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Chase Freedom 2018 5x Bonus Categories Announced

There are two big events today for those with a Chase Freedom Card, as it is both the deadline to activate the Chase Freedom 4th quarter 5x bonus categories, and we also learn what the 1st quarter 2018 5x Chase Freedom bonuses will be! First, if you haven’t already activated the 2017 4th Quarter 5x bonuses of department stores and Walmart, you can do that now. The 5x bonus points will be retroactive to October 1st as long as you activate…

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Four Perfect Disney Gifts for a Mickey Loving Family

While we do of course give (too many?) gifts to our girls and others around the holiday, I think most of us have more than enough stuff, so giving experiences instead of things is often my favorite type of gift. However, you can’t always gift someone a trip to Disney World, but sometimes you can take a hybrid approach and give things that will make experiences you know they are going to have even a little more fun or special.…

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Lots of Credit Card Travel Credits Expiring This Month

A popular perk among premium rewards credit cards in the past few years has been an annual travel credit that helps offset the card’s high annual fee. The annual travel credit typically automatically rebates money to cardholders in the form of a statement credit as they use the card for eligible travel expenses. Each card has a slightly different version of what the travel credit covers, as well as when the credits expire. These annual perks are use-them-or-lose-them in nature…

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Limited Time: Earn 3 Award Nights With One Card Bonus

I’ve started to hear more and more about folks considering giving up on their hotel rewards credit cards, which I personally think is often a mistake, especially if the card comes with an annual night worth more than the annual fee. However, of course everyone has to do the math for themselves and naturally some cards are better than others. I completely understand that after the first year, the math to keep the card gets harder to justify than it…

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More Increased Amex Bonuses Available to Some in CardMatch

On Friday I shared the good news that some lucky folks were seeing big targeted 100,000 point Amex Platinum welcome bonuses available via CardMatch™. Those 100,000 point Platinum offers are still on CardMatch as of today (12/5/2017), but the news is better than just that eye-catching headline as there are other special offers also available to some without the big $550 annual fee that comes along with the Amex Platinum Card. I’ll use my dad as an example, as I don’t believe…

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100,000 Point Amex Platinum Offer Returns to CardMatch!

From time to time CardMatch™ has some fantastic card offers and sign-up bonuses. One very popular offer that pops up on occasion for some lucky folks is an American Express Platinum offer that awards 100,000 sign-up bonus points after hitting the minimum spending requirements. This is much higher than the 60,000 point offer available via the standard bonus, and certainly something that catches my attention. Today (December 1, 2017) is apparently a lucky day for some as I saw reports at…

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Spend $100 Via PayPal Get a $10 Reward (Targeted)

I know targeted promos are a waste of time to cover for those not targeted, but they are also easy to miss in the age of cluttered inboxes, so apologies in advance if this doesn’t apply to you. A targeted promo I ran across in my own cluttered inbox today awards a $10 PayPal reward with a $100+ eligible PayPal transaction. This targeted promo will award you a $10 PayPal reward to your PayPal account that can be used from…

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Why Do We Still Care About Airline Miles?

I’m currently in beautiful Palm Springs, California, at a conference for loyalty programs and co-branded products, namely the co-branded credit cards that we all know and mostly love. At this conference I did a talk on the consumer perspective of the state of co-branded cards that I may share a few more thoughts from in the coming days for anyone curious, but what got me thinking the most while I have been here surrounded by the folks that run some…

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Credit Cards We Are Using Now to Earn Bonus Miles

I’ve been writing a bit more recently about actually using our miles and points rather than on how we are earning them. However, since our wallet strategies are always evolving, I thought I would run through the rewards credit cards are using the most right now, why we are using them, and how many points per dollar they are adding to our balances. I don’t always have the absolutely most rewarding card out there for every single type of purchase,…

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Double Check Your Sapphire Reserve’s $300 Travel Credit Now

If you applied for your Chase Sapphire Reserve before May 21, 2017, then you will want to make sure that you have used up your annual travel credit for 2017 ASAP. That annual $300 credit towards travel charged to the card gets used automatically as you use your Sapphire Reserve to pay for everything from airline tickets, to hotels, to cab rides, to train tickets, and so much more. You can check the status of your 2017 travel credit by logging…

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