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195K more points for my college student son

In the past few days, my 20 year old son signed up for three new credit cards.  Not counting the points earned on spend, he’ll rack up 195,000 points and miles once he completes the minimum spend requirements. Despite the fact that I recently published a relevant credit card plan (“A student credit card plan: 825,000 points by graduation“), that plan wasn’t followed at all.  Well, one key part of the plan was enacted a…

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Citi Expedia+ Voyager 70K offer live

The Citi Expedia+ Voyager and Expedia+ cards are offering increased bonuses for Black Friday of 70,000 points after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months. While these cards initially appeared to be a snoozer, Andy at Lazy Traveler’s Handbook recently uncovered that the bonus could have some value excellent value after all — and at 70K, some readers may find it to be worth a look. The Offer & Key Card Details Click on the card…

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Aviator Red includes companion cert again (+ 60K miles)

The Barclays Aadvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard is once again offering a $99 Companion Certificate as part of its welcome bonus. Getting both 60,000 American Airlines miles and a $99 Companion Certificate for making a single purchase paying the $99 annual fee continues to be a terrific value for those who can be approved. The Offer & Key Card Details Quick Thoughts As noted at the top, this card offers an excellent bonus when you consider the fact that…

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Enhanced Chase offers: Apply at your own risk

Over the weekend, we published an update to this post about Chase pre-qualified offers. In short, many more people were seeing pre-qualified black-star offers in a different place in their accounts (under “Credit Cards” in the desktop browser or under “Open an account–>Credit cards” in the app). When those offers include a set APR (that is to say not a range like 18.24%-25.24% but a set number like 22.24%), they have been known to bypass 5/24.…

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Sign up for cards you don’t want to get cards you do

Filed under weird but true, there are situations where it makes sense to sign up for a credit card that you don’t want in order to get the card you do want.  I started this post thinking that I would have just three or four examples, but I quickly realized that there are many situations where this makes sense.  Typically the process requires signing up for a similar card and later calling to product change…

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New offers bypassing 5/24 (approval NOT guaranteed)

Update 11/17/19 More people are seeing these offers now, so be sure to check both your personal and business accounts. The original example given below mentioned checking in the ‘Just for you’ section. However, you should also try where it says ‘Credit cards’ just below that. You’ll then hopefully see a few different black star offers. The offers I saw weren’t amazing, but could still be good if you specifically want one of the cards…

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Targeted 125K Membership Rewards points offer for $5K spend

Some people are seeing a targeted Amex pre-qualified offer for the American Express Platinum Card at the Amex website that is good for 125,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $5,000 in the first three months. That’s a fantastic offer if you find it available, though note of course that you’ll be on the hook for the Platinum card’s $550 annual fee. The Deal Some people are reporting a targeted offer to earn 125,000 Membership Rewards points after…

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5% back everywhere through 3/31/20 w/ Citizens Bank Mastercard (limited states)

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I can’t imagine that this will work out as well as it sounds for a heavy hitter, but for the gamblers among us who also happen to live near a Citizens Bank branch, the Citizens Bank Mastercard is offering 5% back everywhere through March 31, 2020. That’s not a typo — 5% back on all purchases everywhere for more than 4 months (if you get the card now). Catch #1 is that the “bonus” cash back doesn’t…

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[Expired] Aspire w/ first-year fee waived!

It’s dead, Jim. The waived fee offer is gone. A reader in our Frequent Miler Insiders group has shared with us an offer for the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire card that has the standard welcome bonus but waives the annual fee for the first year. That’s huge since the benefits on this card already outweigh the annual fee. Saving $450 in year 1 is icing on the cake. Note the caution section below for a couple…

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