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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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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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Great new 10K MQM + 40K miles business card offer

Delta First Class Dining

The offer on the personal version of the Delta Reserve card recently increased to an all-time high of 10,000 MQMs and 40,000 miles with $3,000 spend (See: Highest-ever bonus: 40K miles & 10K MQM) — and now that offer is also available on the Delta Reserve for Business credit card. These offers are the best we’ve ever seen on these cards. Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card The Offer Earn 40,000 Delta SkyMiles and 10,000 MQMs after spending $3,000 on…

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$1K cash back after $10K spend with targeted mailer

Doctor of Credit is reporting that Capital One is out with an intriguing targeted mailer for their Spark Cash Visa for Business card: get $1,000 cash back after you spend $10,000 in the first 3 months. That’s on top of the 2% you already receive with this card, meaning that your total would be $1,200 cash back after $10,000 spend. At 12% total back on $10K, that’s a nice return on a significant chunk of spend. This is…

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IHG 85K offer now includes $50 statement credit (but you might do better)

We have added a public link to our Best Credit Card Offers page for a new offer on the IHG Rewards credit card that now includes a $50 statement credit along with an 80K point signup bonus and an additional 5K points for adding an AU and making a purchase. That said, you may be able to get an even better offer. Read on for details. The Offer 80,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months…

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Pay estimated taxes via credit card (due 9/15)

pay federal taxes with a credit card

Third quarter estimated taxes are due this Friday, September 15th.  You probably don’t like paying taxes, but… paying federal taxes can be quite rewarding.  The key is to earn credit card rewards that more than offset associated fees. Even if you don’t owe estimated taxes, you might want to consider paying some if you need help meeting minimum spend requirements on a new credit card.  In that case, you’ll get your money back after filing…

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