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Last Call for Chase Sapphire Reserve, New Hope

As you may recall, the Chase Sapphire Reserve set the credit card world on fire this past fall with it’s colossal 100K Ultimate Rewards sign-up bonus and slew of valuable benefits.  The online offer for that card has since decreased to only 50K bonus points, but the 100K point offer has still been available when applying in-branch directly with a banker.  That in-branch offer ends this week (either March 11th or 12th, it may vary by…

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How to know which credit card to use

Many credit cards offer great category bonuses.  3X points for this or that, 2X points for the other, 5X points with categories that change every 3 months, etc.  There are apps that claim to help with this problem… and they probably do.  But, personally, I’m not going to whip out my phone for every purchase to figure out which card to use.  And my wife definitely won’t.  Instead, I have a low tech solution… I…

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Mercedes-Benz Platinum card 75,000 point offer

Valid through: 6/22/2016 American Express offers many different versions of their Platinum cards.  They have their Business Platinum card, their consumer Platinum card, and a number of co-branded versions of the personal Platinum card.  Significantly, each of these is treated as a separate product.  So, if you’ve had a Platinum card before, you can still get the bonus on a new one as long as you haven’t had that particular Platinum card before. Now, for…

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9 awesome credit card perks you might not know about

Credit card perks

Many credit cards have terrific perks that make them worth keeping despite their annual fees.  A couple of examples that come to mind are the IHG card’s annual free night certificate that can be used at any IHG property worldwide; and the Citi Prestige’s $250 airfare credit and 4th Night Free hotel benefits.  But, those are examples of headline perks – the perks that are widely advertised and well known.  Today we’ll look at some…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: How To Change Credit Card Due Dates Online at Each Bank

credit card due dates

Most people’s lives are hectic enough without having to remember what day the credit card bill is due. For credit card churners who might be juggling 5 or 6 active cards in their wallet at any given time (along with another 10-20 cards in the sock drawer), it’s an even harder task to keep track of all those due dates across multiple cards and financial institutions. While setting up automatic payments can certainly help, it’s not…

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My revised approach to earning miles through credit card bonuses


No more App-O-Ramas for me. The term “App-O-Rama” (also known as AOR) is a name many people use for the process of applying for a bunch of credit cards in one day, earning huge piles of rewards, and then repeating every 91 or so days. The original reason for bunching up applications in this way was that it increased your chance of approval since banks wouldn’t be able to see your other inquiries for a…

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[Expired] SPG 35K offer: Earn up to 110,000 points by referring friends

SPG 35K offer

As I reported earlier this morning via Frequent Miler’s Quick Deals, Amex has increased the Starwood Preferred Guest signup offer to 35,000 points through March 30th. This is the highest public offer I can remember ever seeing.  You can find up to date information about this offer on my Best Offers page (click here to view to my Best Offers page for full details). If you already have the SPG personal or business card, you…

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SPG 35,000 point bonus through March 30!

SPG 35,000 point bonus

Starwood points are incredibly valuable both to redeem for hotel stays and to transfer to airline miles at a terrific ratio (20,000 SPG points –> 25,000 airline miles with many programs).  Now, for the month of March, Amex is offering a 35,000 point signup bonus for both their personal and business cards.  This is the highest bonus I can remember seeing for these cards!  Usually, these cards offer 25,000 points, and about once per year…

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8 ways to get the best targeted Amex signup bonus offers

Amex signup bonus offers

An easy way to find the best Amex signup bonus offers is to visit Frequent Miler’s Best Offers page.  But, that page focuses on the best publicly available offers.  This post details a number of ways to get targeted offers that may be even better.  American Express doesn’t offer signup bonuses to those who have had the particular card before, so it is especially important with Amex to signup only for the very best offers.…

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