to believe. I the past month, I’ve flown Emirates A380 first class 3 times and have noticed a…

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Two for one business class and more!

Cathay Pacific Business Class

Welcome to today’s Frequent Miler week in review, where we recap this week’s highlights. First up this week, Cathay Pacific is out with a credit card for US consumers. We explored whether you should be inspired to go after the sign up bonus. With a bonus worth about $300 and an annual fee of $95, this card isn’t very inspiring unless you are a very heavy spender overseas, where this card will earn 1.5 miles on…

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Are you eligible for the Amex SPG 35K bonus?

Amex SPG 35K

I expect that many readers are interested in the Amex SPG lmited time 35K offers for both personal and business cards.  I know that I am.  Unfortunately, the offer terms state “Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product.”  Amex apparently keeps track of whether or not you’ve had the card in the past 7 years.  If you have had the card, you’re not eligible for the new bonus,…

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