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Rumor about new Marriott/SPG cards: 3 tiers and really good initial offer

When Marriott took over Starwood, they said that they would run parallel loyalty programs until 2018.  More recently they have said that they hope to bring the programs together by the end of 2018.  While we are eager to learn all about the new program, one aspect that is especially interesting is the question of what will happen to their credit cards.  Today, Marriott branded credit cards are issued by Chase whereas SPG cards are…

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New monster $1K signup bonus after $10K spend

There is a new public offer out on the Capital One Spark Cash business credit card that looks terrific if you like cash back: $1,000 cash back after $10,000 spend in the first 3 months. We previously wrote about a targeted mail offer for this — but now there is a public signup link. That’s a lot of spend, but with the 2% back everywhere offered by this card, that’s a total of a 12% return ($1200) back after you’ve spent $10K.…

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Chase’s foray into offers: Whole Foods, Lowe’s, eBags, and more

This morning, Greg published a post about how Citi Thank You cards just became more valuable with the addition of a new transfer partner (See: Citi ThankYou gets more valuable and adds a way out). I love to see banks competing to make their cards more valuable — and so it was good news when I saw that two Chase cards also became a bit more valuable today. An interesting new benefit has been introduced…

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Paypal bought the Tio bill pay service and shut them down

In July, PayPal announced that they had completed the purchase of the bill payment service Tio (formerly ChargeSmart).  Now, via Business Wire, it was reported that PayPal suspended Tio’s operations to protect Tio’s customers.  They wrote: This suspension of services is a result of PayPal’s discovery of security vulnerabilities on the TIO platform and issues with TIO’s data security program that do not adhere to PayPal’s information security standards. TIO is not integrated into PayPal’s…

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Great new targeted offer out for 75K Delta miles

Several members of our Frequent Miler Insiders Facebook group reported receiving a great targeted offer today for the Gold Delta SkyMiles credit cards (both personal and business versions): up to 75,000 SkyMiles: 50,000 miles after making $2,000 in purchases in the first 3 months and a further 25,000 miles after making an additional $1,000 in purchases in the first 6 months. I don’t recall ever seeing a better offer on the Gold Delta SkyMiles cards. The Offer: Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit…

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60K JetBlue miles with newly increased offer

We earlier reported a nice new online offer for the an easy 40,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles. The disadvantage of American miles can sometimes be the challenge of finding award seats. JetBlue offers a simpler approach to award ticketing — and that matches nicely with the newly increased 60,000 JetBlue TrueBlue points offer on the JetBlue Plus Card. You can find a link to this offer on our Best Offers page. JetBlue Plus Card The Offer Earn 60,000 bonus points after $1,000 in…

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40K AA miles w/ 1 purchase: New Aviator Business card link

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There is a new offer out to earn a super easy 40K American Airlines AAdvantage miles. Previously only available via in-branch application, there is now a link to apply online for the Barclaycard Aviator Business Mastercard, and the signup bonus is 40,000 American Airlines Miles after first purchase and payment of the annual fee. That’s not quite as good as the 60,000 miles being offered on the personal version of the card, but it’s still a…

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New widely available Hilton 125K offer

We recently posted that there is a great new offer out on the American Express Hilton Surpass credit card good for up to 125,000 bonus points (See: Didn’t see this coming: New 125K Hilton offer). There is a new targeted (but widely available) link out to apply for this card under this great new offer. If you’re interested, it only takes a few seconds to see if you are targeted. My wife tried it out and found that…

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