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Rewards whiplash and my next new cards

Yesterday Amex introduced a terrific new credit card, and now I’m suffering from Rewards Whiplash… When Chase introduced their Sapphire Reserve card last summer, I was thrilled with the suite of Ultimate Rewards cards I had cobbled together: Sapphire Reserve for 3X travel and dining; Ink Plus for 5X office supply, cell phone, and internet; two Freedom cards for rotating 5X categories; and the Freedom Unlimited for 1.5X everywhere else.  See: The BEST travel rewards…

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The United Airlines prepaid card: MileagePlus Go. What to watch for…

Via Business Wire, Netspend announced a new partnership with United Airlines.  Together, they plan to release the new MileagePlus Go Visa Prepaid Card this summer.  Will this card be good for consumers?  Will this card be good for ?  Let’s take a look… What we know so far Not much is known so far.  Just this: Card name: MileagePlus Go Visa Prepaid Card Card website: www.mileageplusgo.com Rewards for spend: United MileagePlus miles. We don’t yet…

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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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Lucrative gift card promos at Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, etc this weekend

There are a couple of grocery store promotions on gift cards coming up this weekend, including one at Kroger that could be especially lucrative and one at Albertons / Safeway / Vons / etc. that makes for a little easy free money + rewards. Albertsons / Safeway / Vons / etc The Offer Save $10 on the purchase of $100 or more in Visa Gift Cards Key Terms Expires 6/3/17 Must add the offer to your Just4U account Limit 1…

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Easy win: $20 rebate + 5X on $300 or more in Visa Gift Cards at Staples

Today through Saturday, May 27th, Staples is offering a $20 Visa Gift Card rebate on $300 or more in Visa Gift Cards. Staples gift card rebates are an easy win as you can earn 5x with a card like the Chase Ink Plus or Ink Cash and get a rebate worth more than the activation fee on the cards. The Deal $20 Visa prepaid gift card by mail when purchasing $300 or more in Visa gift cards Key…

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Five Back Visa Gift Card loses Lowe’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, and more

Five Back Visa Gift Card

We have previously written about the Five Back Visa Gift Card, a prepaid gift card that earns 5% credited back to the card at a number of retailers (the list can be seen here on the Five Back Visa website). We posted a deal yesterday (and one the day before) at JCPenney that could utilize one of these gift cards for maximum savings. Unfortunately, earlier this year, CVS left the Five Back Visa Gift Card…

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No, Delta didn’t add limits to earning status through spend (myth busted)

Update: These offers have expired and/or are not currently available through Frequent Miler Last week, Rene’s Points announced that Delta had implemented new restrictions to how many MQMs (elite qualifying miles) could be earned through credit card spend.  This was based on language in a cardmember agreement amendment that Amex sent out to Delta Platinum and Delta Reserve cardholders.  I disagreed with Rene’s interpretation.  I believed the new language to be a clarification rather than…

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$10 off of $50 Mastercard (and other gift cards) at ACME / Safeway / Albertson’s / Von’s

Several supermarket chains participating in “Just4U” Rewards (ACME Markets, Safeway, Von’s, Albertson’s, etc) have an offer out this week for an instant $10 savings when you buy $50 or more in select gift cards, including Mastercard. The Offer Save $10 instantly when you buy $50 or more in select gift cards Included brands are Bath & Body Works, BedandBreakfast.com, The Children’s Place, Fandango, IHOP, JCPenney, and Mastercard Key Terms Valid through 5/16/17 One gift card and…

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Delta Platinum/Reserve Miles Boost: Negative Changes? Maybe, Maybe Not…

Delta Elite Status

UPDATE: There have not been any negative changes. For details, see: No, Delta didn’t add limits to earning status through spend (myth busted) Update: The above offers are expired and/or not currently available through Frequent Miler. Amex has recently sent out a cardmember agreement amendment to Delta Platinum (Update: This offer has temporarily expired.) and Delta Reserve cardholders.  A few readers reached out to me for fear that the changes meant that they would no longer…

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