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The best credit cards for restaurants, Amazon.com, and movies

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Update: This post includes offers that were valid at the time of publication, but have since expired. Please click here to see the best offers currently available. The Citi Forward card currently offers 5X Citi ThankYou points per dollar on restaurants, music, movies, and books.  As of June 4th 2016, though, the bonus will go down to 2X points per dollar in those categories.  I had previously used my Forward card as my single go-to card for restaurants,…

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No!!! Citi devalues Forward card.

Citi Forward

The surprise isn’t that this happened.  The surprise it that it took so long.  The no annual fee Citi Forward card has been on top of my wallet for years.  Why?  5X Citi ThankYou points for restaurants, music, movies, and books (including all Amazon.com spend).  That’s why. A few years ago Citi stopped offering the card to new account holders, but they kept the earning rate intact for existing members.  I then jokingly suggested that…

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9-13; A minor mystery solved; and why I paid foreign transaction fees in London… on purpose

Star MegaDO 6 took place May 9-13. It was an opportunity for aviation geeks to get together and geek out about all things aviation related.  The “Star” part of the title indicates that this was not just for your average everyday aviation geeks, but specifically for those excited about Star Alliance carriers.  Since I’m neither an aviation geek nor a Star Alliance fan (not that there’s anything wrong with being one), I didn’t attend Star…

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How one call led to a points bonanza and rethought plans

A couple of days ago I called Citibank to cancel one of my AA Executive cards since the annual fee was about to come due.  As a reminder, last year Citi offered a whopping 100,000 AA miles plus $250 statement credit as a signup bonus for the $450 per year AA Executive card, so many of us now have several of these cards.  Before cancelling the card altogether, I asked about retention offers and was…

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Exercising the Amex Campus Edition card

It’s been almost two years since I first wrote about the American Express Campus Edition card.  At the time, I found the card interesting, but there were better and easier point earning opportunities available.  As a result, my Campus Edition card languished in a drawer.  For review, here are the basics of the card: One per person Loadable at Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstores with a credit card for a $3.95 fee Maximum register load:…

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Another 5X bites the dust

Thanks to a tip from CTravlr, I learned yesterday about a new devaluation of sorts… The Citi Forward card has long been one of the best cards available for use at restaurants, bookstores (including Amazon.com), and entertainment venues (such as movie theaters).  In all of those places, the Citi Forward card used to automatically offer 5 ThankYou points per dollar.  ThankYou points can be redeemed for gift cards and merchandise at a value of 1…

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Eating your way to Kauai. Which card is best?

In a recent post, Frugal Travel Guy said that he would no longer use his Citi Forward card at restaurants.  Instead, he would go with his Chase Sapphire Preferred Card.  He wrote: I keep thinking about going back to the Grand Hyatt in Kauai. It has become our personal palace of refuge. I’m just too darn cheap to pay the $750+ per night for an oceanfront club room and Thank You points just don’t seem…

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10% off Amazon & Lowes, how to get Citi Forward, more…

A number of interesting tidbits have been piling up lately, so rather than covering a single topic I’m simply going to give a rundown today of things on my mind… Amex Financial Review Gary, at View from the Wing, wrote up a terrific piece about Amex financial reviews (see “Preparing for the Dreaded American Express Financial Review“).  He argues that its something to get through rather than to fear.  This is a must read for…

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5X everywhere without gift cards, part 2: ThankYou Points

At FTU in DC last weekend, I presented “You can still earn 5X everywhere.” Many of the tips I presented involved reload cards, gift cards, and Bluebird cards, but I also showed how you can earn 5X almost everywhere without gift cards. In this three part series, I’ll show you how.  Three Part Series 5X everywhere without gift cards, part 1: Ultimate Rewards 5X everywhere without gift cards, part 2: ThankYou Points (this post) 5X…

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