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[Expired] Confirmed not targeted: Up to 4x Ultimate Rewards w/ mobile wallet & Sapphire card

Update: Chase responded to my secure message and confirmed that this promotion is not targeted. It is open to all Chase Sapphire cardholders. Details below. Chase has sent out an email to Sapphire, Sapphire Preferred, and Sapphire Reserve cardholders advertising an extra 1x Ultimate Rewards on purchases made via digital wallets such as Chase Pay, Apple Pay, Android Pay, or Samsung Pay. This promotion is good on up to $1500 in purchases (presumably per card) during the promotional period and can stack with bonus…

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Chase mobile wallet promotions: get a statement credit for grocery store purchases

As reported earlier this week at Doctor of Credit, there are several offers out from Chase to earn a statement credits after making 5 purchases at grocery stores with a mobile wallet. The offers are available on the Chase Freedom card (appears targeted), the Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards card, and the Chase Marriott Rewards Card (personal version). They are as follows: Chase Freedom card The offer Get a $15 statement credit when you pay 5 times at…

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Buying gift cards with the Altitude Reserve

The new US Bank Altitude Reserve Card has the distinction of being the first card ever to offer a standard category bonus for mobile wallet payments.  Specifically, the card offers 3 points per dollar for mobile wallet payments (Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, and Microsoft Wallet) and travel purchases.  Many readers undoubtedly wonder if they can use mobile wallet payments to as a way of earning points cheaply.  I’ve previously warned people away from…

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How to setup the Altitude Reserve as your default Apple Pay card

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Here’s a quick tutorial for setting up the Altitude Reserve Card with Apple Pay.  Since the card offers 3 points per dollar for mobile wallet payments, you’ll want it to be your default card… 1. Add Altitude Reserve to your iPhone Wallet If your iPhone supports Apple Pay, then the Wallet app will be on your phone already.  Find Wallet and open it (saying “Hey Siri, open Wallet” should do the trick).  Then click the…

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Discover’s Deal of the Year: The waiting game strategy

Deal of the Year

Quick background: Discover is currently running two overlapping promotions: an extra 10% cash back for Apple Pay purchases made through December 31st, plus double all cash back for a year.  Each promotion is amazing on its own. Taken together, they’re fantastic.  You can get 20% back on all Apple Pay purchases, in addition to your usual credit card rewards!  But… we don’t yet know if gift card purchases will work…  You can find full details…

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Can I really buy $500 gift cards with Apple Pay? How can I get an iPhone for free? Does my Discover card qualify? Discover’s Deal of the Year Questions Answered

Discover's Deal of the Year

UPDATE 9/18/2015: Discover’s Apple Pay promotion now explicitly excludes gift cards. Please see details here. Last week, Discover announced that support for Apple Pay would begin on September 16th (Wednesday).  To encourage its use, they further announced that, through December 31 2015, customers who pay with their Discover card using Apple Pay will earn an extra 10% Cashback Bonus (or an extra 10 miles per dollar) on up to $10,000 in purchases.  That, in itself,…

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The NEW Deal of the Year: Preparing for Discover Apple Pay and $2,000

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UPDATE 9/18/2015: Discover’s Apple Pay promotion now explicitly excludes gift cards. Please see details here. Discover’s top execs have gone completely crazy.  Either that or their bonuses are dependent upon customer acquisition and retention and not on profit.  Either way, it means free money for us.  A lot of free money! Earlier, I labeled Discover’s Double Cash Back for a Year promotion the Promo of the Year.  The ability to combine Discover It’s 5% categories…

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