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Citi Premier 60K offer still available

It was reported by many outlets that the Citi ThankYou Premier 60K points intro offer was ending yesterday. While the affiliate offer for that card ended yesterday, it’s worth noting that you can still get a 60K offer on this card. There’s no telling how long the llink will continue working, but if you’re interested and thought you missed your chance, it is not dead yet. The Offer Key Card Details Quick Thoughts This offer continues to…

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Super credit card combos

A number of banks have their own points programs, and in some cases it’s possible maximize value by combining the benefits of multiple cards.  For example, you can use one card to earn more points and another card to get the most value from those points.  In this post I’ll take a look at card combos from Amex, Chase, Citi, and Wells Fargo. In each of the below cases, I believe that credit cards are…

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Price Protection overview by issuer

With the holiday shopping season coming up, one credit card benefit you won’t want to ignore is price protection, whereby you can get a refund from the bank if the item you purchased drops in price. Unfortunately, several issuers have changed their policies or intend to do so shortly, so options are different than they have been in holiday seasons past — so you’ll want to make sure you know the current benefits that apply for…

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Maximizing value from Amex multi-referrals

Last week we reported that Amex is now allowing cardholders to earn points by referring friends from one card to multiple different Amex cards.  Previously, you could refer friends only to the same exact card that you have.  Now, however, with some cards you can refer friends to almost any Amex card, and with other cards you can refer friends to any card within the same brand. Why this is awesome: When a friend or…

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Some decent United spending bonuses [Targeted]

Chase is out with targeted spending bonuses for Chase United cards (both Club and MileagePlus Explorer). Unlike other spending bonuses, these might be worthwhile — it’s worth a second to check to see if you have an offer (you’ll need the last 4 digits of your card and your MileagePlus number to check). The Deal Targeted spending offers on the Chase United cards Enter your information here to see if you have an offer Key Terms…

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Free National Executive Elite status for Amex cardholders + free day after 1 rental

National is offering free Executive Elite status to American Express card members. That’s the level above the Executive status that comes as a benefit of the Platinum Card (and Business Platinum card), so this is a pretty awesome upgrade. Furthermore, if you rent one time and pay with your Amex, you’ll earn 5 rental credits — enough for 1 free day. With Executive Elite status, that’s a great deal, too. The Deal Get National Executive Elite status, either enrolling as…

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Did Amex’s new Gold card kill Chase’s Sapphire Reserve?

My wife and I each have Chase Sapphire Reserve cards, and our new annual fees just came due.  My previous plan was for my wife to downgrade her card to a no-fee Freedom card, and then I’d pay $75 to add her as an authorized user to my card.  Now, though, a new card has made me rethink my plans.  Now, I’m wondering: should I keep the Sapphire Reserve card at all? Last week Amex…

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How to get that Alaska 40K offer

There have been a number of recent reports about a targeted offer on the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card good for 40,000 miles after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months. That offer has been via email and the reports I’ve seen indicate that those in West Coast states are being targeted. However, a comment on Flyertalk this morning led us to the discovery that if you are located on the West Coast…

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Arrival Premier is dead at 6 months

As was reported by View from the Wing, Barclays has completely pulled the Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard for new applications. The card apparently never caught on and Barclays decided to cut their losses. I’m not surprised to hear that the card wasn’t a massive success (I’d be more surprised that someone at Barclays expected it would be), but I am surprised to see them quit just 6 months after launch (and 3 months after adding…

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