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How to find your SoFi referral links

Yesterday, we posted what might be the runner-up for deal of the year: SoFi Money is offering a totally fee-free cash management account with a debit card that rebates ATM fees worldwide and when you sign up through a referral and deposit $100, you get a $50 new account bonus (See: Easy money: SoFi debit card new account / referral bonuses for more details). Furthermore, you get $100 for every person you refer who opens…

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[Now Cat 5 30K-40K] A 25K Kauai Hawaii Marriott worth booking today for a later stay

Hawaii continues to be one of my favorite destinations in the world.  And Kauai, in particular, is my favorite island.  It’s simply drop-dead gorgeous everywhere you look. Now, here’s a tip from a reader that will especially appeal to those with 25K Marriott free night certificates or category 1-4 travel package certificates. There is a 25K per night property in Kauai that is awful at the moment, but may be great (or at least pretty…

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IHG Ending Free Kindle Books Benefit On December 31, 2019

IHG Free Kindle Books

One of the lesser-highlighted benefits of the IHG Rewards Club program has been the free books you could download to your Kindle device or app. That benefit will be getting highlighted even less now as IHG has announced that they’ll be ending the benefit from December 31, 2019. The number of free books you received from this benefit depended on your IHG Rewards Club status level: Club – 1 free book bi-annually Gold – 1…

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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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