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A quick guide to transferable points programs

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Since I’m a points hoarder, I’m a huge fan of transferable points programs.  These are programs that allow you to transfer points to multiple loyalty programs at a fair exchange rate (often 1 to 1).  By collecting points in these programs, you have the ability to book travel opportunistically.  For example, suppose you’re finally ready to book that dream trip to Asia and you find (gasp) that Delta has the best award availability, but you…

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(EXPIRED) Qantas: Get 20% Bonus When Transferring Credit Card Points (Targeted)

Qantas 20% bonus

Qantas is offering a 20% bonus when transferring credit or charge card points to your Frequent Flyer account. This appears to be a targeted bonus, aimed at people who’ve transferred points to them in the past. The Deal Earn 20% bonus Qantas Points when transferring credit or charge card points. Key Terms This offer is available to the recipient of this email only and should not be shared. Bonus Qantas Points will only be awarded…

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(EXPIRED) 20% Transfer bonus: Capital One to Flying Blue

From today (11/1/19) through November 30, 2019, Capital One is offering a 20% transfer bonus for transfers from its Capital One miles-earning cards to Air France / KLM Flying Blue. With the transfer bonus, the ratio this month is 2 Capital One “Miles” = 1.8 Flying Blue miles. When combined with Flying Blue Promo Rewards, this can make for a very good deal. The Deal From November 1, 2019 through November 30, 2019 at 11:59pm Eastern, receive a 20%…

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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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(EXPIRED) 33.3% transfer bonus from Capital One to Qantas

Capital One is offering a transfer bonus on points transferred to Qantas. This bonus began last month, but we just realized that we never covered it. For those interested, this transfer bonus is available through October 31, 2019 and can present decent value. The Deal Capital One Venture, VentureOne, Spark Miles and Spark Miles Select cardholders can get a 33.3% bonus on all miles transferred to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program by 11:59pm Eastern time…

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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 apply 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 apply for small-business cards. Assumptions For this post I’ve made the following assumptions about the reader: Good credit score Hasn’t applied for any…

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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 welcome bonuses. 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…

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Capital One Miles Sweet Spots 2020

Capital One shook things up in the rewards card space with the introduction of transfer partners to their Capital One “miles” earning cards a couple of years ago. Capital One “Miles” (earned via the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card or Capital One Spark Miles for Business card) now have many valuable uses in addition to the traditional ability to use Capital One miles to offset travel purchases. One potential area for confusion is that…

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