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Why You Shouldn’t Cut Up Your United Credit Card


On the heels of the terrible United passenger removal incident, I recently shared things you can do with your United miles other than actually flying United…without just letting the miles expire or redeeming them for something uninspiring like a microwave . Either because of being wary of the in-flight experience, or to be a part of a wallet driven protest, there are those who are stating they don’t want to fly United ever again. As part of that protest, some are also…

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Earn 5x Points at Grocery Stores and Drug Stores Now!


The Chase Freedom credit card has no annual fee, but packs some serious earning power as it has rotating 5x bonus categories every quarter, often on purchase types that families can easily maximize. The only downsides to this card are that you have to remember what the bonus categories are each quarter in order to use them, and you have to activate the 5x earnings. Today I want to help you out with both of those things. First, know that the…

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Last Chance to for Easy 5x Points This Quarter!

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The Chase Freedom is one of my favorite rewards card with no annual fee, but it is one that requires a small bit of upkeep to maximize its full rewards earning potential. Each quarter you need to register to earn 5x points in the bonus categories, and then of course you need to remember what those categories are when you are out and about using your card. The deadline to activate the first quarter 5x bonus categories of gas stations and local commuter…

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Final Weekend for Sapphire Reserve 100,000 Point Offer!


My favorite new rewards credit card and sign-up bonus in the last couple years has been the Chase Sapphire Reserve and its 100,000 point sign-up bonus. My husband and I (and several friends and family members) all got in on this deal when the offer was available online until January of this year. While the offer is not available online any more, it has continued to be available in Chase branches for those who go and apply in person. However,…

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Earn 10x Points on Hotels and Car Rentals in March!

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In the last couple of years we have periodically received the pleasant surprise of the Chase Freedom credit card upping its payouts to 10% cash back in some surprise categories beyond the regular and advertised quarterly rotating 5% cash back categories. We sadly didn’t see this happen around the holidays this past year, but the surprise increase is now back just in time for spring break travel! From March 1 – March 31, 2017, both the Chase Freedom and the Chase…

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When is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Annual Fee Charged

I'm seriously loving my Sapphire Reserve and it is totally worth it to me

I was beyond thrilled when I (finally) got approved for the Chase Sapphire Reserve card in January just before the online sign-up bonus dropped from 100,000 points to 50,000 points – though it is still available at the 100k level in Chase branches until March. Of course I started spending on the card as soon as it arrived both to work towards the $4,000 spending requirement to trigger the 100,000 sign-up bonus points, and to start taking advantage of the 3x…

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New 50,000 Mile United Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus!

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Great news this morning if you were in the market for the United MileagePlus Explorer card with an increased public sign-up bonus. As of this morning the 50,000 miles sign-up bonus is seemingly now open to all! Well, all who can get approved anyway… The sign-up bonus for this card awards 50,000 United miles after you spend $3,000 in the first three months, up from the regular 30,000 mile offer. Direct link to the offer available here – not my affiliate…

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The Priority Pass Select Membership That Includes Free Guests!


One way to make travel easier, or at least more comfortable, is to have access to airport lounges where you can usually get complimentary snacks, drinks, places to sit, clean(er) restroom, decent internet, and if you are super lucky, even a family room. I’ve sat on the floor in a corner of a crowded gate area with my phone plugged into a outlet that looks like it was left over from the Walking Dead, and I’m sure I will find…

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How Long Does it Take to Get a Chase Sapphire Reserve Card?

I'm seriously loving my Sapphire Reserve and it is totally worth it to me

After a long 137 days, my wait to hold my own Chase Sapphire Reserve card is finally over! Okay that is a bit overly dramatic, but I have wanted this card, its 100,000 sign-up bonus points, its 3x earning on travel and dining, its $300 annual travel credit, and more pretty much every day since it first came out last August. I was unable to get it for the first few months after the initial release because I had too…

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