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Citi Prestige: Weird but valuable benefits

In light of the news that Citi has reduced many of the Prestige card’s travel & purchase protections, I expect that readers are wondering whether to dump their Prestige card when the next annual fee is due.  I’m wondering the same.  First, though, it makes sense to review the Prestige card’s benefits.  Specifically, lets look at the benefits that are not readily available with other ultra-premium cards.  I bet that you’ll be surprised by a…

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Citi Prestige trip delay devaluation: from 3 hours to 6 hours

A reader reports receiving a pop-up notification when logging into her Citi account with bad news: Citi Prestige Trip Delay coverage is changing from a 3 hour minimum delay to a 6 hour minimum delay. That changes the benefit from being the best in the industry to just being as good as other premium cards. Additionally, the benefit has changed from covering you and your travel companions to you and your family members. Whereas others traveling with…

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Is Citi killing the 10% mileage rebate on AAdvantage card?

Update: Dom reports that American Airlines PR reached out to him to say that this benefit is not being removed. Doctor of Credit reported this page that mentions the 10% rebate in a comparison of the various cards. Interestingly, this other page also has comparison charts of some of the AA cards and does not show the 10% mileage rebate. I can’t say for sure that this benefit is going away, but I can’t imagine that…

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Chase Ink Business Unlimited live w/ 50K points

The Chase Ink Business Unlimited has gone live for new applications, with an intro signup bonus of 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months. That’s a fantastic signup bonus for a card with no annual fee and 1.5x earning structure everywhere (which becomes more valuable than the advertised 1.5% back when paired with another premium Chase card). We have added a direct link to our Best Offers page. The Offer Get 50,000 Ultimate Rewards…

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United offering 25% off awards

United is offering an award sale with 25% off saver award flights for Chase United MileagePlus card holders or 20% off for non-cardholders to several mountain destinations for travel between June 9th and June 27th. The terms state that you can call and change existing award bookings to get the sale rates on these awards, so whether you already have a trip planned or are eyeing a trip to the great outdoors, this sale might save you…

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New 100K Membership Rewards points offer (requires big spend)

There is a new welcome offer out for up to 100,000 Membership Rewards after qualifying purchases on the Business Platinum card from American Express. This offer is not targeted — though it is subject to the usual Amex lifetime language, meaning that you will not be eligible if you have or have had this card before. The Offer Get a welcome bonus of 50,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $10,000 on purchases in the first 3 months and an additional 50,000 Membership…

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50K + $200 statement credit offer for American Airlines card

While looking at an upcoming reservation online, I saw a new offer for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard: get 50,000 miles after spending $2,500 in purchases in the first 3 months plus get up to $200 in statement credits for eligible American Airlines purchases in the first 12 months. The standard offer you’ll find on our Best Offers page is for 60,000 miles after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first three months. Whether you would…

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Chase’s new 50K offer and their evolving Ultimate Rewards lineup

Over the weekend, Doctor of Credit reported that Chase will release a new business credit card on May 20th: Ink Business Unlimited.  Like the Chase Freedom card, the Ink Business Unlimited is advertised as a cash back card, but it will really earn Ultimate Rewards points: 1.5 points per dollar for all spend. Those under 5/24 will be excited to see a new 50K offer appear.  Just like the current Ink Business Cash card, the…

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Sapphire Reserve negative changes coming. May be a good thing?

Doctor of Credit reports three changes coming to the Chase Sapphire Reserve card on August 26th 2018: Airport Lounge Access: Priority Pass Select benefit goes from unlimited guests to 2 guests (yourself plus 2 guests) Say goodbye to up to 900 points: The Sapphire Reserve card offers $300 in automatic travel reimbursements each year.  The card also offers 3X rewards for travel & dining.  Currently, the benefits stack together: on your first $300 in travel…

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