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Coming Change to the Chase Sapphire Reserve Annual Travel Credit

Many of the premium rewards credit cards have a built-in annual travel credit of some sort, but they all execute it in their own quirky ways that can get a little confusing from card to card. The Chase Sapphire Reserve’s annual $300 travel credit has been one of the most generous in that it works for any travel charge and it is issued once each “calendar year” meaning in your first cardmember year you could theoretically get it twice. Note that…

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100K or 80K: Which Hilton Amex is Right for You?

The days remaining on the temporarily increased Hilton Amex card offers are quickly ticking away as these offers are set to expire on May 31, 2017. Both the Hilton Honors Surpass Card and the no-annual-fee Hilton Honors Card are currently offering sign-up bonuses that are as large, or even larger, than any I have seen in the past. Even if Hilton isn’t your primary hotel loyalty program, these deals are still worth a serious look since there are thousands of Hilton properties…

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Chase Reportedly Overtakes Amex in Credit Card Rewards Spending

Today I ran across an interesting article about credit card rewards that probably won’t be super surprising to many of us, but it was still an interesting read. The Forbes article linked above points out that in 2016, for the first time, Chase outpaced American Express in their annual spending on credit card rewards. Not coincidentally this is also the year that Chase literally ran out of the Chase Sapphire Reserve and its metal card shortly after the card and its then…

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Save Money By Changing This Paypal Currency Setting

When you travel to another country it is common to be asked when paying with a credit card if you want to be charged in the local currency or in US dollars. While it may seem counter-intuitive at first, the correct answer is virtually always to be charged in local currency as otherwise you are very, very likely to lose out on a less than favorable exchange rate. Of course you also want to be sure to pay with a credit…

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May 2017 Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses You Need to Know About

The world of rewards credit cards and their sign-up bonuses is ever changing, and since a good long while has passed since I last did a round-up of some of my favorite credit card sign-up bonuses, here is an updated list of some bonuses that are worth an extra look either because they have recently increased, they are a new card, or they are a limited time offering. Expiring This Month: Earn 100,000 Hilton Honors Points + Weekend Award Night The Hilton…

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Get in Free to 175 Museums and More Around the Country This Weekend!

It’s the first full weekend of the month, so that means you can get in for free to over 175 museums, children’s museums, zoos, gardens, and more if you have a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card in your name.  My family has used this perk to get in free to the awesome Newseum in DC, the Anchorage Museum in Alaska, the Houston Zoo (no longer participating), and several popular museums in New York City. You can…

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Earn 100,000 Points Referring Friends to This Ink Card!

Today I got an email from Chase informing me that I could refer others to the Chase Ink Business Preferred Card and earn up to 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points in the process. I think this is both a great sign-up bonus and referral offer, but it came as a surprise because I don’t even have the Ink Business Preferred Card…yet. If you aren’t familiar, the Ink Business Preferred card offers a whopping 80,000 sign-up bonus points after you spend $5,000 on the card…

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How to Earn 2x Fuel Points on Groceries This Summer

I’m a fan of money saving deals of all shapes and sizes, so saving some serious money on gas is right up my alley whether it is for a road trip or just trips around town. Along those lines, Kroger Fuel Points are a renewed love in my life, and right now you can add a digital coupon to your Kroger account to score double fuel points on groceries purchased on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until August 6, 2017!   With…

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Not Too Late to Get a Year of 50% Points Return with Amex Business Platinum

In an unfortunate turn of events, today American Express announced that the fan-tas-tic ability to get 50% of your redeemed points back via The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN and its Pay with Points feature was apparently too fantastic as they are going to change the percentage to 35% effective June 1st. This 50% points return perk was introduced in October 2016, and with your selected airline for the year you would essentially get 2 cents in value when booking…

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Details on the Limited Time Hilton Surpass Weekend Award Night

The limited time offering of 100,000 Hilton sign-up bonus points when you hit the spending requirement on the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card may be the most eye-catching portion of the offer, but it is actually only part of the deal. This bonus that runs through 5/31/17 also has a unique component that is awarded at the first anniversary in the form of a weekend anniversary night that is valid at most of the Hilton properties around the world! For those not overly familiar, this anniversary award…

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