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Can you double the Citi Rewards+ 10K rebate by getting two?

In the post “Citi Rewards+ is a great companion to Premier or Prestige,” I explained why I think that the Rewards+ is a great companion card.  It’s not a great card on its own, but if you have another card that earns ThankYou points, the Rewards+ offers an easy way to recoup up to 10,000 ThankYou points per year.  The killer feature of this card is that it gives you a 10% rebate on any…

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Citi destroys most card benefits in September

Earlier today, we reported that Citi is dropping Price Rewind from its cards on September 22, 2019. What we didn’t realize at the time was that this is just part of a wide decimation of benefits coming to almost all of Citi’s cards (including the Prestige). These changes are so sweeping that I have to think Citi has something up their sleeve in terms of updating / refreshing / changing benefits. If these benefit changes are…

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Citi kills Price Rewind on 9/22/19

Citi has announced an end to its Price Rewind program on September 22, 2019. This is a huge disappointment to those who have historically used price protection programs like this to save money on big purchases. This was especially useful around the holiday shopping season; it’s disappointing to see this end just before this year’s holiday sales begin — though keep in mind that you can still potentially take advantage of holiday sales since you have 180…

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Gift lounge access, elite status, in-flight wifi, and more. Top 4 cards offering great authorized user perks

View from the Wing recently published a trick for sharing the $25 / day in-flight food & beverage credit that comes with Barclay’s AAdvantage Aviator Silver World Elite Mastercard.  The idea is to add your friends and family members as free authorized users to your account so that they can use those cards to buy food on AA flights.  The charges will go to your account, but that’s OK since you’ll be automatically reimbursed up…

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Q3 2019 Activation Links For Freedom, Discover, Cash+, Dividend & ABOC

Chase Freedom Q3 2019

As of today, all the credit cards with rotating quarterly categories have opened registration for Q3 2019. We’ve provided details below of each card’s categories for July-September 2019, along with links to activate your bonuses. Chase Freedom Bonus Categories Gas Stations Select Streaming Services Only subscriptions paid for or purchases made with the following select merchants will qualify for this offer: Netflix, Hulu, Sling, Vudu, FuboTV, Apple Music, SiriusXM, Pandora, Spotify. Bonus Amount / Limit…

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10% rebate on Hyatt redemptions for cardholders returns

Hyatt is once again offering a 10% rebate on summertime points redemptions for credit card holders when you register and then redeem points between July 1, 2019 and September 2, 2019. This deal has come around over the past few summers and is a nice deal if you’ve got Hyatt award stays planned. The Deal Hyatt Credit Card and World of Hyatt credit card holders can register to receive 10% of your redeemed points back when you…

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The new 95K Sonesta credit card. My lazy review.

Bank of America is out with a new credit card: Sonesta World Mastercard.  Sonesta is a small hotel chain with only 74 participating properties, all of which are in the Americas.  You can find a list of properties here.  I was very surprised to find one in my own town, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Who knew? Bank of America advertises the signup bonus on this card as “up to 95,000 points.”  But it’s really a 60K…

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Is the new Bonvoy card good for anyone?

Chase has unveiled a new fee-free Marriott Bonvoy card: Bonvoy Bold.  Is the new card worth getting?  Is it worth keeping?  Let’s dig in… Confusing Bonvoy card names Why do credit card companies love alliteration?  This just confuses customers.  Consider the currently available Marriott Cards: Bonvoy Bold, Bonvoy Boundless, Bonvoy Business, Bonvoy Brilliant.  Can you keep track of which is which?  Nope.  I can’t either.  But my Marriott credit card comparison chart should help.  This…

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On my mind (Venture only? edition)

If for some reason you could only have one credit card, Capital One’s Venture card would be a solid choice.  But is it the best choice for everyone?  Lately I’ve been wondering whether it would be my choice… Capital One’s recent transfer bonus to Air France has me thinking more about the Venture card (and it’s business twin: Spark Miles for Business).  The ability to earn 2 “miles” per dollar everywhere puts the Venture card…

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