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Southwest 60K offers back: Companion Pass after $4K spend

The Chase Southwest Premier and Plus credit cards are back with 60,000-point signup bonuses on each, meaning it is once again possible to earn a Southwest Companion Pass with just 2 credit card signups. This time of year is probably the least desirable time to earn a Companion Pass in terms of the length of validity, but if you find yourself under 5/24 and you don’t intend to stay there long enough to wait, these offers…

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Keep or cancel Sapphire Reserve?

It’s been a year since Chase unveiled their blockbuster new credit card: Chase Sapphire Reserve.  Chase originally launched the card with an eye popping signup bonus: 100,000 points after $4K spend (the offer has since dropped to 50,000 points).  Even though the card has a $450 annual fee, the combination of the giant signup bonus and card perks make it a no-brainer and a huge number of people signed up for the card. Now, many…

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Last call for Merrill+ $1,000 in airfare

Yesterday I learned from a source that the Merrill+ Visa Signature Card will be discontinued in “mid September”. This means that we expect the following to be true at some point in September: The card will no longer be available to new applicants Existing customers will keep the card until further notice Is it worth signing up for this card before it’s gone? As I reported before, this card is great for it’s signup bonus. …

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Surprise: No email, still targeted for 10K per AU

Over the past couple of days, many blogs have covered the recent bonus for adding authorized users to Amex Hilton Honors and Surpass credit cards. Since I hadn’t received an email, I assumed I hadn’t been targeted. I was wrong. Despite not having been targeted for any of the SPG spending offers over the past year, I finally clicked the link in the post at One Mile at a Time about the Hilton AU bonus…

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Increase credit card spend (and get most of it back). What still works August 2017

This is the latest in our ongoing series of what’s new in the world of manufactured spending.  We last posted an update in June (here).  As always, you can find an up-to-date complete roundup of techniques for increasing spend here: Manufactured Spending Complete Guide. Plastiq 3X Undead The Plastiq bill payment service lets you pay bills by credit card for a 2.5% fee.  That’s not bad when you’re trying to meet minimum spend requirements for…

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$20 back on $50 at Whole Foods

Whole Foods and the Chase Hyatt visa have come together to offer a great promo for savings on groceries: you can register your Hyatt credit card to receive a $20 statement credit after spending $50 or more at Whole Foods on your Hyatt visa. The Deal Get a $20 statement credit after spending $50 or more in a single purchase at Whole Foods Market with your Hyatt credit card Must first register here at the promotion page Key Terms Must…

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Wells Fargo caps 5% back at $12.5K in purchases

Over the weekend, Wells Fargo updated the application pages for two popular cards to reflect a new cap on purchases that earn a special bonus during the first six months. The Wells Fargo Visa Signature now offers 5X on up to $12,500 in gas, grocery, and drugstore purchases in the first 6 months and the Wells Fargo Rewards Card now offers the same 5X on up to $12,500 in gas, grocery, and drugstore purchases in the first 6…

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Jet Blue all-time high offer of 40K points

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Yesterday, Barclaycard increased the signup bonus on the JetBlue Plus card to an all-time-high of 40,000 TrueBlue points after $1,000 spend in the first 90 days. We’ve added that offer to out Best Offers page. The Offer Earn 40,000 bonus TrueBlue points after making $1,000 in purchases in the first 90 days Key Card Details Earn 6X on JetBlue purchases Earn 2X at restaurants and grocery stores Earn 1X everywhere else $99 annual fee is not waived Free checked bag 5,000 points…

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What happened to BankAmericard’s Sapphire Reserve competitor?

In June I published some inside info that was leaked to me about an upcoming new card from BankAmericard.  I had been told that the new card would have the following characteristics: $450 annual fee Travel fee reimbursement (he didn’t know how much) Redeem points for 1.5 cents each towards travel No transfer partners To be released September or October 2017 BOA Premium Rewards Now, the Wall Street Journal has unveiled details about the new…

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