Update on Citi Retention, JetBlue Credit Card Strategy, Detained While Buying Money Orders & More!

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Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we bring you some of the best posts from around the web. Enjoy!

This Week Around the Web

My Strange Citi Retention Call & Insights About Their New Retention Process – Citi seems to be following a more structured retention protocol that requires you to say certain things before they will offer you anything.

I Was Detained By The Police For Manufactured Spending – An interesting story that everyone who manufactures spend will want to read.

Did You Know? You Can Have Authorized User Cards Removed from Your Credit Report – If an authorized user account is affecting your score, then you may be able to get the account removed from your report some of the time.

My experience with that IHG Priceless Surprise postcard shenanigan – Mailing multiple postcards in one envelope seems to be working, but it is a bit of a gamble given how close to the end date we are.

Thinking about buying HHonors points for 0.56 cents each? Read this first. – An interesting perspective on when it makes sense to purchase airline miles or hotel points during promotions.

New JetBlue Credit Card Details Released + Why You Should Cancel the American Express JetBlue Card Before March 17th – Some may want to cancel their current card before it transitions so they can get another bonus with the new bank.

Turnover Tuesdays – Reselling In Earnest Has Hurt My Credit Score – Having large balances show on your credit report (even if you pay them in full), can definitely have a significant effect on your credit score.

Have a great day!

Last updated on December 20th, 2018

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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The author of the AU removal article sounds like a newbie. The easiest way is to dispute with the CB. Both TU and EX have a website to do this. EX completed quickly for me, while TU took a few weeks.