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Best credit card combos: Membership Rewards

Best credit card combo

This is part 2 of a multi-part series of “best credit card combos”. The goal is to find the combination of 2 or 3 credit cards that, together, offer the best rewards for day to day spend. The full series (not yet completed) will likely be as follows: Best credit card combos: Ultimate Rewards Best credit card combos: Membership Rewards Best credit card combos: ThankYou Rewards Best credit card combos: Mixed rewards Best credit card…

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Which one credit card is best for spend?

Between my wife an I, we currently have about 30 open credit card accounts (not counting authorized user cards, debit cards, prepaid cards, etc.).  Many are cards that we got just for the signup bonuses.  When the annual fees come due we’ll cancel or downgrade most of these.  Many others have no annual fees.  We keep these open to preserve our credit lines, to maintain a long average age of credit, or for each card’s…

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Manufacturing miles for free flights

The fastest way, by far, to earn miles for free flights is to sign up for the best credit card offers.  The next best option is often to earn miles through online shopping portals.  The most dependable method, though, is to earn miles through credit card spend.  Of course, you could earn miles by flying, but that is, ironically, the slowest and least efficient approach. Manufactured spending To earn miles through spend, you should start…

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Amex’s EveryDay weapons in the category bonus war

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy… uh, well, this one… credit card companies discovered that they could win customers and keep them loyal by offering rewards.  In the early days, 1 airline mile per dollar or 1% cash back was incentive enough.  Over time, though, 1 point per dollar became the minimum starting point.  Credit card companies had to offer more.  Many offered bonuses for signing up.  That was great for attracting new…

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Amex’s powerful new EveryDay cards

American Express is introducing two new credit cards to their lineup:  Amex EveryDay, Amex EveryDay Preferred.  The EveryDay card has no annual fee.  The EveryDay Preferred will cost $95 per year.  My understanding is that these cards will be available starting April 2, 2014 Membership Rewards Both cards earn Membership Rewards points that can be transferred to airline miles… AeroMexico, Aeroplan, Air France KLM, Alitalia, All Nippon Airways, Asia Miles, British Airways, Delta Air Lines,…

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