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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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Capital One Miles Sweet Spots

Capital One long had a fixed-value rewards program that did not offer the kind of opportunities for outsized value that one can find in transferable points programs. However, that changed with the introduction of transfer partners in late 2018. These days, Capital One “Miles” (earned via the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card or Capital One Spark Miles for Business card) have many valuable uses in addition to the traditional ability to use Capital One…

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Cap One to take on Sapphire Reserve?

In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, it appears that Capital One is preparing to release an ultra-premium travel rewards card next year to take on Chase’s Sapphire Reserve.  Caroline Lupini shares this info on Travel with Grant’s blog. Caroline says that the card should be released in the second quarter of 2020, and that she has it on “good authority” from a source that the card will have the following features: 10X…

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Why LifeMiles transfer bonuses don’t excite me….much

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It’s no secret: LifeMiles excite me. I’ve written about The secret LifeMiles award chart, asked Does LifeMiles play favorites? and I’ve been Trying to crack the LifeMiles secret code to Europe. Greg has written about Avianca LifeMiles’s awesome mixed-cabin award pricing. First class for less. While not without some drawbacks, LifeMiles can be really interesting. As an Amex transfer partner, Capital One transfer partner, and Citi transfer partner, it’s easy to rack up miles. What’s more,…

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(EXPIRED) Capital One transfer bonus to Flying Blue (2:1.8)

On the first of June, Capital One debuted its latest point transfer bonus and we just realized that we hadn’t covered it. Through June 30, 2019, you can get a 20% point transfer bonus when transferring Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card miles or Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business miles to Air France / KLM Flying Blue. That means the current bonus brings the ratio up to 2 Capital One miles for 1.8 Flying Blue miles. That’s…

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(EXPIRED) Capital One adds JetBlue and offers transfer bonus (2:1.5 with the bonus)

Yesterday, Capital One added a new airline to the list of Capital One transfer partners: JetBlue TrueBlue. While the regular transfer rate for JetBlue transfers will be 2 Capital One Miles to 1 JetBlue TrueBlue point, they launched this new partnership with a limited-time transfer bonus, upping the ratio to 2:1.5 to kick things off. The Deal Capital One had added JetBlue TrueBlue as a Capital One miles transfer partner Regular transfer ratio is 2 Capital One Miles to…

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[Expired] Capital One transfer bonus to Emirates (1:1)

Capital One is offering a transfer bonus from Capital One Miles to Emirates Skywards. With the bonus, the new transfer ratio becomes 1:1. While Emirates Skywards isn’t a terribly exciting program on its own, it’s great to see Capital One offering a transfer bonus. Hopefully this is a sign of more to come in the future. The Deal Get a transfer bonus when transferring Capital One miles to Emirates Skywards (Tranfer ratio after bonus = 1:1) Key Details Expires at 12:00am EDT on 3/24/19 Quick…

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