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Free $10 at Amazon for setting Citi as 1-click method [Targeted, YMMV]

There is a targeted offer out to get a free $10 credit at for changing your 1-click payment method to a Citi card. Unfortunately, I was not targeted for this promotion — but it’s easy to click the link below to check and see if you are eligible. The Deal Get a free $10 Amazon promotional credit by changing your 1-click default payment method to an eligible Citi card Direct link to see if you are targeted…

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Consider getting the Ritz-Carlton card right now

With great change comes great opportunity.  The great change I’m referring to is the upcoming Marriott / SPG / Ritz loyalty program merger.  And, at this moment in time, Chase’s Ritz-Carlton Rewards card is uniquely positioned to unlock a number of opportunities… Card and Offer Details Below are the full details about the current signup offer for the Ritz card. For the purpose of this post, though, the key take-aways are: 2 Free Tier 1-4…

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Up to $18 in free burgers, fries, and shakes (YMMV)

There is a new offer out in the Chase Pay app for $8 off if you order ahead at Five Guys Burgers & Fries. If you haven’t ordered ahead through Chase Pay before, you may also have an offer for $10 off of your first order. Not all locations are participating, but it’s worth looking if you like Five Guys as even the $8 offer is probably enough for a free burger and drink in most markets. The…

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Why Chase shutdowns have increased and how to avoid them

Chase Shutdown

Reports continue to trickle in from people who report that Chase closed down all of their accounts.  This often happens soon after opening a new Chase card.  Sometimes it happens after making a single very large purchase.  Sometimes it seems to be triggered by an abrupt increase in spend overall. When people ask Chase why they were shut down, Chase often refers to the large number of accounts they opened (not just with Chase) in…

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New targeted 50K / 100K offers appearing for some

Amex Platinum for Less

Last month, we reported that some people were seeing a targeted offer for a welcome bonus of 100,000 Membership Rewards points after making $5,000 in purchases on the Platinum Card from American Express via the via the Card Match Tool at Recent reports at Doctor of Credit indicate that a new round of people have been targeted for that offer and some are additionally / alternatively seeing a targeted offer for 50,000 Membership Rewards points after spending…

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The best way(s) to use 180K Thank You points

With a newborn infant (already past the newborn stage!) at home, my wife and I have been cost-cutting as of late to stay on budget. As a points-and-miles collector and blogger, one topic of discussion has been which annual fees are worth paying. With recent devaluations to the Citi Prestige card, we’ve certainly considered cancelling. That’s a bit easier said than done for me as I was granfathered in to a $350 annual fee on my…

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Bobby Van’s JFK Priority Pass restaurant: worth a visit

Bobby Van’s at JFK’s Terminal 8 is a Priority Pass restaurant. That means that Priority Pass members can present their card and receive $28 per person towards food & drinks. This morning, Greg wrote about some Citi Prestige hidden benefits (see: Citi Prestige: Weird but valuable benefits); one of the not-so-hidden benefits of premium cards like the Prestige is Priority Pass access, which typically includes guest privileges on premium cards like the Prestige. I recently flew…

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New AU bonus: 5K per user up to 20K total [Targeted]

American Express is sending out a targeted mailer for bonus points when adding authorized users. We have one report of the following offer: earn 5,000 Membership Rewards points for each additional card member after they spend $500 in eligible purchases in their first 3 months, up to 20,000 bonus points. This offer was received on a Premier Rewards Gold card, though it’s certainly possible that mailers are going out for other cards. The Deal Targeted bonuses for up to 20,000 Membership Rewards points…

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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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