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Office Depot/OfficeMax: Buy $300+ Visa Gift Cards & Save $15 Instantly

Visa Gift Card

Office Depot and OfficeMax are once again offering a $15 instant discount when buying $300+ Visa gift cards in-store. The Deal Spend $300+ on Visa gift cards at Office Depot/OfficeMax and get $15 off. Key Terms Expires December 21, 2019. Limit 1 per household/business. Quick Thoughts Office Depot/OfficeMax run this deal pretty often, although it’s always nice to see it return. The $200 Visa gift cards come with a $6.95 activation fee, so you make…

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Q1 2020 Activation Links For Freedom, Discover, Cash+, Dividend & ABOC

Chase Q1 2020

As of today, most of the credit cards with rotating quarterly categories have opened registration for Q1 2020. We’ve provided details below of each card’s categories from January 1 to March 31, 2020, along with links to activate your bonuses. Chase Freedom Bonus Categories Gas Stations Internet, Cable & Phone Services Select Streaming Services List of eligible retailers & exclusions Bonus Amount / Limit 5% cashback on up to $1,500 spend in combined purchases of…

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Chase Sapphire Reserve Complete Guide

The $450 Chase Sapphire Reserve card is my pick for the best all around travel rewards card. It has decent perks, best-in-class travel protections, and excellent rewards for spend: 3X points for both travel and dining.  This card earns valuable Chase Ultimate Rewards points. With the Sapphire Reserve card, points are worth 1.5 cents each when redeemed for travel through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal. Application Tips Should you apply? If you spend a lot…

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(EXPIRED) Rakuten: 12% / 12x from 200 retailers (IHG / Viator / Orbitz / more), 12/13 only

With 12 days left before Christmas, Rakuten is today (12/13 only) offering 12% cash back or 12X Membership Rewards points at over 200 retailers (see below for how to choose which you’d rather earn). This could be a great return for some retailers. If you still have holiday shopping to do, these rates could certainly make a difference. Furthermore, 12x is a nice return for IHG — if you have IHG stays to book, today would be a…

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[Update: More accounts locked] American Airlines shutting down some accounts for churning

American Airlines Planes

Update 12/12/19: Reports are coming in of a second wave of shutdowns. If you were unaffected in wave 1 but concerned — and especially if that’s you and you also have upcoming travel booked — you may want to monitor discussion in this reddit thread and have a backup plan for short-term travel. (H/T: Doctor of Credit) This news broke a few days ago, but I know that it may affect some readers here that…

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$300 Lowe’s eGC for $270 (max of 3) from Kroger online

Kroger is offering a $300 Lowe’s eGift Card for $270. You can buy up to three of these cards (i.e. $900 in gift cards for $810 total). The Deal Get 10% off for every $300 in Lowe’s eGift Cards purchased from Kroger.com (up to $90 off of $900) Direct link to this deal Key Terms Max discount of $90 per customer Valid until December 23, 2019 (but may sell out sooner) Quick Thoughts This is a nice little discount if you’ve got…

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Chase Freedom 2020 Q1 Categories

The Chase Freedom 2019 Q1 5x bonus categories have been released: gas stations, select streaming services, and internet, cable, and phone services. That should be an easy enough category to max out given the inclusion of gas stations and the breadth of gift cards sold at many of them. You’ll be able to register beginning 12/15/19 for purchases from 1/1/20 to 3/31/20. The Deal The Chase Freedom 2019 Q1 5x bonus categories have been announced. They will be: Gas…

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Amex Platinum Complete Guide

Amex Platinum for Less

Amex Platinum cards come loaded with high end perks: up to $500 per year in various credit reimbursements, access to multiple types of airport lounges, hotel and car elite status, and much more.  All of this goodness comes at a steep price: More than $500 per year. There are multiple versions of the consumer Amex Platinum card.  In addition to the regular card, there are Platinum cards branded by Morgan Stanley and Schwab.  Even though these Platinum cards are strikingly similar, they are considered separate products.  There’s no reason you can’t get the welcome bonus for each one. There is also a business Platinum card, but it is different in a number of ways.  It offers different point earning bonuses and some different perks.

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[Update: Extended to 12/16] New Chase Business Offers: Sheraton, HP, Microsoft, BJ’s, and more

Update 12/12/19: Most of these offers have been extended through 12/16/19. Log in to your account to check. Don’t forget to use them before they expire. H/T: DDG) Chase Offers have been around on personal cards since sometime last year. They work somewhat similar to Amex Offers (with some distinct differences noted below) in that you have to sync them to your card before purchase. Recently, Chase Offers began showing up on Chase Business cards.…

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