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Chase Freedom Q4 2019 Categories Announced: PayPal, Chase Pay & Department Stores

Chase Freedom Q4 2019

Chase has announced the 5% categories for Q4 2019 and it’s a good selection – PayPal, Chase Pay & department stores will all earn at the 5% rate. Those three categories aren’t being listed on the website yet (as you can see above), but One Mile at a Time is reporting that those will be the ways you can earn 5% from October 1 to December 31. That should make it pretty easy to max…

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A couple’s credit card plan: 820,000 points in 15 months

Recently I published two first year credit card plans for a single person: one with and one without business cards: Beginner credit card plan — 325,000 points in 12 months (no business cards) Beginner with business credit card plan: 460,000 points in 15 months This post rounds out the series by introducing two player mode: signing up for cards as a couple.  Two is definitely better than one when it comes to credit card perks…

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Beginner with business credit card plan: 460,000 points in 15 months

Recently I published a first year credit card plan for a single person with no ability or willingness to sign up for business cards: Beginner credit card plan — 325,000 points in 12 months.  In this post, I’ve done the same thing, but with one huge difference: this plan assumes the ability to sign up for small-business cards. Assumptions For this post I’ve made the following assumptions about the reader: Good credit score Hasn’t applied…

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Beginner credit card plan: 325,000 points in 12 months

Several times in the past I’ve started writing a post like this, but soon abandoned it. My goal is to lay out an easily achievable first-year plan for earning rewards through credit card signups. The problem I’ve run into each time before is that the best plan depends on many factors… Financial: How good is your credit? How much credit card spend is typical for you?  What types of purchases do you put most on…

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BA Visa $200 Award Fee Credit. 8 things you need to know.

Chase’s British Airways Visa Card has a significant new benefit: Get up to $200 credit per award booking.  That sounds awesome, but there are a number of terms that limit its usefulness.  Here’s what you need to know about the BA Visa $200 Award Fee Credit… $200 credit for business and first class awards, $100 credit for economy and premium economy Use your BA Visa to pay the taxes, fees, and charges for a reward…

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Has the BA card just become a “must have” Chase card?

UPDATE: Terms for the surcharge credit are now live.  Please see: BA Visa $200 Award Fee Credit. 8 things you need to know. I recently posted a list of “must have” cards from Chase.  Chase has a lot of great cards but, thanks the 5/24 Rule, you can’t have them all.  In my prior post on this topic, I listed the following as “must have” cards (see the original post for more details): If you…

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(EXPIRED) Targeted 100K offer for Schwab Platinum

Charles Schwab is out with a targeted offer on the American Express Platinum for Schwab card that is good for 100,000 Membership Rewards points after $5,000 in purchases in the first 3 months. That’s a terrific offer for those who are targeted. The Deal Charles Schwab is out with a targeted offer on the American Express Platinum for Schwab to earn 100,000 Membership Rewards points after $5,000 in purchases in the first 90 days Direct link to more information (again,…

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Inking credit card guides

I’m extremely proud of how we display credit card information on this Frequent Miler blog.  We work hard to keep our information up to date.  We always show the best public signup offers even when it means sacrificing income (often the offers available through affiliate channels are not the best offers).  We use a formula to estimate each offer’s first year value and sort by that result so that the best offers come out on…

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“Must have” Chase cards

The other day I was working on a post detailing a first year credit card signup strategy for someone new to the points & miles game.  I didn’t finish the post because I got bogged down with the question of which Chase cards to recommend. As a result, I decided that the topic of “must-have” Chase cards required a post of its own.  This is that post. Chase has quite a few excellent cards, but…

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