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What to do when the wifi login page doesn’t pop up

Many wifi networks are open to the public to connect, but then use a pop up web page to authorize access to the internet. This is common in hotels, cafes, airports, etc. The problem is that sometimes the pop up web page doesn’t pop up.  When this happens, you can’t access the internet.  What to do? Solution Simply enter this into your browser’s address bar: neverssl.com I’ve had several chances recently to try this out…

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No Capital One payments through Plastiq for now

Last week, Plastiq sent out an email to those who have used Capital One credit cards for payments alerting them to the fact that Capital One has asked Plastiq to temporarily suspend the processing of payments on Capital One credit cards. Hopefully, this is a temporary issue. Here’s an excerpt from the email sent: As you know, Capital One has asked us to temporarily suspend processing of payments with their cards. We’re working closely with…

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Chase IHG cards losing price protection 11/17/19

Most Chase cards long ago lost price protection benefits. However, the IHG credit cards maintained price protection even after the benefit was pulled from most other Chase cards. I recently noted in a Friday night chat with Greg that I used my IHG credit card to buy my new Chromebook specifically for price protection through November holiday sales. While you’ll still be able to make claims for items purchased before November 17, 2019, you will…

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Amex Platinum Changing How Uber Credits Are Used

About this time last year, some Uber users with the American Express Platinum card noticed that their $15 ($35 in December) monthly Uber credits weren’t being automatically applied. Instead, the credits were being added to their Uber Cash balance but not being applied automatically. American Express and Uber have now changed this setup to ensure that the monthly credit from the Platinum card is used first. This is a positive update for Uber users that…

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Barclays is slashing benefits on many cards

Emails went out today to various Barclays / Barclaycard credit card holders announcing negative changes to many credit card benefits. This news comes on the heels of Citi making drastic cuts to card benefits even on its ultra-premium Prestige card and it continues on a general path away from some of these ancillary credit card benefits for most issuers. Benefits being slashed As of November 1, 2019, Barclays announced the following changes: Extended Warranty: Eliminated Price…

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Possible new BOA application restrictions: 3/12 or 7/12

Reports online from Doctor of Credit and reddit indicate that Bank of America has instituted new application restrictions that bear some resemblance to Chase’s 5/24 rule. Thankfully, the BOA rules allow at least a little more breathing room, though they still cap out new card applications more quickly than some will like. New Bank of America application rules: According to multiple reports, here are the new limits for those applying for credit card accounts with Bank…

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American Express Adding & Removing Benefits From Select Cards

American Express has announced a number of changes to the benefits provided on a wide range of its cards today. Most notably, premium cards will have travel protection benefits added, but only if you’re booking round trip flights. There are a number of upcoming changes, so here’s what will be added and removed from January 1, 2020. Trip Interruption & Trip Cancellation Insurance If you book a round trip flight and pay for it entirely…

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Google Fi Launching Unlimited Plans

Google Fi Unlimited Plans

Google Fi recently announced the launch of Unlimited Plans, potentially providing a better-priced alternative to their existing flexible plans. If you already have their service (perhaps after signing up during last year’s amazing deal) or have been considering their service, it’s worth checking out their pricing to see if you’ll be better off compared to your current plan. Here’s a link to compare Google Fi’s existing plans with their unlimited plans. A screenshot of the…

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GetUpside: App To Save Money On Gas – 1,200 New Gas Stations Added In Georgia & Texas

GetUpside new gas stations

Update 9/20/19: Another 1,200+ gas stations have been added in Georgia, Texas and elsewhere around the country. Update 7/2/19: Another 1,000+ gas stations across the Midwest have been added to the app – see the end of the post for more details. ~ The GetUpside app has recently added more than 2,000 BP gas stations nationwide at which you can save on fuel. That means it’s now available in even more cities and states nationwide,…

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