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New $500 opening bonus on a revamped Savor card

Capital One made some changes today in their lineup, creating two versions of Savor card: a Capital One SavorOne Cash Rewards Credit Card and a Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Credit Card. While the SavorOne mantains the previous benefits and structure, the newly refreshed Savor card now comes with a new cardmember bonus of $500 cash back after $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months, which makes it worth a look. The Deal Get $500 cash back after making $3,000 in…

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Is the Amex 5 Credit Card Limit Gone?

Yesterday, I accidentally applied for the SPG card.  A reader had asked about the new feature where Amex will warn you if you’ve had a card before and are not eligible for the bonus.  I had never seen the warning myself except as posted on other blogs, so I picked a card that I’ve had before (the SPG consumer card) and applied. I expected to see something like this: Instead, my application was instantly approved.…

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Over 700K and slowing down. Should Ben go for 125K more?

When we last checked in on our “informed newbie”, Ben had pulled in over 600,000 points through signup bonuses in a 9 month span.  And, even though he had signed up for 10 cards in that time-frame, he was still under 5/24 thanks to his focus on business cards (which are not typically reported to the credit bureaus).  Please see my prior post for full details: Over 600,000 points and well under 5/24. Since that…

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Membership Rewards to add Aer Lingus as a transfer partner

British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus “share” the currency called Avios, though each program has its own award chart and loyalty program. It has long been theoretically possible to move Avios between your accounts in each of the three programs (British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus, and Aer Lingus AerClub), but many people have had difficulty in doing so. Later this month, it will get a little easier to accumulate Aer Lingus Avios since they are…

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Up to 450K on the table and a short window of opportunity with Marriott & SPG

When I published “Navigating Marriott’s Byzantine Credit Card Rules,” a week ago, I had resigned myself to the fact that I wouldn’t be able to get the new SPG Luxury card and its expected 125K welcome bonus because I already had the Ritz card.  The new rules that begin on August 26th mean that I can’t qualify for the SPG Luxury Card bonus without getting rid of my Ritz card and then waiting 31 days…

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105K + $50 IHG Premier offer

The Chase IHG Rewards Club Premier card is offering an increased new cardmember bonus of up to 105,000 IHG Rewards Club points after making $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months — plus you can get a $50 statement credit after first purchase. That’s the highest we’ve ever seen on an IHG credit card, which makes it worth a look if you’re after IHG points.   The Deal Earn 100,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 in the first 3…

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A new era for Amex Offers

You were never supposed to be able to load the same Amex Offer to multiple cards in the same person’s name, but for years we’ve been able to do so either by creating separate log-ins for each card, or by doing the “multi-tab trick” where you would open multiple tabs in the same browser and load each tab with a different card’s Amex Offers before loading the offers one at a time to each card.…

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Easy miles: 60K AA after 1 purchase w/ Aviator Red

Those who like to pick low-hanging fruit will be happy to see the return of a great offer on the AAdvantage® Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard®: now get 60,000 American Airlines miles after first purchase and payment of the $95 annual fee. That’s a great trade if you’re after AA miles. The Offer 60,000 American Airlines miles on first purchase and payment of the annual fee See more information and get a link on our AAdvantage® Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard®…

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Three Radisson Rewards 100K Winners!

Three winners have been selected for the Radisson Rewards giveaway that we announced last week.  Each will receive 100,000 points! I’ve emailed all three winners, and two have already responded with their Radisson Rewards numbers.  Hopefully the 3rd will reply within 24 hours of my email.  If not, I’ll pick a new winner (I imagine most readers are hoping for this option!) Winners were picked randomly, but for those curious, here were the winning entries…

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