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Amex Membership Rewards Complete Guide

In my opinion, transferable points programs are the most valuable points to accumulate.  These points can often be used at better than 1 cent per point value to book travel.  Even better, points can be strategically transferred to airline and hotel programs when valuable awards are available.  If you’re at all interested in free travel or luxury travel with points & miles, then you need to understand the basics of each of these programs. This…

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A student credit card plan: 825,000 points by graduation

I’ve previously written a few posts with recommendations for teenagers and students who are interested in getting into the credit cards rewards game: Building (and viewing) teenage credit Planning a teen’s first credit card My teen’s first credit card, and his next steps towards rewards Chase Business Ink as a student starter card I can boil down the advice from those posts to a few bullet points: Preparation (before age 18):  Parents who are responsible…

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The exact value of CNB Crystal Visa Infinite Points

Points earned with the CNB Crystal Visa Infinite card used to be great for purchasing expensive flights.  With expensive flights, it was possible to get up to 1.31 cents per point value.  Sadly, that’s no longer the case.  As pointed out by Danny the Deal Guru, 1.2 cents per point is now the best you can get.  Unfortunately, the CNB website adds an automatic booking fee (explained below), so the real maximum value is 1.16…

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Huge new 200K / $2K Capital One business offers for big spend

Yesterday, we published a post comparing the big public welcome offer on the Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business card with a targeted offer from Chase on its marque business card (See: 160K Ultimate Rewards vs 200K Capital One “Miles”: Which is the best big bonus?). However, it just occurred to us that we hadn’t yet published a standalone post to quickly alert readers to the two huge bonuses now available on the Capital One®…

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Targeted 65K Alaska offers going out via email

There is a targeted email going out with an offer for up to 65,000 bonus miles for opening a new Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa SIgnature card and meeting minimum spending requirements. That’s a really valuable offer given Alaska’s generous award chart. The Deal Bank of America is sending out a targeted email offering up to 65,000 bonus miles when you open a new Alaska Airlines Visa Signature account and meet the following spend thresholds: Get 40,000 bonus miles after…

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Green card refresh: new 3x categories, benefits, and bonus

The American Express Green Card has been refreshed this morning, with a new set of bonus categories and benefits. This post includes the key details that have changed — be on the lookout for further analysis from Greg to come. The Offer Key Card Details Quick Thoughts It’s great to see this refresh that arguably makes the Green card relevant again after many years of not offering much of anything. While the annual fee has increased…

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3 Easy Ways to Count Your 5/24 Status

With most Chase credit cards, Chase will not approve your application if you have opened 5 or more cards with any bank in the past 24 months.  This is known as the 5/24 rule. Chase uses your credit report to count your 5/24 status.  As a result, any business cards that do not get reported to the personal credit bureaus are not included in this count.  Even Chase business cards are not counted (but most…

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Now 125K for Companion Pass, points don’t expire

As was reported by a number of outlets yesterday, Southwest Airlines has announced that, effective January 1, 2020, the Southwest Companion Pass will require earning 125,000 Rapid Rewards points within a calendar year. That’s an increase of 15,000 points over the current requirement of 110K points. This only affects those looking to earn the pass in 2020 for use through December 31, 2021 — if you have earned or are en route to earning 110K points this year,…

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75K AA offer returns on Aviator Business card

The AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard is once again offering up to 75,000 miles for new accouns: get 65,000 miles after $1,000 in purchases in the first 90 days and 10,000 additional miles when a purchase is made on an employee card. While we’ve seen the personal card offer 60K after a single purchase, this is still awfully low hanging fruit for 75K miles. The catch is that Barclay’s can be a tough approval for a business…

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