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Why Amtrak? Alaska? Virgin Atlantic? The reasons behind my application spree.

In my recent posts “My end of year App-No-Rama application spree. 147K and counting.” and the follow-ups “Chase IHG was the +1 at my application spree party” and “Results of my end of year application spree,” I described applying for 10 Bank of America cards and one Chase card.  The Chase card and seven of the BOA cards were approved.  In response to these posts, a number of readers asked why I chose those particular…

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My end of year App-No-Rama application spree. 147K and counting.

On Tuesday, while my wife lazily applied for just one card (and will ultimately net over 120,000 points), I went on a crazy App-No-Rama application spree.  The idea behind an App-No-Rama is to apply for multiple cards in one day from a single issuer.  By doing so, in many cases, multiple hard credit inquiries will be combined into one.  In this way, it’s possible to sign up for many cards with very little negative credit…

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Amtrak Guest Rewards credit card review

Amtrak Guest Rewards credit card

Bank of America has recently unveiled their new Amtrak branded credit cards: Amtrak Guest Rewards World MasterCard and Amtrak Guest Rewards Platinum MasterCard. Are they worth applying for?  Are they worth using?  Are they worth keeping?  Answers follow… Basics World MasterCard Annual Fee: $79 Standard signup bonus: 20,000 points after $1,000 spend in 3 months Earning rate: 3X Amtrak, 2X qualifying travel, 1X elsewhere Big spend bonus: Earn 1,000 Tier Qualifying Points towards earning status…

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