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Save on Select Hotel Stays With Two New Amex Offers!

Amex Offers are a really great way to save money or earn extra points on purchases you make with your Amex cards. You never know when good Amex Offers will pop up on one of your Amex card accounts. The only sure-fire way to know exactly what offers are available to you is to log-in to your online account and take a look (process outlined below), but to save you a little time I want to highlight two new Amex Offers that…

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Round-Up of Great Credit Card Bonuses Ending Very Soon

There are tons of really good limited time offers wrapping in the coming days, and I am getting an increasing number of questions about which one(s) to apply for before the deadlines. The correct answer to that question is always, it depends. In some cases there is no reason to limit yourself to just one of these offers, but you also can’t realistically go for all of them, so I totally understand narrowing the choices down. In general, I recommend deciding…

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Earn Bonus Points and Save Money on New Amex Offers!

Amex Offers are a great way to save money or earn extra points on purchases you make with your Amex cards. You never know when good Amex Offers will pop up on one of your Amex card accounts. The only sure-fire way to know exactly what offers are available to you is to log-in to your online account and take a look (process outlined below), but to save you a little time I want to highlight a few new Amex Offers…

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Changing Up Our Short Term Credit Card Strategy

Everyone has their own approach to earning miles and points, especially when it comes to getting and using rewards earning credit cards. My own personal approach in recent years was to take it slow and steady and only pounce on the really good limited time offers. There were lots of reasons for that, including I was simply just busy with a baby and didn’t need to over-complicated my life more than necessary with lots of new cards. However, we are starting…

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You Want to Apply for the Hyatt Card By Next Week!

One of my favorite credit card sign-up bonuses comes via the Hyatt Credit Card as it awards two award nights to use at virtually any Hyatt property around the world after you spend $2,000 on the card in the first three months. This means you can use those nights to stay at properties that would otherwise cost 30,000 Hyatt points per night such as the slope-side Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, the elegant Park Hyatt Paris Vendome, the Park Hyatt New…

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Get New Airfare Discounts via Amex Platinum Cards!

I recently wrote a post exploring why the Amex Platinum card is worth it to my family even though it comes with a pretty large annual fee. Everyone’s situation is different, so the post wasn’t written to prove the card is worth it to anyone else, but rather to potentially help others think through whether it may also be worth it in their situation…especially beyond the first year where the math is usually much easier with the sign-up bonus. One…

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The Math on Why the Amex Platinum Card is Worth It

I was recently explaining rewards credit cards to a friend who is interested in putting their toes into this world of traveling better for less thanks to miles and points. I love talking about this stuff in person to those who are new to it because it really gives me some good reminders about how crazy it all sounds at first…especially when said out loud and to other real humans. I recommended they start with some of the easier cards…

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31 Things You Can Pay With a Credit Card to Earn Points

To trigger the sign-up bonuses on rewards credit cards you almost always have to spend a certain amount on the card, usually several thousand dollars, in just a few months time. To give some historical perspective, this wasn’t always the case. Even just five years ago many of the rewards cards awarded the sign-up bonus miles the first time you used them. This was sometimes referred to the ‘pack of gum’ bonus as even buying a $1 pack of gum…

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Get Ready to Earn 5x Points at Restaurants and More!

The Chase Freedom is one of my very favorite rewards cards that has no annual fee because it packs such a big earning punch with its rotating quarterly 5x bonus categories, up to the $1,500 quarterly max. We now know that the upcoming 2017 Chase Freedom third quarter 5x bonus categories will be restaurants and movie theaters! Movie theaters may not be that exciting to most of us, but restaurants are a popular bonus category since it counts not just sit-down…

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How to Earn Miles and Cash Back on Bank of America Cards

Lots of times you have to decide between earning miles and points or cash back on your everyday purchases, but your Bank of America credit cards can actually earn both points and cash back at the same time. I know lots of us have a Bank of America rewards credit card of some sort, with the Alaska Airlines card being a pretty popular one. On that card and others issued by BoA your purchases can earn cash back and miles/points at…

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