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Awesome credit card combos

A number of banks have their own points programs, and in some cases it’s possible maximize value by combining the benefits of multiple cards.  For example, you can use one card to earn more points and another card to get the most value from those points.  In this post I’ll take a look at card combos from Amex, Chase, Citi, and Wells Fargo. In each of the below cases, I believe that credit cards are…

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(EXPIRED) Easy 5x: $215 Lowe’s or $200 Target, Best Buy, Home Depot for $185

The Swych app is offering a nice promotion: you can gift a $200 “Appliance” gift card to someone (which can be “swyched” – i.e. redeemed – for Target, Best Buy, Home Depot, or Lowe’s) for $185 with promo code service. If your recipient chooses Lowe’s, you’ll get a bonus $15 for $215 total. Those are pretty decent deals that only get better if you have an Ink Cash credit card (or the no-longer-available Ink Plus) as Swych purchases have been…

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Newbie’s new credit card plan, and initial results

A bit over a week ago I published “A credit card plan for a well informed newbie.”  There I detailed a plan for this retiree to quickly rack up huge numbers of points through credit card signups.  Readers weighed in with helpful suggestions, and I modified my recommendations.  I wrote: Thanks everyone. Based on your input, I’ll recommend these changes to Ben: 1. Sign up for Ink Biz Pref and Ink Cash same day in…

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Switch to Ink Cash online

To celebrate Memorial Day, here’s a quick and easy post (easy to write and, hopefully easy to read).  If you have the Ink Business Preferred or Ink Plus card and no longer want to pay the $95 annual fee, you can change to the no-fee Ink Cash card simply by sending Chase a secure message online. UPDATE: CHASE NO LONGER ALLOWS PRODUCT CHANGES VIA SECURE MESSAGE Full details about the Ink Cash Business Card can…

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Chase point transfer rules made simple [Infographic]

Chase point transfer rules

My favorite points programs are transferable points programs.  These are programs that let the account holder transfer points to their choice of a number of airline and hotel programs.  See: A quick guide to transferable points programs.  My favorite transferable points program is Chase Ultimate Rewards… Membership Rewards vs. Ultimate Rewards vs. ThankYou Rewards. Which is best? SPG vs. Amex, Chase, and Citi transferable points programs. Which is best? Complex Chase point transfer rules In…

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How to see which purchases qualify for Chase Ink and Freedom bonus categories

I feel like a dummy.  I’ve struggled with this for years.  Chase Ink cards are great because the earn valuable Ultimate Rewards points and they offer a number of 2X and 5X bonus categories.  However, it has always been tough to figure out whether purchases you thought would earn a bonus really did.  The Chase Ink billing statement shows overall how many base points were earned and how many bonus points were earned, but it…

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Chasing Ultimate Rewards: My revised strategy

In the March 2015 post “Chasing Ultimate Rewards,” I detailed plans to earn approximately 210,000 Ultimate Rewards points per year without paying credit card annual fees.  Since then, things have changed.  Chase’s new, tougher, application approval process has become well documented.  According to many reports, Chase no longer approves applications for cards that earn Ultimate Rewards points if the applicant has applied for many other cards recently.  For details, please see Doctor of Credit’s post:…

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Ink Rules: Options for getting additional 60K and 30K Ink Plus and Ink Cash bonuses

Ink Plus and Ink Cash

Through May 25th, Chase is offering enhanced bonuses for their Ink Cash and Ink Plus business credit cards.  Both cards earn valuable Ultimate Rewards points.  The Ink Plus has the added ability to transfer points to airline and hotel programs or to use for 1.25 cents per point value towards Ultimate Rewards Travel purchases.  The Ink Cash points can gain these abilities too if you (or your significant other) also have a premium card such…

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Best credit card combos: Ultimate Rewards

Best credit card combo

UPDATE: After this post was written, Chase introduced two new cards: Chase Freedom Unlimited which offers 1.5 points per dollar on all spend and Chase Sapphire Reserve which offers 3X points for travel and dining.  For a look at how these new cards work in combination with others, please see: The BEST travel rewards card and FU Sapphire Reserve: Better combos exist . This is part 1 of a multi-part series of “best credit card combos”.…

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