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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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BA Visa $200 Award Fee Credit. 8 things you need to know.

Chase’s British Airways Visa Card has a significant new benefit: Get up to $200 credit per award booking.  That sounds awesome, but there are a number of terms that limit its usefulness.  Here’s what you need to know about the BA Visa $200 Award Fee Credit… $200 credit for business and first class awards, $100 credit for economy and premium economy Use your BA Visa to pay the taxes, fees, and charges for a reward…

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Has the BA card just become a “must have” Chase card?

UPDATE: Terms for the surcharge credit are now live.  Please see: BA Visa $200 Award Fee Credit. 8 things you need to know. I recently posted a list of “must have” cards from Chase.  Chase has a lot of great cards but, thanks the 5/24 Rule, you can’t have them all.  In my prior post on this topic, I listed the following as “must have” cards (see the original post for more details): If you…

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“Must have” Chase cards

The other day I was working on a post detailing a first year credit card signup strategy for someone new to the points & miles game.  I didn’t finish the post because I got bogged down with the question of which Chase cards to recommend. As a result, I decided that the topic of “must-have” Chase cards required a post of its own.  This is that post. Chase has quite a few excellent cards, but…

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$15 off $60 at Amazon (again) w/ 1 Chase point returns

[Update 8/5/19] This deal is back (and targeted) again. It was live a few days ago and is live a second time for those targeted. (H/T: Miles to Memories) Update 6/9/19: According to Doctor of Credit, more people are being targeted for this offer, so it’s worth checking if you weren’t able to take advantage of this deal last time. Be sure to keep an eye on the checkout total though. I was targeted last time…

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(EXPIRED) Chase Offer: 10% back on Alaska purchase [Targeted, max $30 back]

Alaska Airlines

There is another new targeted Chase Offer out good for 10% back on Alaska Airlines purchases. That’s a good deal to stack with the current promotions from Alaska for double miles on some transcon routes and/or the fast track to status. If you’ve got this offer on a Chase Ritz-Carlton card, you may even be able to stack it with the Visa Discount Air program on your mileage run segment run (though that would probably be a poor use…

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(EXPIRED) Get $15-25 (1.5K-2.5K Ultimate Rewards points) by trying Google Pay [Targeted?]

Update: Some readers have reported receiving the same offer but for only $15. See screen shot below (H/T: Reader Christian). Chase is offering $25 cash back or $15 cash back (2,500 / 1,500 Ultimate Rewards points) when you add your Chase Freedom card to Google Pay and use it to make 3 transactions during April 2019. This offer may be targeted (and in fact it likely is targeted at leas tot hose who have not yet used their card with Google…

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[Expired] Staples fee-free Mastercards 3/24-3/30/19

Staples has released its weekly add and this Sunday will be offering $200 Mastercard Gift Cards with no purchase fee. What’s more, the ad does not mention a limit per customer or transaction. The Deal Staples will be offering fee-free Mastercard gift cards from 3/24/19-3/30/19 Direct link to weekly ad (see page 3) Key Details Valid 3/24/19–3/30/19. No stated limit Quick Thoughts Note that Mastercard gift cards have been subject to a higher rate of fraudulent draining than…

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