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Credit card purchase perks and how they apply when using gift cards

One of the best ways to increase point earnings or cash back when buying merchandise is to double dip: first get the most points or cash back possible from buying the merchant’s gift cards, then get the most points or cash back possible when using the merchant’s gift cards to buy things.  For background on getting points & cash back from buying gift cards, please see: “Best options for buying merchant gift cards.”  And, for…

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The best mix of Ultimate Rewards cards

Chase’s Ultimate Rewards program is hands down my favorite loyalty program.  Through incredible sign-up bonuses, generous category bonuses, and the often lucrative Ultimate Rewards Mall, it is easy to earn oodles of points quickly.  And, with any of Chase’s premium Ultimate Rewards cards (such as the Sapphire Preferred, Ink Plus, and Ink Bold cards), there are many ways to use points.  Here are some examples: Book any travel for 1.25 cents per point value. Transfer…

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The single best credit card and why my favorite cards didn’t make the list

“If I were to get just one credit card, which one should it be?” I get this question a lot, but it’s not easy to answer.  The best card for you depends upon your credit score, whether you carry a balance month to month (please don’t!), how much you travel, and how much you spend at restaurants, grocery stores, etc.  It also depends on how you would like to use your rewards. For travel? For…

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Ink metamorphosizes from MasterCard to Visa. Why I care.

According to several blogs (here, here, and here), in late June Chase quietly began shipping out Chase Ink cards as Visa cards rather than MasterCard cards.  Most will regard this as a ho hum event.  After all, almost all merchants that accept MasterCards accept Visa cards as well.  It occurs to me, though, that there are some potential benefits… MasterCard small business cards qualify for the MasterCard Easy Savings program.  Simply register each business MasterCard…

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When 18X beats 21X. Same store, same portal.

Note: Most of the following post was written yesterday morning.  Since then, I learned about some additional related issues, so I added information about that to the end of this post.  It’s like getting two posts for the price of one!  One of my favorite quadruple dips involves both the Ultimate Rewards Mall and Kohl’s and makes use of intermittently available Kohl’s 30% off discount codes and Kohl’s Cash offers.  I reported the latest such…

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Office Depot delivers Free

Yesterday I published the following Quick Deal: Free book of stamps with $75 Office Depot purchase After publishing the deal, I noticed that the terms & conditions do not exclude gift cards.  So, I visited my local Office Depot store and bought $75 worth of Amazon gift cards (and a bag of Peanut M&Ms, because I was hungry).  I handed the cashier my coupon (which you can get here) and she rang it up while…

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The 45 best uses for the great big pile of Ultimate Rewards points you’ll get by signing up for limited time Chase Ink offers

If you’ve looked at any blogs recently (or even opened your web browser once or twice), then you’ve probably seen that Chase has improved signup offer offers for the Chase Ink cards through Saturday June 22.  Lucky for you, I’ve compiled the 45 best uses for those points.  OK, actually, I didn’t.  Instead, I simply listed posts from some other bloggers who listed the best uses of Ultimate Rewards points, and I added up their…

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Ink Bold, Ink Plus 60K signup bonus on its way?

UPDATE: The improved offers are now live.  You can find links to each offer on my Best Signup Offers page. Reader / Tweeter Mark Palmer sent me a link to this Susan Solovic post.  In the post, the author says that we can expect the following Chase Ink deals to come this week (June 16 – 22): Extra 5K points for Ink Cash® and Ink® Classic signups (bringing the total signup bonus for these cards…

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Business card benefits

If you are a business owner, its worth looking at the many perks offered by small-business credit cards.  If you are not a business owner, some of these perks might just be tempting enough to get you started! Note: Regarding card offers and benefits described here, terms & conditions apply. New cardmember bonuses Some of the best credit card welcome bonuses are offered only for business cards.  For example, the Chase Ink Plus card currently…

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