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Is Staples rejecting Ink cards for Visa Gift Card Purchases? Data points welcome

Update: Thanks for all of the reader input! It looks like this must have been a Staples POS issue that affected all stores for a short time yesterday and has since been resolved. Many readers reported success before and after. Yesterday, we received a question in a private message from a reader at the Frequent Miler Facebook page: We suggested that this was probably a fraud alert and that the reader contact Chase about it.…

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Register now for 10% back on award stays for Hyatt Credit Card holders this summer

As was widely reported yesterday, Hyatt has brought back a very popular promotion offering 10% back on points redeemed for award stays between June 1 and September 5, 2017. The Offer 10% back on points redeemed between June 1st and September 5th, 2017 Both full award stays and cash & points stays receive 10% points back Must register here by June 30th (Register now) Quick Thoughts While I’m not a big fan of the new World of Hyatt loyalty scheme,…

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1.2 million miles available through Top 20 offers

Our current Top 10+ Credit Card Offers page contains a list of all best public signup offers (that we know of), sorted from top to bottom by an unbiased estimate of first year value.  Currently, the top 10 includes four Delta cards each offering signup bonuses of 60,000 or 70,000 miles.  The Ink Business Preferred 80K offer has kept its top spot and the Sapphire Preferred 55K offer has held on to its long-time top…

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Altitude Reserve flight search better than expected but far from perfect

The new US Bank Altitude Reserve card offers very good first year value thanks to its 50K signup bonus and $325 in travel credits (the card currently shows up in the #20 spot on our Top 10+ Credit Card Offers page)  The best use of the card’s points, in my opinion, is to redeem them for flights at a value of 1.5 cents per point. The problem is that you have to book your flights…

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70K/60K Delta SkyMiles bonuses for businesses, too [Unavailable]

Earlier today, we posted a quick deal with increased offers on the Amex Delta Gold SkyMiles and Amex Delta Platinum SkyMiles credit cards. When posting that Quick Deal and updating our Best Offers page, I missed the fact that these increased offers also apply to the business version of each card. Details below (and see the previous Quick Deal for the personal card offers). Note the key difference with the business cards being that the Platinum Delta…

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Huge new Delta SkyMiles offers [Unavailable]

There are great new public offers out on both the Amex Gold Delta SkyMiles  and the Amex Platinum Delta SkyMiles credit cards — whereby you can earn 60,000 Delta SkyMiles (Gold Delta SkyMiles) or 70,000 Delta SkyMiles + 10K MQMs (Platinum Delta SkyMiles). You can additionally get a statement credit on either card for spending money at Delta in your first few months. The offers follow. Update #2: These offers are currently unavailable through Frequent Miler. Update: These…

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Amex Platinum for Less (2017 edition)

Amex Platinum for Less

The Amex Platinum card comes with a slew of useful benefits such as lounge access (Centurion Lounge, Delta SkyClub, Priority Pass Select lounges, etc.); elite status with Starwood (and, therefore, Marriott too), Hilton, National Car Rental; free unlimited Boingo Wifi; annual $200 in airline fee reimbursements; Global Entry fee reimbursements; and more.  You can find a nearly complete checklist here: Amex Platinum Checklist. You get all of that, and more, for “only” $550 per year.…

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Chase changing travel credit to cardmember year on Sapphire Reserve

Chase Sapphire Reserve

Travel After Work is reporting a change is coming in the Chase Sapphire Reserve annual travel credit. This benefit is currently a calendar-year benefit. However, the credit will instead become a cardmember year benefit for applications approved from May 21st onward. What’s the difference? The difference is in how many times you can receive the credit before your second annual fee is due. As a calendar-year benefit, it has been possible to receive the $300 travel credit two…

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Awesome Amex Offers and how to get them

Amex just came out with yet another awesome Amex Offer: Spend $200+ at AT&T, Get 2,000 Membership Rewards (there is also a Spend $200+, Get $20 variation).  This offer is repeatable 3 times, so it is an easy 6,000 Membership Rewards points per targeted card for AT&T customers. At the current of 1.82 cents per point, those 6,000 points are arguably worth $109 or more towards flights when transferred to airline partners and used for…

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