Potential Chase security breach: Don’t log in?

Dodging 5/24

Late last night / early this morning, Fly & Dine and Doctor of Credit as well as many people on Twitter have reported what could be a major security breach at Chase: people report logging into their Chase accounts only to be taken to a stranger’s account, where they can view all of the sensitive info stored within one’s bank login — credit card history, address, phone number, etc. At this point, Chase has not released any information, but…

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Searching for awards, 1 seat at a time

I mentioned once before in a post that as a kid, my Uncle Angel asked me if I knew the meaning of marriage. When eight-year-old-me shrugged my shoulders and furrowed my brow, he clued me in to the fact that it means “that a $0.50 hot dog costs you $1, ’cause you gotta buy one for her, too.” I miss those times. I miss them for a lot of reasons, not the least of which…

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Business class awards to Australia: Great Nov/Dec availability

Update: If the US call center is not able to see this space, try called the Australian call center. They were able to see this space when I called two times. Readers are reporting that Alaska is not seeing the space, so it may not be bookable with Alaska miles. Qantas airlines has very good business class award availability for travel from San Francisco to Melbourne (and to a lesser extent Sydney) during November and December 2018 — peak Australian summer dates.…

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Will the Office Depot / Office Max promo stack? YMMV

Office Depot and Office Max are offering $10 off $100 or more on select gift cards right now. This might stack with an additional 10% back with Visa Savings Edge “Activate Offers”. While the Visa Savings Edge offer gives 10% back (this is capped at $5 per card, though you may be able to split tender over multiple cards — more on that below). The Deal $10 off on $100 or more in gift cards for the following brands: Petco Regal Red…

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Top 4 Ways to Manufacture Marriott Platinum status

Last week, my Marriott Rewards Gold Elite membership kit arrived in the mail.  You’d think I’d be happy to see it, but not at all.  For the past six years or so I’ve had Marriott Platinum status.  I originally got the status through a challenge that required 9 stays.  Since then, I’ve bought back my status every year with 40,000 Marriott points.  But this year Marriott has stopped allowing status buy backs.  I’m stuck with…

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Marriott Best Rate Guarantee Now Offers 5,000 Points Or 25% Off


The Marriott Best Rate Guarantee (aka their Look No Further Guarantee) used to only offer 25% off the matching rate. They’ve now introduced an additional option – 5,000 Marriott Rewards Points. To take advantage of their Look No Further Guarantee, you have to book your accommodation directly with Marriott, either on their website, by calling their telephone reservations team or visiting one of their hotels. If you find a lower rate for the same hotel,…

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Another hit: No more Amazon GCs with Gamestop GCs

After a rough day in MS news yesterday (See: Alliant paying 0% cash back at Giftcards.com, No more 5x at MPX, and Another one down: No more 5x at Gift Card Mart), the hits just keep on coming: As reported at Miles Per Day, Gamestop has hardcoded their registers to disallow the purchase of an Amazon gift card with a Gamestop gift card. This is unfortunate as it was previously possible to buy discounted Gamestop…

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Uncapped 5% back at Whole Foods w/ Amazon Prime Rewards Visa

Starting today, Amazon Prime Members can earn 5% back at Whole Foods with their Chase Amazon Prime Rewards Visa (non-Prime members can earn 3% back with the Chase Amazon Rewards Visa). While this isn’t necessarily the best return on grocery store spend, it might be useful if you don’t have a card that earns more compelling grocery store returns — and it additionally may be attractive as there is no rewards cap. The Deal Amazon Prime members earn 5% back…

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Kimpton Amex Offer: Get $60 When Spending $300+

Kimpton Brice in Savannah GA

The offers to stay at the Kimpton hotel brand keep on coming. There’s a new Kimpton Amex Offer available today offering a $60 statement credit when spending $300+. The Deal Get a one-time $60 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend $300+ on room rate and room charges, when you pay for your stay with Kimpton Hotels from 2/20/18 to 5/20/18. Key Terms Enrollment limited. Offer valid only for stays at Kimpton Hotels…

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