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Amex Platinum adds Lufthansa lounge access

American Express has added a new benefit for Platinum cardholders: Lufthansa Lounge access in the Terminal 2 satellite at Munich airport. While this benefit is only available in a single airport as of now, it’s great to see the Global Lounge Collection expanding. This change is about a month late for me as I flew economy class through Munich last month and would have certainly used the lounge if I could have. The lounges you can…

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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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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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Heads up: Same-day ACH debits possible starting Friday, 9/15/17

As a quick reminder to those unaware, Phase 2 of the project to speed up ACH transfer capabilities goes into effect on Friday, September 15th, when same-day debits will become possible via ACH transfer based on cutoff times listed below. Note that this doesn’t mean that all ACH transfers will happen same-day — but it’s important to be aware that ACH payments could be debited on the same business day on which they were initiated. If…

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Plastiq no longer allows Amex mortgage payments

Plastiq mortgage visa

The Plastiq bill payment service offers a convenient way to pay bills with a credit card for a 2.5% fee.  Unfortunately, there are a few restrictions.  In June of this year, Visa stopped allowing Plastiq to accept Visa cards for mortgage payments.  And now Amex has done the same. After I received a reader tip (thanks Tom), I reached out to Plastiq and they confirmed: customers will have to “use a Mastercard or Discover to…

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New Citi transfer partner: Turkish Airlines

As first reported by Gary Leff at View from the Wing, Citi Thank You points has added a brand new transfer partner: Turkish Miles & Smiles. Thank You points transfer to Turkish at a 1:1 ratio in increments of a thousand, and we have added this information to our Citi Tansfer Partners page. What’s the award chart look like? As far as I can tell, Turkish doesn’t publish an award chart. However, Loyalty Lobby worked…

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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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Staples gift card rebates may not be working properly

Yesterday, we posted a quick deal for a $15 rebate on $300 or more in Mastercard gift cards at Staples. This rebate was advertised in the Staples weekly ad online (on page 14), but readers are reporting that they are not receiving a rebate receipt. Additionally, some readers over at Doctor of Credit reported rebate submissions last week (for last week’s Visa Gift Card rebate) that were denied. At the moment, it seems that the rebate problems stem…

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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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